What did I do today? I went to a media launch for The Works Festival (oooh, exciting)! For those of you unfamiliar with The Works, it is North America's largest free outdoor art & design festival, and it is celebrating its 30th year in 2015! Myself and some of my fellow designers are taking part in this year's festival in Edmonton's Stanley Milner Gallery (that space indoors between the downtown library and the second cup—you know the one) from June 19th til July 1st.
Who: Alexa Guse, Bianca Ho, Amanda Nogier, Jaime Clanachan, Ryan Wayne, Priscilla Chu, Serena Tang, and Jessica Hong.
What: For the Love of Design! This show is a collection of various design work from Fine Arts and Design grads from the U of A. It features pop-up books to signage, and a collection of other design-related work (more info on that to come)
Where: Stanley Milner Gallery
When: June 19th – July 1st
Why: My friend Bianca was a designer at The Works last year, and we were talking about how we'd like to see the design part of the festival beefed up a bit. There are some lovely posters every year that show great design work, but we wanted to see more tangible design items in the festival. So, we decided to submit a proposal and somehow we were accepted. Yeah! I'm very excited about the show and hope to post more info soon.