AIGA Miami 2013/2014 Events


Letterpress Event
Oct 19th, 10-2pm & Nov 9th, 10-1pm

Please note: Change date & new date added.

Modern Letterpress for the designer, artist or hobbyist.

Location: ‘The Guild’ 545 NW 1st Ave, Ft Lauderdale in FAT Village

Contact: 954-448-8816 or When calling to sign up please quote: AIGA MEMBER.

NWSA Film Screening
Oct 17th, 7pm

Films for One to Eight Projectors by Roger Beebe. AIGA would like to share with you NWSA screening of Beebe’s films exploring possibilities using multiple projectors running as many as 8 simultaneously-not for a free-form VJ-type experience, but for the creation of discrete works of expanded cinema.

Location: NWSA @ ARTSEEN Wynwood

Oct 19th & 20th, 11-5pm (both days)

Come and meet the AIGA Board members. (We will be giving away 2 tickets to each new member who signs up over the weekend. Tickets to an amazing performance @ NWS check it out!) Include your AIGA member ID. All tickets will be held at will call New World Center, Miami Beach). And get involved in some amazing visual animation experiences, workshops, talks & job fair.

Location: MDC Exhibitors Hall, First Floor in Building 8 Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus

Parallels series presents: “Im in Miami Bitch!” Andrew Kaufman Book Launch presentation & Local Artists conversation.
Oct 30th, 7-10pm

Join us for a night of discovery! Come meet Andrew Kaufman present his published work, will include new Book Launch & Signing of “Im in Miami Bitch”. Come meet the artists, and join in with a conversation between Andrew and the artists (MARMER, TUBS, TRAGEK PLUS MORE) whose work is published in the book. To unearth their ideas, concerns of what they are creating and Andrew’s selections. We will be raffling off a limited edition photographic print from the book.

Location: @ a new pop up gallery space by Miami Spaces.


Sign Painters Film & Sign Painter
Nov 7th, 7pm

There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street signs were all hand­ lettered with brush and paint. But, like many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno­ fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. The resulting proliferation of computer­ designed, die­cut vinyl lettering and inkjet printers has ushered a creeping sameness into our landscape. Fortunately, there is a growing trend to seek out traditional sign painters and a renaissance in the trade. In 2010 filmmakers Faythe Levine, coauthor of Handmade Nation, and Sam Macon began documenting these dedicated practitioners, their time ­honored methods, and their appreciation for quality and craftsmanship. Sign Painters, the first anecdotal history of the craft, features stories and photographs of more than two dozen sign painters working in cities throughout the United States. With a foreword by legendary artist (and former sign painter) Ed Ruscha, this vibrant book profiles sign painters young and old, from the new vanguard working solo to collaborative shops such as San Francisco’s New Bohemia Signs and New York’s Colossal Media’s Sky High Murals.

Location: @ IPC VISUAL LAB theatre & Lobby, Le Haitian Centre

Please come back tickets will be on sale shortly.

Musical Xchange – NWS
Nov 10th, 2pm

The New World Symphony and Parsons The New School For Design will reunite for a fascinating collaboration exploring the relationship between HD digital imagery and musician-generated multimedia effects during live classical music concerts. During select works, cameras will be strategically placed around Fellows and on their instruments. While visually stimulating for audience members, these non-traditional views will also help illustrate the physical requirements of the music performed.

All new Member registering between now and January 27th will automatically receive 2 tickets to this performance and the upcoming January 27th AIGA + New World Symphony’s Performance, as long as tickets are available.

Moser: Spielmusik
Ives: Largo for Violin, Clarinet and Piano
Wilder: Flute and Bongos No. 1
Wieniawski: Selections from Etudes-Caprices
Ravel: Mother Goose

Watch last seasons video of the 2013 collaboration between Parsons + Mannes + New World Symphony

Location: New World Symphony 500 17th St Miami Beach FL 33139

Free to AIGA members Only two tickets are allowed per person. Include your AIGA member ID. All tickets will be held at will call New World Center, Miami Beach.

Launching Wynwood Wednesday for D4G Sponsorship
Art | Cocktails | Music Event
Nov 13th, 6:30-11pm

AIGA Miami’s Design4Good has helped create a look & image for Wynwood Wednesday! JOIN US for this 1st time event @ LMNT to benefit our friends & partners ART STUDIO MIAMI. This mid-week gathering brings together Miami galleries, businesses & creatives. Only $20. Benefiting a great cause. Come and have a CHIVAS on us!

Location: @ LMNT ART. 59 NW 36 ST. Miami FL 33127


Adobe Workshop @ Broward College

We are proposing Adobe’s Creative Cloud for Designers (let us know what other Adobe workshops you would us to organize) Create and deliver compelling designs to more audiences in more places than ever before. With Adobe Creative Cloud, one simple membership gives you access to the complete set of Adobe design tools, as well as every other Adobe creative desktop application, and more.

With Creative Cloud, you get new features and upgrades as soon as they are available. Cloud storage and file syncing capabilities allow you to access your files from virtually anywhere. And Internet-based services let you build and publish websites, portfolios, mobile apps, iPad apps, and content for any medium or device.

Your entire creative world gets its own central workspace to keep your ideas, files, fonts, settings, notifications, desktop applications, and team members in sync.


2014 is AIGA CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS (watch out for some great events). We will begin the year with this amazing collaboration. YOU! can engage and be part of this event. We have 100 tickets available to us to give out to our members as part of our membership program. Call for Entries!

Musicians’ Forum: AIGA Centennial Celebration of Music and Design
Jan 27, 7:00 PM

AIGA is looking for talented artists, designers or studios to submit work for review as part of a selection process for an AIGA + New World Symphony collaborative music/design event. Winners will be given the opportunity to work directly with New World Symphony Fellows on illustrating selected works of classical music. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is designed to create unique graphics for musical pieces that will be presented in front of live audience as part of the January Musicians’ Forum program at the New World Center in Miami Beach.

Deadline for submitting work for pre-selection is November 1st.

The winners of the pre-selection will be given a piece of music to illustrate using his/her/its preferred medium of choice. All works are required to be animated, whether it is recording the process using stop-motion or screen shots, or creating an animated video.

Programmed and curated by the Fellows in partnership with the AIGA, Musicians’ Forums come alive through spontaneity and unique artistic partnerships.

Come hear the Fellows perform these personally selected works of music and enjoy visual representations from the best creatives in Miami.


Nikki Villagomez

Join designer, blogger, and typofile, Nikki Villagomez, for a look into how culture affects the decision processes of every day life.

For those who mix words with images, this is as crucial to the message we convey as it is fascinating to an observer of those processes. In her presentation, Nikki will use pictures she has taken throughout her travels and talk about the comparisons (and contrasts) in type choices based on location. We will be asking all our members and non members to contribute their personal views of Miami type scene. This is shaping up to be a great event! You can check out some of the images on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #ConnecticutType.

Location: TBD


More to come…!
By webteam
Published October 14, 2013
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