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Julius Friedman, Graphic Designer

Julius Friedman

Fresh PaintJulius Friedman is a graphic designer and the owner of Images, a design studio specializing in corporate design. His work has been featured in the magazines Communication Arts, Print, Art Direction, Graphis, Photo/Design, Idea (Japan), and Kodak’s International Photography; the STA 100 Show; and books and collections like Letterheads: A Collection from Around the World, World Graphic Design Now, The Language of Visual Art, Creative Typography, Typography: The Annual of the Type Directors Club, Great Ideas by Charles Helmken, Print’s Best Letterheads and Business Cards, Mead Top 60 Show, Simpson Printed Paper Awards, and James River: The Best. He has received the Gold Medal from the New York Art Directors Show for his “Fresh Paint” poster design and many other awards.

Louisville BalletJulius’ work has been exhibited at the American Institute of Graphic Arts, New York; the Speed Art Museum at home in Louisville; the Ryder Gallery, Chicago; the Maryland Institute of Arts, Baltimore; the Houston Art Directors Invitational Poster Show; the Turman Gallery, Terre Haute; the Art Museum Association; the American Center for Design, Chicago; Marshall University, Huntington, WV; the Polish Musuem of Poster Art, Warsaw, Poland; the Dansk Plakamuseum (The National Museum of Denmark), Aarhus, Denmark; and the Kentucky Art and Craft Foundation. One of his posters was included in the American Posters in the 20th Century exhibition organized by the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Shown in Tokyo and Kyoto, the exhibition included 213 posters selected from the museum’s permanent collection to illustrate the history of American poster art in the 20th century. Another work was selected for the UNESCO International Poster Exhibition held in Paris and San Francisco.

One of a KindJulius was also selected by President Reagan’s staff to create work for inclusion in an exhibition of 100 posters advocating peace. That collection was presented to the government of Japan on August 6, 1985, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. He was also chosen to create a poster for the book Images for Survival, which featured posters by American and Korean artists designed to further the understanding of AIDS.

Lonesome Pine/Louisville ZooWork by Julius Friedman is included in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; the Dansk Plakamuseum, Aarhus, Denmark; Brown-Forman Corporation; the Marriott Hotel Corporation; and the National Museum of Poster Art, Warsaw, Poland. Public Works, a book of his posters, was published by Hawley-Cooke and Orr. Julius also has lectured extensively on design, including a series of talks at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

Program 220

In this week's show, we'll visit with Lorna Littleway, Founder/Producing Director of Juneteenth Festival and Kristi Papailler-Berkley, Producer/Artistic Director of Juneteenth Festival; Internationally-known Designer, Julius Friedman; and Dan Gediman is our musical guest. (#220)


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