AIGA Philadelphia is proud to present the iconic Herman Miller Picnic Poster Series by Stephen Frykholm.
Known for his time as Vice President of Creative Design at furniture company Herman Miller, Frykholm started in 1970 as the company's first in-house graphic designer, and launched his career with a giant ear of sweet corn. Come see the vibrant posters of this legendary designer, and AIGA Medalist, up close at Bluecadet. A First Friday reception will be held on September 1. (Collection provided by Ray Nichols and Jill Cypher.)
About Stephen Frykholm: After his Peace Corps service in Nigeria in the mid-1960s, Stephen Frykholm earned an M.F.A. degree in 1969 from Cranbrook Academy of Art. In 1970 Steve was employed at Herman Miller
, their first internal graphic designer, and retired in 2015. He received Herman Miller’s highest recognition for an employee in 1986, The Carl F. Frost Award. In 2007 he received an AIGA Fellow, and in 2010 he received the AIGA Medal, the highest recognition from AIGA, the professional association for design. He is recognized as an annual report legend in Graphis, and an American design icon in the 50th Anniversary Issue of Communication Arts. His posters are included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Cranbrook Museum, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and Danish Museum of Decorative Art.
Fri, Sep 1, 2017
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1526 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125