PHXDW 2018 Closing Party with National Poster Retrospecticus

Join us as we put the final wrap on the tenth annual Phoenix Design Week with a relaxed and festive Closing Party featuring the National Poster Retrospecticus (NPR), back again upon request for their third visit. This year, the exhibition will feature 100+ posters hand-printed by designers across the US, plus you'll hear from NPR founder JP in a panel discussion with three local artists talking about pursuing the Side Hustle. Hurry and register now, admission limited to 150 guests.

  • Closing Party will be held from 7-10PM, with Panel Discussion at 8:30PM.
  • Admission is free and open to all ages.
  • Appetizers will be available from 7:00-8:30PM, with a cash bar available (soft drinks, beer, wine, and a special Beyond Design cocktail)
  • Limit of 150 attendees, RSVP now
  • The NPR Exhibition will remain on display in the FOUND:RE Gallery through Saturday morning, October 13.

** Special Bonus for Beyond Design Conference Ticketholders! **

The first 25 Beyond Design conference ticketholders to register for this Closing Party will receive one free NPR Tour poster. In addition, NPR will throw in one other NPR tour poster for any PHXDW ticketholder who purchases any other poster (while supplies last). Please be prepared to show your PHXDW / Beyond Design conference badge at the party.

Q+A Panel will be held at 8:30PM
Prep those questions and get ready to hear JP talk with Jon Arvizu, Alison King and Bob Case as they all discuss the triumphs and the challenges of sustaining the side hustle as a full-time effort. Panel will be moderated by Kathy Morgan.

Photograph of Phoenix Design Week NPR Closing Party

About the Panelists

JP Boneyard is the creative director of The Fifty-Nine Parks Print Series and The National Poster Retrospecticus. The NPR is a traveling poster show that features over 150 designers from around the world. Fifty-Nine Parks celebrates printmaking and National Parks. The complete park series is archived by The Library of Congress.

Bob Case is the CCO of LAVIDGE, a full-service advertising agency and a dedicated side-hustler. From playing cards to political statements, from solo projects to designer collaborations, passion projects drive Bob's "nights & weekends" obsession with illustration.

For over 15 years, Associate Professor Alison King taught college full time to support her design history research habit. In 2019 she’s flipping the script to support her teaching habit, by taking her side hustle — called Modern Phoenix — full time.

lllustrator, designer and printmaker Jon Arvizu has spent the last 16 years grinding out a career as an independent artist. A balance of advertising work, fine art, screenprinting and a thriving apparel brand all adds up to a full-time hustle.

You might say moderator Kathy Morgan's side hustle is serving as treasurer and all-around mom on the board of AIGA Arizona, which often overtakes her "real job" as Creative Director of the graphic design firm Morgan + Company.

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But wait, there's more!


Our hosts at FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel are also offering any attendees an exclusive discounted rate of only $169/night throughout Phoenix Design Week from October 4-14!! Use this link to make your reservations online, or call and mention Rate Access Code PDW2018.

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Must attend in person to redeem poster offer. Your registration constitutes permission to use photos, audio, and video recording taken of you at the events for promotional and educational purposes in connection with Phoenix Design Week and AIGA Arizona, and places you on the master AIGA Arizona mailing list. You may opt out at any time. Speakers and schedule are subject to change without notice. Speakers' presentations and viewpoints are their own opinions and not necessarily reflect those of AIGA Arizona. We are not responsible for the content of every presentation; please be aware that adult language, visuals or topics may be included.

AIGA Arizona has adopted the AIGA Code of Conduct with regard to all conference activities. We reserve the right to refuse admittance for violations of this Code, or other unlawful or disruptive actions. Any concerns should be addressed to the AIGA Arizona president.

Phoenix Design Week / Beyond Design conference is a non-profit event founded by Lost Creature in 2009 and now wholly owned and presented by AIGA Arizona, a 501(c)(3) organization. This event would not be possible without our sponsors and volunteers who lend their time and effort.

When & Where
Fri, Oct 12, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel
1100 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Currently Registered