So it doesn’t quite have the ring of No-Shave November, but November has nevertheless been shaping up to be quite the month for design. It started out with a bangÂ the first week with three nights in a row of design-filled fun. More reports on design happenings will be forthcoming, but first a recap of that first week:
Designing Obama Launch Party (Nov. 4)
The Post Family hosted a gallery exhibit and party to launch their book, Designing Obama. Regardless of your political leanings, you have to admit that this past election was a turning point in the way political campaigns are branded and marketed. I personally feel this was a huge step forward for the design field, and cannot wait to see how it impacts future elections.
In any case, the exhibit was great: a lot of really good art and design came out of the Obama campaign, and many of the posters were on display. It was nice to be able to see the work in person rather than on a computer screen, and the reprints of the logo development were nicely printed by Delicious Design League.
Bevel/Emboss (Nov. 5)
What was intended by Mig Reyes and Patrick Algrim to be a small gathering of designers at a local bar, quickly grew through word of mouth and twitter into a huge happy hour. I’m not sure if it was the first one, but I am definitely going to any future events! With the large numbers of people there, Mig and Patrick encouraged interaction by posting twitter and text challenges. Door-prizes were given to the winners, and there was even a dance off!
Plus, I got to see a lot of people I knew both from Camp Firebelly and other events. Funnily enough, we were even seeing double: Antonio found his doppelganger! (Hint: Antonio is on the left.)
Camp Firebelly Kids Reunion (Nov. 6)
Finally, some of us Camp Kids who live in Chicago were able to get together for a happy hour on that Friday night. Unfortunately, a few couldn’t make it, and a few more were accidentally left off of the invite. (!! sorry guys!) However, it was great to be able to see everyone who did make it out, and Antonio’s girlfriend even brought cupcakes! She seriously needs to go into business (…or just come be my personal dessert-maker). In any event, there will be more get-togethers and hopefully everyone will make it to the next one.