Wieden and Kennedy opened up their doors to the Pearl for August’s First Thursday to display Portland Design Museum’s exhibit of Green Patriot Posters. Graphic and striking visual reminders of the precarious position global warming presents, the Green Patriot Posters were commissioned to bring environmental awareness, educate and invoke response from the public. The creative work from 50 designers is displayed in the W&K gallery. Each poster is a thought provoking and creatively designed message shedding light on a dirty situation.
The Green Patriot Posters were printed sustainably at Premier Press using VOC-free UV ink, 100% wind powered and carbon free footprint. The art is directly printed onto Eco board, a substrate which is 98-100% post-consumer recycled material. No plastic laminate was used. It is 100% recyclable. Equipment and process along with materials is critical in the #sustainableprint equation. Premier Press is certified green by SGP, Sustainable Green Printing Partnership. This certification requires ongoing third party audits and continuous improvement in sustainability through manufacturing best practices, social responsibility and public education to reduce environmental impact.
The evening was entertaining as well as enlightening. Drinks were served alongside amazing appetizers provided by Devils Food Catering. It was an evening of meeting and talking to people who care about the environment, enjoy great graphic design and were affected by the ecological messages communicated through art, and were in good Portland form, fun to hang with. The exhibit is running now until September 26th. Stop by. Check it out. Share what you see. Make the difference.