Elysia at Liquid just sent us some details on an AIGA-sponsored poster project in which designers work with disabled artists. Below, is the poster she designed last year.
GIVING VOICE II
Teens (ages 14-18) with a disability and commitment to bettering their lives and the lives of others with disabilities will visit the Access Gallery for four consecutive Thursdays this summer.
During these sessions, teens will learn about the Access Gallery and participate in a workshop about the art of the Protest/Educational Poster. Teens will learn to communicate and express concepts by designing a poster. Each teen will be asked to describe their biggest frustration or everyday obstacles they encounter related to accessibility.
After the concepts are fleshed out each teen will meet with a graphic designer that will take their concepts and ideas and translate them to a 24 × 36 inch poster. A total of five to six hours over the month-long session is the graphic designer’s commitment.
Each finished poster will be framed and shown in the Access Studio during a show August 15 – September 6, during the Democratic National Convention.
Please contact Rori Knudtson, roriknudtson[at]gmail.com or 303-552-1939 for more information.