Archive for February, 2010

Announcing the Design Ignites Change
2009 Implementation Award winners

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Design Ignites Change, a collaboration between Adobe Youth Voices and Worldstudio, is excited to announce the inaugural 2009 Implementation Award winners: PieLab’s Pecans! and Kansas City Art Institute’s A Book by its Cover: Reading Stereotypes and Freewall: Making Space for Diversity. The biannual award program recognizes exceptional proposals for design intended to make the world a better place, and grants their creators the financial support to realize those visions.


Urban Forest Project Toledo

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Banner designs left to right by Haik Avanian, Garret Bodette, Hart Associates, Matt Rowland, Josh Slatinsky and Kara Smarsh

In mid-April, The Urban Forest Project Toledo, a collaboration between AIGA Toledo (the Toledo chapter of AIGA, the professional association of design), SWEAT and the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo, will plant 50 street banners by artists and designers in downtown Toledo. Each banner will use the form of or metaphor for the tree to make a powerful visual statement about the environment. The banners will launch in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day.


Worldstudio and School of Visual Arts launch
Impact! Design for Social Change

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Impact! Design for Social Change
A six week intensive workshop
July 12 – August 20, 2010

Worldstudio and the School of Visual Arts in New York City are launching an exciting six week summer intensive called Impact! Design for Social Change.


San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom honors
The Urban Forest Project

Monday, February 1st, 2010

After a week of rain, the sunny Saturday afternoon of January 23rd brought together a diverse group of designers, artists, high school students and business and civic leaders, along with residents from the Bayview community in San Francisco to celebrate the environment, education and public arts. The event, at the Bayview Opera House, was a sneak preview for The Urban Forest Project San Francisco, an exciting environmental, public arts and educational initiative being launched in celebration of Earth Day this year. Ed Reiskin, Director of the Department of Public Works, presented a proclamation for the project on behalf of Mayor Gavin Newsom.