DESIGNING FOR A CAUSE
826 National is a network of creative writing and tutoring centers, each with a unique theme designed to inspire students and delight adults. I first got involved with 826 in Washington, DC, where I helped design the buildout of 826DC’s Museum of Unnatural History.
Upon moving to Michigan in 2012, I linked up with the local chapter and began creating posters, products, and books for them whenever I needed a reminder that design is FUN.
826NYC slings superhero supplies; 826 Valencia outfits the modern buccaneer. 826michigan services robots. One of my first projects for them was a set of enlistment posters for the coming robot revolution. In early 2017, programming director Amy Sumerton asked if I had ideas for a new set (above). The fine print highlights the Detroit Robot Factory's comprehensive, 826-step program to complete sentience for ALL bots.
Mind Openers, Emotion Upgrades, Robot FOOD*—just a few of the many products Amy and I dreamt up for 826michigan's pair of gift shops: the Detroit Robot Factory and Liberty Street Robot Supply & Repair in Ann Arbor.
*not actually food