AIGA is the professional association for design, a national organization committed to advancing design as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force. On behalf of designers of all stripes, AIGA works to promote design as a whole, highlighting the fact that designers serve a critical role as communicators, educators and innovators, in society and the marketplace.
To celebrate the 23rd annual Unisource Paper Show in Chicago, we worked alongside the Chicago chapter of AIGA to create a set of three art prints that would highlight the creativity of printing and paper, while also serving as a unique marketing piece for the chapter. The pieces are meant to be kept and displayed, while also playing on the relevant theme of unique voices coming together. The waveforms on each of them are visual representations of unique voices paired in unlikely ways, like Neil Armstrong's famous "one small step for man" utterance mashed up with Lady Gaga proclaiming "let's dance," or Ronald Reagan's Berlin Wall speech combined with vocal stylings of the band Oasis. Printed on striking colored paper stocks with seven hits of ink, the waveform combinations yielded beautiful patterns and challenged audiences to add their own voices to the conversation surrounding design and its future. Concept development support and copywriting by Mike Peart and Ryan Schulz.