Join us for a talk by Scott Boms at the opening of our latest exhibition at Type Directors Club — “The Right Kind of Wrong — Inside the Facebook Analog Research Lab.” You’ll get to see posters produced at Facebook’s artist-in-residence program and find out why one of the world’s largest digital leaders is hand-crafting posters one at a time.
You’ll see posters, printed matter and installation work of the Facebook Analog Research Lab and its Designer-in-Residence program established in 2016. Scott Boms will offer a rare view and chart the evolution of the values and mission of this unique organization — the what, the how, and most importantly, the why.
Scott will talk about how and why Facebook decided to put ideas, critical questions, and visual interventions into the spaces that people inhabit, and how these hand-crafted artworks are opening doors to new ways of looking at the world, finding community, inviting dialog, and creating positive friction that meaningfully affects people.
Scott Boms is a cross-disciplinary graphic designer and printmaker. As the global design lead at the Analog Research Lab, Facebook’s in-house design and art making studio, he is responsible for creating and guiding projects that ask questions, intersect social values, and provoke important questions with the aim to open minds to new ideas and perspectives.
The evening will feature a panel discussion featuring Facebook’s past Designers in Residence: Elana Schlenker, Kaye Blegvad, Eddie Perrote, and Luiza Dale.