Social Good Guides: Social Innovators Collective

Curator: David Sherwin
date: April 8, 2014
Categories: Advertising, Book & Magazine Design
Tags: book design, social entrepreneurship, social impact, social innovation, website design
I’ve been working in the social impact space for the past few years, and I’m often contacted by designers that want to understand what it takes to get into the space. There’s been a serious lack of resources to point them toward—until now. The Social Good Guides are a series of 20+ small-business guides created to support early stage social entrepreneurs, nonprofit founders and individuals working on social impact projects. The goal of the guides is to centralize general knowledge and equip change-makers with the essential skills a founder needs to be familiar with in order to achieve success during their startup year.
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We Buy Your Kids

Curator: Sam’s Myth
date: March 24, 2014
Categories: Advertising, Entertainment Design, Illustration
Tags: Design, illustration, Movie posters, wbyk, we buy your kids
Among my favorite artists working in the design world today are Webuyyourkids, the alias of Australian design partners Sonny Day and Biddy Maroney. Their iconic illustration style has adorned countless tour posters and album covers, and most recently, the walls of Austin’s Mondo Gallery—with their own show of silkscreened film posters.
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Burak Arikan: Monovacation

Curator: Jer Thorp
date: March 5, 2014
Categories: Advertising, Information Design, Motion Graphics
Tags: art, networks, tourism
Turkish artist Burak Arikan combined official promotional videos from dozens of countries into a network-driven deconstruction of the tourism industry.
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Once Upon a Time: Art Paul

Curator: Sara Frisk
date: January 21, 2014
Categories: Advertising, Corporate Communications Design, Illustration, Typography
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In honor of AIGA Centennial Day today, I’m kicking off our celebration of AIGA’s history with a local highlight from 1986: the year that AIGA Chicago was founded as a chapter by Bart Crosby, with the support of 52 fellow Chicago designers (including the chapter’s first president, Wendy Pressley-Jacobs).
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An Unsexy Classic: The Oreck XL

Curator: Joey Cofone
date: December 18, 2013
Categories: Advertising, Brand & Identity Design
Tags: joey cofone, product
An unsexy solution for an unsexy task—and it worked.

I grew up seeing commercials for the Oreck XL. Every time they came on TV, I couldn’t understand how they competed with all the sexy vacuum cleaners out there—the ones with clear colored tubes, spaceship fenders and wavy curves that would make the Kardashians jealous.
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