Donald Deskey, a preeminent modernist designer of the 1930s and 1940s, was recently named one of the top 20 design influences of the 20th century by Worthpoint.com and Architectural Digest. This acknowledgment has inspired the University of Cincinnati’s Reed Gallery, in conjunction with Deskey, the namesake company still doing business today, to bring Donald Deskey’s work to the public through an exhibit titled “Creative Conscious: The Unconstrained Mind of Donald Deskey.”
This exhibit celebrates the accomplishments of Donald Deskey through photos, stories and videos. It highlights Donald Deskey’s work as a designer, manufacturer and innovator of brand strategy, at a time before ‘branding’ as a term or concept existed in the business world. The show is a compilation of Deskey’s work created between 1929 and 1970, and illustrates how one man’s creative thinking continues to challenge and change the world of design.
This exhibit both captures the past and conveys a fresh, contemporary and interactive style. Its intention is to demonstrate Deskey’s core belief that a brand is a collection of experiences and to show how that philosophy still influences branding and product design today.
We hope this exhibit will energize the design community as a whole and will inspire today’s young designers to channel Deskey’s talent and passion as they face a new century of design challenges.
Click HERE for a Map to the Gallery
If you park in the garage, walk up the outside stairs and cross the concrete bridge. After you walk in the entrance, walk immediately up the stairs on your left. You’ll see a bridge on the next floor. The gallery is just on the other side of the bridge, room 5275.
If you have any questions, please call the Reed Gallery at 513-556-2839 or Deskey Associates at 513-721-6800.