David Byrd

A David Byrd Retrospective

Social Issues in Graphic Design

August 17 - September 19, 2007


Gallery I

A David Byrd Retrospective

The Allman Brothers, Janis Joplin, JIMI Hendrix, Traffic, the Grateful Dead, the Mothers of Invention, Leon Russell, the Jefferson Airplane, Santana and Elvis Presley are just a few of the bands David Byrd created posters for when he worked with rock impresario Bill Graham. Since the early seventies the famed artist/illustrator has produced numerous posters for Broadway plays and musicals and has designed sets for major Hollywood productions. The exhibition will present the history of Byrd’s career since he did his first poster for the Fillmore East Ballroom. A signed poster especially created by David Byrd for this exhibition will be available for purchase.

Gallery II

Social Issues in Graphic Design

Showcasing contemporary graphic designers whose work reflects a philosophy of social conscience. Participants include Richard Valicenti of Thirst/3ST, Illinois; Cristina Gastaldello and Massimiliano Patrignani of ma:design, Italy; Antistatic, Ohio;  Kate Andrews, England; and Adam Knott, California.

Window Installation

Daniel Miller, Ringling College alumnus (Graphic & Interactive Design, 2003), will be featured in the Selby Gallery windows as an example of a Ringlng College graduate who has pursued a career in graphic design that reflects an emphasis on social responsibility.




Opening Reception 

Friday, Aug. 17, 2007  5 – 7 pm

The reception is free and open to the public.

Artist Reception and Presentation by David Byrd

Reception: Thurs., September 6, 5:30 p.m. in Selby Gallery follwed by the presentation at 7:00 p.m.

The reception & presentation are free and open to the public.

Artist - Illustrator David Byrd will discuss his current exhibition A David Byrd Retrospective.


[ABOUT David Byrd]  For more information on David Byrd please see his website: http:/www.david-edward-byrd.com

[ABOUT the Graphic Designers] For more information on the graphic designers please see their websites:
Richard Valicenti – http:/www.3st.com
Kate Andrews - http:/anamorphosis-kate.blogspot.com
Adam Knott – http:/www.adamknottphoto.com
Antistatic – http:/www.antistaticdesign.com
Cristina  Gastadello & Massimiliano Patrignani – http:/www.madesign.it

Sponsored in part by the Tourist Development Tax through the Board of County Commissioners, the Tourist Development Council and the Sarasota County Arts Council.