Every single day, the political climate in America is changing at a rapid speed. Choices are being made, laws are being written and actions are playing out on the world’s stage. While our political officials are free to say, do and criticize, from any platform they choose; designers should be exploring those same risks. As designers we have an untapped power in the political space, it is time to start using it.
Where Type Talks
—Grand Old Type Party
When I was asked to design a conceptual festival, in the heat of the 2016 election, the idea for the GOTP came naturally. The Grand Old Type Party (GOTP) is a 6-day typographic festival showcased in San Francisco. A line up of typographic based talks, workshops, and gallery shows, make up this one of a kind festival. Designers are encouraged to submit typographic works inspired by politics today, for display throughout the various galleries. The goal is to engage both designers and the public to speak on important issues and injustice in the world. The call to action: no omitted matter, simply means nothing should be held back. It is time for us to speak up.