Elliott Earls

Money, Sex, and Power – The Mechanics of a Hybrid Practice

TYPO San Francisco 2014 Rhythm | Friday, 11 April | 1:00 pm | YBCA Theater

In this presentation, Elliott Earls breaks down the mechanics of his hybrid design practice. Earls talks money, sex, and power as he outlines a business model for aesthetic practice. He wrestles with the aesthetics of porn, the power of the id, and the nature of critique in design education. Earls uses his work and his role as Artist-in-Residence at Cranbrook Academy of Art as a kind of proof of concept.

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Elliott Earls

Elliott Earls is Artist-in-Residence and head of the Graduate Graphic Design Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art. Mr. Earls has led the graduate program at Cranbrook since 2001. His work as a designer, performer, and artist is represented in major collections including the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, The Wolfsonian…

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