Main Event with Benjamin Van Dyke

The lecture is held in conjunction with Main Event, an annual graphic design event sponsored by the University of Houston Graphic Alumni Partnership (UH GAP).

Typographer and graphic designer Benjamin Van Dyke comes to Houston for the first time to discuss his eclectic body of work. Van Dyke works in 2-D print as well as 3-D site-specific typographic installations.

Evening Program

6 p.m.
Reception, Cocktails, Light Bites and UH Graphic Design Students Pop Up Shop

7 p.m.
Lecture: Benjamin Van Dyke

8 p.m.
Scholarship Awards


FREE for Students
$10 for General Admission


Metered arts parking is available in UH Lot 16 (Zone B). In the evenings (Monday – Friday after 4 p.m.) and on weekends, parking costs a flat rate of $5, payable by cash or card. Parking attendants will be stationed at the parking lot on evenings and weekends.


Benjamin Van Dyke
Benjamin Van Dyke has shown his work across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Early in his career, Van Dyke worked for international corporate clients, including Nike Europe, MTV Europe and the European Space Agency. He was a Fulbright Scholar in The Netherlands at NLXL: The Hague and long-time vice president of DesignInquiry. Van Dyke is currently the director of graduate studies and associate professor of graphic design at Michigan State University.

Main Event
Sponsored by the University of Houston Graphic Design program and  University of Houston Graphic Alumni Partnership (UH GAP), a nonprofit organization that funds UH graphic design student scholarships, this annual event features a lecture from a major figure in contemporary design and a scholarship awards ceremony for UH graphic design undergraduate and graduate students.

UH Graphic Alumni Partnership connects the UH Graphic Design Program students, faculty, and alumni to expanding regional and global communities. UH GAP strives to raise awareness of the value of design education and the role of graphic design and designers in society. If you would like to support UH GAP in our mission the support the Graphic Design program students at the University of Houston, visit As a constituent group of the University of Houston Alumni Association, all contributions are tax deductible — and every little bit helps!

When & Where
Tue, Nov 5, 2019
Dudley Recital Hall, University of Houston
4173 Elgin St
Houst, TX 77204