Design Community & Inspiration in SF

San Francisco | Pier 23 The Embarcadero

The SF Design Week Opening Night was held at Pier 27, repurposing the spacious Cruise Terminal into a showcase for design firms of all disciplines. Level 1 showcase artwork from top image-makers and booths from SF entities like Salesforce and the Museum of Arts & Crafts, with engaging jewelry and stamp-making projects. Festive displays of balloons and freebies abounded, amidst Instagrammable art installations from Adrien Rovero and Masako Miki.

Design Community & Inspiration in SF
Design Community & Inspiration in SF

Level 2 was an inspired plethora of poster designs and live auction creations with the theme of "Community" from designers worldwide. Typographical sculptures and David Carson's conceptual surfboard design were great visual highlights. Among all the brilliant talent displayed, the augmented reality poster design from Iron Creative was a crowd-pleaser with technology from Artivive, which showed a video collage of portraits on the iPhone when focused on the static print poster. The event was a fantastic display of inspired work, and a introduction into the week's activities for the design community.