Originality and creativity in design are two tenets that the CFDA emphatically maintains. To show support for the eradication of design piracy and as a reminder to design with integrity, for the third consecutive year, the CFDA has commissioned a Design Manifesto poster which embodies these values. The 2013 design was created by Alex Wiederin, creative director of Buero New York. The design is a face build which arranges letters in an original format using the 13 words that represent the CFDA’s core values: Inspiration, Creativity, Talent, Ideas, Innovation, Passion, Confidence, Business, Originality, Integrity, Experience, Respect, and Reputation. The manifesto debuted at the Proenza Schouler Spring/Summer 2014 show on Wednesday, September 11. “Originality is the ability to think independently and creatively,” the CFDA’s CEO, Steven Kolb stated. He further stated “We hope our Design Manifesto serves as a positive influence for all working designers!”
Download the CFDA Design Manifesto poster here.