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Peppered throughout the event will be interactive demonstrations in which attendees have the opportunity to experiment with color, thanks to our sponsor, 3rd Ward. Recognized as an incubator for innovation and possibility, 3rd Ward members enjoy a supportive community and top-of-the-line creative resources, including photo studios, media lab, jewelry studio, wood & metal shops, and a huge education program.
"When we were planning the first ever large-scale event in Print Magazine's 70 year history, we knew it had to be something special - a unique conference; something immersive and interactive," said Aaron Kenedi, Editor-in-Chief, Print Magazine. "The creative possibilities of focusing on color resonated with our community, and we are honored by our prestigious partners and the notable names-from a wide array of design disciplines-who have agreed to speak." Speakers include: Bill Moggridge, Director, Cooper-Hewitt's National Design Museum; Eddie Opara, Partner at Pentagram; Gael Towey, Chief Creative and Editorial Director at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia; Leni Schwendinger, lighting artist/designer from Light Projects LTD; Jessi Arrington, Co-founder, Creative Director at WORKSHOP; Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute; among others.
"This is exactly the kind of content that our audience at the Art Directors Club will be excited about, and it's an under-explored topic that crosses all creative fields. We fully expect that for two days, our 5,000 square feet of gallery space will be filled with vibrant color and engaging discussion," said Olga Grisaitis, Director of the Art Directors Club. The Art Directors Club is the premier non-profit organization that serves the full breadth of the creative industries, including design, advertising, illustration, interactive media and photography. "We are thrilled to partner with Print and host the world's first Color Conference," she added.
"The rules for color aren't black and white. We each experience the world uniquely and that creates an awesome opportunity for each of us to share our own perspective with others," said Darius Monsef, Founder, COLOURlovers. "I'm really excited to partner with Print magazine, Pantone and the Art Directors Club on this upcoming conference, and look forward to being together with so many creative folks to share the color love."
Giovanni Marra, Director of Corporate Marketing at PANTONE agreed, saying, "Color inspires us in our everyday lives while influencing our moods, feelings and ultimately our buying decisions. The proper use of color in design should not be underestimated as it is critical to any product or campaign success. At Print's Color Conference, we will share and experience the power of color and PANTONE is pleased to be part of this exciting event."
About Print MagazinePrint Magazine is a bimonthly magazine about visual culture and design. Founded in 1940 by William Edwin Rudge, the five time ASME Award-winning publication is dedicated to showcasing the extraordinary in design on and off the page. Print Magazine parent Company, F+W Media, Inc. is a community-focused, content creator and marketer of products and services for enthusiasts, offering a diversified portfolio of books, ebooks, magazines, events, competitions, ecommerce, education, video, and more.
For more information please visit www.printcolorconference.com | www.pantone.com | www.colourlovers.com