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SUPERSONIC at Swift, Portland OR

  • Swift 1250 Northwest 17th Avenue Portland, OR, 97209 United States (map)

Join Grammy Award-winning L.A. based graphic designer Lawrence Azerrad for an evening at Swift with his new book Supersonic, The Design and Lifestyle of Concorde, published by Prestel. Lawrence will take us on an exploration of the process and intent behind the creation of two passion projects: Concorde and The Voyager Golden Record.

Supersonic, looks back at the experience of traveling at twice the speed of sound in an environment framed by the likes of Sir Terence Conran, Andrée Putman, Raymond Lowey, and Roger Excoffon. His Grammy Award-winning boxed set The Voyager Golden Record 40th Anniversary Editioncommemorates the interstellar message launched on the Voyager spacecraft, now almost 11.5 billion miles away. In looking at ourselves through the intersection of design, science, and music—working with artists such as Wilco, Sting, Esperanza Spalding, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers—Lawrence’s work explores why the role of design matters more than ever in connecting to music, and how Voyager and Concorde still serve as ideals of design aspiration.

Come early for a drink and music, and stay late to have your book signed by Lawrence. Copies of Supersonic will be for sale during the reception and following the talk.