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  • The AIGA Centennial Gala

    2014_AIGA Centennial Gala

    The AIGA Gala is an annual celebration to honor the distinguished practitioners, educators and role models whose creativity, intelligence, perception and skill have inspired and shaped the entire design profession. Planned by co-chairs by David Gibson of Two Twelve and Mark Randall of Worldstudio, and hosted by emcee Michael Bierut of Pentagram, the gala brought together hundreds of design supporters to celebrate AIGA’s centennial and recognize the contributions of these design visionaries. See photos from The AIGA Centennial Gala!

    The AIGA Centennial Medalists

    AIGA celebrated its centennial by awarding a special class of 24 design leaders with the prestigious AIGA Medal, the highest honor of the design profession. Three of the Medals were awarded posthumously, to Michael Cronan, Sylvia Harris and Bill Moggridge for their contributions to the profession. The 2014 AIGA Medals was presented on April 25 at “The AIGA Centennial Gala” in New York City. 

    Sean Adams &
    Noreen Morioka
    Richard Danne Alexander Isley
    Charles S. Anderson Michael Donovan &
    Nancye Green
    Chip Kidd
    Dana Arnett Stephen Doyle Michael Mabry
    Kenneth Carbone &
    Leslie Smolan
    Louise Fili Abbott Miller
    David Carson Bob Greenberg Bill Moggridge
    Kyle Cooper Sylvia Harris Gael Towey
    Michael Cronan Cheryl Heller Ann Willoughby

    The evening kicked off with a cocktail reception and at 7:30 p.m. the evening’s program began, featuring the presentation of the AIGA Medal for lifetime achievement in design. Afterward, guests had the chance to congratulate the newly minted AIGA Medalists and enjoy another round of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, music and conversation around the photo booth.

    Proceeds from the event supported the Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships and the AIGA Legacy Fund, which includes centennial projects such as video archives and AIGA’s interactive design history at CelebrateDesign.org.

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