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Lorraine Wild

Lorraine Wild is a designer and educator in Los Angeles. She established her own design practice, Green Dragon Office, in 1996 to focus on collaborations with architects, curators and publishers. Recent projects include the design of books for the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), The Getty Museum, and the Canadian Centre for Architecture. She is also a partner in Greybull Press, the Los Angeles-based publisher of unique photographic books. She has been teaching at the California Institute of the Arts since 1985, and was director of the Graphic Design Program from 1985 to 1991. She also served as a project tutor in the 1990s at the Jan van Eyck Akademie in Maastricht, The Netherlands. In 2003, Wild was included in the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum's "National Design Triennial" exhibition. In 2001, she was a finalist for a National Design Award sponsored by the same institution; she was awarded a Gold Medal by the New York Art Director's Club that same year. She has received numerous awards from The American Center for Design, The American Institute of Graphic Arts, and the American Institute of Architects, among others. Her work and writings have been published in Emigre, Eye, I.D., Print, as well as in many books: The Graphic Edge, Typography Now, Typography Now: Two, Graphic Design in America, Cranbrook Design: The New Discourse, and in numerous volumes of the Looking Closer series. Wild received a BFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art, and a MFA from Yale University.

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Posts by Lorraine Wild

OBSERVATORY: The Black Rule (09.14.10)
OBSERVATORY: Will Burtin: Design and Science (04.15.09)
OBSERVATORY: A Babylon of Signs (01.19.09)
OBSERVATORY: 100% (04.07.08)
OBSERVATORY: A New Graphic Design History? (12.06.07)
OBSERVATORY: Wallace Berman's Photographs (09.12.07)
OBSERVATORY: Sister Corita: The Juiciest Tomato (01.09.07)
OBSERVATORY: Wassup, Beatrice (07.05.06)
OBSERVATORY: Good Font, Shame About The Reporting (01.02.06)
OBSERVATORY: Think Regional, Act Annual (11.27.05)
OBSERVATORY: Decorum, RIP (09.22.05)
OBSERVATORY: Exhibitions by Renzo Piano and 2x4 (07.04.05)
OBSERVATORY: A Design Annual Captures 1968 (05.07.05)
OBSERVATORY: The Scourge of "Tuscan" (04.08.05)
OBSERVATORY: New Year's Housecleaning (01.17.05)