With one month remaining, I wanted to share my enthusiasm for this exhibit and encourage our members who haven’t been to see the Design Now: Houston show to go before it’s too late.
I’ve been back a couple of times to The Museum of Printing History and walked through the Design Now: Houston exhibition. I was still amazed at not only the work shown but also the display of the work: the signage, way finding, and the materials used to showcase some of the best design work representing Houston. The kick-off for the exhibition was The AIGA Houston Design Awards Show—the first-ever design awards show for AIGA Houston. For those that missed the show, it was a great night. It made me proud to be not only a board member for AIGA Houston, but also a member of the Houston design community. The weather was not cooperative, but it didn’t put a damper on the excitement for the evening. The show was humorously emceed by our very own Andy Rich, and he kept the show moving. This wasn’t like other design award shows that I’ve been to—the kind that spent hours listing names and way too many categories, the kind that seemed more interested in making sure everybody got an award. This was short and sweet and got to the heart of what we were all there to see: some of the best design in Houston.
The exhibition will be up through July 4, 2015, and I encourage everyone to go see it at least once. The exhibit is free for AIGA members with proof of membership. I found the exhibition to be both inspirational and aspirational. In fact, I hope to go back again before it ends. For those that couldn’t go to the awards show, you can see some photos from the event on our Flickr page. (Thanks to Alex Barber for generously donating his time and photography!) If you didn’t win an award or weren’t able to make it to the show this year, don’t worry—you’ll get another shot next year.