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AIGA Centennial

May 5th, 2014

1916: John Coy, 1945: Tom Geismar, 1962: Jennifer Morla, 1950: Michael Osborne

To promote the AIGA Centennial in 2014, Worldstudio conceived “Celebrating AIGA 1914 – 2014.” Leading designers from across the United States were asked to select one year from the 10 decades of AIGA’s history and make a social, political or cultural statement about that year to help commemorate this milestone for the country’s largest professional design organization.

This collection of 101 designs by AIGA Medalists, Fellows and national and chapter presidents provides a remarkable visual overview of the history of the 20th and early 21st centuries. The richness and variety of these annual snapshots in words, images, symbols, marks and photographs is a testament to the talent and vision that can be found in the ranks of the over 26,000 AIGA members.

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2013 Design Ignites Change Fellowship Winners

September 5th, 2013

Winner Stephen Kennedy and the Dhaka bus map he designed with Urban Launchpad

The 2013 Design Ignites Change Fellowships – awarded in both student and professional categories – were recently selected and we are excited to share these three projects that demonstrated outstanding potential to impact communities in both the U.S. and Southeast Asia.

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2013-14 Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship Winners

June 10th, 2013

Design from winner Akash Shah

The 2013–2014 Worldstudio AIGA Scholarship jurors met in May 2013 and reviewed more than 300 applications from students attending art and design programs at colleges and universities across the country. $36,000 was awarded through sixteen scholarships and two honorable mentions to an outstanding group of applicants in five categories (graphic design, fine art, photography, motion graphics, and illustration). This was made possible by the generous support of sponsors including the AIGA DC Continuum Fund Scholarship, AIGA-Tomoko Miho Fund Scholarship, Coyne Family Foundation, the Young Photographer’s Alliance and an anonymous donor.

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Defining Social Design

March 25th, 2013

GOOD magazine recently published a glossary on social design which includes mentions of two Worldstudio initiatives, Design Ignites Change and the School of Visual Arts summer program, Impact! along with Worldstudio principal, Mark Randall.

Travel Songs

March 17th, 2013

For over 15 years, Worldstudio has collaborated with choreographer Sean Curran and the Sean Curran Company. Recently, Worldstudio principal Mark Randall designed projections for an evening length work created by Curran in collaboration with the world-renowned a capella group The King’s Singers.

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Worldstudio’s Webinar Series

March 2nd, 2013

An online series hosted by Worldstudio principal Mark Randall, in conversation with business leaders, creative professionals and influencers working in the area of social change. Click here to learn more ».

We’re One of the “11 Most Generous Designers”

February 19th, 2013

Mark Randall, principal of Worldstudio, was recently profiled in an article on Fast Company’s Co.Exist. This article is part of Catchafire and Co.Exist’s Generosity series, as Mark was named one of the 11 Most Generous Designers.  Read the article »

Branding a Start-up Specialty Tea Business

February 2nd, 2013

Worldstudio developed the brand identity, packaging and website for zakti, a company that specializes in selling fine loose leaf teas from around the world. Their teas are sourced from small, family owned farms as well as larger plantations that have been perfecting the art of growing tea for generations. Each batch is labeled with the harvest date and location to help the consumer appreciate the natural variations and nuanced flavors of tea, which change from season to season and from region to region.

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Worldstudio on the List

December 10th, 2012

Worldstudio is honored to be included on the Public Interest Design 100 list, representing one-hundred people and teams working at the intersection of design and service. (check us out under under R for principal, Mark Randall, #83). The list was curated by John Cary founding editor of PublicInterestDesign.org in collaboration with infographic designer, Megan Jett.

According to the introduction “This inaugural “Public Interest Design 100″ list seeks to honor many of the diverse, passionate people at this intersection of design and service. It is a collective portrait of the future of a groundbreaking movement. Together, they are re-imagining the world.”

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Worldstudio in Print

October 12th, 2012

The Design Activist’s Handbook, a fantastic book on socially conscious graphic design, was recently released. Worldstudio is honored to be represented in its pages, but even if we weren’t, we would definitely recommend this action-oriented design publication by Noah Scalin and Michelle Taute.

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