What better time to celebrate education than September? You’re probably thinking “back to school” means books, school supplies, or getting the best seat in lecture halls. To a group of Temple professors, September is displaying their art in Old City on first Friday, at the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) Philadelphia exhibit Hot for Teacher. The Hot for Teacher exhibition is a semi-annual event, showcasing the talented graphic arts instructors, and is open to the general public. AIGA Philadelphia is the first local chapter of its kind focusing on the world of graphic design. One of their many contributions is to organize events for the public and to promote interest in the field of graphic design. Local faculty got a chance to showcase their diverse works of art.
Hot for Teacher’s event was booming with phenomenal art displaying letterheads, posters, and more. The event collected a huge crowd of supporters, including a handful of Temple students. Among the many displays was a flyer done by our very own Kathy Mueller, a professor in the School of Media Studies and Communication department for Advertising.
Mueller says her first passion is teaching. “I enjoy teaching because I enjoy my craft…I love to practice as a designer, I like to share what I love with other people who are enthusiastic about it,” said Mueller. Mueller’s speech demonstrates AIGA’s effectiveness in reaching those who are interested in the profession. In a room full of flyers, posters, and original pieces of art it was clear to see that AIGA is setting the pathway towards inspiring future graphic designers.