About a year and a half ago, my friend and colleague, Elizabeth Resnick (Professor and Chair of Graphic Design at Massachusetts College of Art and Design) invited me to lunch and asked me if I would be her partner in a new exhibition she was planning to cover 25 years of international AIDS awareness posters.
Without blinking an eye, I enthusiastically said yes! Little did I know what an enriching and transformational experience it would be. Thank you, Liz, for allowing me to be part of this ride. We edited over 4,000 posters from the collection of Jim Lapides, owner of the International Poster Gallery, searched for some key missing pieces, and ended up with 153 posters from 44 countries.
The exhibition, titled Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of International AIDS Awareness Posters 1985-2010, opened this week in the Stephen D. Paine Gallery at MassArt and will be on display through December 4th.