2017 Architecture and the City Festival Poster
by Jennifer Clifford
AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design commissioned celebrated local artist Jennifer Clifford to create artwork embodying the Festival's theme and spirit of imagination and discovery across the design industries.
About the Artist
Jennifer Clifford was an interior designer for 10 years before deciding to pursue a full time art career. She has always been drawn to texture, the juxtaposition of pattern and bold color. In college, she developed a passion for collage art. Today, her work is a reflection of that passion, melded with the vibrant textiles and wallpapers she loved and used while practicing interior design. You can find Jenny and her work at art fairs and events around the Bay Area and her wholesale line of art prints are sold in stores throughout San Francisco including Terminals 2 and 3 at the San Francisco International Airport. In collaboration with Rickshaw Bagworks, Jennifer has a complete collection of her art featured on their locally-made tote bags that can be found online () and in various shops throughout the city.
The general concept behind the image created for the 14th Architecture + the City festival poster, is an attempt to reveal the many hidden layers of San Francisco. San Francisco is filled with many people and walks of life who each have their own perspective of the city, while other parts of the city remain unseen from the casual observer - the secret city. The upward movement of the image created follows a path, "the secret stairs", which serves as the gateway to connect the hidden details of San Francisco (found in the festival program), to the present urban community, to empower a more conscious and sustainable future.
2017 Limited Edition Tote
AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design commissioned local artist Jennifer Clifford to create the festival branding and a print to commemorate the 14th annual Architecture and the City festival’s theme Secret City.
2016 Poster by Michael Schwab, $75
AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design commissioned local artist Michael Murphy to create the festival branding and a print to commemorate the 13th annual Architecture and the City festival’s theme Resilient City: Strength by Design. Murphy's poster is the second in the series of prints commemorating this year's 13th festival. This year, the limited edition of 100 prints represents San Francisco’s place as one of the world’s 100 Resilient Cities, as selected by the Rockefeller Foundation.
Purchase this limited print today! Price: $75 (50% off: originally $150)
Dimensions: 18.5” x 30”
Domestic shipping+handling: $10 flat
Local pick up available at AIASF office (San Francisco CA) starting Sept. 7, 2017.
For international shipping, please contact AIASF directly.
2015 Poster by Michael Schwab, $75
AIA San Francisco and the Center for Architecture + Design commissioned famed artist Michael Schwab to create bespoke graphics to commemorate this year’s 12th annual Architecture and the City festival highlighting PLAY: Design in Action. Limited to 210 copies (the height in feet of the iconic Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill), the signed, hand-numbered, special edition print is still available for purchase for $75 (50% off: originally $150).
2015+2016 Posters for $140
Act now and purchase both posters for the bundle price of $140.00 (Now 56% off: originally $250).