Face The Nation

The affect of the changing world on typography will be on display when
the Minnesota Center for Book Arts presents *Face the Nation*, a new
exhibit that begins July 12 in the Star Tribune Foundation Gallery.

The changes in typography between 1900 and 1960 – a period that
encompassed two World Wars – will show how the desire to reinforce,
redefine or transcend national identities shaped their design thanks in
part to changes in technology. Two coordinating exhibitions will
feature the work of two designers who explore typography in
contemporary graphic design. There will also be several presentations,
workshops, discussions and screenings included throughout.

*Face the Nation*, presented by MCBA and the University of St. Thomas
and curated by Dr. Craig Eliason, runs July 12 – September 21 in the
Star Tribune Foundation Gallery in the Open Book Building in downtown
Minneapolis. A free opening reception will be held Saturday, July 12
from 6 – 9 p.m. Visit www.stthomas.edu/facethenation or www.mnbookarts.org for a complete schedule and other information.