RAF Freelance Expo on Thursday, April 22, and the Memorial Art Gallery from 5:30-7:30pm. RSVP to attend.
If you are a freelancer there is still time to exhibit at the event and showcase your work. RSVP to exhibit.
Marketing directors and agency peeps. Do you use freelancers now? Do you feel you may have the need to hire a creative freelance employee? Even if you not have an immediate creative need. I encourage you to come to the Freelance Expo. Our goal is to bring freelancers and decision makers in the marketing profession together. To make a contact. Network. So that when there is creative need, you have someone to contact.
Admission is free. The food is complimentary. So come on over to the MAG, and who knows, you next big idea could come from a freelancer exhibiting at the event. The Freelance Expo. on Thursday, April 22, and the Memorial Art Gallery from 5:30-7:30pm.
This Friday one of the Rochester area’s newest cultural gem’s is having a Grand Opening. Dock 2 Letterpress is a printing company like no other. Specializing in handset typography and printing on antique hand fed printing presses. They celebrate an art form that since the age of computers has gone the way of the 8-track. It’s combing through drawers of wooden typefaces. It’s large iron printing machines powered by feet not electricity. It’s the feel of the deboss, and the smell of the ink that cannot be replaced by Photoshop.
This is not an official RAF event. It’s an event sponsored by the AIGA, and I encourage you to go out and see what the Dock 2 Letterpress is all about. Why? Because our new RAF mission is to strengthen our creative community, to educate, and inspire great work. And this shop is freaking sweet.
The Grand Opening is from 5pm to 9pm, this Friday the 18th.
Dock 2 Letterpress is located across from Webster Thomas High School on 855 Publishers Parkway, DOCK #2 in Webster, NY, 14580
Hope to see you there. I’ll be the one drooling over the Bookman woodblock typefaces in the back of the shop.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Post Central & The Studios at Linden Oaks, 170 Linden Oaks (base level), Rochester, NY 14625
The RAF created this event to assist in preparing our future creative talent in the fields of graphic design, advertising, new media, and copywriting by offering feedback, advice, and career information. Last year’s event was a big success, with over 50 students in attendance, thanks to the support of faculty members who promoted the program, and encouraged students to register and participate. And of course we couldn’t have pulled this off without the volunteers from our professional creative community that reviewed all the work.
Interested in joining us? All students must register online prior to the event at www.rafconnect.org. Professional creatives that would like to volunteer to review portfolios please contact Bob Kiesow at firstname.lastname@example.org or Anne Esse at email@example.com. We look forward to seeing you on April 2nd.
We’re excited to announce that the RAF Creative SPEEDATE event is officially sold out! On Monday February 9th, 64 college students and 32 creative professionals from our community will be coming together speedate-style at John Myers Photography to participate in this annual event. Stay tuned for other upcoming RAF events—plenty of opportunities to connect still to come! Thanks again to our sponsors RIT and John Myers Photography.
— Anne Esse
Here’s a look at the trailer for “Beautiful Losers” starring Thomas Campbell, Shepard Fairey, Jo Jackson, Chris Johanson, Margaret Kilgallen, Harmony Korine, Geoff McFetridge, Barry McGee, Mike Mills, Stephen Powers, Ed Templeton, with Cheryl Dunn, Peggy Honeywell, Aaron Rose, and Deanna Templeton.
The RAF joined together with AIGA Upstate New York, ArtAwake, Rochester Artech, The Little Theatre, and Second Storie to put on a special free screening of the movie Thursday February 5, 2009 at the Little. You can still register for a free ticket at http://www.beautifullosersrochester.org/. Hope to see everyone there.
In the spirit of its commitment to education, the American Advertising Federation will hold a three-week nationwide book drive to promote literacy among disadvantaged children and youth. Book drive dates: October 27 – November 18. The drive will be held in conjunction with the Books for Kids Foundation. The new public service project demonstrates the advertising industry’s comprehensive understanding of corporate responsibility and the value and vital importance of education.
The AAF is asking members from its college chapters, clubs and corporate organizations and companies to donate new children’s books in the category of kindergarten through third grade. Books in Spanish are also encouraged. The AAF’s goal is 5,000 new books to be collected from October 27 to November 18, 2008. Donations will be accepted from either individual AAF members or as part of a group donation from a club, college chapter or member company.
Click here to know more.
Our friends at AIGA have a cool event we wanted to tell you about. Come out for cocktails, mingling and plenty of inspiration to get your vote on!
get out the vote poster display
thursday october 30, 6-8pm
Abilene Bar and Lounge
153 Liberty Pole Way Rochester, NY
-24 juried posters printed by AIGA National will be on display.
-250+ posters will be projected.
View Posters here.
-AIGA Upstate Member, Anna Keeler was selected as one of the twenty-four posters. She will be our guest of honor.
-Posters will be raffled off at event.
More details to come on monday, october 20th, 2008.
Visit the AIGA Upstate New York website for more information.
…and have a good chuckle. Typography gone whacked in this CHTV video.
Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3k5oY9AHHM
The RAF is collaborating once again with AIGA to support another inspiring creative endeavor, the Rochester Indie Music Festival. The festival will take place Saturday, October 4 at the Water Street Music Hall. For just 10 bucks, you’ll get to see six emerging national artists including youtube sensation Julia Nunes. Watch this space for more information…and a special treat just for us.
Creativity United’s free movie night at the Little Theatre on Thursday, August 28, includes some of the best films of the summer.
If you market to teens, have teens, or think you are a teen, you won’t want to miss American Teen. It’s the Sundance sensation that follows the lives of four teenagers: the jock, the popular girl, the artsy girl and the geek. Showtime 7:10.
Hailed as Woody Allen’s best film in years, Vicky Cristina Barcelona stars Scarlett Johannson and Penelope Cruz as two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain. They become enamored with the same painter (Javier Bardem), unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture. Showtime 6:30.
The critics love Tell No One, the contemporary thriller that’s one part “Vertigo” and one part “The Fugitive.” Showtime 6:40.
Admission is free with RSVP through our homepage. And don’t forget about the chance to meet and mingle with your fellow RAF & AIGA friends in the Little Cafe before the show beginning at 5 pm. Cash bar but the conversation and schmooze opps will cost you nada!