Michael Lejeune is charged with “making public transportation cool,” a not-so-easy task in the car culture of sprawling Los Angeles. As creative director of LA Metro, Lejeune heads a studio with a staff of more than 20, applying design strategy and thinking to the nation’s third largest transit agency, which serves some 1.5 million people each day. Their projects, ranging from wayfinding systems, schedules, and maps to vehicle identity graphics and advertising campaigns to promote ridership, have been honored with more than 80 awards. This mix of consistent design standards, commonsense approaches to complex information, and engaging communications strategies has made LA Metro a standout in the public sector for embracing design and the capabilities of in-house teams.
Finite and Infinite Games MFA Graphic Design End of the Year Show
Finite and Infinite Games showcases the products (finite) and process (infinite) that constitute graphic design’s engagement with the world. To this end, the show’s week-long installation will frame five informal events, transforming the gallery through a modular exhibition design that encourages visitor participation and highlights graphic design’s role as a mediator of cultural experience.
Finite and Infinite Games is the year-end show for the CalArts MFA Graphic Design Program. It represents the work of Noura Al-Naggar, Scott Barry, Tim Belonax, Laura Bernstein, Nate Blowers, Ania Diakoff, Amanda Gartman, Sarah Gottesdiener, Mary Kim Harmon, Eileen Hsu, Pouya Jahanshahi, Kate Johnston, David Karwan, Tom Kracauer, Catherine Lee, Thea Lorentzen, Scott Massey, Julie Moon, Danae Moore, Masato Nakada, Jesse Lee Stout, Tara Tannenbaum, and Ben Woodlock.
The show runs from May 12th–19th in gallery D300 at CalArts. The gallery is open from 10am–8pm.