Workshop :: Iconic Charlotte (Member)
Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Workshop begins at 6:00 p.m.
Iconic Charlotte is a three hour marathon of fast paced civic symbol design. This exciting event challenges designers, artists and visual thinkers to create a suite of functional civic symbols for our fair city. The symbols can be a mixture of landmarks, history, factoids, old/new culture, etc… making a nice visual collection of icons that promote all things CLT. (Hmm, what's a good symbol for something like, "The New South" or "Pulled Pork"?)
Before the marathon begins, participants will receive a quick course in symbol design fundamentals and production techniques from the session host, Mike Wirth (Information Graphics Designer and Prof. of New Media Design at Queens University of Charlotte). Paper, post-its and markers will be provided for design teams to quickly draw their symbols. Be sure to bring your laptop, because each team will need to digitize their symbols on the spot. Upon completion of the night, we will collect the finished products and submit them for acceptance to the Noun Project's website.
What to Bring: Attendees should bring sketchbooks and laptops
It will be an intense–and extremely fun–evening of great ideas, brilliant symbols and beer & pizza.
These days we are all extremely busy and rarely get to create something just for fun. Not to worry–we have a plan. Our workshop series will be an opportunity for you to get your hands dirty–whether it means digging into some clay, getting out a camera or creating a set of icons. Join us to get your creative energy refilled.
Media disclaimer: AIGA Charlotte reserves the right to use any photograph/video taken at any event sponsored by AIGA Charlotte, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video. AIGA Charlotte may use the photograph/video in print materials, social media or online. Any person desiring not to have their photo taken or distributed must contact us in writing of his/her intentions and include a photograph. AIGA Charlotte will use the photo for identification purposes and will hold it in confidence.
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At AIGA Charlotte, we want to build a more dynamic and creative community where area designers can participate, network, and grow. To make that happen, we're dedicated to providing education and inspiration to the creative arts community by offering a diverse schedule of programs, events, and initiatives.
Founded in 2000, we're an affiliate of AIGA, the oldest and largest membership association for professionals engaged in the discipline, practice, and culture of designing. Nationally, AIGA now represents 22,000 designers through 64 national affiliates and 240 student groups.