The U.S. Mint Is inviting designers to participate in a competition to design a commemorative silver dollar.
We share this information with reservation. On the one hand, members have frequently encouraged AIGA to advocate opening up the opportunities for professionals to design currency and coinage. On the other hand, this is a spec competition. Typically, AIGA makes a strong case against spec work competitions and actually prevails in many cases, including once one that was a partnership between the White House and NEA.
Usually we are successful when we get the regulations or procedures changed with staff in a government agency. In this case, the process is documented in law and while interest in a commemorative coin can launch legislation, a profession’s concern over the design selection process quite certainly is not going to drive Congress to change the law.
So, while AIGA’s position on spec work does not change, we are sharing this announcement as information.
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We condemn those whose design is to destroy civilizations, human dignity, and life itself. And we mourn the loss of one of our own, Nohemi Gonzales, a design student at CalState Long Beach.
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diversity, social issues, social responsibility, Design for Good, Diversity and Inclusion
In response to the tragedy at Pulse, AIGA Orlando is inviting everyone to design a poster to be auctioned off, Saturday, June 25 from 2pm-8pm. All money raised will go to the families affect by the Pulse nightclub tragedy.
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