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Tobias Frere-Jones named 2019 Wm. O. Steinmetz ’50 Designer-in-Residence
Maryland Institute College of Art
Above: Photo: Graham Macindoe.
Above: Photo: Graham Macindoe.
October 29, 2019, 7pm

Falvey Hall
1301 Mt. Royal Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21217
United States

www.mica.edu
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Tobias Frere-Jones is one of the world’s leading typeface designers. A captivating speaker, Tobias teaches at the Yale University School of Art and has lectured around the world. He has received the Gerrit Noordzij Prijs, the AIGA Medal, and Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s 2019 National Design Award for Communication Design.

Named after the late MICA alumnus, faculty member and longtime trustee William Steinmetz (1927–2016), the Wm. O. Steinmetz ’50 Designer-in-Residence program was established in 2009 to enhance MICA’s design culture by bringing outstanding practitioners to campus to share their valuable experiences and perspectives with students, faculty and the public. The residency was created thanks to an endowment fund established by Steinmetz’s spouse, Betty Cooke ‘46 as well as gifts from others in honor of him.

Past Steinmetz Residency recipients include Lisa Strausfeld, Richard Niessen, Chip Kidd, Karin Fong, Cameron Sinclair and, most recently, Conflict Kitchen co-founders Jon Rubin, Dawn Weleski and Zachary Lieberman.

About Maryland Institute College of Art
Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls over 3,000 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 49 states and 65 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News and World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists. To learn more, visit our new website.

October 24, 2019

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Falvey Hall, Baltimore