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7 Billion Actions campaign featured in Catalyst

We were honored to be asked by Catalyst magazine to tell the story behind the 7 Billion Actions campaign that we created with UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. Published by Pratt, Catalyst (formerly Catalyst Strategic Design Review) strives to "stimulate thinking and encourage conversation about the role of strategic design in defining and developing creative economies and thriving cultures for an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable future". We co-wrote the article, which appears in the Designing Peace Issue, to tell the story of the thinking, strategy and tactics behind 7 Billion Actions.

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7 Billion Actions featured in Google Zeitgeist 2011

UVC had a great year in 2011, working with clients we love to create design and branding for meaningful campaigns, products, and companies. One of our favorite projects was the UN's 7 Billion Actions campaign, which encouraged people to take action to help the other 6,999,999,999 people on Earth. So, we were thrilled to see the banner we created for the campaign appear in Google's Zeitgeist 2011 Year In Review video. With over 7 million views on YouTube (not to mention over 300,000 people who have seen the banner in person in front of the UN headquarters in NY), it might just be our most-seen project to date. Check out the video to see our work (at the 0:10 mark) and the other events and campaigns that changed the world in 2011.  

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Graphis Design Annual

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I was Googling myself recently. While I failed to find a copywriter looking for work, what I did uncover is even better. Apparently our work was included in the 2005 Graphis Design Annual book (anyone have a copy?). It's always nice to find prestigious international awards that you didn't even know you had won!

UVC Business Cards featured on Your Tech Weblog

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Our business cards were featured in the article "A business card is not just a paper rectangle anymore." (A statement we completely agree with.)

MyBlinds: American Package Design Winner

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The six-book sampling set we did for Hunter Douglas and DMD Insight won an American Package Design Award.

Three American Graphic Design Awards

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Just got back from vacation to some good news: three recent projects have won American Graphic Design Awards! The winners are: Our brochure for CoreNet Global Orlando Conference, our logo for KFT Capital, and our poster for Bruce Levingston's Sacred + Surreal concert.

LogoLounge volume 3

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Our logo for Polyamorous NYC is included in the latest volume of LogoLounge.


Bellringer Award

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We just heard that Clean Combustion Technologies, an 800-page engineering textbook we produced for Alstom Power won a Bellringer award from the Publicity Club of New England. In case you missed it the first time, here are a few pics of the cover, hardcover, title page, chapter opener, a spread, and a diagram or two out of the hundreds that were created from scratch.

Permanent Collection at Kinsey Institute

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Our work for PolyamorousNYC has just been added to the permanent collection at The Kinsey Institute (yes, the one founded by Alfred Kinsey). Definitely one of our more interesting distinctions. Which we are quite proud of, actually.

Word It Book

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We just received a copy of the Word It Book which features my artwork, in response to the word "Virtue". I've been a longtime member of the Speak Up community, and it's an honor to be published in the book.