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The “Best” of New England Design

Boston, Massachusetts

By Jason M. Rubin | June 22, 2011

Boston’s chapter of The American Institute for Graphic Arts (AIGA) hosted its annual Best of New England (BoNE) biennial design competition entitled “Wicked Problems, Wicked Solutions.”

The competition attracted more than 400 entries from professional and student designers in all six New England states. From the batch, thirty-five winners were chosen and their works are on now on display at Boston University until June 29, 2011.

“The Northeast is a leading area for design, so the BoNE Show is competitive,” notes AIGA Boston chapter president Matthew Bacon. “But the event itself is more of a celebration where we take pride in—and inspiration from—the work of diverse designers from throughout the New England area.”

According to BoNE Show director Christine Lefebvre, the “Wicked Problems” theme refers to challenges that are complex and ill-defined.   “They change as you work on them, and eventually evolve into new problems. This is a good analogy for the work that designers do every day—especially in the current economy— and why our winners are so deserving of recognition.”

Founded in 1914, AIGA is the oldest and largest professional membership organization for design. Its mission is to advance designing as a professional craft, strategic tool, and vital cultural force. Established in 1983, AIGA Boston is the sixth-largest AIGA chapter nationwide, with 795 members and a board and advisory board comprising volunteers from the local communications community.


808 Gallery

808 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

(617) 353-3329


Free Admission.

Opening Hours:

Mon–Fri: 4PM –7PM

Sat & Sun: 1PM –4PM

All images are provided courtesy of, and are copyright, the Boston chapter of The American Institute for Graphic Arts.

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