Between now and April 2010 Louise Sandhaus and Derrick Schultz will be seeking graphic/communications design projects to include in the 2010 California Design Biennial that will be held at the Pasadena Museum of California Art in the Summer of 2010. We are hoping you can be our eyes over this next year to identify work made by graphic/communications designers between 2008-2010.
Has visual impact (i.e. you can't stop looking at it)
Designed in California
Employs excellent graphic/communication design to further positive change – economic, political, environmental, or social (see examples below)
Ten to twenty projects will be chosen from the Flickr Group to be included in the California Design Biennial Exhibition. The selected projects best demonstrate distinctive California graphic design thinking/making that furthers positive change. In addition, the Flickr Group will be made publicly available during the show so that all submitted projects can be shared.
GOOD Media GOOD has led the way in creating the model for a more socially-connected publishing and media company. Through their thoughtfully designed Transparency sections in each issue, hip online news segments, and smart partnering with other socially-concious brands, GOOD has become a leading voice in all things, well, good.
Barack Obama Campaign President Obama's campaign was not just a beautiful example of branding compared to often lackadaisical politic campaign identities, but it was also a new model for organizing huge groups of supporters around a digital media hub. Whether through a kinetic logo system, a smart online financing system, or his advanced use of social medias, its very plausible design played a considerable role in Barack Obama's election as president.
A More Perfect Union This film is, in a sense, an "editorial" on democracy in action. Through the deceptively simple performance of citizens acting out the US Constitution, designer Andrew Sloat choreographs democracy with its purest form — its people. You also can't help but smile watching this film...not a criteria for entry, but certainly a welcome trait.
Art in General New Commissions Program Book Series This print-on-demand book series is a cost- and resource-effective model for designing for smaller organizations. The design of the series (by studio Project Projects) also reflects the technical limitations of a print-on-demand book — embracing the constraints rather than fighting against them.