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"Challenging the Obvious”: An evening with StereoType artist Ji Lee

March 24, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Price: Free and open to the public.
Where: BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston

"Challenging the Obvious”: An evening with StereoType artist Ji Lee

Hear Facebook creative strategist and StereoType artist Ji Lee explain how he hacks the linear and rigid systems of letters and alphabets by adding elements of playfulness, dimensions, and remixing to create his artwork.

Also be on the lookout for mysterabbits, part of his guerrilla art project that involves placing tiny sculptures—in the shape of a meditating rabbit—in random public places across the world. Pick one up yourself, and be part of this campaign to encourage mindfulness in the moment!

Lee is an award-winning designer with a playful and activist streak that comes out in his personal public art projects. His commercial career has also included positions as an art director at Saatchi & Saatchi and a creative director at Google. In 2011, he was named one of Fast Company’s “50 Most Influential Designers in America.” 

The talk will be followed by a demonstration by Brooklyn-based 3D printer company Makerbot. Makerbot sets the standard for consumer desktop 3D printing, and printed Ji Lee’s 3D alphabet, on display as a part of StereoType: New Directions in Typography.

​This program is being held in relation to StereoType: New Directions in Typogaphy, on view at BSA Space through May 25, a groundbreaking exhibition that presents works by an array of established and up-and-coming designers from around the world. By exploring the opportunities at the intersection of technology and design, this new breed of artists is expanding the boundaries of traditional typography and integrating elements from the fields of animation, craft, performance, nanoscience, and graffiti into their work. Read more.

Image: Space Station, Credit: Ji Lee.