Pittsburgh
Upcoming Events
Monday, September 8, 2014 / New York
“Strategies to Accelerate Revenue Growth” is an intensive workshop exclusive to AIGA New York members. The evening will include an overview of the program as well as a dynamic and interactive preview class covering strategies CEOs use to drive massive growth in their businesses. For more information, visit: http://aigany.org/event/10000-small-businesses-workshop
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 / Pittsburgh
Behind the Platen: Exhibition & Lecture
 

“Behind the Platen” is an exhibition celebrating the legacy of letterpress printing. The exhibit includes work from artists and printers in our region, and demonstrates how the medium is being explored and utilized in our contemporary design culture.

The exhibition will showcase the range of letterpress work done by shops and individuals in the Western Pennsylvania/Eastern Ohio area. Along with the exhibited work, it will also educate on the history of the medium through development of current day trends. This body of work will share the passion of those continuing the legacy of letterpress printing.

The exhibit will open on Wednesday, September 10 and will kickoff with a lecture at 7:00 PM by Bob Kelemen, an accomplished printer designer, and design educator whose letterpress work has been recognized in regional and national competitions. He will speak on the use of letterpress as a tactile learning tool for design and will put into context how letterpress is being explored in our art and design culture.

Friday, September 19, 2014 / Pittsburgh

AIGA Pittsburgh will be hosting Shutterstock's Pixels of Fury, a live design competition. This competition pits designers against one another in a high-speed challenge, cheered on by the audience. With the judges and crowd watching, the pressure is on to create the most compelling work before the clock runs out. Whose inspiration will shine brightest? 

Competitors face off in 20-minute rounds at computer stations with their process shown live on screens for the audience to watch, creating original posters with a common challenge. In each round, a winner is selected by votes from the judges and the audience. In the championship round, the finalists face off, tackling the topics their opponents used to advance in the previous rounds.

Pixels of Fury will be held at Pierce Studio, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Education Center. Enjoy drinks and appetizers, meet the creative community, and listen to music spun by DJ MB (Matthew Buchholz of Alternate Histories), all while cheering on some of the best designers in Pittsburgh.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014 / New York

In New York on October 22, but unable to attend the "Gain" conference? We have a limited number of seats available for the professional development workshops and leadership symposium on Wednesday. Negotiations, design leadership, fundraising and more; these intensive, three-and-a-half hour workshops are designed to be both instructional and hands-on. For more information, visit: http://www.aiga.org/professional-development

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - Friday, October 24, 2014 / New York

Culture, economics and commerce will converge to tackle the tough question businesses and designers face: What is the new shape of business? For more information, visit: gainconference.aiga.org