We moved our previously announced February event at The Crescent Moon Alehouse to April to accommodate the kick-off to AIGA Nebraska’s 22nd year of events and programs. As a special February 36 Pints at Krug Park, the first 36 Pints will be provided by AIGA Nebraska and 36 Point. Join us for 36 pints + AIGA Social in 3 weeks. After that, we have the Eleven19 open house, and then… to The Moon!
Upcoming 36 Pints
March 5, 2013; 4–7pm
Eleven19 (11 Year Open House / Celebration / Anniversary)
900 South 74th Plaza, Suite 100, Omaha, NE 68114
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Leaving the AIGA Nebraska board near the end of 2008 was something that was a bit difficult. After 7 years of volunteering though, I knew it was time to move on. I’m happy to see the chapter continue to do a lot of great things, and this week they did one I was very impressed with indeed – the Vivo Design Thinking Workshop with the Good Samaritan Society.
AIGA president Craig Hughes not only was a big part of getting this event off of the ground – we need to thank him for lining up our guests for this podcast special. So what is this Vivo Design Thinking Workshop? It was a three day, 60 design thinkers event to come up with how to best use 30 acres of land to build a senior facility. And who better to discuss it with us than AIGA President Doug Powell. Well, maybe Bill Anderson from the Food Samaritan Society, who joins us for the second half of the show. Follow Vivo Innovation on Twitter to get updates as this project progresses over the years.
Oh, and it’s been fun to see one of our favorite guests, Justin Ahrens (photo also above), bringing his speaking appearances up to the high level of his design skills over the years. The work he’s put in on speaking engagements has really shown the past times we’ve seen him, as not only is he speaking at Gain (and deservedly), when this event needed to bring in a speaker great enough to motivate and inspire 60 super talented design thinkers for a lunch keynote, they brought in Justin. And we stole him for the first half of this show.
Next weekt? Hatch Design joins us for our final HOW Live, and season 5 finale – The Reflex Blue Show #100!
Spending almost an hour being made to feel like a Fox News flame-war anchor, I admit, may have gotten me into a feisty mood when it came to naming today’s show (the graphic, though, is just me being a dick because Donovan left me off the last podcast’s artwork).
‘s campaign holds a poster contest that doesn’t maybe crosses a the line from grassroots community builder into KILL-IT-WITH-FIRE Spec Work. AIGA overreacts and/or overcompensates writes a letter. Nate and Drew who may be thankful his name actually didn’t make the show title? spar while Donovan tries to make Nate feel like an idiot for even bringing it up tries to make Nate feel like an idiot for even bringing it up.
THE FINAL VERDICT MAY SHOCK YOUno it won’t.
And for our audio recap of the conference, we brought in Cami Travis-Groves, Mike Joosse, and Bill Moran of Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. After seeing his letterpress posters I covered, how could I not?
This week’s show — new and recorded live while the microphones were on — is an operatic examination of Things. We spend a slight amount of time recapping our recappings of HOWlive twenty-eleven (presumably for the final time); the finer points of local AIGA awards shows; a magical pen that records your drawings and turns them into more drawings; finally begin to delve into Adobe Creative Suite Five Period Five (a conversation will continue, dear friends, as we endeavor to uncover its dark, dark secrets); and do a little, tiny bit of dribbbling. Maybe more?