Insights is a design lecture series for progressive creatives. A unique collaboration between the Walker Art Center and AIGA Minnesota, the series embraces the unexpected to present diverse, exploratory, and contemporary lecturers.

Featuring perspectives from around the world, Insights avoids TED-style talks and portfolio presentations in favor of giving voice to adventurous design thinkers and makers. These designers often pose challenges and push the edges of their profession, in turn inspiring us to identify new perspectives in our own work.

Andy Rementer is an illustrator and painter whose work has been featured in a number of high-profile brands and publications, from Apartamento magazine to the New York Times, Wired to Lacoste.

Rementer honed his particular style while studying at Fabrica in Treviso, Italy. He has stated in interviews that his color-blindness inevitably brings him back to his frequently used bright hues, no matter how hard he tries to adopt a muted palette. This has become vital to his output—the pastel and poppy color schemes camouflaging the prevalence of loneliness, isolation, and ambivalence in his work.

His projects often subvert or expand their intended format, whether a furniture catalogue masquerading as a comic book or a set of postage stamps that investigates the decidedly un-epistolary phenomenon of online dating. Rementer will talk us through his practice and give us a glimpse into his collaborations with some of the world’s most celebrated brands.


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6:00 pm Cocktails
7:00 pm Lecture

Single Tickets: $24 ($19 Walker and AIGA members / $10 students) + service fee
Series Package: $72 ($57 / $30) + service fee (four lectures for the price of three)

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To purchase series tickets online, add all four lectures to your cart and the discount will be automatically applied. Or call the Walker Box Office: 612.375.7600.

Walker Cinema
1750 Hennepin Ave

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Post-Lecture Reception

Directly following each lecture, meet the lecturer and chat with fellow design lovers in the Walker’s new Bazinet Main Lobby.

Watch Anywhere: Insights Viewing Parties

Every Insights lecture is webcast live on the Walker Channel and then archived.

If you can’t make it in person, have an Insights Viewing Party. Grab a group of friends and send in your questions for the speakers via Twitter (#Insights17).

About the Insights Lecture Series

For over three decades, the Walker Art Center and AIGA Minnesota have co-presented the Insights Design Lecture Series and brought the world’s most adventurous design thinkers and makers to the Twin Cities.

In 2017, we’ll take you inside the creative team of one of the world’s largest tech companies, through the looking glass with a color-blind illustrator, past the hand-painted signs on the streets of Manila, and behind the scenes at one of world’s most anarchic mainstream brands.

Redefine your understanding of graphic design, dive in to the thinking behind the work, then hang out after the lectures to meet the lecturers, grab a drink, and chat with your fellow design lovers.

The 2017 series features a lineup of pioneering speakers:

Rob Giampietro Tuesday, March 7

Andy Rementer Tuesday, March 14

Office of Culture and Design (Clara Balaguer and Kristian Henson) Tuesday, March 21

Richard Turley Tuesday, March 28

Past lectures are archived at channel.walkerart.org.

Insights Flashbacks


Designer Geoff McFetridge is a leading figure in the contemporary realm of graphic culture, working fluidly between the realms of art and design and the printed page and the moving image. Featured in the film and exhibition Beautiful Losers, McFetridge’s clever and engaging art has graced nearly every kind of surface imaginable. Video »


Interactive designer Julie Beeler was on the rise as a leading developer of unique interactive solutions for a variety of clients when she joined us for Insights. Her firm, Second Story, is known for technical savvy and its ability to craft compelling stories into immersive experiences using websites, motion graphics, and 3D visualizations. Video »

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