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New England Chapter


APHA’s New England Chapter sponsors lectures, fields trips and other opportunities to meet fellow members on an informal basis. New upcoming events are usually listed in letters from the president and officers of the chapter. 

upcoming events

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Wednesday, January 27, 7pm: “Outside the Box and Other Adventures,” a virtual talk by designer, educator, and writer Gail Anderson, co-presented with the Providence Public Library.
Join us for a lively evening with the Wonder Woman of graphic design, Gail Anderson, who will share stories behind the making of her book Outside the Box: Hand-drawn Packing from Around the World, highlighting the global resurgence of hand-drawn packaging and bringing us the stories and process sketches of forty letterers, illustrators, and designers from around the world, whose work stands out against the slick, computer-generated type and Photoshopped perfection of our age. She’ll also discuss other adventures in her illustrious career, including the story of choosing wood type for her US Postal Service stamp honoring the Emancipation Proclamation. An AIGA Medalist and the 2018 recipient of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Lifetime Achievement Award for Design, Anderson serves as Chair of BFA Design and BFA Advertising at the School of Visual Arts, where she has taught for 30 years, and the creative director at Visual Arts Press. She has served as senior art director at Rolling Stone, creative director of design at SpotCo, and as a designer at The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine and Vintage Books. She has coauthored 15 books on design, typography, and illustration with Steven Heller. She serves on the Stamp Advisory Committee for the US Postal Service and the advisory board of Poster House. Her work is represented in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the Milton Glaser Design Archives, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Program is free to all, but registration is required; please register here as
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