Archive for January, 2010

Upcoming sponsorship deadlines for The Urban Forest Project in San Francisco and DC

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

The Urban Forest Project is a unique opportunity for corporations and organizations to align with an initiative that supports the environment, education and public art. This April, the project will plant 100 street banners by students, artists and designers in high traffic areas of San Francisco and Washington DC in celebration of Earth Day. The banners will remain a part of the city landscape in both cities for up to four months. Proceeds from the recycled banners will benefit tree planting and urban forestry efforts.

February 26th marks the sponsorship deadlines for both the San Francisco and Washington DC projects. To learn more about the wide range of available opportunities, please visit the UFP SF and UFP DC sites or contact Andréa Pellegrino.

Participating in Design Ignites Change 2010

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Design Ignites Change, a collaboration between Adobe Youth Voices and Worldstudio, engages high school and college students in multidisciplinary design and architecture projects that address pressing social issues.

There are several ways to engage with the program:

» Colleges and universities are invited to join Design Ignites Change to engage their students in social issues and gain visibility for their programs.

» Creative professionals and college students are invited to mentor underserved high school students through an exciting partnership with The Designers Accord.

» Corporations and nonprofits can also participate in Design Ignites Change through sponsorship.

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Good Riddance Day receives international coverage

Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

In 2007 Worldstudio designed a logo for the new Times Square Alliance’s event taking place a few days before the start of the new year. Each year Good Riddance Day has grown in popularity as people worldwide embrace the notion of documenting then destroying bad memories or artifacts from the previous year and looking forward to the future. As quoted on CNN.com Lori Raimondo, Vice President of Marketing for the Times Square Alliance, hopes that Good Riddance Day will one day become a national holiday. Watch a short video from the event on BBC News.