AIGA ATL Book Club & Discussion Group – MAY 2022

Join us for a design discussion of Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-Racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers by Ellen Lupton, Jennifer Tobias, and more. We'll meet outdoors, rain or shine, at The Carroll Slater Sifly Piazza, between the High Museum of Art and the Woodruff Arts Center.

Additional Resources:

Ellen Lupton & Josh Halstead - Saturday Morning Pop-up Book Talk

Extra Bold Design History | Presented by Ellen Lupton, Jennifer Tobias and Silas Munro

Book Synopsis:

Extra Bold is the inclusive, practical, and informative (design) career guide for everyone!

Part textbook and part comic book, zine, manifesto, survival guide, and self-help manual, Extra Bold is filled with stories and ideas that don't show up in other career books or design overviews.

• Both pragmatic and inquisitive, the book explores power structures in the workplace and how to navigate them.

• Interviews showcase people at different stages of their careers.

• Biographical sketches explore individuals marginalized by sexism, racism, and ableism.

• Practical guides cover everything from starting out, to wage gaps, coming out at work, cover letters, mentoring, and more.

A new take on the design canon.

• Opens with critical essays that rethink design principles and practices through theories of feminism, anti-racism, inclusion, and nonbinary thinking.

• Features interviews, essays, typefaces, and projects from dozens of contributors with a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, gender identities, and positions of economic and social privilege.

• Adds new voices to the dominant design canon.

Written collaboratively by a diverse team of authors, with original, handcrafted illustrations by Jennifer Tobias that bring warmth, happiness, humor, and narrative depth to the book.Extra Bold is written by Ellen Lupton (Thinking with Type), Farah Kafei, Jennifer Tobias, Josh A. Halstead, Kaleena Sales, Leslie Xia, and Valentina Vergara.


Members and Non-Members: Free

Space is limited, please register to secure your spot.

Date & Time:

Saturday, May 14, 2022, 10:30 am - noon


The Carroll Sifly Piazza

(between the High Museum of Art and the Woodruff Arts Center)

1280 Peachtree Street NE

Atlanta, GA 30309

Area Parking/Transportation:

Nearby Parking Decks:

The Woodruff Arts Center Parking Garage

Promenade Parking Garage: 32 14th St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

Lanier Parking: 1337 Peachtree St NE Garage, Atlanta, GA 30309

Paid Street Parking on Peachtree Street

Marta: Arts Center Station

Pick up a hot or cold beverage on your way to the meeting at Refuge Coffee Co, next to the Piazza.

If you have any questions or would like to join the book club mailing list, please contact Elizabeth Seidle at

When & Where
Sat, May 14, 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT
The Carroll Slater Sifly Piazza
1280 Peachtree Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30309