With the dashing good looks of Carson Palmer and the brash bravado of Chad Johnson and the belly of an actual bengal tiger, John Foster will be coming to Cincinnati to raise the hopes of the city in light of their football fortunes heading south. October 23 is the date to circle on your calendar to bring your little designer heiney down to the Art Academy of Cincinnati. Running the show will be the always fabulous Debbie Millman as she probes deep into Foster’s psyche using her world famous “design matters” interview format. Topics to be covered surely include Foster’s opinions on design education, his wildly varied client base (and why it keeps him sane) and his passion for posters that reached a climax with his book “New Masters of Poster design.”
Debbie’s stylish New York sensibility combined with John’s “get your hands dirty” approach to design should produce a lively evening. Debbie might be selling/signing books. John won’t be selling but he will sign anything you put before him (those with small children be forewarned.)
The funny folks doing the promo have hit it on the nose merging a simple graphic of John’s sad little goatee with Debbie’s pricey picture of perfection glasses – perfect-a-mundo!
The following morning they will begin the fun yet tiring task of judging the HOW International design awards and will surely be at each other’s throats by noon.
— John Foster
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