Events Calendar

Back to event listing

Chronicle Books: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Michael Carabetta, Creative Director at Chronicle Books, will provide an insider's view of the work of one of the country's most respected independent publishers.

Date: Monday, February 7th, 2011

Time: 7:00 pm

Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes

Location: Kahl Campus Center 224 - Albany

Contact: Jean G. Dahlgren - dahlgj@sage.edu or 518.292.1775

For more information, visit: http://www.sage.edu/art.

Michael Carabetta, Creative Director at Chronicle Books, will provide an insider's view of the work of one of the country's most respected independent publishers. Based in San Francisco, CA, Chronicle Books was founded in 1967 and over the years has developed a reputation for award-winning, innovative books. The company continues to challenge conventional publishing wisdom, setting trends in both subject and format, maintaining a list that includes fine art titles in design, art, architecture, and photography.

Speaker Bio

Michael Carabetta is creative director of Chronicle Books, a San Francisco-based publisher. His work has received recognition in the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) 50 Books/50 Covers shows, and in Graphis Books I and II. His projects have appeared in a variety of design publications–including Communication Arts, Critique, and I.D. magazines–and have received awards from the San Francisco Ad Club, New York Art Directors Club, and the Western Art Directors Club. 

Mr. Carabetta attended the Paier College of Art, and received his MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. Before joining Chronicle Books in 1991, he worked for 10 years with Landor Associates, directing corporate identity projects in their San Francisco, London, and Hong Kong offices. He is an occasional contributor to the AIGA Journal, and has guest-lectured on design at San Jose State University, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and the Stanford Publishing Course.  Also, he has taught design at California College of the Arts. He collects 20th-century first editions and is a member of the board of directors of the Center for the Art of Translation.