Weekend Heller: Designer’s Activism Gets Active

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Designers are citizens who can take active roles in this Democracy. Not everyone will agree with Bonnie Siegler, but her pro-active stance is a model for us all, whatever our causes.

Siegler of the New York design firm 8 and a Half announced this week that she is hosting “My Old Kentucky Fundraiser” on September 14 in Brooklyn in support of Alison Lundergan Grimes, Democrat, for U.S. Senator.

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“This is a crucial race,” Siegler asserts about this campaign against House Speaker Mitch McConnell, who she adds, “has wasted decades blocking legislation that would have helped middle class families, women and small businesses. ”

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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.View all posts by Steven Heller →