Philly Speakeasy AIGA Soiree and Silent Auction – Dec 7

The American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) strives to provide the highest standards within the profession and the business community and to stimulate interest and understanding of graphic design and visual communication through lectures, exhibitions, periodicals and other activities. 

AIGA Philadelphia’s mission is to advance designing as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force.

You are invited to the Holiday AIGA Philly “Speakeasy” Soirée and Silent Auction!


Friday, December 7, 2012:   7  – 11 pm
Christ Church Neighborhood House
20 N. American Street
Philadelphia, PA

Come to a lovely evening of live music, prizes, edibles, and libations (open bar!) in the spirit of the “Roaring 20’s.”

Dressing in your 20’s best is encouraged!
Must be over 21 to drink alcohol.

Advance Tickets: $20 for AIGA members; $30 for non-members  Register Now!

At the door (night of the event): $30 for members, $40 for non-members

Proceeds support AIGA Philadelphia SPACE and continued programming, including lectures, exhibits and workshops that enrich the community and the AIGA membership of over 600 local design professionals, educators and students.

Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia: Creative Open House Panel Discussion + Workshop – Weds Dec 5

The Creative Process Goes Open Source
This upcoming Creative Open House features SEER Interactive + Bluecadet as they explore the creative and collaborative processes instituted by these two leading interactive technology firms and show how their methods can add value to the internal and external interactions of any company.

This two-hour discussion/workshop is being coordinated by the Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia and takes place on Wednesday, December 5 from 3 – 5 pm ($25).


Innovation requires a company’s culture, collaborative practices and physical space to function as a whole. While many companies are certain that they want to encourage creativity in their workforce, methods may still elude them. The first in a three part series, Creative Open House: SEER Interactive + Bluecadet will showcase the creative and collaborative processes.

The conversation will take place at the offices of SEER Interactive; a refurbished church, originally built in 1850, affectionately named the “Search Church.”

The Conversation: Josh Goldblum – Founder + Creative Director, Bluecadet Ethan Lyon – SEO Consultant, SEER Interactive Adam Melson – SEO Consultant, SEER Interactive The Moderator: Alex Hillman – Co-Founder, Indy Hall.

SEER Interactive
1028 N. 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
3 to 5 pm
Cost to attend: $25

REGISTER ONLINE

Design Lecture — The American Idea of Public Design: The Street as Place

The incredible DesignPhiladelphia festival ended a few weeks ago, but the conversations and connections about design in our community continues.

This upcoming talk caught my eye as it considers how objects on the street affect the quality of our experience and the livability of the city.

Attend on Thursday, November 8, 3:30 pm at Temple University.

Two Mailboxes, Joe Boruchow (DesignPhiladelphia)

The American Idea of Public Design: The Street as Place is being co-presented by Temple University Libraries and DesignPhiladelphia in partnership with the University of the Arts. This panel discussion will explore design at street level — rethinking everything from the design and amenities of a new park to the functionality of public trashcans. What is the impact of street trees and sidewalk planters, bus shelters, public seating, newspaper stands, the facades of buildings and storefronts of businesses, crosswalks, streetlights and more on our lives?

Clark Park, Emaleigh Doley (DesignPhiladlephia)

The program will feature Bryan Hanes, Landscape Architect and Urban Designer; Diana Lind, Executive Director and Editor-in-Chief of Next American City; and Inga Saffron, Architecture Critic at the Philadelphia Inquirer. Hilary Jay, Founding Director of DesignPhiladelphia, will moderate.

The discussion is co-presented by Temple University Libraries and DesignPhiladelphia, part of Temple’s Beyond the Page series shaped around the theme, “American Idea.”

Can’t make it? Follow @designphilly on Twitter for live-tweets and use the hashtag #streetspace.

Joe Boruchow (DesignPhiladelphia)

More Info/Directions:

The American Idea of Public Design: The Street as Place
Thursday, November 8 at 3:30 pm
Temple University, Paley Library Lecture Hall
1210 Polett Walk (between 12th +13th Streets)
SEPTA: Cecil B. Moore Station (Broad Street Line), Temple University Station (Regional Rail)
Paley Library is next to the Bell Tower in the center of campus, and the Lecture Hall is on the ground floor, one flight down from where you enter the building.