Honoring Peter Megert

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Make a gift to support the legacy of Ohio State Design faculty member, Peter Megert

Please help fund an exhibit and student scholarship that honors the life of Peter Megert. More than just a retrospective, the exhibit reveals how Megert was influenced by Swiss and German design schools and contributed to the simplification of messaging and reduction of content to its visual essence that continues today.

The exhibit provides a unique opportunity for students, design professionals and the public to:

  • See—design artifacts that were previously not shared in one space.
  • Learn—the underlying principles of international design (that we still use today!)
  • Experience—an exhibit that is itself a reflection of those principles.
  • Reflect—on the broader impact an individual can have through their life.

About Peter 

Peter Megert, a prolific designer and Ohio State Design faculty member, was instrumental in the movement to introduce critical design thinking and international design style to U.S. design education. As a teacher, Peter influenced hundreds of students who went on to successful careers in design. As a design professional, he created amazing visual solutions for his clients that still resonate today. As a person, he lived life fully with joie de vivre, wit and humor supported by his wife and fellow artist Ursula Megert.

The Swiss-born Megert first studied design at the Kunstgewerbeschule and at various programs in France. He joined the young Ohio State Division of Design in 1970 after practicing professionally in Europe and at the Westinghouse Corporate Design Center in Pittsburgh. He rose to the rank of professor before retiring in 1985. Beyond his retirement, he remained active, maintaining his design practice, Visual Syntax and teaching in an adjunct capacity for several more years.

Help honor his legacy

Your support of the Peter Megert Design fund will make it possible to further the impact Peter Megert can have on Design students today and in the future. Gifts will support the Peter Megert Exhibition held by the Department of Design, along with providing support to Design students as they pursue their education. Please make a gift today.

Join us for the Peter Megert Exhibition

Date: October 7 – November 9, 2024

Location: Hopkins Hall Gallery | Department of Design at The Ohio State University

Opening Reception and other events will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2024.

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