the immediate aftermath of tragedies such as the shooting at a Newtown,
Connecticut elementary school or at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston,
the issue of the escalation of gun violence in our communities typically
receives intense media coverage. But this disturbing trend typically
slips quickly from the attention of both the public and policy
makers—until another horrific event occurs.
In early 2013, AIGA sponsored participation in a campaign for change by encouraging member designers to submit a nonpartisan public-awareness poster to the “End Gun Violence” project. Like the “Get Out the Vote”
campaigns, the primary vehicle was an open, online collection of
members’ designs bearing the AIGA campaign identity, where visitors can
download a PDF version to print and post, or an image to share on social
power of the “End Gun Violence” campaign is in the collection of
voices, supporting the simple premise that gun violence is detrimental
to the life of our communities. If the full strength of our profession’s
creativity can be harnessed to clarify and give form to this subject,
we may be able to command the attention of the public and to help effect
AIGA encourages members to seize the initiative in activating our community
on issues that matter in a constructive, nonpartisan and persuasive
manner. These efforts reinforce the power of the design community and
the relevance of their creative talents.
This is your wake up call. We’re asking you to stop. Take notice. Be present. Unplug from your digital device long enough to engage with your surroundings. In a world that is so connected, we’ve become isolated. Everything is more important then the who/what/where
right in front of you.
Section: Why Design -
graphic design, print design, social issues, students
Imagehaus created a new brand for MadeSmart, an established home storage-product company with a goal to be the style and innovation leader for home storage and organization solutions.
Section: Why Design -
branding, metrics of effectiveness, design educators, students
A panel of design leaders discuss diversity challenges, insights for influencing corporate programs, and solutions for a more inclusive design profession.
Section: Inspiration -
culture, diversity, Diversity and Inclusion
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