American Punk Graphics (image courtesy Museum of Arts and Design)

American Punk Graphics (image courtesy Museum of Arts and Design)

This Thursday, the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) will host a panel discussion on the impact of punk graphic arts on American design. Moderated by design historian Steven Heller, the talk coincides with MAD’s current exhibition Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976–1986.

Speaking at the event are Andrew Blauvelt, exhibition curator for Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die, Director of the Cranbrook Art Museum, and Curator at Large for Design at MAD; Glen Cummings, creative director and principal of MTWTF; Steffi Ibis Duarte, Assistant Curator for the American Folk Art Museum; and John Holstrom, underground cartoonist and writer. Each panelist, with their individual expertise on the world of punk graphic arts, will bring their own take to what is sure to be a robust and enriching conversation.

Tickets to the event can be purchased here and are available for $20, or $15 for members and students. More information is available here.

When: Thursday, May 9, 6:30 pm

Where: Museum of Arts and Design, Jerome and Simona Chazen Building, 2 Columbus Circle, Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan

Deena ElGenaidi is a writer and editor living in Brooklyn. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from Rutgers University-Camden in 2016, and her work has appeared in Longreads, Electric Literature,...