EXTRA ACTIVITIES

"Head, Heart, Hand" brings lots of fun things to do, including awards shows, film nights, studio tours, cultural tours, hands-on workshops and so much more. The schedule on this page highlights some of the pre- and post-conference activities.

Be sure to join us for the closing party featuring Shutterstock's “Pixels of Fury: A Live Creative Inspiration Tournament”.

Compete in Shutterstock's Pixels of Fury

Pixels of Fury, the highlight of the “Head, Heart, Hand” closing party, is a live design competition that takes creative inspiration to a new level. Do you want to be considered as a competitor for this special edition of Pixels of Fury? Send your portfolio to pixelsoffury@shutterstock.com.

The Pixels of Fury champion will receive:
• The coveted Pixels of Fury trophy (also known as The Furious Pixel)
• A three-month subscription to Shutterstock ($709 value)
• A $100 Apple Store gift card from Shutterstock
• Featured blog and social media coverage

Closing party

Presented by

Celebrate your last night at “Head, Heart, Hand” with food, beverages, entertainment and friends at the legendary Walker Art Center. Watch and cheer contestants in a special edition of Pixels of Fury: A Live Creative Inspiration Tournament, then help us determine a winner!

Extra conference activities

Already registered for “Head, Heart, Hand” and want to sign up for the Emerging Designers Symposium, professional development workshops and more? Click here to sign up.

To sign up for studio tours, click here. Registration for cultural tours is now closed.

Oct. 9, 2013
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Hosted by Mohawk, Rat Race Studios, Werner Design Werks and Studio on Fire

Mingle with your fellow typophiles and get an intimate look at the winning entries from the Type Directors Club's annual communication design and typeface competition. The TDC's juried exhibition showcases the most beautiful and ambitious work from today's best designers and typographers and features entries from across the globe. This year marks the TDC's 59th annual communication design competition and its 16th annual typeface design competition. This event is free and open to all "Head, Heart, Hand" attendees and their guests. Rat Race Studios is a 20-minute walk from the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Location:

Rat Race Studios
1625 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 150 (Alley entrance)

Hours:

Opening Night Preview Party
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
5:00–9:00 p.m. 

Exhibit hours
Thursday, October 10, 2013
4:00–7:00 p.m. 

Friday, October 11, 2013
4:00–7:00 p.m. 

Saturday, October 12, 2013
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

To arrange a visit outside of these hours, please contact Sharon Werner at w@wdw.com.

Oct. 10, 2013
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Take a tour of some of the best design firms in Minneapolis. Pre-registration is required through the AIGA Minnesota website. If you are already registered for the conference, click here to sign up. Transportation provided; buses depart from the front of the Convention Center on Second Avenue South.

AIGA Members: $45
All Nonmembers: $70

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Making stops at:

Space 150, a creative digital, media and strategy design firm.

Adsoka, a small marketing, design and communications agency.

Clockwork, an award-winning digital design and development team.

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Making stops at:

Anthem/Schawk, a photography, marketing, communications and design agency.

Olive & Company, a growing marketing design agency.

Sevnthsin, an award-winning digital design shop.

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Making stops at:

Boom Island, a retail design agency.

Knock Inc., an award-winning design agency, with many retail space projects.

OLSON, a large advertising agency.

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Making stops at:

Larsen, a large agency focusing on brand, design and marketing.

Aesthetic Apparatus, a commercial art and printmaking studio.

Replace (formerly Spunk Design Machine), a small creative boutique shop which focuses on identity, package and poster design.

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Making stops at:

Zeus Jones, an award-winning small design boutique specializing in branding and digital design.

Walker Art Center, an art museum and outdoor scuplture garden.

YYES, a small design and advertising shop.

9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Making stops at:

Carbon Collaborative, a branding and identity shop specializing in interiors.

OrangeSeed Design, a branding and marketing agency.

The Thorburn Group, an identity and print design agency.

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Visit our partners' booths in the Design Fair. You'll be introduced to the newest products on the market, from the latest in software innovation to unique tools that will help you do your job better and more efficiently.

Check out the activities in the hands-on studio, also in the Design Fair. From letterpress to screen-printing, create a custom “Head, Heart, Hand” souvenir that you can take home.

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Bikes are the world’s most fun, accessible way to get around. Posters are the world’s most fun, accessible art form. ARTCRANK brings them together. ARTCRANK stages live events featuring bike-inspired posters by local artists and designers. They began in 2007 with a single show in Minneapolis. This year, they will hold U.S. shows in Austin, Minneapolis, Chicago, St. Louis, Seattle, Boston, Denver, New York, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles. They’ll also stage their fourth show in London, as well as their first events in Manchester and Paris.

ARTCRANK works with AIGA chapters across the country to recruit designers for their events. And they give back to the communities that host and support their shows through their Cause Partner program, which donates thousands of dollars to local, national and international charities.

12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Take a tour of some of the best design firms in Minneapolis. Pre-registration is required through the AIGA Minnesota website. If you are already registered for the conference, click here to sign up. Transportation provided; buses depart from the front of the Convention Center on Second Avenue South.

AIGA Members: $45
All Nonmembers: $70

12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Making stops at:

Duffy & Partners, a small creative design firm specializing in packaging and identity.

Lacek Group, an advertising agency, owned by Ogilvy & Mather.

Little & Co, a branding and design firm.

12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Making stops at:

Imagehaus, a small design firm focusing on branding, print and advertising.

Shinebox Creative, a growing consumer and branding agency.

Sussner, a small scale award-winning design boutique.

12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Making stops at:

Capsule, a small design and branding firm.

FRWD, a digital, strategy and consulting agency.

Ham in the Fridge, a small, interactive firm specializing in illustration and game design.

12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Making stops at:

Ideas That Kick, a small, award-winning branding and packaging boutique.

Schermer, a creative and strategic B2B advertising agency.

Target Studio, Target's award-winning in-house creative agency.

12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Making stops at: 

Carmichael Lynch, a large award-winning advertising agency.

FAME, a small award-winning creative design firm specializing in retail design.

Martin Williams, a large award-winning advertising agency.

12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Making stops at: 

Franke+Fiorella, an award-winning corporate branding and identity design firm.

Periscope, a large award-winning advertising agency.

Studio On Fire, a specialty printing and letterpress studio.

Please note: this tour will no longer stop at VSA Partners.

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Design Fair

Presented by Adobe, Aquent and Shutterstock

The opening night reception will take place in the Design Fair on Thursday, October 10. Join us in the exhibit area for tempting food, an open bar and a chance to meet the exhibiting sponsors and do lots of networking. The hands-on studio will also be open.

8:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Join AIGA Minnesota as they celebrate the opening of the (Re)Design Awards exhibition from 8:00–10:30 p.m. This event is free to all “Head, Heart, Hand” attendees with a conference badge. There will be a cash bar and light snacks. A special opening reception will take place from 6:00–8:00 p.m. with catered food and a Q&A session with the judges. The opening reception requires the purchase of a separate, additional ticket.

Directions to the (Re)Design Awards Show from the convention center.

St. Anthony Main Event Centre
219 Southeast Main Street
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Transportation is on your own. 

9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Faythe Levine, Sign Painters
Auditorium Room 2, Level One

There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards and even street signs were all hand lettered with brush and paint. Today, as with many skilled trades, the sign industry has been overrun by the techno-fueled promise of quicker and cheaper. The resulting proliferation of computer designed, die-cut vinyl lettering and inkjet printers has ushered a creeping sameness into our landscape. Fortunately, there is a growing interest in seeking out traditional sign painters and a renaissance in the trade. In 2010, filmmakers Faythe Levine, coauthor of Handmade Nation, and Sam Macon began documenting these dedicated practitioners, their time-honored methods and their appreciation for quality and craftsmanship. This documentary profiles sign painters young and old, from the new vanguard working solo to collaborative shops such as San Francisco’s New Bohemia Signs and Colossal Media’s Sky High Murals in New York.

Oct. 11, 2013
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Presented by Adobe, Aquent and Shutterstock

There is no better way to end an inspiring day than to kick back and enjoy a beverage and a bite to eat while you mingle with other designers, conference supporters and design luminaries. Check out the sponsor exhibits, visit the bookstore, participate in a hands-on studio activity, provide welcome feedback to young designers participating the Student Portfolio Review and more.

8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Allan Haley, Monotype Imaging
Auditorium Room 1, Level One

Can you pick Gotham out of a crowd? Been around the typographic block a few times? Then you’re ready to take the 2013 AIGA Type Quiz. You say you’ve taken the quiz before? It won’t help. We’ve got all new questions. In fact, this year’s quiz will be even more fun and rewarding than ever before. There will be more prizes and a series of questions for those that don’t care that five-point type was once called “pearl.” And, if you know your typographic stuff, winning the varsity section will score you the grand prize of the complete Linotype® Originals OpenType Library of more than 1,700 fonts and “Typophile of the Year” bragging rights. Prizes will also be awarded to the “Friends of Doyald Young” winner, “Fred Goudy Honorable Mention” and “Typographically Challenged.” Did we mention that there will be lots of prizes? Test your “metal” at the “Head, Heart, Hand” Type Quiz.

9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Auditorium Room 2, Level One

This film version of the George Gershwin Broadway musical was nominated for four Oscars, including Best Cinematography. Funny Face features the play’s original star, Fred Astaire, cast as fashion photographer Dick Avery—a character based loosely on Richard Avedon—who is sent out by his boss to find a “new face.” It doesn't take Dick long to discover Jo, a Greenwich Village bookstore clerk played by Audrey Hepburn. Dick whisks the wide-eyed girl off to Paris and transforms her into the fashion world’s hottest model. Don’t miss the chance to see this classic film on a large screen!

Oct. 12, 2013
7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Walker Art Center

Presented by Shutterstock

Celebrate your last night at “Head, Heart, Hand” with food, beverages, entertainment and friends at the legendary Walker Art Center. Pixels of Fury, the highlight of the closing party, is a live design competition that takes creative inspiration to a new level. Watch and cheer as the contestants battle it out in three rounds of design challenges, then help us determine a winner based on speed, talent and creative use of Shutterstock imagery. Which only leaves the question: whose inspiration will shine the brightest? Join us and find out!

Buses to the party leave the Convention Center from 7:15–9:00 p.m., with return service from the Walker Art Center from 9:00–10:00 p.m.

 

Oct. 13, 2013
9:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Registration for this event has closed.

AIGA Members: $45
All Nonmembers: $70

On this tour, you'll discover the architectural features of Jean Nouvel-designed Guthrie Theater—influenced by the Mississippi River's proximity and beauty—and learn about everything from ground plans to groundbreaking, site selection, neighborhood influences and other noteworthy elements that have garnered worldwide attention. After the hour and a half tour, you'll head to Sea Change Restaurant—headed up by James Beard Award-winning chef Tim McKee—for lunch and networking with other “Head, Heart, Hand” attendees.

Transportation is provided. Buses depart from the front of the Convention Center on Second Avenue South.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Bill Moran, Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum; Jim Moran, Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum; Ben Levitz, Studio On Fire
Studio On Fire

Fee: $50 (WAITLIST CLOSED, SESSION FULL)

This is a rare opportunity to tour and print in the Studio On Fire pressroom. Led by Ben Levitz and Jim and Bill Moran of the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum, the workshop—led right alongside some of the finest letterpress machines ever made—will provide an explanation of the letterpress process. Working with wood type and polymer plates to press elements, attendees will create poster-size collaborative letterpress prints by hand. Wear clothes that can get dirty.

Transportation is provided. Buses depart from the front of the Convention Center on Second Avenue South.

 

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Registration for this event has closed.

AIGA Members: $40
All Nonmembers: $55

This private tour takes you to the Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties exhibit, showcasing a broad range of the artist's sculptures including prized works from the Walker  Art Center’s collection such as Upside Down City (1962) and Shoestring Potatoes Spilling from a Bag (1966). After this hour-long tour, you'll enjoy a lunch at Gather, a D'Amico concept restaurant within the Walker, with your fellow "Head, Heart, Hand" attendees to network one last time or reflect on the conference. After lunch, folks are free to examine the Walker’s extensive collection of contemporary art, or to head outside and do a self-guided tour of the world famous sculpture garden.

Transportation is on your own.

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Bill Moran, Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum; Jim Moran, Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum; Ben Levitz, Studio On Fire
Studio On Fire

Fee: $50 (SESSION FULL)

This is a rare opportunity to tour and print in the Studio On Fire pressroom. Led by Ben Levitz and Jim and Bill Moran of the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum, the workshop—led right alongside some of the finest letterpress machines ever made—will provide an explanation of the letterpress process. Working with wood type and polymer plates to press elements, attendees will create poster-size collaborative letterpress prints by hand. Wear clothes that can get dirty.

Transportation is provided. Buses depart from the front of the Convention Center on Second Avenue South.