Chicago creative studio Mode Project has been selected to display its work at CHGO DSGN: Recent Object and Graphic Design, a major exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center curated by renowned designer Rick Valicenti.

"Chicago has long been regarded as an international center for design, and the retrospective celebrates the region’s creative and innovative spirit"   remarked Valicenti when the exhibit was announced. “Almost a century ago, Chicago designers were at the epicenter of print.  A few years later, Chicago was home to the New Bauhaus, and in the ‘70s our designers championed international modernism. Today’s designers are reverberating with inspiration from storied times as they amplify Chicago design’s future.”

"We're honored to have been selected for this important exhibition, which shows the creativity and breadth of Chicago design." said Mode Project's Colin Carter.  "Great design connects with people on an emotional level. That's the aim of our work in film and animation and it's exciting to see filmic storytelling on display alongside these great object and graphic works." remarked Carter, whose studio creates video content for brands and causes.

Contributions to the exhibit from the studio include film and animation projects for Chicago's Doughnut Vault , non-profit CASA and a film about the innovations of the Obama campaign commissioned by DDB for the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival.  

"Surprise, invention, and risk run through the 200+ works on display"  remarked Valicenti.  "Mode Project is among the select on display who are bringing new life into the familiar genres. Messages crafted with refined design sensibilities are making media a valued experience. Mode really proves this point in their socially-conscious work." he said.

The exhibition opened May 31 and runs through November 2, 2014.

About Mode Project
Mode Project’s team of creative thinkers work with agencies, brands and causes to help them convey their message in its most powerful form: through video and animation.  By bringing together design and storytelling with a deep understanding of their clients’ communication goals,  Mode Project is able to produce solutions that are both compelling and relevant.

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CHGO DSGN, a major exhibition of Recent Object and Graphic Design by 100+ of the city’s leading designers, is open May 31 through November 2 at Exhibit Hall in the Chicago Cultural Center. CHGO DSGN is curated by Rick Valicenti, 2011 recipient of the prestigious Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award, with displays designed by Tim Parsons, Associate Professor of Designed Objects at the School of the Art Institute.

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