Happy 35th Birthday AIGA Philadelphia!
With over 100 years of history to draw from, AIGA, the professional association for design, has been around for quite some time. Founded in 1914 in New York City as the American Institute of Graphic Arts, AIGA now has more than 25,000 members nationwide from more than 70 local chapters. In 1981 some bold designers in Philadelphia formed the first of these local chapters, which became AIGA Philadelphia. To help celebrate it’s 35th Anniversary, AIGA Philadelphia asked 35 local designers to each design a poster to celebrate the chapter’s birthday. BDA Principal and Professor of Graphic Design Communication, Frank Baseman, was honored to be invited to design a poster. Recently there was an exhibition and party to celebrate this wonderful collection of posters.