Architecture and Design

Phoenix Design Week's Call to Designers

Phoenix Design Week
is upon us ... in two months.

This means the prep work and planning for the five day event filled with seminars, national guest speakers, design exhibitions, and ridiculous amounts of networking is well under way.

And that means there are some pretty sweet opportunities for local designers to submit their work. This year, there are five different categories to choose from.

And we'll explain all of them after the jump.

All of these are covered in great detail on the Phoenix Design Week website. But for the quick and dirty run-down, read on, friend.

(Or, if you're not jazzed about participating via design entries, click here to apply to become a guest speaker or a volunteer at the event.)

Design a new logo for the city of Phoenix. Seriously,
that's it. Wait, we take that back. There are guidelines. Click that
link up there to see them.
All submissions are due by midnight Phoenix time on August 26, 2010.

Feel like making something pretty just for fun? This call for entries is all about design for beauty's sake.
You get to create your own vector pattern and then write a little piece
about your inspiration. Go ahead, get creative.
All submissions are due by midnight Phoenix time on August 26, 2010.

Here's something a little more practical: package
design. Got a good one? Throw it in the ring for a chance to be
exhibited during the PhxDW.
All submissions are due by midnight Phoenix time on August 12, 2010.

"Curated Exhibits"
Ok, listen up all you typeface designers, calligraphers, letterpress artists, and
architecture or interior designers: If you want to exhibit your work,
just apply. Easy enough, right? Well, not really. Judges
also have to think you're good enough. Good luck with that.
If you'd like to submit or know someone you'd love to see exhibit, fill out the form on the Design Week website by August 1, 2010.

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