Join GFDA and Ricardo Gonzalez at design-goods retailer BEAM in Williamsburg, Brooklyn as we celebrate NYCxDESIGN, you, and our most recent collaboration. Ricardo Gonzalez's work for GFDA will be on display at BEAM daily from 12–7pm, May 8–19. A celebratory event is planned for Friday, May 15.
Click here to see the 6x4' prints from our collaboration.
Designer, Ricardo Gonzalez @itsaliving:
Born in Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua and raised in Durango, Mexico. Ricardo Gonzalez is a graphic designer focused on lettering, typography, calligraphy, and typeface design. His passion for letterforms comes from his childhood when looking at old letters written in Spencerian by his grandfather in the 1950s.
In 2008 Ricardo moved to Canada where he studied english and completed the graphic design program at Mohawk College. After his studies he worked as a screen printer for a two years in Ottawa, Ontario. During this time he rediscovered his passion for calligraphy and began to experiment with letterforms.
In the fall of 2012 he moved to Toronto to work as a freelance graphic designer, but after just four months he headed down south to his hometown of Durango, Mexico, to work full-time as an independent designer. In the summer of 2014, he moved to New York City to attend Type@Cooper where he earned a typeface design diploma from Cooper Union.
Currently he works as a independent designer for clients like: AIGA, Lululemon, MTV, Nissan, Coca Cola, Revlon, KRINK, Bing Bang Jewelry, Oprah Magazine, and Stussy.
BEAM is the home goods and accessories store for your well-designed life. Their style is a little bit mid-century, a little bit rock-and-roll; a southern California meets Brooklyn mash-up; equal parts left brain and right brain; and a mix of vintage and brand-spanking new. BEAM scours the globe to find you the best of the best in home decor, furniture, lighting, art, gifts, and lifestyle products. They showcase the work of established, iconic brands as well as emerging, up-and-coming artists and designers to keep it fresh and you in the know. They invite you to shop online 24/7 (www.beambk.com) or if you’re in the neighborhood, to stop by and say hello at their store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
For more information on the event and collaboration visit: party.gfda.co