Following the devastation from the attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, AIGA became a repository, clearing house and archive for impromptu and commissioned imagery.
Tragedy and imagery go hand-in-hand. Even before the dust settles, artists and designers are often among the first responders. Creating signs, symbols, icons and expressive interpretations are among the building blocks of remembrance. September 11, 2001 triggered countless post-tragedy images. Some in solidarity with the victims, others protesting the perpetrators, and still more commemorating the historical moment. -Kendall