Since the first urban environments of the Roman Empire, signs have been used to direct, lead, and inform our behavior. These primitive communication tools have stood the test of time because they can deliver a concise message at a specific location, they can communicate a complex message in a blink of an eye, and finally they can communicate a message in a universal way that everyone can understand.
KindSign, an open sourced art project is changing this by creating signage that communicates personalized provocative messages that will challenge, inspire and delight. The workshops are organized to engage the general public in the creative process. Participants include creatives, designers, artists, makers, and non-designers. No design or art skills are necessary, all are welcome to participate. The workshop is $10 (includes your own sign) and tickets are limited, please RSVP. To read more about KindSigns, check out our blog.
The Noun Project in an exciting workshop where we will be creating a collection of these powerful pictographic messages. As a participant you will start off by concepting a message for your very own KindSign. You will then work through a process of transforming your personal message into pictoral elements. Finally, we will wrap up the event with group presentations.
After the event, the sketches will be transformed into polished vector icons and will be printed on aluminum signage. All of the participants will then be sent their very own KindSign that can be placed into their built environment.
Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
CultureBrain Academy inside Maker City LA
Maker City LA
1933 S. Broadway, 11th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90007