ISSUE 19 | SEPTEMBER 26 | 2020

As we continue to listen and learn amid this pandemic, we are committed to providing you with upbeat, thought-provoking content worthy of your time. How are you staying connected, enriched, and inspired these days? Have tips or resources to share? Pass them along and we’ll include them in a future issue.
Illustrator Amber Share has turned one-star reviews by persnickety visitors to America's National Parks into vintage-style posters — and they are both gorgeous and hilarious! Glacier Bay National Park? “Not great.” Mesa Verde: “Too much to look at.” Having found one-star reviews for each piece of treasured and protected land, Share has illustrated all 62 of them. See them on her “Subpar Parks” Instagram or Tumblr pages, or check out the story on NPR. Watch out Canada, you’re next…
Beth and a group of her playmates have been taking an art history class LIVE from Paris — and loving it! Lauren Jimerson, Ph.D. takes you beyond the Louvre for 90 minutes every week, with works from French museums, galleries, and private collections. Drawing from her own Fulbright-funded research on women artists, as well as cutting-edge art history scholarship, Jimerson’s five-week experiences in Modern Women Artists, Black Heroes of Art, and Jewish Artists of the École de Paris are all getting fabulous reviews. Gather a group of friends and treat yourself to these welcoming and masterfully crafted lectures. No art background required, just curiosity!
At Rosh Hashanah, people take stock of their lives and make efforts to start anew. Using typography and emotional images, we tapped into this theme for our client, the Jewish Federations of North America, by linking people to what matters most at these times. We wrote and designed all of the materials, including print ads, email templates, digital ads, and social media. 56 member Federations downloaded the materials 467 times to use in their holiday fundraising appeals.
Along with other prestigious designers, Beth was invited by AIGA, the professional association for design, to submit an original work to commemorate the organization’s 100th anniversary in 2014. Beth chose to represent 1920 — the year women earned the right to vote — and used penciled artwork by Gabby Oberti, a talented and beloved employee who passed away suddenly in 2014. Read more about this artwork on our social media. And if you know someone who still needs to register, send them to It has voting information and deadlines for every state, to get people registered and to the polls.
In response to this summer’s historic protests on race relations, the DowntownDC BID and the P.A.I.N.T.S. Institute commissioned dozens of murals for boarded-up storefronts. The public experience of these barriers shifted from “stay away” to “come look.” The National Building Museum now has 18 of these murals on their lawn, plus a new series commemorating “the Big Six” of the civil rights movement — including Rep. John Lewis, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Roy Wilkins of the NAACP. Alongside these great examples of activism through public art, their website features moving interviews with the artists.
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