And speaking of the Art Directors Club, Designism is back! The annual forum for creatives and designers to debate their roles in social activism will threepeat this Thursday evening at the ADC Gallery in New York City. “‘Designism’ was developed to explore the state of activism across all media,” says Brian Collins, who conceived the event. “It addresses how designers and creatives can use their careers to drive the transformation we need to make our communities—and the world—a better place. We hope to provoke and inspire people by showcasing great examples of how that’s being done.”
Collins and Designism 3.0 co-producer Benjamin Palmer have assembled quite the line-up of provocative inspirers: living legend Milton Glaser will speak on the effect of propaganda on design, art, and your psyche; the multi-talented Allan Chochinov of Core77 will present a “Designism Manifesto”; and the propaganda- and manifesto-savvy Steve Heller will moderate a “Design of Politics” panel discussion featuring Glaser, Businessweek.com’s Helen Walters, and writer Tony Hendra. Then the fun will get flashy in a Designism “lightning round” of rapid-fire presentations of forward-thinking work and results. Think fast and RSVP here.