2023 AIGA Design Conference Add-Ons

Get ready for tours and workshops at the 2023 AIGA Design Conference! Awaken your creativity and be inspired by the sights of New York City. Registration coming soon! Get your ticket to be the first to be notified once add-ons launch.

Print Your Own Letterpress: Wood Type Poster Edition

Photo of poster on a letter press printer

The Arm Letterpress

Cost: $195

In this in-person workshop you will be assisted in producing a wood type poster edition using our 1960s Vandercook presses and our giant collection of antique wood type fonts. Instructors will advise in composition, kerning, and press operation. Choose from a variety of our block-printed color gradient backgrounds and flats and run up to 20 sheets. Each person will leave with a stack of finished and wrapped 12x18 inch prints. For the sake of time, it is recommended that your composed text not exceed a dozen of so words. No previous letterpress printing experience is necessary. Group size will be limited to 12.

Tour of the Museum of Arts and Design: Craft Front and Center

Photo of entrance to Museum of Arts and Design in New York City

Museum of Arts and Design

Cost: $145

Craft was once at the margins of the art world, but no longer. Today it is front and center in art galleries, museums, and fairs, widely recognized for its expressive potential and cultural significance. Assembled from the eclectic richness of MAD’s permanent collection, Craft Front & Center brings together more than 70 iconic and lesser-known works to highlight key thematic touchpoints in craft’s history that have brought us to this moment. Challenging traditional thinking of craft as separate from fine art, the exhibition reveals the field's deep engagement in art’s major movements, such as Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, and Postmodernism, while also launching its own revolutions, particularly the elevation of women and people of color as significant artists.

Intro to Riso Printing with Secret Riso Club

Secret Riso Club Logo

Secret Riso Club

Cost: $180

In this workshop, participants will learn about the risograph printing process from Secret Riso Club, a design and printing studio based in Brooklyn. Participants will learn the basics of how to prepare files and separate color layers to prepare for printing. They will then work collaboratively in groups to create their own 2 color design and print it on a risograph machine. Participants will leave the workshop with 5 copies of their poster.

3D Printing & Laser Technology Workshop

Skill Mill NYC Storefront

Skill Mill NYC

Cost: $225

Explore technology and art at Skill Mill NYC, a makerspace in Manhattan that offers 3D printing and laser cutting services. You will design your own project digitally and have it transformed into a physical object using the equipment available. This will be an opportunity to explore these technologies if you are not familiar with them, or a chance to test some new ideas. Skill Mill NYC will have some project prompts available and will provide all the technical assistance. You can bring your own computer or use one of Skill Mill NYC's. This is a creative interactive experience. Fee covers supplies, instructor fees, and use of equipment. Sessions last approximately 2.5 hours.

Only in-person at the AIGA Design Conference in NYC

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