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The temperature may be dropping but there’s still plenty to do here in New York City. So if you’re out and about here’s the run down of my top graphic design and graphic design related picks in upcoming weeks. First off, is the Art Directors’ Club Hall of Fame exhibit featuring the work of five 2012 Hall of Fame laureates—cartoonist and illustrator Barry Blitt, advertising legend David Droga, photographer Mary Ellen Mark, artist and 3-D designer Kevin O’Callaghan and environmental graphic designer Deborah Sussman.

If you hurry you can still register to hear the last laureate in the speaker series, Kevin O’Callaghan interviewed by Steven Heller tonight, October 24 at 6 PM. The exhibit itself is open to the public for two more days. Catch it before it ends this Friday, October 25 at the Art Directors Club located at 106 West 29th Street in New York City.

1-logo1.gifNext up, is the Designers & Books Fair. Friday, 10/25 kicks off a unique three-day fair celebrating the relationship between designers and books. In addition to assembling 30 publishers, booksellers and out-of-print book dealers the fair includes demonstrations of book arts, including calligraphy, letterpress printing, and bookbinding, as well as book signings. In addition there will be presentations, interviews, and panel discussions with design industry leaders. Special discounts for readers can be found here. The Designers & Books Fair is being held at FIT New York. Campus locations vary according to event. Please visit the website for details.

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum celebrates the life of Cooper-Hewitt Director and design visionary Bill Moggridge, designer of the first laptop computer and founder of renowned agency IDEO, with Bill’s Design Talks: A Tribute to Bill Moggridge, 1943-2012. Tim Brown, John Maeda, Bruce Nussbaum and Ellen Lupton talk with Helen Walters about Moggridge, his work and his lasting influence on design. The event will be held on Thursday, November 1, from 5:00pm to 6:30pm at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY.

hidc-logo.jpgFor our friends on the West Coast, there’s the HOW Interactive Design Conference October 29–31, taking place in San Francisco. Get expert guidance from web gurus Jose Caballer, Christopher Butler and David Sherwin. This year the conference has two tracks, one for those just branching out into web design and one for those looking to take their skills to the next level. To get a better idea of the conference benefits and experience check out Neil Tortorella’s recap of the Washington, D.C. conference here. Also, readers can get special discounts here.

styleframes-thumb1-150x150.jpgLastly, there is StyleFrames the Art of the Pitch, a two-day conference looking at the different aspects of pitching, StyleFrames the Art of the Pitch, showcases pitch art and offers advice on effective pitching while also calling into question the sustainability of pitch practices.

Special discounts for readers can be found here. The conference will take place November 5–6, at the Fashion Institute of Technology Conference Center located at West 28th Street at 7th Ave, New York, NY.