The American Poster Institute, USA : americanposterinstitute.com
The American Poster Institute is a non-profit corporation dedicated to furthering public awareness and appreciation of the poster art form. It is committed to supporting the community of artists creating entertainment-related posters, to fostering interaction and communication between the artists, and to constantly improving standards in the field.
FILTER, Seattle :
FILTER is a full-service creative-resources company that
For businesses that need talent-either in-house or off-site-FILTER
offers staffing services and project-management expertise for a
variety of design, production and content management needs. By
finding and fostering talent, FILTER offers flexible, cost-efficient
solutions for producing outstanding creative and marketing content.
We serve the creative industry like no one else, with a powerful
combination of style, passion and matchmaking expertise.
Vérité Coffee, Seattle :
Vérité Coffee was born out of the basic ideals of
coffeehouse culture where citizens, artists, writers, politicians
and merchants gathered to hear the latest news, conduct business,
talk politics and explore literature. Supporting the arts and
independent expression in the true spirit of coffeehouse culture is
core to the Vérité vision. Vérité Coffee is an independent neighborhood
coffeehouse with three Seattle locations.
Cupcake Royale, Seattle :
Cupcake Royale is Seattle's original specialty cupcake
bakery. They bake their cupcakes fresh from scratch each day and
hand frost each one with real buttercream. And they're all
natural—no oils, shortenings, or preservatives...ever! Baking with a
conscience for community, Cupcake Royale donates hundreds of
cupcakes to community events and organizations each month, and has
boosted its green efforts with the use of local, organic ingredients
and an intensive recycling and composting program.
El Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales,
The Center for the Development of the Visual Arts, created
in 1989, has the main purpose of promoting contemporary fine
arts. The Center organizes the National Salon of
Contemporary Art and the Salons of Awarded, as well as
exhibition projects aimed at the participation of Cuban
artists in international events. To fulfill that purpose it
has four galleries: Almacén, Zaguán, Espuela de Plata and
Siglo XXI, as well as different spaces for the celebration
of theoretical events. It is also in charge of the
coordination and organization of exhibitions of Cuban
artists abroad and of foreign artists at the Center.
AIGA Seattle :
The purpose of the AIGA is to further excellence in communication design as a broadly defined discipline, strategic tool for business and cultural force. The AIGA is the place design professionals turn to first to exchange ideas and information, participate in critical analysis and research and advance education and ethical practice.
AIGA XCD :
We are AIGA's community of interest on a mission to make
the world a better place through design. If you are interested in
global issues in design or in getting to know top designers from all
over the world including Cuba, China, Europe, India or even Zimbabwe
check out our information and events at xcd.aiga.org.
Thank you to Kristin Knight and Sara Guizzo at Filter; Jody Hall and Jessie Martin at Vérité Coffee; Stefan Udziela, Mark Notermann and Wendy Quesinberry with AIGA Seattle; Shelly Langton and Toni O’Bryan with AIGA XCD; Pedro Contreras, Isabel Hernández Martínez and the staff at el Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales; Idania del Rio in Havana for all her help; Olimpia Sigarroa, Carolina Boler, Chelsea Bolan and John Gibson for Spanish-English translations; Sabrina Boler for our website design; Amy Baranski for PR help; Beverly Walton at Global Graphics; Bob, JoJo & everyone at One Reel; Heather and Brian at Patent Pending Press; Víctor Casaus and Héctor Villaverde at Centro Cultural Pablo De La Torriente Brau; Joaquin Badajoz and Eduardo Sarmiento with chatgrafico.com; Sara Lerner at KUOW, Risa Blythe at Girlie Press; Jason Faulkner at Society Co; Jeff Kleinsmith and the American Poster Institute.