A Piece of Our Mind: Posters By Joe Scorsone and Alice Drueding
January 24 - April 12, 2019
A Piece of Our Mind is a retrospective of graphic artists Joe Scorsone and Alice Drueding (Scorsone/Drueding) who have have been designing posters together since 1986. In the context of graphic design, posters within the last century have served as an autonomous medium whose power of communication has proven its profound impact on society. This exhibition showcases 47 posters that are provocative and contemplative works contributing to a larger global conversation about hunger, the environment, immigration and human rights. Scorsone and Drueding utilize the accessibility of the poster and the power of visual literacy, irony and humor as a vehicle to contribute to a critical discourse in a deeply divided time, both socially and politically. The widespread impact of the wit and profundity of these works on the viewers lingers long after they are experienced, and it also teaches us about the enduring influence of visual culture throughout changing times.
Joe Scorsone has a BFA from The University of Buffalo and a MFA from The University of Illinois, both in Graphic Design. Alice Drueding has a BA in Art History from Brown University and a BFA in Graphic Design from Tyler School of Art of Temple University. Both hold the title Professor Emeritus in the Graphic & Interactive Design program at the Tyler School of Art of Temple University. Their posters have appeared in many national and international publications and exhibitions including Graphis, Print, How, “The Design of Dissent” by Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilic, “Green Patriot Posters” edited by Edward Morris and Dmitri Siegel, the International Poster Bienniale in Warsaw, Colorado International Invitational Poster Exhibition, The International Biennial of the Poster in Mexico, Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age 2001–2012; Graphic Intervention: 25 Years of International AIDS Awareness Posters 1985–2010; Got the Message? 50 Years of Political Posters; Up Against the Wall: Posters of Social Protest; The Graphic Imperative: International Posters for Peace, Social Justice and The Environment 1965–2005. Their work has received numerous awards, and is in permanent collections around the world.