It’s always rewarding to see our work at work, raising money for a good cause. The Santa Monica Education Foundation has announced the results of its 2019 Wine Auction, their mouth-watering spring event, now in its fourth year.
Featuring tasty offerings by some of the areas top chefs, and award-winning wines from all over California, the event sold out weeks ahead of schedule. And it generated a record-breaking 1/3 of a million dollars over the course of about 4 hours.
Yes, our graphics have been part of its success. But most of it comes from the hard work of a dedicated and joyful staff, and proud volunteers who know they’re helping create a great education for thousands of kids.
We just finished a tiny storybook about the Santa Monica Education Foundation. They’re central to the fantastic public education that Santa Monica provides, supporting libraries, science programs, athletics and especially all the arts. Poor kids, rich kids, everyone has access.
We’ve worked with, and alongside, the Ed Foundation for about 10 years now, and we wanted to share some of that with their other supporters. So we created this little book.
It’s pretty. And pretty cool. Seems to make people smile.
If you’re curious to see what’s inside, you can download your very own PDF right here.
If you like it, please share it. And if you do, let me know in a comment and I’ll send you a luggage tag like the one in the photo. Makes it really easy to spot your bag!
(Don’t worry. Your info won’t go public. All comments are screened and nobody’s email appears unless they want it to.)
This is astonishing — a beautifully, calmly, rationally presented video that shows the power of elegant design and clear writing to communicate a complex idea. (And what an idea.)