This Saturday, August 13, 2011, Code for America and The Noun Project are bringing together designers and food advocates to create new symbols for Food & Nutrition in a design event called an Iconathon. Register here.
Description and agenda from Iconathon LA organizers:
LA’s Iconathon will begin by providing a quick overview of the issues of Food & Nutrition as it pertains to the city of Los Angeles, followed by a graphic design expert discussing the best design practices for symbols. After a quick lunch we will host design charrettes where designers, urban planners, developers, and anyone who is passionate about civic design will brainstorm and sketch symbols that visually represent concepts frequently needed in civic design.
Expect brilliant creative energy with amazing talented people!
Tentative Schedule of the Day
11:30am Presentations on topics of Food & Nutrition and Graphic Design for Symbols
12:30pm Lunch Break at Atwater Crossing Kitchen (see menu)
1:30pm Design Charrettes
4:00pm Group Presentations of sketches & ideas
What to Bring
B.Y.O.S. Bring your own stuff. We will have an assortment of essential creative art materials, but if you have art supplies that you want to share, or can’t live without (special pencils, notebooks, laptop, etc), please bring them.
Who Should Attend
If you have a passion for bringing new civic symbols into the world, giving back to your city and being creative and collaborative with others – you should come to this Iconathon.
We are inviting designers, design students, city employees, people from LA’s Food & Nutrition organizations, developers, cartographers and others.
This is a design & drawing focused event. However it is not necessary that you be a skilled artist to attend (check out blog post “But I can’t Draw!”).
Why is there a Donate option?
We would appreciate any amount you could contribute towards the cost of renting the wonderful venue that is letting us host this event.