• January 18, 2018, 3–5 p.m.

Walter Paepcke, IDCA, and the Challenge of Design in Post-War Corporate Culture​

Featuring: Wim de Wit

Newberry Library

60 West Walton Street, Chicago, Illinois 60610

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Detail from a type sample from Warwick Typographers. Newberry Library. Call No. Wing Z250 .A5

Wim de Wit, Adjunct Curator of Architecture and Design at Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center, discusses the tension between Walter Paepcke, a modernist designer and original supporter of Chicago’s New Bauhaus, and his contemporaries. De Wit’s discussion expose their mutual distrust and examine the role of the post-World War II designer in Chicago and elsewhere in the country. Michaelangelo Sabatino, Interim Dean of the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology, moderates the discussion.