It Gets Better

Our clients and dear friends, Michela Larson, Gary Sullivan, and Chef Tiffany Faison of ROCCA organized an amazing event to bring awareness and raise funds for The Trevor Project and the It Gets Better campaign. The caimpaign aims to empower LGBT youth who are the victims of bullying and harassment.

The event featured a limited edition T-shirt designed by Javier – worn above by Michela, Gary, Katherine Patrick and Tiffany.

Read an article about the event here.

Type Legend Matthew Carter

A few weeks ago, AIGA Boston presented renowned type designer Matthew Carter with the AIGA Fellow award. Javier was honored to be one of 13 designers invited to design a letter from Matthew’s name, to be reproduced as archive quality prints, and auctioned at the event. He was assigned the letter R, shown above. Javier was inspired by Papel Picado, traditional mexican cut paper banners.

Congratulations to AIGA Boston for putting on such a wonderful event.

To see Matthew Carter’s interview in the Boston Globe click here.

Congratulations Marty Jones!

We all gathered on Thursday evening for the opening night of both the 2010 Celebrity Series Season and Mark Morris’s run here in Boston. It was a special evening dedicated to Marty Jones’s 25th Anniversary at The Celebrity Series. In her honor, a special piece was commissioned by Mark Morris and funded by The Little Family Foundation.  The piece, Petrichor, premiered as the centerpiece of this evening in a packed Cutler Majestic Theatre. Marty is a dear friend and one of the first people I met when I first moved to Boston. It was great to see my Celebrity Series friends, Michael Botte, Amy Lam, and, of course, Walter Pierce shown above with Marty. She will be retiring from The Celebrity Series as President and Executive Director at the end of this season but stay tuned: I’m sure there are many more wonders to come from this amazing woman.

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An Evening with Milton Glaser

Denise met up with Chris Pullman and Youth Design grad/sum freshman at Cooper Union for an evening of Milton Glaser design, lore and fun. First stop was at the AIGA National Design Center Gallery to see Glaser’s work, In Search of the Miraculous or One Thing Leads to Another, on view through Nov. 24th. They then strolled over to the SVA Theatre to see the screening of To Inform and Delight, a biographical documentary about Glaser’s work, life in NY and thoughts on mentoring, teaching, and working. Their last stop was dinner at EATALY, Batali, Bastianich and Company’s recently opened temple to all that is an Italian eatery . . . they give the Pizza/Pasta Restaurant a thumb’s up- yum!

Design Means Business

Kudos to everyone on the Digma Board who hosted a great day of design thinking by pulling together a rich roster of designers, business leaders, and innovators from our home state of Massachusestts for the Design Means Business Conference at Reebok World Headquarters in Canton. In collaboration with designers from Reebok, Design Museum Boston mounted a great exhibit to parallel the dialogue in the presentations. Small visual case studies spanning a broad variety of design and communications projects came to life for the attendees. Momentum feels likes it’s finally here; let’s keep this Digma train rolling!

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