Seattle Public Library – Central Branch
1st Floor Auditorium
600Supersonic – A talk by Lawrence Azerrad/ LADdesign
700Q & A between Lawrence Azerrad and Devin Liddell / mod. by
Join Lawrence Azerrad, an award winning art director, graphic designer, and author for a lecture on what made Concorde the single most important piece of design in our recent history, and how it can serve as a window into human creativity, optimism, and the spirit of progress, as expressed through design.
Lawrence Azerrad is an award-winning art director, graphic designer, and author based in Los Angeles. Prior to opening LADdesign, he was an art director at Warner Bros Records and created packaging and artwork for artists including Miles Davis and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.
In 2017, he won a Grammy for his work as the producer and creative director for The Voyager Golden Record 40th Anniversary Edition. The record embodies a sense of possibility and hope, and serves as a reminder of what we can achieve when we’re at our best—and that our future really is up to all of us.
Pursuing his love of design in all forms, Azerrad’s first book, Supersonic: The Design and Lifestyle of Concorde, was released by Prestel in September 2018. It is available just about everywhere books are sold.
Devin Liddell, Principal Futurist, TEAGUE
Devin is a futurist who works collaboratively with clients such as Boeing, Intel, JW Marriott, Nike, Starbucks, and Toyota to design preferred futures in aviation, automotive, smart cities, personal mobility, space travel, and more. Devin also leads TEAGUE"s future-focused conceptual projects. Most recently, these have included: Poppi, a vision for an airline of the future, and Hannah, a proposal for the future of autonomous school transportation. With nearly two decades of experience in strategy and design, Devin has worked across a broad spectrum of industries: aerospace, education, software/technology, food and beverage, and retail; some of his past clients include Amazon, GE, Microsoft, Nordstrom, and Viacom. He’s a frequent contributor to Fast Company, a board member at Aerial Futures, and teaches regularly at the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle.
Principal Design Strategist, Amazon
Advisory Board Member, Space.City