The Arts Commission is proud to announce that the project is an entry in the miscellaneous category of the HOW International Design Awards, and has been selected as an Outstanding Achievement winner. Outstanding Achievement winners receive a full-page write-up in the March issue of HOW. Best of Show receives a full page spread plus one free trip to the HOW Design Conference. Click here to view HOW's website.
Toledo Area Parent News, July 2012
Visit the official You Are Here Website at www.youareheretoledo.com
The You Are Here dots are making their way out into our city. When installation is complete, there will be 100 of these dots scattered throughout the city. Here are a few examples.
Release Source: Jenn Stucker
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
You Are Here Toledo Project dots Toledo with local art and design
TOLEDO, OH – MAY 10, 2012 – AIGA Toledo and The Arts Commission are proud to announce the You Are Here Toledo project (YAH), an art and design project geared toward activating Toledo through a series of 10 site-specific, one-of-a-kind outdoor “dots” affixed to public locations throughout the city. Many of us are quite familiar with the red circle and “You Are Here” dot found on many directories throughout America. These dots are wonderful assurances that we are, in fact, somewhere. The project’s goal is to promote positivity and enhance our sense of place.
Four local jurors determined the winning artists from a pool of 218 submissions. Selected artists were asked to make a powerful visual statement on their dot in response to their dot’s assigned location. This project is unique to Toledo and showcases the amazing artistic talent and places of this region.
Each dot contains a QR (quick response) code that will allow smartphone users to learn more about the artwork, its location and its artist via the YAH mobile app. The first 100 people to “collect” 25 dots though the app will receive a special edition poster produced for this project. For non-smartphone users, each dot also contains the project’s URL for searching the work at their convenience.
Join us at the project launch party held at the Valentine Theater on Tuesday, May 22, from
5:30 - 7:30 pm. For more information, visit: www.youareheretoledo.com
Many of us are quite familiar with the red circle and “You Are Here” dot affixed to many directories throughout America. These dots are wonderful assurances that we are, in fact, somewhere. The You Are Here Toledo Project (YAH) is a series of large one-of-a-kind outdoor “dots” that we will be affixed to various public locations throughout Toledo to promote positivity and enhance our sense of place. Using the circular shape of a dot (at three feet in diameter); Northwest Ohio artists, designers, students and the general public are being asked to make a powerful visual statement on the dots throughout the city in response to the “dots” location, which will go on display in June 2012. One hundred (100) dots will mark the city, each containing a QR (quick response) code that will allow smartphone users to learn more about the artwork, its location and its artist. For non-smartphone users each dot will also have the project’s URL for searching the work at their convenience. This project is unique to Toledo and will showcase the amazing artistic talent and places of this region.
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