POSTERFEST: DESIGN FOR GOOD 2019

Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 2–6pm

The Wolfsonian–FIU
1001 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Panel discussion, displays, make-and-take activities, and interactives that celebrate posters as vehicles for advocacy and social change, presented in partnership with AIGA Miami and the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County, STD/HIV Prevention and Control Program, and sponsored by Southeastern Printing.

Panel Discussion
Hear from voices on the frontlines of the HIV/AIDS crisis, zeroing in on the role of graphic design in shaping messaging with the context of audience, language, morality, resources, and politics in mind.

Juried Exhibition + Vintage AIDS Awareness Posters
View contemporary artists’ brand new designs shown in dialogue with 10 highlights from The Wolfsonian’s vintage AIDS awareness poster collection in a thought-provoking pairing of “then” and “now.”

Library Display
Peruse books and ephemera that look at health, disease, and the body.

Make-and-Takes
Make your own letterpress and silkscreened posters with Ingrid Schindall of IS Projects, Catalina Rojas of PuroPapel, and Thom Wheeler Castillo of Turn-Based Press.

Digital + Analog Interactives
Play with poster design at our new-school/old-school stations! Create impactful posters of your own using shapes, colors, and text on both a digital screen and by hand with Amanda Keeley of Exile Books.

Home to one of the foremost poster collections in the U.S. if not the world, The Wolfsonian knows the art of graphic persuasion to a T. Posters contain the power to inform, sway opinion, and evoke emotion, and their ease of reproduction and dissemination make them one of the longer-standing, popular mediums of the modern age and today. By partnering with AIGA Miami and the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County, The Wolf is helping to inspire a contemporary appreciation for this often-overlooked art form while raising awareness about an issue central to public health in South Florida: HIV/AIDS. Together, we’re inspiring designers to reconnect with their creative impulses, find their muse, work for passion, and reaffirm what it means to truly “design for good.”

The event follows PosterFest 2018, which was centered on homelessness in Miami.

Museum admission is free for the day; wolfsonian.org