491 Post Street
San Francisco, California

Pentagram's Paula Scher and Daily Show Executive Producer Ben Karlin

Just what went into making the book that topped the bestseller charts and was banned from Walmart? Where do you draw the line between design and content? How does one credibly disrobe all nine Supreme Court Justices? These are just some of the challenges that designer Paula Scher and author Ben Karlin faced when putting together The Daily Show's 200-plus-page, best-selling, quasi-educational tome, America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction. How do you take boring textbook format and bring it to life? Where do you draw the line at what you are willing to call Anne Coulter in print? How do you get around federal statutes forbidding the use of a live bald eagle for commercial purposes? Learn all this and more as author and designer co-present the making of the hilarious cult phenomenon.

Thursday February 2, 2006 7-10 PM Morgan Auditorium 491 Post Street at Mason San Francisco, California Reception to follow

For more information please call AIGA at 415.626.6008.

Price $15 AIGA and SFMOMA members $20 non-members Students from Academy of Art University and California College of the Arts admitted free with ID.

Purchase tickets by January 31 and save $5!

Added by Aesthetic on January 23, 2006



I saw Paula and Ben present in Boston at AIGA's National design Conference (their only other appearance together). They were hilarious. This one is well-worth checking out.