Each year, the YWCA San Antonio hosts a city-wide contest for middle school art classes. The theme is part of the annual Stand Against Racism and the young artists are tasked with exploring that theme in a visual medium. Twelve winners are selected and included in a fundraising calendar for the following year.
I created a new identity for the 2014 Stand Against Racism and resulting 2015 calendar. The motif, bands of color obscuring the word “racism”, was an effort to echo the idea behind the contest: a new generation using talent and various visual mediums to combat our nation’s history of racism.
Steven Smith studied computer science and anthropology in Texas and design and long-form improv comedy in New York. He earned his MFA from the Designer as Author Program at the School of Visual Arts before starting Flux&Render. His work favors a playful, surprising design approach that is rooted in a love of music, performance and laughter.