An Evening with Louise Sandhaus — A Happy Medium: California and Motion Graphics 1936–1986

Join us later this month as we celebrate California design history. Who better to join us than Louise Sandhaus, chronicler of the golden state’s rich design history. For this special evening, she’ll share a visual extravaganza of design’s hefty contribution to motion graphics—from early abstract films to film/tv titles, commercials, concert light shows, music videos, and even video games. You’ll see the familiar along with the little known and unknown, but all of it eye-popping! Regardless of your own profession or stage of your career, you’ll be leaving inspired and proud to be a part of this buoyant creative community.

6:45 PM: Meet & Greet + EMERGE Meetup
7:30 PM: Introduction
7:40 PM: Speaker
8:30 PM: Q&A
8:45 PM: Closing Remarks
8:50 PM: Giveaways
9:00 PM: After Party

Members (Sustaining & above): Free
Members (Contributing & Supporting): $15
Members (Students): $10

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There is a self parking lot behind the Herman Miller building. Street parking is also available. For public transportation visit for schedules.

Louise Sandhaus is graphic design faculty and former program director at California Institute of the Arts. Her book on California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, received laudatory attention from The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Los Angeles Review of Books, among other publications and received the Palm D’argent for Best Art Book at The International Art Book and Film Festival (FILAF). She is a co-author of the upcoming book, A Colorful Life: Gere Kavanaugh, Designer, covering the prolific career of AIGA medalist, Gere Kavanaugh. Louise is an AIGA Los Angeles fellow, an advisory board member, and former national board member.


During the Meet & Greet portion of our event, from 6:45–7:30pm, we will be holding an exclusive EMERGE Meetup, as part of AIGA National’s EMERGE Awareness Week. Get the inside scoop on career advancement resources, unique creative opportunities, and business coaching from people who have been there, done that, and know how it works.


is a national initiative built to engage and empower designers who are just starting out. Emerging designers represent those who are 0-5 years into their career. They include fresh graduates and newly transitioned practitioners.
#AIGAEMERGE #EMERGETogether #AIGATogether #EMERGEInspired #EMERGEEngaged #diversity #inclusion


Herman Miller is a 100-year-old-plus company that places great importance on design, the environment, community service, and the health and well-being of our customers and our employees. Innovative ways to improve the performance of our customers’ organizations have become our hallmark.

How this program fulfills the vision of AIGA LA
Wisdom: Developing the knowledge base needed to improve and act upon design’s role in the world.
Wonder: Provoking questions, inspiration, and a desire to explore.

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When & Where
Wed, Sep 26, 2018 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Herman Miller Studio
3641 Holdrege Avenue #100
Los Angeles, CA 90016