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In 2014, AIGA turns 100! Established in 1914 as an institute dedicated to the graphic arts, AIGA’s focus and reach have continually expanded. From 40 founders to 24,000 members and from a New York club to a nationwide network, what began as the old guard of a new profession has become a rich and active community embracing diverse and rapidly changing expressions of design.
As a national organization, AIGA has experienced many milestones: more than 150 AIGA medalists have been honored; scores of competitions have highlighted design excellence; dozens of conferences have gathered peers and legends. But the pulse of AIGA is in the volunteer-led activities of our 67 chapters. Whether you get involved with chapter activities or attend a national event, we hope you’ll celebrate AIGA by celebrating design!
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Mark your calendars for this day of online and offline activities, marking 100 years from the day of the very first meeting of AIGA. Follow @AIGAdesign on Twitter or like the AIGAdesign page on Facebook for the latest updates.
Friday, April 25, 2014
The AIGA Awards Gala will honor the distinguished practitioners, educators and role models whose creativity, intelligence, perception and skill have inspired and shaped the entire design profession. Learn more.
Launching in January 2014
Explore the impact of design over AIGA’s first century—and beyond—on the interactive site 100 Years of Design site. Your perspective is key to making this site a true reflection of design’s past, present and future: add your favorite examples to the project before the full site launches in 2014.
August 17–October 5, 2014
The groundbreaking work featured in this exhibition at the Museum of Design Atlanta was created for AIGA by the industry’s greatest talents, including Andy Warhol, Paul Rand, Saul Bass, Ivan Chermayeff, Alvin Lustig, Stefan Sagmeister and Michael Vanderbyl.
Throughout the centennial year local activities will be scheduled in every AIGA community. Help us celebrate through your chapter!
To inspire new members and emerging designers, chapters will host salons and informal roundtables with local visionaries such as AIGA Medalists and Fellows. These intimate events are a great way to bridge generations in the spirit of the centennial.
Throughout the centennial year, hosted dinners will be arranged to share ideas and celebrate 100 years of design. These small gatherings of established and emerging designers, students and educators provide a congenial atmosphere for sharing experiences in the design field and with AIGA.
After AIGA was established in 1914 and moved out of the National Arts Club to its own private offices, members were required to buy their own Windsor chairs to participate in meetings and events. Inspired by this historical detail and the powerful resonance of the chair as an object of design, chapters will customize 67 Real Good chairs (donated by Blu Dot) representing the vibrancy of our nationwide network.*
The heart of AIGA is its network of 67 chapters, many of which are reaching significant anniversaries during the centennial year. As AIGA celebrates 100 years, chapters will reflect on and document their own histories. There are countless local milestones, personalities, initiatives and memories that to be preserved and shared.
Get involved with local activities by connecting with an AIGA chapter near you, or contact AIGA to lend your support for national centennial activities!
*Photo courtesy Walker Arts Center
AIGA chapters fulfill AIGA’s mission at the local level, supporting members through organizing projects and events to educate, inform and connect designers.
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Learn more about AIGA’s national conferences and events, and access videos from select conferences and awards events.
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AIGA’s national design competitions celebrate exemplary design and
demonstrate the power of design.
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