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Phoenix Design Week Event Program


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Strong Design Studios

Brand design, Robert Renteria
Program photography, Danny Upshaw
Copywriting and editing, Kathy Morgan
Product photography, Amy Lamp



O'Neil Printing

I think it is fantastic when a designer uses what he has to his/her advantage. Like in this program which could expectedly made the rounds with black thread over the black paper for the binding. But no, they are flirting with you — via the green thread and the embossed cover — to touch and play with the spine and the program in general. 



Phoenix Design Week

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Production Time

10 days

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32 pages, plus cover

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Contrast saddle-stitching


Brandon Text


Phoenix Design Week Event program
Phoenix Design Week Event program
Phoenix Design Week Event program
Phoenix Design Week Event program
Phoenix Design Week Event program

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Project Description

The Method + Madness Conference is a 2-day design conference which features internationally recognized keynote speakers alongside local design authorities. The conference is the cornerstone event that kicks off Phoenix's Design Week, which is in its seventh year. Phoenix Design Week is a week-long celebration of the Arizona design community, and includes a variety of exhibitions, open houses, workshops, presentations, activities, and other community growth-oriented events. Phoenix Design Week was founded by Lost Creature and is organized by AIGA Arizona. The creative theme this year's Method + Madness event sought to pay homage to the Native American symbolism of Arizona's heritage and honor the fundamental principles of design. These themes led us to design a program booklet that leveraged simple layout and typography, and showcased the craftsmanship of the printing and bindery.

Production Lesson(s)

Due to some last-minute changes with our speakers and sessions, we weren't able to give O'Neil and Roswell as much time as we would have liked to produce this program, but they pulled off nothing short of a miracle with this piece! We were incredibly happy with the program, and our conference attendees were pretty excited by it too!”

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Bryony Gomez-Palacio

Editor of FPO and co-founder of UnderConsideration LLC.

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March 1, 2016


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Brand New Conference / A two-day event on corporate and brand identity with some of today's most active and influential practitioners from around the world.

Brand Nieuwe Conference / Ditto but in Amsterdam.

Austin Initiative for Graphic Awesomeness / A speaker series in Austin, TX, featuring some of the graphic design industry's most awesome people.


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