Monday, November 1, 2010

Luis Fitch at MCAD

MCAD Event Calendar

Above: Event poster by Luis Fitch, UNO Branding, 2010. We are eagerly awaiting the upcoming public lecture by our esteemed guest Luis Fitch on November 1st, 6:30PM at MCAD, in Auditorium 150. Attendance is free and open to the public, all are welcome to listen to this internationally acclaimed Minneapolis-based designer share and describe his work.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Metropolitan State University announces new art exhibit

Saint Paul, Minn.—Metropolitan State University Gordon Parks Gallery is pleased to present Ten Years of Hispanic Posters by Luis Fitch of UNO Branding.
The exhibit opens with a reception on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 4–7 p.m. and continues through Nov. 5. The reception will include a traditional Latin American musical performance (vocals and guitar) by Aldo Ramos between 5 and 6 p.m.
Gallery hours are Mondays–Thursdays, 11 a.m.–7 p.m.; and Fridays–Saturdays, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. The gallery is located in the Library and Learning Center, 645 East Seventh Street, Saint Paul.
Ten Years of Hispanic Posters by Luis Fitch of UNO Branding was curated by local artist and cultural activist Douglas Padilla. Regarding the exhibition, Padilla, has said, “Fitch’s posters speak to both Latinos and Anglos, to young and old, to hip and square, to rural and urban. His work references and modernizes Mexican cultural history even as it communicates contemporary Minnesotan Latino community life. His art bridges the distance between the overtly commercial and the quietly nostalgic. And when Fitch strikes out in a political direction, he creates work that is both ironic and refreshingly humorous.”
As part of Los Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations on campus, Fitch will present a lunch-time slide presentation regarding his work and the cultural significance of the posters. The talk will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 2 from noon to 1 p.m. in a room adjacent to the gallery. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Erica Rasmussen, gallery director, at 651-793-1631 or e-mail
Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, provides high-quality, affordable education programs for adults seeking baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Luis Fitch presenting at Dejando Huella 12+1-

Luis Fitch presenting at AIGA San Diego's 15th Annual Y-Conference.

Two Day Conference to Focus on Cross-Disciplinary
SHIFT within the Design Industry San Diego, CA (January 2010) – AIGA San Diego, the
professional association for design, will host the 15th annual Y-Conference March 26-27, 2010 at the
Joan B. Kroc Center for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego. The event is is expected to attract
over 400 design professionals from the west coast and around the country.
“Our industry is experiencing a cross-disciplinary SHIFT that will forever change the way we work,” says
Angela Hill, co-chair of the Y-Conference. “The focus of the 2010 event is how design professionals can
adapt and respond to this new set of rules and what it means for the future.”
Ric Grefe, the Executive Director of AIGA National will moderate the conference, which includes a
distinguished lineup of design professionals. Among them are Jakob Trollbaeck, founder of the
internationally renowned brand and motion design giants Trollbaeck+Company and Phil Hamlett, founder
of Compostmodern and the driving force behind the AIGA National Center for Sustainable Design.
The interactive format and affordable pricing of the Y-Conference add to the event’s appeal. Early
registration rates start at about $350 for AIGA members - significantly less than similar events that typically
demand rates ranging from $800 -$3500. Register by January 31, 2010 to receive the greatest discount.
The Y-Conference was originally created in response to the HOW Conference. “Equipping designers with
cutting-edge tools and tactics is an invaluable component of design execution” says Hill.
“The Y-Conference examines the trends in design principles and process that are shaping –
and re-shaping – the industry. We build on the HOW by focusing on the WHY.”
The scenic, coastal location and year-round forecast of a mild 72 degrees also doesn’t hurt. The event
attracts a diverse attendee base with about 60% of registrants traveling from outside of California. In recent
years Y-Conference attendance has grown to include satellite “lounge” venues that offer a laid-back, casual
atmosphere and impressive multimedia capabilities that ensure attendees don’t miss a moment of the
To register online or learn more visit the Y-Conference Web site at:, e-mail or call 619.233.5470.

Luis Fitch presenting at The 10th Congreso Creativo-