Congratulations to Poor Dog Group (PDG), for premiering Group Therapy at CAP UCLA! Group Therapy draws on 16 hours of recordings from the group’s therapy with a licensed professional to probe the inner workings of long-term collaboration.
We were proud to work with PDG in designing the performance program and poster. View our work here.
Thirst has three works on view at the Art Institute of Chicago as part of the inaugural exhibition of the new modern and contemporary architecture and design galleries titled Past Forward: Architecture and Design at the Art Institute.
Gather Give Grow is a film highlighting Archeworks' Mobile Food Collective (MFC) program which premiered at the U.S. Pavilion of the 12th International Architecture Exhibition at the 2010 Venice Biennale.
Also on display is a front and back cover press sheet for Emigre, Issue No. 26, All Fired Up designed by Rick Valicenti in 1993, as well as his Fluxus Vivus poster for the Arts Club of Chicago from the same year.
Saturday, October 22, Rick Valicenti will be giving an artist talk in celebration of his exhibition, (maybe) THIS TIME, in the Regis Multipurpose Room of Loyola University. Valicenti will answer questions about his work, and a reception will follow in the Ralph Arnold Gallery.
Saturday 22 October 2–4 p
Loyola University Chicago Regis Multipurpose Room 6340 N Winthrop Ave
Artistry Engraving & Embossing invites you to a live-action open house of letterpress, foil stamping, and engraving. Watch new CHGO DSGN on press. 23–25 of September. Designers, clients, and inquirers are welcome!
A limited edition keepsake set of the seven prints will be available to guests on a first come, first served sign-up basis. Guests are welcome to come and go as they please throughout the weekend anytime between 6:30a and 7:00p.
As light creeps from within dark woods, Thirst is bringing design to the stage with an epic collaboration with the Chicago Repertory Ballet. Director Wade Schaaf's new production of MACBETH — the tragic Shakespearean tale of ambition, lust, and murder — features over an hour of interactive moving sets and motion graphics all designed by Thirst's John Pobojewski and Kyle Green.
In a historic race, our long-time client and friend, Bill Smith, is racing from Key West to Havana in the Conch Republic Cup. Smith’s sailboat, Wooton, is decked with a Bud Rodecker of Thirst designed logo and custom designed spinnaker.
On Sunday, 1 November 2015 Rick Valicenti will be speaking followed by a conversation with Sarah Herda as part of the Chicago Humanties Festival. Rick will be sharing insight and reflecting on design as a mirror of our civic consciousness.
Other participating artists include: Gary Baseman, Donovan Beery, Pep Carrió, John Cuneo, Chaz Maviyane Davies, Marc English, Ed Fella, Jim Fitts, Nathan Fox, Milton Glaser, Rodney Greenblat, Brad Holland, Eric Hunn, Mirko Ilić, Jeff Johnson, Lou Jones, John Langdon, Ross MacDonald, Jeffrey Marshall, Chaz Maviyane-Davies, Bill Mayer, John McHugh, Debbie Millman, Shogo Ota, Alison Poor-Donahue, Jeff Scher, Ross Storey, Scott Thomas, and Cary Wolinski.
Opening Reception: Tuesday 20 October 6:30 – 8:30 p
264,430 Chicagoans were impacted by eviction or foreclosure between 2008–2012. That is almost twice the entire population of Evanston!
In collaboration with Leslie Thomas of Art Works Projects, photojournalist Jon Lowenstein, and documentary filmmaker Maren Wickwire, Anna Mort and Alan Davis of Thirst led a talented team of Moving Designers to create a powerful pop-up exhibition curated by Roberta Feldman currently on display at the 625 Studio Gallery.
The National Public Housing Museum believes the housing crisis is not over and the horrific statistics and true stories need greater amplification, sustained regulations, and responsible legislation. Design stepped up and did all it could to advance this social agenda and at the same time bring real human presence into the presentation of words, data, and portraiture.
Very generous Moving Designers: Jenna Blazevich Andrew Fortnum Chris Givens Ellissa Jane MacArthur Erin Maresko
Rick Valicenti is heading south for the weekend for CHGO DSGN GONE TX, presented by Creative Summit #28. In addition to introducing the work of over 200 Chicago designers to over 500 design students, Rick will be joined by five Chicago designers as guest speakers on March 27–28 at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.
Duncan Jackson (Billings Jackson Design) Renata Graw (Plural) Angie West (West Supply Co.) Jennifer Mahanay (Wright) Matthew Hoffman (Hey, It's Matthew)
Creative Summit is a renown student competition and conference organized by Chris Hill. Since 1987, Creative Summit has awarded over $500,000 in scholarships during the conference to attending juried students.