An Evening with Roger Black

We've cluttered up the web with hideous ads, created confusion with a business model that forces us to click 10 times to see a few cat pictures, and failed with useless digital “replicas” of magazines. But there are $1.3 billion e-books sold in the US every year, so apparently, long-form reading on the screen is succeeding. What have we done, and what can we do?

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Join us for an evening with legendary designer, art director and SND Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Roger Black as he focuses on typography and UI design, makes predictions about the future of editorial experience, and challenges us to create an immersive digital publication.

7:00 Mix & Mingle
7:30 Introduction
7:45 Presentation
9:00 Q&A

About Roger Black
Roger Black is a well-known American media designer who has worked on newspapers, magazines and web sites around the world, such as Rolling Stone, Outside, New York, The New York Times, Newsweek, Esquire, Fast Company, Smart Money, Reader’s Digest, The Los Angeles Times,,, The Washington Post, Scientific American and many others. One of the earliest adopters of Web publishing, he made the successful transition from print to Web even as he expanded his 30-year reputation as a leading print and typography designer. He is a founding partner in the Font Bureau, started in 1989.

Ticket Pricing
Early Bird Pricing (Ends April 3):
$25 Members
$30 Non-Members

Regular Pricing:
$35 Members
$40 Non-Members
No tickets available at the door

Parking can be found at the Paragon Parking Lot on the corner of 4th & Spring Street for $5 (cash or credit). There is also a parking structure on the right side of Spring Street between 4th & 5th Street for $5 (cash only). Street parking is also available.

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About the Speaker Series
The AIGA speaker series was crafted with the objective of spotlighting Los Angeles as a crucial city for design. Part of a local AIGA initiative to inform and stimulate the local design community, these events will be focused on a wide range of topics from Los Angeles-based projects, agencies and industry trends.

Event artwork courtesy of Clever Creative

When & Where
Mon, Apr 13, 2015 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The Last Bookstore
453 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013