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This spring, The AIGA Centennial Gala brought together hundreds from the design community to celebrate the AIGA Centennial and recognize the contributions of 24 design visionaries with the prestigious AIGA Medal. Co-chaired by AIGA members Mark Randall (Worldstudio) and David Gibson (Two Twelve) and hosted by Michael Bierut (Pentagram Design), the Gala provided an opportunity for attendees to come together in New York City to celebrate an extraordinary profession and its achievements.
To frame the celebration and extend the experience beyond those in attendance, we asked AIGA Medalists, Fellows, and national and chapter presidents to select a year from AIGA’s 100-year history and create a social, political or cultural statement. The resulting project is a testament to the talent and vision that can be found in the ranks of AIGA members.
The focus of the evening was honoring the distinguished practitioners, educators
and role models whose creativity, intelligence, perception and skill
have inspired and shaped the entire design profession. At the Gala, a centennial class of 24 designers were awarded with the AIGA Medal in recognition of their exceptional
We encourage you to explore and share the Medalists’ biographies below, and learn more about the AIGA Centennial to see how you can help celebrate a century of design this year.
AIGA’s design community gathered in New York City for “The AIGA Centennial Gala,” a celebration honoring the 2014 AIGA Medalists and supporting national design initiatives.
AIGA is deeply grateful to the 2013
supporters of “Bright Lights”, which raised vital funds for AIGA Design
Archives, Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships, and the AIGA Legacy Fund, an
endowment to secure the future of AIGA.
In 2014, AIGA turns 100! Get involved with chapter activities, attend an upcoming event, or contribute to an online archive of design history. Celebrate AIGA by celebrating design.
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Celebration, history, AIGA news
To celebrate the AIGA Centennial in 2014, we asked AIGA Medalists, Fellows, and national and chapter presidents from across the United States to select one year and design a social, political or cultural statement.
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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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Conference , Event
A Wandering Mapmaker: Rachel Freeman
October 22, 2014
AWDG Presents: An Evening with Jared Spool
October 25, 2014
The Art of Designing Everything
AIGA Jacksonville Picture Show: Sean Tucker Poster Process
October 23, 2014
Getting Digital this Weekend
October 21, 2014
Art Department InternFamily Circle magazine
New York, New YorkOctober 13 2014
15 uses for Newsprint
Chris Silas Neal Studio