News and Events
Healing Stanzas Bus Poster Win Awards
On February 25, 2011, the Akron, Ohio chapter of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) awarded the Glyphix studio three Gold ADDY® Awards for the entries of the Healing Stanzas bus posters in the Public Service Campaign category. AAF organizations around the country hold competitions for all area of advertising.
"The ADDY competition entries are judged by independent professionals in the advertising and design field who work outside of the local area. To have them qualify the entries as worthy of the highest level award in competition with professionals substantiates the quality of the work that our students produce," said Glyphix Creative Director, Valora Renicker.
Having won Gold ADDY Awards, the posters will automatically be forwarded to the District ADDY competition. If they win there, they will go on to the national competition. The posters were entered in three separate groups due to the limit on campaign entries, and each group won a Gold.
Healing Stanzas Make Public Debut
All ten designs of the newest edition of the Traveling Stanzas were placed in transit systems in northeast Ohio. The Greater Cleveland RTA system of trains and buses are featuring "A Tree is Everything" during the month of February 2011 and will rotate the poster designs on a monthly basis. The Akron METRO and Portage County PARTA systems are showing a variety of the poem/poster designs throughout the year. Look for the large versions of the poster designs in the downtown Akron METRO station starting April 18, 2011.
Healing Stanzas at Conference
The Healing Stanzas were featured in a panel presentation and book fair at the AWP Conference February 4–6, 2011 in Washington, D.C. The panel of community members, young student writers, a local high school teacher, creative director of the Glyphix design studio and members of the Wick Poetry Center presented "Traveling Stanzas: Promoting Poetry and Design in the Community."
Debut of Healing Stanzas
The official launch of Peace Stanas was in January 2011 on transit systems in Norteast Ohio. Riders can enjoy posters on Cleveland RTA trains and buses and the Akron METRO and Portage County PARTA bus systems.
Email a Stanza Added to Website
Healing Stanzas can now be sent in an email to friends and family. The poem and artwork appear in the message area along with a personal message written by the sender. Coming soon: email Peace Stanzas and video animations!