Speaking of good moves by Design Within Reach, if you’re in Chicago and want to make a real go of the evening or just don’t have the money for the “Riddle Mies This” fundraiser on Thursday night, you’ll want to hit up the DWR on North Avenue to catch the absurdly talented illustrator/poster designer, John Solimine. The store will be holding an exhibition of his work, as well as rolling out a new DWR Chicago poster he’s created for them. If you know John’s work, you’re probably already planning to go. If you don’t, here’s about the best intro you could wish for. As John puts it: “Never have so many bad visual puns and so much celebrated design been allowed in the same room.” The details:
John Solimine of Spike Press
Thursday, March 25, 6-9pm
Meet Chicago-based illustrator and designer John Solimine of Spike Press. After cutting his teeth on designing screen-printed posters for bands such as Tokyo Police Club, The Decemberists and Sonic Youth, Solimine has gone on to work for American Express, the Chicago Tribune and Nike, earning recognition from Communication Arts and Print magazines. In addition to exhibiting the artist’s past and present work, we are excited to unveil Solimine’s limited edition DWR Chicago poster, available for purchase at the event. Refreshments will be served.
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To see John in action, we highly recommend watching this mini-documentary about him and his work (and not just because this writer shot and edited it).