Goines Posters 1968 - 2013


Goines Posters 1968 - 2013


Exhibit Dates

December 9 - January 24, 2014


The Reynolds Gallery presents, Goines Posters: 1968 - 2013, a solo exhibition by American artist, calligrapher, printing entrepreneur, and author, David Goines. This exhibition is on view December 9 through January 24. Mr. Goines will give a talk January 16, 6:00 p.m., in the Biology Building, room 144, immediately followed by a reception in the Reynolds Gallery, 7:00-9:00 p.m.

This exhibition features selected works spanning the career of this highly acclaimed graphic artist. Included selections come from pieces created for The North Face and Goines' well-known German Art Nouveau-influenced posters from his extended association with restaurant Chez Panisse.

"There's not really a beginning to things anymore than there's an ending. We are in the middle of a continuum. Time is an illusion. But, we humans create patterns. We impose order on chaos so we can get our work done. I did posters in high school for musical performances, but had no notion of becoming a graphic artist or any other kind of artist for that matter, and I stopped doing art and went off to Cal Berkeley to study Classics..."

During the 1960s, Goines studied Classics at the University of California at Berkeley where participated in the Free Speech Movement. In 1965 he began an apprenticeship as a printer at the Berkeley Free Press. In 1968 he bought the print shop and renamed it Saint Hieronymus Press, where he has continued to print his limited edition posters and calendar art by both letterpress and photo-offset lithography. In 1982, Goines published the calligraphic classic A Constructed Roman Alphabet, which won him the 1983 American Book Award. In addition to his artistic and calligraphic work, Goines is also a non-fiction author who has written about political activism. His book The Free Speech Movement: Coming of Age in the 1960s was published in 1993. His artwork has been exhibited in more than one hundred one-man and group shows, both national and international and is represented in both public and private collections among which are: The Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Library of Congress, Washington D.C., Museum of Modern Art, New York and Museéde la Publicité, Palais du Louvre, Paris.

Exhibit Curator

Brett DeBoer

Goines Posters 1968 - 2013