Patrick Redmond continues to be involved with several proprietary initiatives in design, art, and authorship. Watch for future updates and announcements.
Textile Center, a national center for fiber art, exhibited books designed by Patrick Redmond, M.A. Patrick Redmond, M.A., was honored with the exhibition: "The Textile and Fiber Art Book Design of Patrick Redmond, M.A.", eleven published textile and fiber art books -- from the Textile Center Pat O’Connor Library collection -- designed by Patrick Redmond, M.A., Patrick Redmond Design, at the Library Gallery, Pat O'Connor Library, the Textile Center, "a national center for fiber art", Minneapolis. Several of the books displayed had received awards in various competitions from a range of organizations. The "Textile Center's mission is to honor textile traditions, promote excellence and innovation, and inspire widespread participation in fiber art," according to the organization's website www.textilecentermn.org. "Textile Center’s [Pat O'Connor Memorial Library] collection includes more than 27,000 textile books, magazines and publications." Thank you to the Textile Center and staff. This exhibition was an early part of a broader career celebration of Patrick Redmond's 50-year anniversary retrospective year (1966-2016). For further information about the books and the exhibition, please see http://www.textilecentermn.org/the-textile-and-fiber-art-book-design-of-patrick-redmond-m-a/
Patrick Redmond was a judge, with several other industry experts, for the Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) 2015 "Star of Excellence Awards" Competition. According to PIM, the “Star of Excellence Awards” is the “largest and most prestigious print competition in the Midwest.” Judging took place at PIM’s Twin Cities headquarters in February. PIM “is the trade association representing the graphic arts and communication companies in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota. Membership resources and benefits are designed to add value to companies that provide print, graphic communication services, market or manufacture supplies for the printing industry.” PIM’s mission is “to be the leading resource to enhance the strength and profitability of the printing, graphic communications and related industries through advocacy, education, safety and environmental information.” PIM is affiliated with the Printing Industries of America (PIA). PIA is an organization that “serves the interests of more than 10,000 member companies and an industry with more than $171.5 billion in revenue and approximately one million employees." Patrick had also served as a judge for the 2014 PIM competition.
A former president of AIGA's Minnesota Chapter, Patrick Redmond attended AIGA Minnesota's AIGA Centennial Day Celebration, January 21, 2014, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Several of his comments and images were included in the slide show at the event re: early history of AIGA Minnesota, including years when the organization was known as MGDA, the Minnesota Graphic Designers Association. Three comments and three examples of his work are also included among many comments and examples of work by others at the AIGA "Celebrate Design" "100 Years of Design" website related to AIGA's Centennial.
Effective January 14, 2014, Patrick Redmond, a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is included in the database of artists listed at the Wisconsin Museum of Art website. According to its website, www.WisconsinArt.org, "The MOWA [Wisconsin Museum of Art] continues to grow its collection and fulfill its mission to collect, conserve, document and exhibit Wisconsin art through the ages and to educate the public about its cultural value."..."[Wisconsin Museum of Art is] America’s only regional art museum featuring the works of Wisconsin artists." ..."The richness of Wisconsin art is reflective in its landscapes and history – from the breathtaking lakes and rolling hills carved out by the massive glaciers and pastures to factories and cities created by the early settlers and industrialists, to modern day metropolis. As the only museum in the world dedicated to collecting and maintaining works from Wisconsin, MOWA provides an insight to the human condition that is unavailable anywhere else."... "As MOWA continues to build a national and international reputation as the pre-eminent institution for Wisconsin art and artists, our new facility will further our ability to fulfill our mission." – quotations from www.WisconsinArt.org
See Patrick Redmond's "AIGA, a new vision for a new era,"22+ ideas for AIGA in "Comments" at www.AIGA.org webpage "What We [AIGA] Heard: Your Voice on AIGA's Future."
Patrick Redmond was a panelist at the "Designers Mentoring Designers" Affinity Session on the topic of mentoring during the "Head, Heart, Hand: AIGA Design Conference" (the AIGA National Conference) in Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 11, 2013. Fellow panelists were Michael Bierut, Jennifer Kinon, and Pamela Mead (Patrick's protégée). The session was facilitated by Su Mathews Hale. See photo of panel at flickr.com. Read a more extensive draft of Patrick Redmond's mentoring-related biographical summary in addition to the brief version that is included with the list of speakers on the AIGA 2013 National Conference website. Click here for Mentor Resources.
Patrick Redmond served, on an ad hoc basis, as one of many mentors at the AIGA Minnesota "60-Minute Mentor" luncheon, International Market Square, Minneapolis, September 26, 2013.
Patrick Redmond attended the 2013 Yale Writers' Conference, Yale College, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. He received a spontaneous standing ovation from the instructor M.G. Lord and fellow workshop classmates after he read a revised version of his biographical writing about one of his mentors, the late graphic artist and design educator, Eugene Larkin.
Redmond, Patrick M., M.A. "Letter to the Editor," "March/April 2013," GD USA [Graphic Design: USA], March/April 2013, Vol. 49, No. 2, p. 8. Note: Patrick Redmond's letter suggests an expansion of the New York-based, national trade magazine's list of "influential graphic designers, art directors, and/or design educators over the past 50 years" to be more comprehensive, including at least 1,000 names.
Redmond, Patrick. "Letter to the Editor," in "Letters," Dwell, April 2013, Vol. 13, No. 5, p. 22. Note: Patrick Redmond's letter, edited by the editor, makes reference to Balthazar Korab's photographs of the Eero Saarinen-designed Milwaukee County War Memorial and Milwaukee Art Center, later known as the Milwaukee Art Museum. Patrick Redmond attended Children's Art Program classes in the Milwaukee Art Center during the early 1960s.
Color in Design and the Applied Arts, A Selective Annotated Bibliography by Professor Emerita Marian-Ortolf Bagley and Barbara Ann Caron may be viewed online. Professor Marian-Ortolf Bagley was co-advisor, with Professor Eugene Larkin, for Patrick Redmond’s Master of Arts degree program at the University of Minnesota. She is one of Patrick’s mentors. Her mentorship related to design bibliographic citations and reference, for example, has been appreciated. During the 1980’s, various graduate students had provided numerous annotated bibliographic entries for early versions of this project. For example, as a graduate student in the 1980’s, under Professor Marian-Ortolf Bagley’s direction, Patrick had provided preliminary, annotated bibliographic research in the Graphic Design, Advertising, and Packaging categories for what has become "Color in Design and the Applied Arts."
Patrick Redmond, Patrick Redmond Design, received a Merit Award in the "Self Promotion: Poster" category in the Advertising Federation of Minnesota's "The Show" 2012, November 9, 2012. A color image of his Merit Award-winning work appears in The Show 2012 catalog (Minneapolis, Minnesota: Advertising Federation of Minnesota, November 2012), item B, p. 63. For further information, contact AdFed. The Advertising Federation of Minnesota is a member club of the American Advertising Federation (AAF.org).
Patrick Redmond Design received a "2012 American Graphic Design Award" – for a poster titled "An Upper Midwestern Graphic Designer's Select Bibliography" – from New York-basedGraphic Design: USAmagazine. For nearly five decades, Graphic Design USA has sponsored this national competition, according to GD: USA, "receiving more than 8,000+ entries" this year... "of these, a highly selective 15 percent are recognized with an awards certificate." For further information and to see examples of award-winning work, see “American Graphic Design Awards,” GDUSA (Graphic Design: USA), The News Magazine for Creative Professionals, November/December 2012, Vol. 48, No. 9, p. 22 (“Patrick Redmond Design” listed); award-winning work, p. 211. The award-winning work may also be seen online at www.gdusa.com.
Patrick Redmond led the initiative to include a list of AIGA Minnesota past Chairmen and Presidents, and years of their respective terms, under "About" at the AIGA Minnesota website. The list, a result of his efforts and other members of AIGA Minnesota, also includes the period when the organization was known as MGDA, the Minnesota Graphic Designers Association. The preliminary version of this list, a work in progress, may be seen at AIGA Minnesota's website under "About", Past Presidents. See further information about this initiative at Patrick Redmond Design News & Updates, 07.31.12.
Patrick Redmond included in "People" section of New York-based, national publication GD USA (Graphic Design: USA), "The News Magazine for Creative Professionals," April 2012, Vol. 48, No. 3, p. 35. This may also be seen online at www.gdusa.com.
04.11.12. 42 years ago, April 11, 1970, Patrick Redmond metJohn Cageat the Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota "Musicircus". Redmond had studied Cage's book Silence which was required reading at the time at the Minneapolis School of Art (now known as MCAD), where Redmond was a second-year student in 1970. Cage's ideas were among many influences in Patrick Redmond's development as a creative. New-music ensemble Zeitgeist presented concerts of Cage's music in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Cage's birth. See zeitgeistnewmusic.org for further information. Note: Patrick Redmond and Patrick Redmond Design are not affiliated with ZeitgeistNewMusic.org, Macalester College, or the late John Cage.