Join us for a sneak peek at Jack Kirby Unbound! at the Spur Gallery before it opens to the public. The exhibit will feature original art, comics, posters, and enlarged reproductions that celebrate the 100th birthday of the King of Comics! Includes a gallery talk by illustrator, designer, and Kirby enthusiast David Plunkert.
David Plunkert's illustrations have appeared in advertising campaigns for Fortune 500 companies as well as major newspapers, magazines, and recording labels. His work has been recognized by American Illustration, Communication Arts, Graphis, Print, the Society of Illustrators, and The New York Art Directors’ Club. He has been featured in numerous books including: Cool Type, New Masters of Poster Design, The Greatest Rock Albums that Never Were, Mixing Messages, Typography Sketchbooks, 1,000 Indie Posters, and Visualizing Finance 1.0. He has taught graphic design and illustration at Shepherd College and Maryland Institute College of Art in addition to lecturing for AIGA Chapters throughout the US. His work has been collected by museums and private collectors, and has been exhibited internationally. He has received gold medals from the Society of Illustrators NY and the Best Film Poster Award at the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW). He and Joyce Hesselberth co-founded Spur Design in 1995. He was inducted into the Alliance Graphique Internationale in 2011.
Spur Gallery is located in Hampden, off of Clipper Mill Rd. The gallery is a short walk from the Woodberry Lightrail station and Union Ave bus stops. Parking is limited and carpooling is encouraged!
This event is brought to you by The Society for History and Graphics (SHAG). SHAG presents a monthly program in Baltimore to further attendees' knowledge of the history of graphic design and allied arts including illustration, architecture, book arts, and photography. Programs are free and open to anyone.
Credit/debit cards only — no cash or checks will be accepted. Please note that in order to continue to provide quality programming, our policy is not to issue refunds unless an event has been canceled.