The Urban Institute of Contemporary Art hosts a unique fundraising event every year that combines live art with a live auction. Aptly titled “Live Coverage,” it brings onlookers into the studio setting to watch artists at work and bid on the finished pieces. Conduit has been pleased to design the event’s poster series since its inception, using the opportunity to explore a variety of printing methods and ideas about making art…and watching it be made.
This year, we focused on the act of making art, designing typographic stencils and hand-spraying the posters in bright colors to produce a very limited run of handmade items. The posters themselves became an example of artwork in progress.