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.
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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 »
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.”
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.
Read about Worldstudio partner Mark Randall’s fascination with Apis mellifera – the honey bee – on the Felt & Wire website.
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.
University of Baltimore MFA student, David Hardy, interviewed Mark Randall for his thesis project Mapping Praxis about how he got his start in design. Watch the video to learn more about Worldstudio and visit www.mappingpraxis.com to see a preview of the Mapping Praxis book and other interviews with Paula Scher, Joshua Davis, Rob Carter, Inna Alesina and Franc Nunoo-Quarcoo.
With the first in a series of planned executions of The Urban Forest Project recently launching in Albuquerque, Fast Company explores the history, genesis and future of the initiative. Focusing on Worldstudio’s expertise in creating and implementing socially-responsible projects and programs for corporations and non-profits, the article uses The Urban Forest Project as a case study to follow Worldstudio’s process in helping their clients connect to key constituencies in lasting and meaningful ways. The article, written by Alissa Walker, was published as part of The Designers Accord case study series.
Thursday, October 1 marks the official kick-off of The Urban Forest Project Albuquerque. Local artists and designers have created artwork, using the form or metaphor for the tree to make powerful visual statements about the environment. The artwork will hang on banners throughout the city creating a forest of thoughtful images in the urban landscape and raise awareness of AlbuquerqueGreen, the city’s innovative environmental program. In anticipation of the launch, KRQE interviewed Nick Kuhn, the City Forester who was instrumental in bringing the project to Albuquerque.
Core77, has tapped into a diverse group of contributors to publish Hack2Work, a collection of essential advice and tips for design professionals. With articles on topics ranging from process to staffing to client relationships, Hack2Work offers something for everyone – including a piece outlining tips for funding social change projects from Worldstudio’s Andréa Pellegrino.