Ellen Lupton visited AIGA Richmond yesterday to host a Design Sensory Workshop, book signing and gave a talk on Design Is Storytelling. The AIGA Medalist, director of the MICA MFA program, contemporary design curator at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and prolific design author hosted the events yesterday at the CarMax Tech Center downtown. The workshop centered around being able to give specific smells a visual identity, it was a unique experience trying to describe cinnamon or a smoky scent in a visual manner. She also signed copies of her new book Design Is Storytelling before giving an entertaining talk on the subject. We were able to cap off the evening with a fine dinner at The Hardshell.

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