Big Apple Design


Six months ago, a group was founded to wed design talent and design need. Called desigNYC, its mission “is to improve the lives of New Yorkers by connecting
nonprofits, community groups and city agencies serving the public good
with passionate, professional pro bono designers.” Launched by New York Magazine and ESI Design, the founding board members and designer volunteers at desigNYC provide pro bono design
guidelines, best practices and resources, host community-building
events, and promote design collaborations to accelerate and
celebrate their impact.
On Thursday, June 17, at Pratt Manhattan Gallery Space (144 W 14th
St, 2nd Fl),  DesigNYC will showcase 12 pilot projects developed over the past six months. If you cannot be there, below are some of the projects and you can see videos here
(top) Sam Eliot and Dory Pogers
collaborate on a design charrette for the Added Value Farm on Governor’s Island.
(below) Cover design for Eating Healthy in Bed-Stuy by Darhil Crooks.
(below middle) Circulation analysis by Joel Sanders Architect, Balmori Associates and Domingo Gonzalez Associates.
(bottom) Cover design for the Power is in Your Hands (NYCHA green guide) by The Rooster Design Group.


Daily Heller, Imprint: Print Magazine's Design Blog

About Steven Heller

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.

3 thoughts on “Big Apple Design