KCDW 2016 by Arthur Cherry

BRANDING   COLLATERAL   DESIGN

We're a community constantly changing perceptions, sharing ideas, and coming together to make things beautiful and functional. Simply put, Kansas City is a great place for creative businesses to get started. This year we had the opportunity to work with KC Design Week,  lead a great team of designers and develop an identity and experience for the week that celebrates design. KCDW 2016 was all about planting your flag and being part of the design community shaping a unique KC creative culture.

Flags represent a universal visual language that is both simple and deep. Simple, in that they contain a common visual language to which we all can respond. And deep, in that the symbology of flags has the power to represent both who we are and what we believe. 

For KC Design Week 2016, we created a whole system of flags (32 in all); each one featuring a unique symbol to represent one singular aspect of design and the creative process. When combined, these flags tell a larger story about those things we all have in common.

These flags were waved both as print and digital elements. They became cards, outdoor boards, guerrilla walls, posters, guides, a website, a map, print-on-demand t-shirts, limited edition posters and a social campaign created by us and the KC design community.


KCDW 2016 Collateral
KCDW 2016 Flag
KCDW 2016 Postcards
KCDW 2016 Postcard Backs
KCDW 2016 Guide
KCDW 2016 Social
KCDW Polka Dot Flag
KCDW 2016 Flags
KCDW 2016 Open Studio Map
 
Click image to view site.

Click image to view site.

KCDW 2016
KCDW 2016 Street Stencils
KCDW 2016 Wall
KCDW 2016 Opening Party
KCDW 2016 Billboard
KCDW 2016 Flag
Limited Edition Flag Poster : Click image to purchase.

Limited Edition Flag Poster : Click image to purchase.

#KCDESIGNWEEK

COVER OF THE WEEK by Arthur Cherry

Love the color and composition.

Design by Jason Booher 
Published by Blue Rider Press
Available at your local bookstore or on Amazon

COVER OF THE WEEK by Arthur Cherry

Superabundance designed by Jamie Keenan

Super Duper.

Design by Jamie Keenan  
Published by Serpent's Tail
Available in the UK or an Amazon Kindle

WINTER CYCLING by Arthur Cherry

VIDEO

I mounted the GoPro Hero 4 to the bike on a test ride around Kansas City. The ride started and ended in Brookside and rode through the Country Club Plaza, Midtown, Crossroads, Downtown, and the River Market. This is how it turned out. 


 

COVER OF THE WEEK by Arthur Cherry

Simple but emotional. 

Design by Daniel Benneworth-Gray  
Published by Pluto Press
Available at your local bookstore or on Amazon

COVER OF THE WEEK by Arthur Cherry

Simple but beautiful details. Reminds me of this.

Design by Keith Hayes  
Published by Little, Brown & Co.
Available at your local bookstore or on Amazon