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International graphic design legend visits WMU

Oct. 13, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Wolfgang Weingart, one of the world's leading figures in the area of graphic design, will visit the Western Michigan University campus and give a free public lecture about his work at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in Room 2304 of Sangren Hall.

Weingart has taught typography at the Basel School of Design in Switzerland since 1968. He has lectured and taught extensively in Europe, North and South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. His experimental work in typography has influenced the course of design history in the latter decades of the 20th century.

Weingart's visit is sponsored by the WMU Visiting Scholars and Artists Program and by the Graphic Design Program and WMU School of Art. For more information, contact Tricia Hennessy or Dave Marlatt in the Design Center at (269) 387-3435 or <dave.marlatt@wmich.edu>.

Media contact: Mark Schwerin, 269 387-8400, mark.schwerin@wmich.edu

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