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Dust off your wing tips. Go easy on the glitter!

Sleigh bells are ringing for our major event of December and the end of the year. We’re hosting an amazing evening competition featuring six of Los Angeles’ top creative teams going head to head in a live poster design competition sponsored by Shutterstock called Pixels of Fury. There’s more…

We’re repurposing the term “competitive spirit” by hosting a winter formal ball right next to this competition. Tasty “spirits”, designer friends and colleagues, DJ, dancing, photo booths, plus an intense poster design competition taking place all in one space? We’re inviting the entire design community in Los Angeles to come out for a fun night, cheer on their favorite team, and enjoy the festivities. We hope to see you and the little ADD person inside all of you at our Winter Wonderland featuring Shutterstock’s Pixels of Fury event.

Judges and competitors will be announced in the upcoming weeks. Come don your best winter formal wear and have a toast with us on 12.12.12!

Promotional material designed by Noreen Morioka.

Tickets
$15 - Members 
$25 - Members date 
$60 - Non-Members
RSVP thru eTouches:
https://www.etouches.com/ereg/newreg.php?eventid=52793&

Reminder that in August there was a change in the membership structure for AIGA. Now starting as low as $50 per year, you can become a member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the largest professional association for design in North America.

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Formal attire highly encouraged

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Winter Wonderland featuring Shutterstock's Pixels of Fury
Wed, December 12, 2012, 9:30 PM
Mosaic Downtown Art Space

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oin the Q & A live-tweet session #AskArlen, and converse live with Arlen Schumer on Monday, November 5 at noon (PST). You can participate in real time from 12:00–12:30pm on Monday, or send in questions in advance by including #AskArlen in your tweet. Arlen and our Twitter account @aigalosangeles will be answering questions and talking about Arlen's upcoming presentation.

Arlen Schumer is a renowned comics historian, award-winning author, and established illustrator. On Wednesday, November 7th, Arlen Schumer will be speaking on the dynamic relationship between comic book art and graphic design.

Arlen Schumer Bio
Arlen Schumer was born in Detroit and raised in the suburbs of New Jersey. At summer camp when he was six years old he discovered Superman, and his future path as an illustrator--and comic book historian--was determined. After majoring in graphic design at RISD, Arlen worked as a commercial artist and designer in New York City, designing TV graphics for Late Night with David Letterman (that baseball logo? his), and art directing/copywriting for ad agencies like Euro RSCG and The Ad Store. After working for his childhood idol, the hall of fame comic book artist Neal Adams at his storyboard and animatic art studio, Schumer established himself as the go-to artist for advertising and editorial comics-style illustration. He then expanded upon his commercial work by exploring his passion for the history of comics through pop culture criticism, editing Print magazine's special comics issue in '88. His coffeetable comic book art history book, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art, won the Independent Book Publishers award for Best Popular Culture Book in 2003. Arlen has since been a prominent figure on the lecture circuit, delivering visual presentations, which he's branded "VisuaLectures," to audiences across the U.S., at artistic institutions, museums, and universities including Pratt, Wesleyan, Stanford, Columbia, The Art Directors Club of New York, and both San Diego and New York Comic Cons. A member of The Society of Illustrators, Arlen currently lives in Westport, CT where he continues his illustration and design work, in addition to developing new book ideas, comic book history projects and fresh "VisuaLectures."

Promotional material designed by Arlen Schumer & Diane Lindquist.

Agenda
12:00pm - live Q & A
12:30pm - end of live session

Tickets:
Free to participate

Reminder that in August there was a change in the membership structure for AIGA. Now starting as low as $50 per year, you can become a member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the largest professional association for design in North America.

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Moderating @aigalosangeles
Guest @arlenschumer

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Interested in finding out about all of the upcoming event programming for the fall programming season? Looking to get more involved with AIGA Los Angeles, or find out how you can help us out at an event? Then coming to the monthly AIGA L.A. Event Programming Committee meeting on Monday, October 1st at Oishii Creative studio in Hollywood.

We will be reviewing all the awesome events planned for the fall season into the new year and all the great opportunities that surround them. The calendar is built back up with events, and now it's time to get the teams together and make the events happen. We will also be recapping the Paula Scher:Maps event. 

Programming meetings are open to the design community, so members and non-members are welcome. We encourage new AIGA members to come to at least one programming meeting, it is a great way to find out more about the chapter and meet other designers.

For questions, please contact Brittney Backos at bbackos@aigalosangeles.org. Questions and directions, call René Quintanilla at 323.570.6769. Parking is available on Highland Ave. after 7 p.m. To be buzzed in, push #18 on the dial pad.

Schedule 
Mix and Mingle - 7:00 pm
Meeting Begins - 7:30 pm
Wrap Up - 9:00 pm

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November Programming Meeting
Mon, November 5, 2012, 7:00 PM PST
Oishii Creative Inc

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While some may think of comics as the crazy kid sister to graphic design, Arlen Schumer a renowned comics historian, award-winning author, and established illustrator, will set the record straight through this engaging and spirited visual presentation. The art of comics is now grown up, gorgeous, sophisticated and ready to take her place beside her stylishly hip twin, graphic design. You will leave this lecture with a greater understanding of the dynamic relationship between comics and graphic design over the course of history, and in recent years as hybrid illustrator/designers like Chris Ware have amped up the interchange and blurred the lines between these two disciplines. Over the course of this talk, Arlen will also show and discuss his own illustration work; images noted for the way in which they merge classical graphic design with a comic book art sensibility, and which have graced the covers of such prominent publications as New York, The New York Times Magazine, and The Washington Post Magazine. In examining his own creative process and contextualizing it in the history of the crossover between graphic design and comics illustration, Arlen will further the discussion of leading-edge practices in this crossover creative territory. As a pop-cultural historian, Arlen has presented at a variety of venues from Columbia University to both San Diego and New York Comic Cons what he’s branded “VisuaLectures,’” tasty brews of verbal enthusiasm and super-graphic images designed to fire up an audience with the flush of newly acquired inspiring information.

Schedule
7:00 - 7:30 pm - Meet and greet 
7:30 - 8:45 pm - Presentation
8:45 - 9:00 pm - Q&A

Arlen Schumer
Arlen Schumer was born in Detroit and raised in the suburbs of New Jersey. At summer camp when he was six years old he discovered Superman, and his future path as an illustrator—and comic book historian—was determined. After majoring in graphic design at RISD, Arlen worked as a commercial artist and designer in New York City, designing TV graphics for Late Night with David Letterman (that baseball logo? his), and art directing/copywriting for ad agencies like Euro RSCG and The Ad Store. After working for his childhood idol, the hall of fame comic book artist Neal Adams at his storyboard and animatic art studio, Schumer established himself as the go-to artist for advertising and editorial comics-style illustration. He then expanded upon his commercial work by exploring his passion for the history of comics through pop culture criticism, editing Print magazine’s special comics issue in ‘88. His coffeetable comic book art history book, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art, won the Independent Book Publishers award for Best Popular Culture Book in 2003. Arlen has since been a prominent figure on the lecture circuit, delivering visual presentations, which he’s branded “VisuaLectures,” to audiences across the U.S., at artistic institutions, museums, and universities including Pratt, Wesleyan, Stanford, Columbia, The Art Directors Club of New York, and both San Diego and New York Comic Cons. A member of The Society of Illustrators, Arlen currently lives in Westport, CT where he continues his illustration and design work, in addition to developing new book ideas, comic book history projects and fresh “VisuaLectures.”

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Tickets
$15 for AIGA members
$45 for non-AIGA members

Remember that in August there was a change in the membership structure for AIGA. Now starting as low as $50, you can become a member of the Los Angeles Chapter for the largest professional association for design in North America!

Follow us on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, to keep up to date with chapter news as well as on our website aigalosangeles.org.
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Monday November 5th is our monthly programming meeting 7pm at Oishii Creative. Come see what we are planning for the rest of the year!
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Event Description
In the business of design there is a need for every design practice to achieve a balance between addressing a client’s business needs and solving their problem with good design. One is simply anemic without the other. Our final event of the Professional Series will feature partners Margo Chase and Chris Lowery of Chase Design Group in an unmoderated discussion about balancing creativity + business.

Chase Design Group: A Polymathic Partnership
Chris Lowery and Margo Chase have been growing and evolving Chase Design Group for fourteen years. Every piece of work that comes through Chase’s door gives them an opportunity draw deeply on their combined experiences. Their collaborative abilities have allowed them to provide powerful strategy and innovative design to a wide variety of clients. AIGA Los Angeles invites you to hear them discuss how their partnership has helped them meet the challenge of balancing creativity and business.

About the Professional Series
The Professional Series is a program of conversations about today’s business of design. Professionals and entrepreneurs from a range of design enterprises will gather to discuss how each are growing their businesses through financial modeling, business development, recruitment and retention, innovation practices and, above all, great design.

Introducing Blueprint
The Professional Series will be relaunched early next year as Blueprint. Blueprint will be an ongoing series of events that focus on the business aspect of design. Aimed at business owners, freelancers, and students, Blueprint features presentations, panel discussions, and workshops all designed to decode the mysteries behind cultivating a successful design business.

Margo Chase Bio
Since founding Chase Design Group in 1986, Margo’s vision has provided the fuel for Chase Design Group’s growth and achievement. Recognized worldwide for her skill with custom typography and identity development, Margo is dedicated to creating client success through high-quality, intelligent creative. In a recent Graphic Design USA reader’s poll, Margo was one of only two designers to make the top ten in both “Most Influential Graphic Designers of the Era” and“ Most Influential Graphic Designers Today”.

Chris Lowery Bio
As President of Chase Design Group, Chris manages new business development and leads account strategy for all major accounts. Chris also participates creatively in large projects, from overarching concept and copywriting to guiding overall design development. Chris came to Chase from Leo Burnett in Chicago, where he worked on the Oldsmobile, Marlboro, and Nintendo accounts. Over the course of his fourteen years at Chase Design Group, Chris has played a key role in hundreds of successful projects, redefining the way the agency views the role of creative in business.

Promotional material designed by Chase Design Group.

Agenda
6:30pm - Meet and greet
7:00pm - Discussion begins
8:30pm - Q & A

Tickets:
$20 for AIGA members
$45 for non-AIGA members

RSVP thru eTouches:
https://www.etouches.com/aigala_proseries_nov

Reminder that in August there was a change in the membership structure for AIGA. Now starting as low as $50 per year, you can become a member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the largest professional association for design in North America.

Parking Information:
Parking is available at the surface lot at 99 Pasadena Avenue Los Angeles, CA 91030

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@ChaseDesignGp

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Welcome new followers! The Google+ page is just warming up in preparation for next year! Have you not been to one of our events? Do you want to an active contributor? Check out our upcoming events below. 
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While some may think of comics as the crazy kid sister to graphic design, Arlen Schumer a renowned comics historian, award-winning author, and established illustrator, will set the record straight through this engaging and spirited visual presentation. The art of comics is now grown up, gorgeous, sophisticated and ready to take her place beside her stylishly hip twin, graphic design. You will leave this lecture with a greater understanding of the dynamic relationship between comics and graphic design over the course of history, and in recent years as hybrid illustrator/designers like Chris Ware have amped up the interchange and blurred the lines between these two disciplines. Over the course of this talk, Arlen will also show and discuss his own illustration work; images noted for the way in which they merge classical graphic design with a comic book art sensibility, and which have graced the covers of such prominent publications as New York, The New York Times Magazine, and The Washington Post Magazine. In examining his own creative process and contextualizing it in the history of the crossover between graphic design and comics illustration, Arlen will further the discussion of leading-edge practices in this crossover creative territory. As a pop-cultural historian, Arlen has presented at a variety of venues from Columbia University to both San Diego and New York Comic Cons what he’s branded “VisuaLectures,’” tasty brews of verbal enthusiasm and super-graphic images designed to fire up an audience with the flush of newly acquired inspiring information.

Schedule
7:00 - 7:30 pm - Meet and greet 
7:30 - 8:45 pm - Presentation
8:45 - 9:00 pm - Q&A

Arlen Schumer
Arlen Schumer was born in Detroit and raised in the suburbs of New Jersey. At summer camp when he was six years old he discovered Superman, and his future path as an illustrator—and comic book historian—was determined. After majoring in graphic design at RISD, Arlen worked as a commercial artist and designer in New York City, designing TV graphics for Late Night with David Letterman (that baseball logo? his), and art directing/copywriting for ad agencies like Euro RSCG and The Ad Store. After working for his childhood idol, the hall of fame comic book artist Neal Adams at his storyboard and animatic art studio, Schumer established himself as the go-to artist for advertising and editorial comics-style illustration. He then expanded upon his commercial work by exploring his passion for the history of comics through pop culture criticism, editing Print magazine’s special comics issue in ‘88. His coffeetable comic book art history book, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art, won the Independent Book Publishers award for Best Popular Culture Book in 2003. Arlen has since been a prominent figure on the lecture circuit, delivering visual presentations, which he’s branded “VisuaLectures,” to audiences across the U.S., at artistic institutions, museums, and universities including Pratt, Wesleyan, Stanford, Columbia, The Art Directors Club of New York, and both San Diego and New York Comic Cons.  A member of The Society of Illustrators, Arlen currently lives in Westport, CT where he continues his illustration and design work, in addition to developing new book ideas, comic book history projects and fresh “VisuaLectures.”

Twitter Feed
#GDCBA

Tickets:
$15 for AIGA members
$45 for non-AIGA members

Remember that in August there was a change in the membership structure for AIGA. Now starting as low as $50, you can become a member of the Los Angeles Chapter for the largest professional association for design in North America!

Follow us on Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, to keep up to date with chapter news as well as on our website aigalosangeles.org.

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On Monday, from 5-8p, we are going to be checking out Power and Light Press's Moveable Type (truck, yep literally a truck with a letterpress inside) outside of Poketo making cool halloween masks from artwork by Kate Bingaman-Burt, Michael Hsiung, and Kim West. 

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The design connector for LA's creative industries.
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Founded in 1983 by design legends Deborah Sussman, Saul Bass, Jim Cross, and others, the Los Angeles chapter continues to connect LA's varied creative industries through extensive programming, events, communication and social outreach.

AIGA/LA is recognized as a civic leader for its celebration of local design, partnerships with cultural and media organizations, exceptional support of educational institutions, and a dedication to nurturing the diversity and independent spirit unique to the Los Angeles creative community