Designmatters Project Receives the Sappi, Ideas That Matter Program Grant

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September 6, 2012

Desigmmatters with Design Development Lead Maria Moon, ArtCenter College of Design faculty member and alumna (Graduate Media Design, ’08) are one of the thirteen recipients of the prestigious SappiIdeas that Matter grants for the anti-gun violence campaign Where’s Daryl?

The pilot campaign is intended to benefit middle-school children in the Los Angeles Unified School District and was informed by the expertise of a select number of youth experts from community-based organizations in Los Angeles.

The campaign was originally conceived by  by students Thomas Banuelos  (Film), Damon Casarez (Photography), and Alex Cheng (Graphic Design)  in the Designmatters TDS. “Uncool,” one of the key outcomes of an ongoing set of communication campaigns on the subject of anti–gun violence, supported in part by the Nathan Cummings Foundation.

“Where’s Daryl?” teaches students the reality and negative impact of juvenile violence and guns through fun and engaging curriculum tools

Click here to read the Sappi press release.