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Step Into Pitchfork's Design Offices With MAS Context

By Gina Provenzano in Arts & Entertainment on May 6, 2015 7:30PM

Photo Credit: Alexa Viscius
Music and design often go hand in hand and have had a strong influence on one another. Music fans only need to flip through their favorite album covers or dig through their concert t-shirts to be reminded that musicians have often had an influence on typography, fashion and color throughout the decades. It only makes sense that Pitchfork Media, with their website, music festivals and quarterly magazine frequently on the pulse of what's new and up and coming in the music world, would also have a keen eye for contemporary design.

To take a deeper look at this design aesthetic, local non-profit journal MAS Context is hosting a studio visit to Pitchfork's Chicago Headquarters on May 7 for a talk with Creative Director Michael Renau and Art Director Molly Butterfoss as they discuss their ideas and process behind the first years worth of issues of The Pitchfork Review, as well as their general design approach within the organization and where they find inspiration.

This event begins tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. and, yes music and art lovers, it's free. But, donations will be accepted to support future publications of MAS Context. Space is limited and an RSVP is strongly encouraged.