CHF 2014: Journeys
From Bauhaus to Bunny and Beyond
Terra Foundation Lecture on American Art
Chicagoan Art Paul gave Playboy its distinctly American
look, from the magazine’s award-winning layout to that
iconic bunny. But Paul’s design sensibility has European
roots. In the late 1940s, he trained at the Institute of
Design, known as the “Chicago Bauhaus.” Graphic designer
James Goggin recounts Paul’s aesthetic journey from
mid-century to the present.
This annual lecture recognizes a generous multiyear grant
from the Terra Foundation for American Art. The Terra
Foundation is dedicated to fostering the exploration,
understanding, and enjoyment of the visual arts in the United
States for national and international audiences.
Image by Annie Dipert
James Goggin is a Chicago-based British and/or Australian art director and graphic designer from London via Sydney, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Auckland, and Arnhem. He runs a design practice named Practise working with clients across Europe, Asia, Australasia, and North America; teaches at Rhode Island School of Design; lectures worldwide; and writes regularly for various international art and design publications. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Art Institute of Chicago, and in the Chicago Design Archive.
CHF Suggests Related links and resources for further study
Leaders And Thinkers
- Art Paul
- Biography by American Institute of Graphic Arts
- James Goggin
- Official website