They might not be the most-well-known names in the business, but few designers have had their work seen by more people over the past year than the team behind Hillary for America. On March 29, the entire team will reunite at Parsons School of Design (63 Fifth Ave., nr. E. 13th St.; 212-229-8900) to discuss the experience of creating the visual identity of the Clinton campaign, giving all in attendance a good reason to bust out their “I’m With Her” T-shirts. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here.
Art Deco in the Afternoon
It’s easy to take the city’s classic Art Deco skyscrapers for granted — or, when weaving through picture-taking crowds on 42nd Street, maybe even to resent them. But that doesn’t make them any less spectacular. On March 26, architectural historian and author Anthony W. Robins will lead a tour showcasing the area’s Art Deco architecture, a subject he also discusses in his book, New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture. Organized by the Municipal Art Society of New York, the walking tour will stop at three Raymond Hood buildings (the Daily News, American Radiator, and McGraw-Hill), the Chanin and Paramount buildings, and, naturally, the Chrysler Building. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased over the phone or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Meeting location will be provided to ticketholders.
On March 29 at 6 p.m. at the New York School of Interior Design (170 E. 70 St., nr. Lexington Ave.; 212-472-1500, (M)Group co-founder Hermes Mallea will explore the homes of Havana. The lecture will cover pre-revolution houses featured in his book Great Houses of Havana, as well as modern Cuban homes featured in his upcoming book, Living in Havana Today. Tickets are $12, $10 for seniors, and can be purchased here.