AIGA Chicago is the local chapter of the larger national association for design, AIGA. AIGA CHI’s mission is to unite, educate, and advance the Chicago design community.
To celebrate the 23rd annual Unisource Paper Show in Chicago, we worked alongside AIGA CHI to create a set of three art prints that would highlight the creativity of printing and paper, while also serving as a unique marketing piece for the chapter.
The waveforms on the pieces are visual representations of unique voices paired in unlikely ways, like Neil Armstrong’s famous “one small step for man” utterance mashed up with Lady Gaga proclaiming “let’s dance,” or Ronald Reagan calling out Gorbachev, combined with the band Oasis. Printed on colored paper stocks with seven hits of ink, the waveform combinations yielded beautiful patterns and challenged audiences to add their own voices to the conversation surrounding design and its future. We wanted a piece that could be frame-worthy and also had an interesting spin on using paper, content-wise.