Gabriel Martinez Meave, of Mexico City, Mexico, a visiting artist in the West Virginia University Graphic Design program, will present a lecture at the Creative Arts Center, Tuesday, Nov. 16, at 5 p.m. in the Bloch Learning and Performance Hall (Room 200A). The event is free and open to the public.
Meave received a degree in graphic design from Iberoamericana University in Mexico City and worked as a professional designer before founding Kimera Studio Design in 1994 with several colleagues. Typography is one of his main interests and he has taken courses in digital typography with typographer and Canadian poet Robert Bringhurst and with French designer Claude Dieterich, among others. This interest has led him to create original digital typographic designs, some of which are distributed worldwide. He has also developed special type design projects for clients such as the newspaperEl Economista.
He has taught courses on corporate identity and typography at several Mexican universities and is a contributor to the magazinesShade,DXandPlot.In 2000 and 2001, three of his typographic designs received awards from the Type Directors Club of New York and have been displayed in exhibitions around the world.
For more information about the lecture, call the College of Creative Arts at (304) 293-4841 ext. 3108.