Love Deborah Sussman? Woodbury University's WUHO Gallery in Los Angeles began the "Deborah Sussman Loves LA!" Kickstarter on Oct. 25 with a goal to host the first retrospective dedicated to the iconic graphic designer this December. Funding will mainly support installation of the exhibition as well as the creation of a poster and a panel discussion.
Here's a description of the exhibition:
"This December 2013, Woodbury University’s WUHO Gallery will host an exhibition dedicated to the groundbreaking environmental graphic design of Deborah Sussman. This will be the first retrospective of her early work, including projects completed while she was at the Eames Office up to the 1984 Olympics. This will be a month-long celebration that will include a panel discussion, gallery exhibition, and poster publication. The exhibition is curated and organized by Catherine Gudis, Barbara Bestor, Thomas Kracauer, and Shannon Starkey."
"From her years with the Eames Studio in the 1950s and 1960s, her partnership with Paul Prejza and the incorporation of Sussman/Prejza in 1980, to the creation of the iconic identity and “pop-up” architecture for the 1984 LA Olympics, Deborah Sussman has helped shape the visual landscape of Los Angeles and define the field of environmental graphic design. We need your help to mount an exhibition of about 50 objects and images that represent her early- to mid-career. By contributing to this kickstarter effort you will be a part of an exhibition that will offer insights into the cultural milieu of LA as it developed into a global city, the organic connections between modernist and iconoclastic architecture in LA (from Charles and Ray Eames to Sussman/Prejza), and the role of collaboration in design."
The Kickstarter ends Nov. 24. Click here for full details.
Images courtesy of WUHO.