Informal Reception and OWS Exhibit Opening
We are delighted to open an exhibition of posters from Occupy Wall Street (OWS) as an informal welcome to Savannah for EPIC attendees. Mix it up with the locals and visit the EPIC "club house", a co-working space open to EPIC attendees throughout the conference, courtesy of Thinc Savannah.
The OWS movement embraced the power of visual communication early on to gain widespread recognition for their message. The striking examples of OWS posters on display at EPIC are breathtaking in their wit, poignancy and calls to action—a true example of emergent visual communication having a global impact. These posters were collected shortly after the first demonstrations in Zuccotti Park in New York and first exhibited as a collection by AIGA, the professional association of design, at "Pivot: AIGA Design Conference" in Phoenix, Arizona last fall.
We're honored to have AIGA as a partner for this year's EPIC program and also want to thank Inga Treitler who made it possible for us to bring the posters to EPIC 2012.