New Mexico History Museum

David Lance Goines: A Master of the Artful Poster Speaks

April 06, 2011


Noted graphic artist David Lance Goines, whose work includes posters for Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse restaurant and the Ravenswood Wine labels, speaks at 2 pm, Saturday, April 23, in the History Museum Auditorium. His lecture, "David Lance Goines: A Life in Posters,” is presented by the Press at the Palace of the Governors, Fisher Press and the New Mexico chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design.

Admission is $10 at the door; $5 for members of AIGA; free, students with ID. The event is open to the public, but seating is limited. A 4-6 pm reception at Fisher Press, 307 Camino Alire, in Santa Fe follows Goines’ lecture. Copies of his new book, The Poster Art of David Lance Goines, A 40-Year Retrospective (Dover Press, 2010), will be available for sale and signing. The gallery will display the exhibition David Lance Goines: A Life in Posters through May 14.

The Palace Press is both a museum exhibition about the historic presses of New Mexico and a working print shop that produces award-winning books, posters and other materials. Part of its mission, said curator Tom Leech, is to “bring people who are at the top of their field in graphic arts and publishing to share their expertise with the community.”

Goines has produced hundreds of designs for posters, books and exhibitions featuring his distinctive Arts & Crafts style. In 1968, he founded the Saint Hieronymus Press in Berkeley, California. One of the few graphic artists who designs and prints his own work, Goines uses both letterpress and photo-offset lithography. The Library of Congress, Museum of Modern Art, and Louvre have collected his work.


A frequent lecturer, he has taught at the University of California, Berkeley; UC Extension; and the California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland. He’s also a 17-gallon blood donor who eschews air-travel and plans to arrive in Santa Fe by train. Among his other publications: The Free Speech Movement: Coming of Age in the 1960s (Ten Speed Press, 1993); and Punchlines: How to Start a Fight in Any Bar in the World (self-published).

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