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About the Speaker

Professor Archie Boston is a nationally known art director, designer, writer and educator. He was chair of the Visual Communication Design Program at California State University, Long Beach for 12 years and taught for 33 years. He was named Outstanding Professor of the Year in 2004. 

He has operated Archie Boston Graphic Design (ABGD), a social conscious consulting firm, since 1972. Boston published Fly in the Buttermilk: Memoirs of an African American in Advertising Design & Design Education in 2002.

Professor Boston served two terms as president of the Art Directors Club of Los Angeles and was the recipient of the Fellow Award from the AIGA Los Angeles Chapter in 2007. He received the AIGA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2021 for his longstanding commitment to his students as an educator, mentor, and profound influence on the community of Los Angeles, as well as his bold, funny, polemical designs from a lifetime body of work.

About KaleidoLA

KaleidoLA is the Department of Art and Art History’s annual guest speaker series. For the past nine years, KaleidoLA has been a vital connection between Loyola Marymount University and the Los Angeles arts community. During 2021-2022, the Department of Art and Art History, in collaboration with the Laband Art Gallery, will thematically center artists whose artwork and lived experiences foreground issues of racial, economic and social justice. In light of COVID-19 precautions, all lectures will be delivered live on Zoom.

For more information about the Dec. 3 event, contact Saeri Dobson, Professor and Chair of Studio Arts,

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