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Monday, February 25, 2013

GRAPHIC DESIGN + ARCHITECTURE: A 20th-CENTURY HISTORY Presentation and Book Signing

reporter: Miguel Dominguez

Richard Poulin, author

On February 13th at Flexform NYC, Richard Poulin, Founder of Poulin + Morris, Design Consultants, and author of the new book Graphic Design + Architecture: A 20th-Century History, had a panel presentation and book signing that turned out to be very popular. To say that the place was packed to the rafters may be a slight overstatement, but one thing for sure, I got there fifteen minutes into the event, and already the place was standing room only, with more and more people pouring in after me.



In his presentation, award winning designer Richard Poulin illustrated how images and typography has been used to enhance architecture all around us for the past century, with advances in technology, such as electricity, greatly revolutionizing  the incorporation of graphics.

Richard shows examples of important structures and how they used graphics. Chartres Cathedral, The Taj Mahal, The Paris Metro, have written words, the typography an integral part of the design.



Editor of Interior Design Magazine Cindy Allen with Flexform CEO David Levy Y.
and Amir Kazerani at each side

The moderating panel included, Joan Krevlin, Principal, BKSK Architects,
 and James Polshek, Senior Design Counsel, Ennead Architects, who wrote the book's introduction



Richard, Cindy, Joan and James, the party in charge of the evening's presentation



Poulin + Morris Partners Richard Poulin and Douglas Morris, flanked by Amir and David











GO Catering, Inc. with their delicious Hors d'eouvres, along with Brugal Rum providing the cocktails,
were responsible for turning the book signing half of the event into an "After Party" 





David Levy Y. and Amir Kazerani







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