Ali Eng (BFA 2011 Advertising) and Virgillio Tzaj (current student, BFA Advertising and Graphic Design) recently joined forces to form Citizens for Optimism, a team made up of over a dozen up-and-coming designers from the SVA community with the goal of promoting happiness through design. For their debut exhibition at Type Directors Club over the summer, the group asked New Yorkers to provide words they associate with optimism, which were then used as inspiration for the typographically illustrated posters created for the show.
On Friday, December 9 from 6 – 9pm at Brooklyn Collective, 212 Columbia Street, Brooklyn, Citizens for Optimism returns with a new exhibit of positive prints. Included in the show are works by Michelle Alvarez (BFA 2011 Graphic Design), Jason Arias (BFA 2011 Graphic Design), Julia Coelho (BFA 2011 Graphic Design), Phil DiBello (BFA 2011 Graphic Design), Colin Kinsley (BFA 2011 Graphic Design), Alex Kirhzner (BFA 2002 Graphic Design), Devin Washburn (BFA 2011 Graphic Design), and Leen Sadder (current student, MFA Design), as well current BFA Advertising and Graphic Design students Santiago Carrasquilla, Min Choi, Pedro Delkan, Joe Hollier, Aimee Hunt, Pedro Messias, and Rachel Willey.
To view or purchase posters, visit the Citizens for Optimism Etsy shop.
Image: Poster by Virgilio Tzaj.