‘Always Summer’ show features song-inspired postersWritten by Amy Biolchini | | ABiolchini@toledofreepress.com
Songs of summer are the inspiration for an upcoming juried exhibit of posters by area graphic designers. Sponsored by the Toledo chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design, the “Always Summer” show at Madhouse Gallery is free and runs through Oct. 15. The opening night of the show features a playlist of songs which inspired the designers to create their posters, and coincides with the last day of the Arts Commission of Greater Toledo’s Art Walk.
The playlist includes “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz, “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” by Brian Hyland, “Summertime” by Will Smith, “Twisting by the Pool” by Dire Straits, “O-O-H Child” by The Five Stairsteps, “Radio” by Jurassic 5 and “All I Wanna Do” by Sheryl Crow.
Jenn Stucker, co-founder of the AIGA Toledo chapter, said, “It ends the summer perfectly. I think overall they really capture the essence of summer.”
The exhibit opens 7 p.m. Sept. 23 at Madhouse Gallery on 1215 Jackson St.