Our San Francisco office has been having a blast popping into the various events this week for AIGA’s San Francisco Design Week, but as Typography Sponsor, last night was the one we were most excited about.
Shutterstock’s Pixels of Fury: A Live Creative Inspiration Tournament pitted eight designers against each other in speed rounds of 20 minutes. They were provided Adobe CS6, stock images from Shutterstock, and we threw in the FontFont Advertising & Packaging Skill Set to spice up their font palette. The designers were charged with making a poster to inspire others to learn a randomly assigned topic (i.e. “learn to speak Spanish,” “learn to code.”) As the audience cheered and jeered, judges Max Spector and Eric Heiman took note and provided commentary at the end of each round. Each judge had a vote and the attendees picked their favorite by chiming in via SMS.
Of course there was lots of time to mix and mingle as well. Thank you to everyone who stopped over to say “hi” at the FontShop table. It was lovely to meet you all! In case you missed us, make sure to take a look at our Design Assistant position just listed this week.
A big congrats to winning competitor Grayson Stebbins. Kudos to all the designers that participated: Anthony Bunyan, Andrew Le, Josh Long, Max Batt, Marc Zuazua, Michael Sun and Kristen Youngman. It definitely takes guts to be on stage and on the spot!