DesignPhiladelphia is a signature event of the Philadelphia Center for Architecture and the oldest design event of its kind. The nine-day festival aims to showcase the work of the region’s designers across multiple disciplines and promote the value of good design and its ability to solve problems and enhance daily life. Brownstein Group is involved with DesignPhilly every year, and in 2015 we supported the public relations efforts, helping drive excitement for the festival’s theme – SHIFT – and its 100+ events.
We aren’t the only ones celebrating a milestone this year. Ten years ago DesignPhiladelphia emerged to identify, celebrate and raise the profile of this city’s creative economy. In 2014, they asked us to help celebrate a decade of design.
For 50 years, we’ve been inspired by all of the creativity this city has to offer—from a hand-painted sign to a carefully crafted billboard. So we were honored to help them create the overall look and feel of this year’s festival. In addition to creating the key design, we joined the festival as a sponsor. With the sponsorship, we were one of 20 Philadelphia artists chosen to transform an IKEA mirror, as well as host an event featuring designs by our own studio.
All of the pieces celebrate the future of design in this city by looking to what has been laid down for us.