PHXDW 2016 Closing Party featuring National Poster Retrospecticus with founder JP Boneyard

Join us as we put the final wrap on the eighth annual Phoenix Design Week with a Closing Party featuring the National Poster Retrospecticus (NPR), visiting us again for a second year. This year, the exhibition will feature 200 posters hand-printed by designers across the US, plus you'll hear from NPR founder JP Boneyard about how he started this adventure.

  • Closing Party will be held from 7-10PM, with JP Boneyard's Gallery Talk at 8PM.
  • Admission is free and open to all ages, cash bar and the Pho King food truck will be on site.
  • The NPR Exhibition will remain on display at New City Gallery through Saturday, October 29.

** Special Bonus for Method + Madness Ticketholders! **

The first 50 Method + Madness ticketholders to register for this Closing Party will receive one free NPR Phoenix poster which is being produced this year by Arizona artist, Jon Arvizu. In addition, NPR will throw in one other NPR tour poster from their shows in other cities when you purchase any other poster (while supplies last). Please be prepared to show your Method + Madness conference badge at the party.

Gallery Talk by JP Boneyard will be held at 8PM in the New City Church auditorium
There’s an art to defying the hand you’re dealt. Whether it’s a creative pursuit, a career change or coming up from humble beginnings it takes guts to go your own way. Join JP on a trip that addresses the challenges of starting from nothing and focusing a lot of wild energy into something constructive. You’ll learn how his pastime as a troublemaker led him to booking over 100 DIY shows in a backyard shed and introduced him to design. You’ll also find out how JP turned a passion project of fifteen years into a full-time design career. This one’s for the underdogs!

Photograph of Phoenix Design Week NPR Closing Party

About JP Boneyard and the National Poster Retrospecticus
JP Boneyard is the producer of The National Poster Retrospecticus based in Austin, Texas. The NPR is an internationally touring show that celebrates the radness of printmaking and design. JP got his start causing trouble and setting up DIY shows in his hometown of Palmer, Massachusetts. Since 1998 he has helped set up over 300 art and music events across the US. 100 of these events took place in a makeshift venue in his mother’s backyard shed. After graduating from The Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2011, JP went on to do web design and front-end development work in Boston. His job doing nerd stuff on the web helped support his vice: setting up shows like The NPR on nights and weekends. In 2014 a solid position at The IBM Mobile Innovation Lab brought JP to Austin. After The NPR's best year yet, JP has recently made the jump to full time poster carny.
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When & Where
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM MST
New City Church Phoenix
1300 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004