Eric Von Haynes is an artist, designer, and curator whose work synthesizes old and new printing methods and aesthetics. While design and printmaking are his passions, he is energized by collaborations and the ideas and challenges that come from working with a community. In 2007 he founded Flatlands Press in Pilsen, a true labor of love. Flatlands has created art objects and printed ephemera for artists worldwide. For the last five years, he has co-published Raw Fury, a local scene zine with professional editorial standards that focuses on contemporary urban art from or connected to Chicago and Denver. In June 2017 he curated All of the Above, an exhibition at the Elephant Room Gallery, which represented several years of collaborative work and ideas. Flatlands currently offers a space for community-minded artists to create, share, and inspire ideas. Future plans for Flatlands include creating community outreach and youth mentoring programs, as well as other artist books and periodicals.
The UIC School of Design public seminar series serves as a research platform for the school's MDES program, stimulating broad intellectual inquiry about the values guiding the designer by promoting discourse across industrial and graphic design.
Thursday, October 27
Architecture and Design Studios
845 West Harrison Street, Chicago
Free and open to the public.