AIGA Baltimore

Create Don’t Hate

Last October, AIGA Baltimore sponsored Create Don’t Hate with Worldstudio. This was a mentoring program for high school students in the Baltimore area. Graphic designers were matched up with students interested in visual arts from Patapsco and Patterson high schools. The groups worked together to create posters that later on could become billboards throughout the city. The program lasted four weeks, with students and mentors meeting once a week. The billboard designs are based on a variety of topics such as: stop crime, domestic violence, love your city, stop vandalism in the streets, don’t trash your city, and much more. This was a great experience for students and many saw how a career in the arts can be achieved.

Thank you to the mentors that participated:

And another big thank you to Patterson and Patapsco high schools participating!

If you missed the closing reception, here are pictures showcasing some of the designs:

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This program is showcasing the power of design to ignite change to the general public and business community so please join us in this closing event! To see other programs that are happening in other cities, visit

Images were taken the day of the reception February 4th, 2010 from 6:30 pm to 8:30pm at Patapsco High School Center for the Arts.