THE WELCOME TABLE
A community partnership project with ST. James School, a faith-based middle school in North Philadelphia.
The Welcome Table is a on-campus community resource center where people share cares and take what they need. Graduate students in Graphic and Interactive Design Program at Tyler School of Art and Architecture collaborate with St. James School in every spring semester. During our time working with students, the whole branding project includes posters, recipe cards, magnets and large-scale mural arts. After its completion, a $5,000 donation was made to St. James School. During the pandemic, The Welcome Table become more important to the community, which helps the neighborhood get through this difficult time.
The Welcome Table 是一間校園內的社區資源中心，這中心提供了場所給大家分享和索取資源。每年在泰勒藝術學院的平面與互動設計學院的秋季課程，會和St. James School合作完成項目。在和學校裡的學生合作過程中，這整個項目包括了海報、食譜、磁鐵和大型壁畫等。在項目結束後，為學校募得了價值$5,000元美金的募款。在這疫情期間，The Welcome Table變得更為重要，幫助了整個社區度過這段艱難的生活。
VISIT THE SITE
After meeting with the school leadership, we collaborated with the students to brainstorm the name of the care center.
Before they start to sketch or draw anything, we gave a brief lecture about how designers usually brainstormed the name of the logo by using bubble diagrams and different forms of logo. After the activity, we selected the sketches they drew and pulled out some elements, such as the table, heart and kitchenware. We then create a system that has a rich color palette and fits in different occasions by replacing different elements inside the logo.
NOTES & SKETCHES FROM ST. JAMES STUDENTS
To solve the storage and organizing problems, we make magnets to label each categories.
We listed out different categories for each donated item they usually get and write them on rectangle magnets. Then, we sticked them on wood crates and shelves to organize. We also did icon magnets on three fridges to show which items are stored inside. These magnets can be swap out or add on anytime. To carry the items home, we make screen-printed tote bags with the same icons on the fridge magnets. We also make a large wall poster about nutritions and create a few recipe cards that people can make based on the food inside The Welcome Table.
INTERIOR OF THE WELCOME TABLE
With painting the murals and screenprinting activities, students get their hands dirty learning about art and design.
SCREENPRINTING WITH STUDENTS AT ST. JAMES SCHOOL
DRAWING MURALS WITH THE STUDENTS