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Michael Ian Kaye Presentation at AIGA
Wednesday, March 26th, 2008 | Posted by Jessica Perilla | Submit Comment
Last night Michael Ian Kaye presented at AIGA in NY. It was an amazing evening of who’s who in the world of book jacket publishing. Carin Goldberg kicked off the evening with a haiku about Michael. Then Michael began his presentation which was composed of 10 main topics which had actually been selected via a poll on his website. He told many insightful stories about his work. During the presentation he expressed how he dislikes titles, for example giving himself the title of Creative Director, Advertising Guy or Graphic Designer, among others, because he simply considers himself a Visual Problem Solver.
Midway through the presentation there was an “Oprah” moment, while he was showcasing one of his latest book designs for the School of Visual Arts, he asked us to look under our chairs. Everyone in the audience received the book courtesy of SVA. In the end, we were all inspired by Kaye’s love, excellence and commitment to graphic design. He then invited everyone in the audience for drinks at the Black Door, his treat.