EXHIBITION: Eureka! Artist Panel & Discussion

Community Partner Event


Join Jen & Amy Hood of Hoodzpah Design, plus selected artists, as they offer a guided tour of their exhibition "Eureka! A California Design Story". Learn the histories behind the artworks, and learn about the techniques the artists used to execute their pieces.


When: Sunday February 11, 1-3PM
Where: The Great Park Gallery, Palm Court Arts Complex, The Great Park, Irvine
Important Note: There is currently NO physical address to the Great Park. Please do not rely on GPS, online maps, or directions other than those provided on the link above

Fee: This event is FREE for everyone.

Questions: Email Archie - president@orangecounty.aiga.org


About The Exhibit

Graphic design surrounds us: ads, posters, packaging, magazines, signage, graphs – it’s an intrinsic part of remembering the past, informing the present, and selling the future. Graphic Design reflects, impacts and even changes cultures and societies across the globe. California is no different. Eureka: A California Design Story with The Hoods and Friends honors graphic design movements from the Gold Rush to the present, while chronicling historic and obscure moments from California’s history.

Almost 40 graphic designers from all over the Golden State participated. Each one created a custom design about our state’s past. The pieces are designed in the style of the era they occured in. The works are installed on a timeline along an 80 foot wall. Curator notes line the walls around them, annotating the context and design methods of the work. The amazing designers involved have unique backgrounds: from in-house designers at Adobe, Slack, and Facebook, to successful freelance designers with clients like Disney, Google, Stella Artois and ESPN. The mediums vary as well: from hand drawn designs, to custom lettering masterpieces, to 3D rendered dreamscapes. But enough speculation. See it for yourself! Show runs from December 3, 2017 to February 11, 2018.

When & Where
Sun, Feb 11, 2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM PST
The Great Park Gallery
Palm Court Arts Complex
The Great Park
Irvine, California