VB&P celebrates Pride with Juanita MORE!

by / July 1, 2019 /

As part of SF Pride celebrations, Venables Bell & Partners welcomed Juanita MORE! to their office to hear her personal story and extensive work benefiting the GBLT Historical Society & Archives, an organization that works to preserve public history and archives related to the community, and to provide critical information and tools to inspire future generations to advocate for social justice.

Each year, Juanita MORE! hosts a Pride Part[Read More]

California Calling: Raising funds for those affected by 2018 wildfires

by / July 1, 2019 /

Here's some do-gooding to kick off the week: California Calling is an Elephant initiative for San Francisco Design Week that aims to raise funds for the victims of the 2018 California wildfires.

Last year, nearly two million acres were devastated by the deadliest, most destructive wildfires in California history. As a company with offices in LA and SF, Elephant felt the effects firsthand with office closures due to poor air quality and friends and families directly affected. So they l[Read More]

Producing with Pride: 3 Steps Brands Can Take to Capture the LGBTQ+ Voice in Production

by / July 1, 2019 /

Happy Monday! We hope you had a great weekend and enjoyed all the fabulous Pride festivities. As a wrap-up to that, check out this great piece from Elyse Preiss, Head of Production at Portal A about how brands can capture the LGBTQ+ audience in an authentic and meaningful way.


The spending power of the LGBTQ+ community is real – and growing – on its way to hitting [Read More]

Astro Studios celebrates 25th year with exhibit on the digital revolution of design in the ‘90s

by / June 27, 2019 /

The ’90s forever changed design. It was the rise of the internet, faster and more powerful computers, new software and the start of rapid prototyping. Design was now digital.

To celebrate Astro Studios’ 25th anniversary, the San Francisco-based design company is presenting a collaborative exhibit of works from Astro’s early years and Letterform Archive’s collection. From brand identity and advertising to products and packaging, the selection will illustrate[Read More]

Lyft and Cut+Run Celebrate the Gender Spectrum with “Two Is Too Few”

by / June 27, 2019 /

A new video campaign via Lyft honors the spectrum of LGBTQ+ humanity with the fact that people should no longer have to define their gender by ticking one of only two boxes. The film, Two Is Too Few, edited by Ben McCambridge at Cut+Run, celebrates that all expressions of gender identity should be recognized. Supporting the visual message is a music track recorded in 1969 by pioneering transgender soul singer Jackie Shane, who passed away earlier this year.

It’s not just talk, there[Read More]