The Green Building
737 E. Market St.
$5-$10 (free for members); 6 p.m.
Dan Cassaro has a way with words. The Brooklyn-based graphic designer has created logos, illustrations and other custom typography and art for MTV, VH1 and publications such as Fortune, Nylon and The New York Times Magazine. With his one-man design studio — Young Jerks — Cassaro works under a self-professed mission of “putting words on paper so that they might be accountable for themselves.” Cassaro’s work has received high praise and awards from Rolling Stone, Esquire, The New Yorker and more, and Matt Dobson, president of the Louisville Graphic Design Association, describes his work as “smart and inspiring,” adding, “There is a certain look to a lot of work that is happening right now, and Dan Cassaro is leading the pack and setting the curve.” Cassaro’s lecture gives Louisville audiences the opportunity to hear this young innovator’s take on graphic design in the 21st century. —Jennifer Harlan