AIGA Jacksonville’s Always Summer Poster Show was hotter than ever on Saturday with its 5th installment of this popular event.
Over one-hundred designers created posters about their favorite summer song, flooding CoRK’s North Gallery with their beautiful work and packing the house with over two-hundred attendees. Beneath the glow of string lights, lanterns, and beach balls guests browsed posters featuring Daft Punk, Katy Perry, Young the Giant, Local Natives, Lynyrd Skynyrd and a lot of Robin Thicke. Each poster song was mixed live by Dennis Eusebio, Ian Latchmansingh (DJ Mowgli), and Jullian Bravard.
This beautiful range of work was printed by our SIlver Level sponsor DXM Marketing Group. DXM also provides services in digital offset, large format, specialty material prints, packaging prototypes, direct mailing, and more. DXM also has the largest printer in Jacksonville, 3M certified and capable of some amazing results.
Attendees also enjoyed a first-class spread of home-made food created by our Gold Level sponsor Character Counts. Conscious Eats is a social enterprise dedicated to re-shaping the lives of ex-felons through positive creative experiences. Good food for a good cause.
The party continued outside in the “CoRKyard” where Jesse Sison, Brett Mosher, and Jose Cruz-Figuera hosted the evening from the main stage. Guests enjoyed the perfect weather alongside the all new Ignite Bar. As our newest sponsor and idea incubator, Ignite works to redefine the workforce with a combination of disruptive technology and innovative thinking.
The evening also hosted a special table for Halftone Def Studios, who sold their original poster prints and provided gifts for the lucky poster prize winners. Since 2007 Halftone Def Studios has been creating 100% hand tuned design specializing in Posters, Identity, Skateboard Decks, Apparel, and Packaging.
And the winners are…
Every year, posters are submitted for a people’s choice vote. Three winners received prize packages that included design books, posters, and even munny dolls. The general consensus was that choosing a favorite was nearly impossible, but as it came down to the wire the ballots came in. And the winners were announced:
Bryant Hardwick came in 3rd with his artful, intricate ode to Dr. Who based off the song “I Can’t Decide” by Scissor Sisters.
Katy Garrison came in 2nd with this beautifully symmetrical piece inspired by “Maybe You” by Say Lou Lou.
And Melissa Pierce took away the grand prize with her out-of-this-world vinyl poster that she hand-cut. Its intricacy certainly won over the crowd.
View more posters and photos of the event on our Flickr Page.
Another Always Summer Weekend, come and gone.
This event is considered a favorite among our members for many reasons. It’s inspiring and rejuvenating. Designers are able to take a break from client work and design for the sheer love of it. We never stop being amazed at the creativity and excellence that comes from our design community, and already can’t wait to see what comes next year. Thank you to all of the talented designers that lender their inspiration for this incredible event!
Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this event possible. Our sponsors, CoRK, and the countless volunteers who dedicated their time.
So bring on the fall, because Summer went out with a bang.
See you next year!