Another day, another Kickstarter campaign. On the heels of several successful museum and gallery exhibition campaigns, Woodbury University Hollywood Gallery (WUHO) has decided to start a campaign for an upcoming exhibition celebrating the groundbreaking visual communication work of Los Angeles–based designer Deborah Sussman. Entitled Deborah Sussman Loves Los Angeles!, the exhibition, which is set to open in December, will be the first retrospective of her early environmental graphic design work, honing in on projects from her days at the Eames Office up to the 1984 Olympics.
Exhibition Poster by Thomas Kracauer featuring Deborah Sussman’s Standard Shoe Panels (WUHO)
Sussman, whose work has been at the interface of graphic design and the built environment for more than 60 years, helped create striking visual imagery for Seattle’s Opera House, Disney World in Orlando and the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, to name just a few early projects. The exhibition, which is curated and organized by Catherine Gudis, Barbara Bestor, Thomas Kracauer, and Shannon Starkey, will include the gallery exhibit, a panel discussion and a poster publication featuring around 50 unique objects and images that represent Sussman’s early- to mid-career work.J. Magnin Department Stores (cir. late 60’s) and Standard Shoes (cir. late ’60 – early ’70s), design by Deborah Sussman in collaboration with Frank Gehry and other architects (WUHO) 1984 Summer Olympics, design by Sussman/Prejza Team and Jerde Partnership (WUHO) Deborah Sussman (WUHO)