Let’s Change Lives!
Sappi Ideas that Matter Grant Program
Deadline: EXTENDED TO JULY 21, 2017
How can you change lives, your community and, ultimately, the world? By doing what you do best—using your skills and expertise to solve communication problems for the nonprofits that you care about most. Start by downloading the entry form. Submit your entry and you could be awarded up to $50,000 to produce a project that makes a meaningful difference in the world. Applications must be postmarked no later than July 21, 2017. For more information visit Sappi Ideas that Matter.
Next year will mark the 25th Anniversary of the Smithsonian’s US National Postal Museum. And it was 25 years ago that Rigsby Hull, working for legendary Houston real estate developer Gerald D Hines, helped announce the Museum’s Grand Opening, and reinterpreted the newly restored architectural icon in a limited-edition print.
Côtes du Coeur is one of the nation’s premiere fundraising campaigns: a series of spectacular events hosted annually by American Heart Association that has raised over $30 million for cardiovascular research/education since its inception 26 years ago. The signature black-tie Côtes du Coeur Gala is the largest and most prestigious of its kind; the top fundraising gala in the nation for AHA (with this year’s Gala breaking all historic records). Rigsby Hull’s dramatic motion graphics for this Gala—projected on a Texas-size 100-foot-wide screen—tell the organization’s story while creating a vividly dynamic visual backdrop for the evening's festivities.
Find our “Taco Trucks on Every Corner” project in the newly-released Social Science/Law textbook, Keeping the Republic, by Barbour & Wright. The book’s stated aim, “teaching students to think critically about American politics—exploring who gets what, and how, and the twin themes of power and citizenship”, is one we wholeheartedly support.
Last week US Department of Homeland Security issued a request for proposals to design and build the proposed southwest border wall between the US and Mexico. Collaborating with Architecture Lobby, Rigsby Hull called on architects, engineers, and builders to say NO to a project that violates the very purposes these professions exist to serve. For more on the #NotOurWall initiative, read here. For designers envisioning how to make the wall a good thing, please read here.
Philadelphia is brimming with good design, the best of which will be showcased in the Philadelphia Biennial Design Awards. The 5-judge curatorial panel includes design luminaries Stephen Frykholm (Herman Miller), Su Matthews Hale (Lippincott San Francisco), Cheryl Heller (SVA's Design for Social Innovation), Brian Singer (Pinterest and formerly Facebook), and Lana Rigsby (Rigsby Hull).