FITCHBURG -- Fitchburg State University's Communications Media Department will launch its second Graphic Design Lecture Series this spring with a photographer's look at "The Self and the Street."

Photographer Karl Baden will present "The Self and the Street" on Wednesday, March 6 at 3:30 p.m. in Ellis White Lecture Hall in Hammond Hall. He will discuss his self-portrait series, in which he photographed himself every day for 26 years to highlight time as change in the medium. His talk will also explore his collection of book covers and will be showing some of the smart and funny photographs he's collected in a series called "Roadside Attractions."

The series continues with a discussion by Jan Kubasiewicz, director of the Dynamic Media Institute at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design on Wednesday, March 27 at 3:30 p.m. in Ellis White Lecture Hall. Kubasiewicz will present "Dynamic Media; The Future of Communication Design."

The series concludes in April with a presentation by Fritz Klaetke, design director of Visual Dialogue, titled "10 Rules (To Design and/or Live By)." That talk will be given Tuesday, April 30 at 3:30 p.m. in Ellis White Lecture Hall. Klaetke recently won a Grammy Award for best boxed or special limited edition package design for "Woody at 100," a centennial celebration of the music of Woody Guthrie produced for the Smithsonian Institution.


The lecture series is coordinated by Professor Stephen Goldstein (Communications Media) with support from the university's Ruth Butler Grant.