Art, Commerce, and Design

Join AIGA San Diego and SEGD San Diego for Art, Commerce and Design at the Mingei International Museum. In connection with the museum's newest exhibit, KANBAN–Traditional Shop Signs of Japan, this night features a crafty line-up of speakers that will explore contemporary themes of retail environments and graphic design in a series of quickfire presentations. Also, come early for refreshments and to see local craftspeople demonstrating their work in calligraphy, woodworking, and traditional sign making.

AIGA/SEGD/Mingei Members: $10
Non-members: $15
Students: $5 (w/ valid ID)
Additional at the door: $10

No refunds. Walk-in registration ends 6:30 p.m.

Parking: Park in any of the free Balboa Park parking lots

Our line-up of speakers for the evening:

• John Ball & Shawn Ritzenthaler, MiresBall, iconic San Diego creative agency. Impact, information, inspiration: essential ingredients for packaging.
• Eric DuVall, Ocean Beach Historical Society, Sidewalk Stamp historian
• Brian Dyches, REX, Digital interactive experiences for retail environments
• David Michael & Ryan Carpenter, Tecture, Design and Fabrication
• Jim Mumford, Good Earth Plants and GreenScaped, plantscaping, living walls & green roofs
• Phoebe and Roxy, San Diego Letters, Custom lettering and wall murals
• Linda “Rain” Rainwater, Rainwater Arts, window and merchandise display designer
• Chad Spaman, Coastal Signage + Wayfinding, custom sign fabrication

With local craft by:

• Matt Hebert: Woodworking, Professor of Furniture at SDSU
• Suzy Lee: Calligraphy, Dear Darling Calligraphy & Co.
• Roderick Treece: Gold Leaf, hand-painted signs and mirrors, Custom Glass Signs

KANBAN, a fusion of art and commerce, refers to the traditional signs Japanese merchants displayed street side to advertise their presence, denote the products and services to be found inside, and to give individual identity and expression to the shop itself. Mingei's current exhibition beautifully displays many historic examples of this traditional art from Japan. In modern times, while traditional forms of signage are still used to market products, the needs of contemporary society and advances in material and technology have changed how that message reaches the audience.

About SEGD San Diego
The Society for Experiential Graphic Design (SEGD) is a global, multidisciplinary community of professionals creating experiences that connect people to place. We are an association of design professionals, industry experts, educators, and artists whose work creates a sense of place, helps people find their way, and fuels a dialogue between users and the spaces they inhabit. Locally our events aim to engage and encourage professionals across many disciplines to come together to inspire, educate, and connect.

Special thank you to our venue host:

And a heartfelt thanks to our sponsors:


When & Where
Tue, Nov 30, -0001