Paula Scher collage

Paula Scher: Public Theater

Thu Nov 7, 2019 - Sat Dec 7, 2019
10:00am - 6:00pm

An exhibition of poster designs by celebrated graphic designer, Paula Scher, partner of Pentagram New York.

“As long as I’ve been practicing design, I have been most obsessed with the connection between the work I create and its public. It began when I was a record cover designer in the 70s, working in an area of pop culture where audiences made a connection between graphic design and music. Later in my career, I was happiest working in the public realm where the work existed in the physical form: on the streets, in public spaces, on packaging, and later, through identity systems for cultural organizations, particularly theaters and art museums.

I love the scale of the poster. I love big things outside. I love working on environments and environmental graphics. And I love when other people engage with them”.

Paula Scher is a keynote speaker, talking about her remarkable career as one of the world’s premier graphic designers, at the DM19 Conference on Friday 22 November.

Manchester School of Art
Vertical Gallery
Benzie Building
Higher Ormond Street
Manchester M15 6BG

The exhibition is open to the public weekdays 10am – 6pm, Saturdays 10am – 4pm, closed Sundays.
The gallery is located on the top floor, this is an open building and lifts are located on the ground floor.





Artists attending