NEW YORK, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shutterstock Images LLC, a global marketplace for digital imagery, and the Official Sponsor for Creative Inspiration for AIGA today announced a multi-city, national tournament for graphic designers, called Pixels of Fury. The series, which challenges designers to create inspirational posters in front of live audiences at breakneck speeds, kicks off Thursday night in San Francisco and Milwaukee.
"Designers today face a multitude of challenges – including limited resources and aggressive time constraints. This event encourages designers to embrace those challenges, and work furiously to create something that both inspires and educates," said Matthew Angorn, VP and Creative Director at Shutterstock. "Stock imagery provides an awesome way for designers to save time and create incredible works of art, so we're really excited to launch this tournament," he added.
In front of a live audience, competing designers will choose a topic of interest, and have 20 minutes to produce a poster using images from the Shutterstock collection and a computer. Local design influencers will judge the posters and select a winner to receive a suite of exciting prizes, including the "Furious Pixel" trophy, a 3-month subscription to Shutterstock (valued at $709), and a $100 Apple gift card.
"Pixels of Fury is a fantastic and exciting way for us to inspire our designers using Shutterstock's beautiful imagery, and to showcase their talents," said Dawn Zidonis, Executive Director of AIGA San Francisco.
Over the next several months, Shutterstock's Pixels of Fury will travel to a dozen cities hosting events with local AIGA chapters, including Philadelphia and Boston, for a special HOW Conference edition on June 23, 2012. For additional details about Pixels of Fury, dates and locations, please visit the Shutterstock Blog.
Shutterstock is a leading global provider of high-quality stock photography, vectors, illustrations and footage to businesses, marketing agencies, publishers, and media organizations around the world.
Shutterstock works closely with its growing contributor community of photographers, videographers, illustrators and designers to curate a global marketplace for royalty-free, top-quality imagery. With more than 19 million files currently available, Shutterstock adds tens of thousands of rights-cleared images each week, and recently celebrated its 200-millionth image download.
Headquartered in New York City, Shutterstock also owns Bigstock, a value-oriented stock agency that offers both credit and simple Pay As You Go purchasing options.
AIGA is the professional association for design, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing design as a professional craft, strategic tool and vital cultural force. Founded in 1914, AIGA today serves more than 22,000 members through 66 chapters and 200 student groups throughout the United States. AIGA stimulates thinking about design, demonstrates the value of design and empowers the success of designers at each stage of their careers. Learn more at aiga.org/about.