Each year AIGA Chicago hosts it’s Annual Members Meeting, which brings together the Chicago community to inspire and inform. The “snapshot book” serves as a takeaway to recap the years events, awards and highlight the evenings keynote speaker. The theme for this year’s book was designed to address the concern that the relevance of the organization needs to extend beyond traditional designers, reaching younger/emerging artists and non-traditional designers alike. We engaged over 20 people to help bring the book to life through collaborative exercises. The result was a playful and open ended experiment that encapsulated the idea of "living design."
Outside front cover.
A calendar of the years events.
The snapshot section encompassed work from the AIGA Chicago community.
One of nine spreads within the "snapshot" section. To tie back into the idea of "living design" we took each piece of work, cut it out, and laid it on the table to photograph.
One of seven collaborations. Designed around the word "community" and made possible by photographer François Robert, designer Antonio García and illustrator Jesse Hora.
Collaboration done by writers, designers, account managers and directors at Simple Truth to honor Arnold Goodwin, the years Fellow Award recipient.
Additional "snapshot" spread. This section was scattered throughout the book rather than contained. The presentation helped to differentiate it from it's surroundings and allowed it to stand alone at times.
The list of every AIGA Chicago member was designed as a sea of shifting colors. These spreads were intended to be beautiful despite the fact that they may not be read.
Collaboration done by designers Tim Bruce and Kel Knaga with writer, Claudine Guertin, designed around the
The inside back cover reveals the outside cover collaboration done by the team that created this book; designers Aggie Toppins and myself, and writer Steve Batterson.