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Design Re:View 2011: Judges Night Detroit - Jake Lefebure and Eddie Opara

February 3, 2011 - 12:05pm

Thursday, February 17, 2011
6:30 pm

Cliff Bell's View Map Learn More
2030 Park
Detroit, MI 48226

AIGA Detroit and AIGA Toledo are proud to announce Jake Lefebure, Creative Director, Design Army and Eddie Opara, Partner, Pentagram as featured presenters at the 2011 Design Re:View Judges Night - Detroit.

Design brilliance meets classic cool at this year's 2011 Design Re:View Judges Night. The evening kicks off with 2 inspirational presentations from Jake Lefebure and Eddie Opara set against the art-deco backdrop of 1 of Detroit's premier Jazz venues, Cliff Bells. Along with a great design lecture your ticket includes tasty appetizers & beverages*, followed by Cliff Bell's live entertainment. Come down and join us for a great night in Detroit!

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Third Annual Design Charrette

February 3, 2011 - 12:05pm

Saturday, March 26, 2011
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Davis College View Map Learn More
4747 Monroe Street
Toledo, OH 43623-4389

Design for FREE? Yup, we are asking 20 committed and caring members of our design community to join us in February for a Design Charrette. What does this mean? As a way for AIGA Toledo to give back to our community, and in a focused kamikaze action, 20 designers and writers will come together in ONE day to develop a complete identity system, website and collateral materials for a pre-selected local non-profit organization in need.



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Design Re:View 2011: Judges Night Toledo :: Debbie Millman

February 3, 2011 - 12:05pm

Friday, February 18, 2011
7:30 PM

University of Toledo Memorial Field House Learn More
Room 2100
2801 W. Bancroft St.
Toledo, OH 43606

Why We Brand, Why We Buy.
A lecture by AIGA Executive President Debbie Millman

This presentation will take a deep dive into the influence branding has on our everyday lives, from branding ourselves and the world around us, to the role branding plays in the products we buy and the way we live.

Debbie is the Executive President of the AIGA. She is a contributing editor at Print Magazine, a design writer at and, and Chair of the Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. In 2005, she began hosting the first weekly radio talk show about design on the Internet. The show is titled Design Matters with Debbie Millman and it is now featured on

Debbie is one of the judges for this years AIGA Detroit + AIGA Toledo Design Re:View and will be jurying in Detroit on Friday morning along with Jake Lefebure, Creative Director, Design Army and Eddie Opara, Partner, Pentagram Design.

Lectures by Jake and Eddie will take place on Thursday, February 17th at 6:30pm set against the art-deco backdrop of one of Detroit's premier Jazz venues, Cliff Bells, 2030 Park, Detroit, MI 48226. Visit for more details.

For Tickets to Debbie's talk:
AIGA MEMBERS :: 10.00, NON-MEMBERS :: 20.00


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Downtown Windows Project

January 31, 2011 - 12:05pm

Monday, January 31, 2011 — January 31, 2011

Nasby Building // Madison and Huron // Online Submission Learn More
Toledo, OH 43604

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Downtown Windows Project :: Call for Entries

AIGA Toledo reunites again with the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo (ACGT) to bring another highly visible and engaging graphic design project to the Northwest Ohio community. We are proud to announce the 2011 Downtown Windows Project (DWP), a design project geared toward activating the window spaces of the vacated Nasby Building on North Huron Street and Madison Avenue. Currently these windows are filled with creations from the 2007 DWP, so check them out while they are still up! This year’s theme challenges the designer/artist to respond to: The Chemistry of our City.


For more information, visit


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Design Re:View 2011 :: Call for Entries

January 26, 2011 - 12:05pm

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 — January 26, 2011

Learn More
Toledo/Detroit, Ohio/Michigan 43604

Design Re:View 2011 :: Call for Entries

Select your greatest work and prepare your submissions for Design Re:View 2011. We are excited to get our fourth biennial competition underway and look forward to your participation. This year AIGA Detroit and AIGA Toledo are joining forces, making this Re:View a regional competition and one of the first of its kind. It will showcase the most successful and creative print, interactive, motion and environmental graphic design created in the region over the past two years. More than 300 entries were received for the competition in 2009, from which 55 pieces won awards. This competition solicits work from agencies and design studios representing a diverse range of business markets, as well as cutting-edge student work from universities and colleges across Michigan, Northwest Ohio and Windsor, Ontario.

So break out your portfolio, choose your favorite projects and get ready to engage. Click here: for entry and submission guidelines and details about this year's judges which include: Design Army's Creative Director Jake Lefebure; Design Matters Host and AIGA Executive President, Debbie Millman; and Interactive Designer and Pentagram Partner Eddie Opara


This competition is open to all AIGA Detroit and AIGA Toledo Chapter members, as well as all individuals in Michigan, Northern Ohio, Windsor and Ontario involved in designing visual communication. Entrants need not be AIGA members; however, non-members are encouraged to join by completing the application form found at Individuals who join before submitting entries are eligible for the member entry fee rate.



To be eligible, all entries must be client-based projects that have been printed, posted, installed or produced between February 2009 and January 2011.


To be eligible, all entries must have been published or prototype work completed as part of a course of study between February 2009 and January 2011.


Member: Single $25 / Series $35
Non-member: Single $35 / Series $50

Student member: Single $10 / Series $15
Student non-member: Single $15 / Series $30


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25 Years 25 Logos :: Retrospective By Jesse Mireles

January 8, 2011 - 12:05pm

Saturday, January 8, 2011 — March 8, 2011

National Center for Nature Photography Learn More
Secor Metropark on Central Avenue (US20), 6 miles west of US23 / I-475
Toledo, OH

“25 Years 25 Logos: A Retrospective Of Logo Designs By Jesse Mireles,” a new exhibit at the National Center for Nature Photography, will highlight some of the artist’s favorite – and award-winning – designs.

The exhibit opens January 8 and continues through March. A free public reception to meet the artist and learn more about the logo design process will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 23. Refreshments will be provided.

Park visitors are familiar with Mr. Mireles’ work, from logos to publications such as the award-winning Metroparks Magazine. Through his career, he has amassed numerous awards and honors. His designs have even been featured in international journals read by professional designers around the word. For this exhibit, he had the unenviable task of selecting just 25 of the hundreds of original designs he has created over two and a half decades.

Jesse Mireles is a current member of AIGA Toledo.

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DesignHood Meet & Greet at Hanson and Wrapping Paper Swap

December 9, 2010 - 12:05pm

Thursday, December 9, 2010 — December 9, 2010
4:00 - 6:00

Hanson Inc. Learn More
1625 Indian Wood Circle
Maumee, Ohio 43537-4003

It's once again your chance to see another studio's workspace and meet the great people who make it tick. Join us on Thursday, December 9 from 4 to 6 pm at Hanson Inc. for DesignHood, AIGA Toledo’s meet and greet studio event.

In addition to the usual DesignHood fun and festivities, to get us into a well-designed holiday spirit, we will be having an AIGA Toledo Holiday Wrapping Paper Swap! Design your own 24"x36" sheet of wrapping paper to swap with your fellow AIGA members! Bring 1-3 sheets of your best and most creative designs!

Members: Free
Non-members: $5.00

For more information, please contact Ashley Vetter at [email protected]

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Regional Design Event: ART in TARTA Opening Reception

December 5, 2010 - 12:05pm

Sunday, December 5, 2010
2pm - 4pm

Parkwood Gallery Learn More
1838 Parkwood Avenue
Toledo, OH 43604

Join in this community event for the official reveal of the 2010 crop of Art in TARTA busses that will soon grace the streets of Toledo.

TARTA and the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo present Restore Planet Earth: Soul Art 2010.

Opening Reception Sunday December 5, 2010
Parkwood Gallery • Awards at 3pm
Free and open to the public • Refreshments provided.

Featuring poetry from the students in the Young Artists at Work program* and graphic design from artists of Bowling Green State University School of Art Division of Graphic Design.

The Parkwood Gallery is open for regular hours 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday-Friday. Located at 1838 Parkwood Avenue, on the corner of Parkwood and Monroe in downtown Toledo. Exhibition continues through Dec. 23.


* The Young Artists at Work program is the beneficiary of the proceeds from the Urban Forest Project Tote Sales... buy your bag now at our etsy site!


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AIGA Toledo BGSU Student Group at ARTSX

December 3, 2010 - 12:05pm

Friday, December 3, 2010
6pm - 10pm

School of Art at BGSU Learn More
Bowling Green, OH 43403

Join the AIGA Toledo BGSU Student Group at ARTSX! They will be selling a range of graphic-design related goodies. Purchases will help to fund and support this student organization's initiatives.



The Bowling Green State University School of Art will host its sixth annual Arts Xtravaganza from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at the campus Fine Arts Center. Showcasing BGSU’s arts programs, the evening offers community members a chance to do some holiday shopping while enjoying demonstrations, performances and hands-on activities.

The entire school will be open to the public, showcasing the range of work by School of Art faculty, staff and students. In addition, the evening will present student performers from the College of Musical Arts and Department of Theatre and Film, as well as the Creative Writing Program.

Featured artwork will include the annual faculty and staff exhibition, opening that evening in the Dorothy Uber Bryan Gallery. Providing accompaniment in the gallery foyer will be several ensembles from the College of Musical Arts. Music will also fill the Willard Wankelman Gallery lobby throughout the evening, while groups from the Department of Theatre and Film will perform in Room 2000.

Clubs and organizations, from the BGSU AIGA Student Group to Clay Club to the University Film Organization, will be hosting activities throughout the building as well. The Print Society will host a “Tee-Party,” a T-shirt and print sale, in Room 1211. The Sculpture Club will light up the night with an outdoor metal pour demonstration, behind the sculpture lab, from 7:30-8 p.m. The Student Art Glass Association will hold glass-blowing demonstrations all evening in rooms 1200 and 1206.

Holiday shoppers can make selections from various artwork sales that help support student organizations in the building. 

Other highlights include demonstrations in Second Life—a three-dimensional, virtual environment—in rooms 1104 and 129, and a tea ceremony from 6-8 p.m. in the Hiroko Nakamoto Gallery. Visitors can have their photo taken showing them on record album covers from the Music Library and Sound Recordings Archives.

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Words&Spaces :: Will Hill

November 12, 2010 - 12:05pm

Friday, November 12, 2010
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm

BGSU , Olscamp 117
Bowling Green State University
Olscamp Hall
Bowling Green, OH 43403

Please join us on November 12 for Words & Spaces, a lecture from UK Typographer, Will Hill.

Will Hill is Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK. and recently completed an MA in Typeface Design at the University of Reading.
He is co-organizer of the international symposium series Beyond the Margins and is currently completing an updated edition of his 2004 book The Complete Typographer.
Other recent publications include chapters in Font: the sourcebook, 2008, and Art and Text, 2009. He has given numerous conference papers on typography and design education, including Typecon, Atlanta 2009. His experimental print work, has been exhibited at the Plus International Design Festival and at the University of Cambridge.

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ARTalk with Jason Dziak

November 8, 2010 - 12:05pm

Monday, November 8, 2010

Bowen-Thompson Student Union Room 206
Bowling Green, OH 43403

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His lecture, Leading the Creative Vision for Every Project from Strategy through Production, is free and open to the public. Proudly sponsored by the BGSU School of Art, the Division of Graphic Design (BGSUGD), the AIGA BGSU Student Chapter and AIGA Toledo.


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