Archive for July, 2009

Design Ignites Change chosen as an
AIGA cause/affect award winner

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

cause/affect is a biennial graphic design competition which celebrates the work of designers and organizations who set out to positively impact our society. Design Ignites Change has been awarded first place in the Education category.

All of the winning work is currently on display at the AIGA SF Gallery through August 7th and on the cause/affect website.

Mark Randall writes article for CA magazine

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Pick up the latest issue of Communication Arts on newsstands now or download this PDF to read Mark Randall’s design issues article about design as social educator. Learn how designers can go beyond the traditional approaches to social responsibility in their work and become entrepreneurs, developing and executing their own solutions to social problems.


Reimagining the rainbow for PRI’s Studio 360

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009
left: current flag  middle: flag by Nina Mettler  right: flag by Tom Koken

Current pride flag and new flag designs by Nina Mettler (middle) and Tom Koken (right).

The rainbow flag was designed in 1978 for a gay parade in San Francisco and over the last 30 years it has become the global symbol for gay pride. If the flag were designed in 2009, how would it look? Kurt Andersen of Studio 360 invited Worldstudio (as well as listeners) to come up with a 21st-century pride flag.

Studio 360 recorded the entire design process from a brainstorming session to interviewing people on the street to the final design presentation for their weekly radio show. Click below to listen to Kurt Andersen interview Mark Randall as they discuss the project and new flag designs, from modifications on the existing rainbow to DIY concepts.