Love the work by Group A who participated in the 'Charity Chair' challenge by AIT and Dietiker. The challenge was to redesign the wooden chair “Ono” by Matthias Weber. The re-designed chairs were sold in an auction in Berlin with the revenues supporting the the Guga S´Thebe cultural centre and AIDS orphanage in the Langa Township in Cape Town, South Africa. Group A said about their design and chair: "The patterns...

"This is What Matters to Me" is a new project by KharmaNYC that unites 9 international designers each supporting what matters to them (some of which include: Urban Arts, Spanish Greyhound Rescue, and Unite Through Surf). Two of my favorite T-shirt designs are below for you to enjoy, but please do visit the site and support these create causes. I can't help but love the working philosophy of KharmaNYC who is...

In preparation for my first trip to Qatar, I went to my local bank to exchange a small amount of American currency for Qatari Riyal (the Qatari currency). As you might have gathered from the pictures below, I think it's beautiful. There are denominations in notes of QAR 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, and 500 with English on one side, and Arabic on the other. With the U.S. currency so humdrum...

The "Be Graphic, Make a Difference" exhibition was held at DesignBox in Raleigh, NC during the month of April. It featured social justice posters created by graphic design students from my Digital Imaging course and was warmly received with enthusiastic reviews. The purpose of the exhibition was to use the gallery as a medium to promote thoughtful action for positive social change. Images and posters depict issues from all around the...

It's here! Student Showcase Day at Peace! Students took the day off from classes to make presentations, put on performances and share some of the things they've discovered this year. Our Department was proud to have two galleries filled with student design work, along with a Senior Portfolio review that was packed from wall to wall with students, faculty, and staff. Presentations ran throughout the day and included "Learning How to...

In celebration of Earth Day 2010 students at Peace College grabbed some chalk and had some fun! They declared their belief in helping to create a global green economy by pledging to take a few of these simple (but powerful) steps: I will walk, ride my bike, and take public transportation instead of driving...

"Student Showcase: A Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity" is an annual event at Peace College which allows students and other members of the community to experience the richness of students' endeavors. This is the 6th year of the campus-wide event, in which students share their academic and artistic accomplishments. It includes gallery exhibitions, research presentations, performances of music and dance, poetry readings and debates. The Graphic Design Department exhibition is displayed...

We enjoyed a lovely Sunday afternoon today at the Handmade for Haiti event held at the Chatham Street Cafe in Downtown Cary. Local artists and designers sold a variety of unique items with proceeds benefiting Doctors Without Borders. As you may or may not know, Doctors Without Borders is an international medical humanitarian organization working to assist people whose survival is threatened by violence, neglect, or catastrophe. If you have...

I truly enjoyed the "frank and honest" presentation by Sean Adams this evening as part of the AIGA Raleigh event: AdamsMorioka, A Very Special Episode (held in the Burns Auditoriam at NC State). Sean presented with a charming sense of humor and a genuine spirit of openness when "sharing his secrets."  What a wonderful way to spend a Wednesday evening! My top 10 "take-aways" from the presentation (in no particular order)...

This weekend a friend visiting from DC loaned me the book "The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance" and I immediately fell in love with the book jacket design. The hand-drawn typography interlaced with red boot strings was an immediate draw, but the quirky and charming expression of the hands had me hooked. I had to track down the creator. What I found was the unique and delightful work of...