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Clasped hands in robe with CHF logo and text overlay: BELIEF, October 28 - November 12
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

Speakers and Performers

James Goggin

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

Good Reads

Art Paul: The Art of Designing Playboy