Designers Voting Yes for Love

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‘YES’ By Gianni (Dolce Merda)

On May 22 Ireland may be the first country to vote to legalize same-sex marriage.

Yes for Love” is a campaign which asks people to help support this cause by downloading a design and using it as their social media profile.

Help support this cause, get your profile pic here and encourage people to vote yes for freedom, for commitment, for justice, and for equality: http://yes-for-love.com/

Sources:
http://eyeondesign.aiga.org/designers-are-voting-yes-for-love-to-help-ireland-legalize-same-sex-marriage/

http://yes-for-love.com/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/ireland/11614313/Ireland-gay-marriage-referendum-what-you-need-to-know.html

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Students & Scientists Working Together

Graphic design is used for everything from advertising to information graphics to entertainment. Many feel that graphic design is at its best when it’s used for advocacy. 

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Women! Learn to ask for more

Screen Shot 2015-03-07 at 6.01.11 PMThe gender gap in compensation and the lack of women in leadership are issues that all women face. AIGA’s Women’s Leadership Initiative celebrates and fosters women’s achievements in design. As part of their commitment to empowering women designers they have sponsored a series of webcasts on the topic of negotiation.

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Racism, then, and now

3-heartsAlmost twenty years ago, Benetton Clothing’s “Hearts” Print Ad won the Cannes Lions 1996 Press Gold award when it featured these 3 hearts in an effort to open people’s eyes and speak to the “heart” of the matter.

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Je suis Charlie

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“Je suis Charlie” (I am Charlie) has become the mantra for many across the world who are gathering to protest the slaughter of Charlie Hebdo’s editor and cartoonists.

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Protesting through Design

Infographic designed by student Peter Frasco

Infographic designed by student Peter Frasco

Weeks before the Ferguson grand jury handed down their verdict, students in my graphic design class chose police brutality as their topic for a social awareness project. It was interesting and disturbing to see some of the facts that unfolded as they presented their research and drafts. 

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The Perfect Response

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Three students from Leeds University in Great Britain recently had the perfect response to Victoria’s Secret ‘Perfect Body’ Campaign when the company introduced a new bra collection called “Body by Victoria” with an ad campaign featuring ultra thin models with the words “The Perfect Body” running across the image.

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Transforming from Standalone to Grand Scale

The conversation among educators and practitioners about the role of graphic design often centers around how to move graphic designers from creating standalone solutions to solving problems on a grander scale.

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ISIS—a brand in the making

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ISIS brand symbol

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Visualizing Global Dying

Milton Glaser’s new climate change logo

Milton Glaser’s new climate change logo

Milton Glaser’s new logo is meant to change how people perceive climate change. As Glaser observes, the phrase “global warming” sounds comforting and non-threatening. He wants us to consider the more ominous words, “global dying,” which many feel is much more accurate about the state of our planet.

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