Knight Foundation's Danny Harris on Screenprint Showdown

Knight Foundation's Danny Harris on Screenprint Showdown

"San Jose is not just a city, but a state of mind. We’re diverse, innovative and are fiercely proud of our neighborhoods and city. Our visual identity should be urban, forward thinking and rooted in a healthy amount of hustle. The imagery needs to reflect that we are as comfortable innovating around autonomous vehicles as we are coming up with the next great fish taco."

Get Yourself a Limited Edition SV De-Bug Shirt at Screenprint Showdown

Get Yourself a Limited Edition SV De-Bug Shirt at Screenprint Showdown

"Paletas are an iconic childhood memory growing up in this community. Whether you’re sad or happy, during good times and bad, until we can come together and take ownership, invest, and protect our communities, we can always count on a paleta to eat our problems away." --Quynh­-Mai Nguyen, Social Artist, Silicon Valley DeBug

Get Yourself a Limited Edition Cukui Shirt at Screenprint Showdown

Get Yourself a Limited Edition Cukui Shirt at Screenprint Showdown

"When we were asked to design something that represented San Jose, we wanted to go back to the roots of what San Jose was before it became Silicon Valley. We came across "Valley of the Heart's Delight" and thought it was such a beautiful way to describe the old San Jose, especially since farms and fruit trees is what I remember seeing a lot of while growing up here. We decided to take that phrase and put it hand written script and then we masked the photo into the script to add texture." --Michelle Locquiao of Cukui

Announcing the Fifty Screenprint Showdown Design Contest Finalists

Announcing the Fifty Screenprint Showdown Design Contest Finalists

First off, thank you to everyone who submitted a design to the Screenprint Showdown Design Contest. We were overwhelmed by how many high-quality we received and how supremely moving the submissions were. We loved how people dug deep for inspiration and expressed their San Jose experiences with skill and grace. 

Next, we would like to congratulate the fifty Screenprint Showdown Design Finalists listed here...

Demone Carter on the Screenprint Showdown

Demone Carter on the Screenprint Showdown

"For San Jose residents, I want them to come to the Screenprint Showdown and experience San Jose in a whole new way. The logos collected through our graphic design contest will help locals re-imagine their city. For the tourist who will be in town for the Super Bowl, I want this to be a coming-out party for a newly rebranded San Jose."

How Screenprint Showdown Gives You A Chance To Win A Year Of Adobe Creative Cloud

How Screenprint Showdown Gives You A Chance To Win A Year Of Adobe Creative Cloud

As you may know, Adobe is a sponsor of the Screenprint Showdown. To further show our love for the San Jose community, Adobe has given us a year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud to raffle, and we've decided to award this subscription to one randomly drawn person from the Screenprint Showdown Facebook Event's RSVP list!

That's right! All you need to do is RSVP for the Screenprint Showdown Facebook Event (https://www.facebook.com/events/331757143614833/) and you'll be entered into the drawing. We will announce the winner at the Screenprint Showdown and you must be present during the announcement in order to claim your prize. 

Sound easy? Sound good? That's because it is. 

Daniel Garcia on the Screenprint Showdown

Daniel Garcia on the Screenprint Showdown

At Content Magazine, Daniel and his team of photographers, creatives and writers produce a beautiful bimonthly magazine articulating the innovative and creative culture of Silicon Valley. The photography is awe-inspiring. The design is superlatively on-point. The writing magnifies and celebrates the people and protean culture of San Jose like no other. Simply put, Daniel knows how to make a San Jose story beautiful and real. 

Omar Rodriguez on the Screenprint Showdown

Omar Rodriguez on the Screenprint Showdown

When the Screenprint Showdown team was being put together, it was a no-brainer to have Kooltura Marketing (koolturamarketing.com) take the marketing lead on the project.

Kooltura specializes in nuanced and specifically targeted multicultural marketing and also leads #iPledgeSJ, a campaign to reach out and engage San Jose’s community members to become active participants of the arts and cultural scene. In other words, Kooltura embodies the type of storytelling and insight integral for the Screenprint Showdown to engage the immensely diverse San Jose community.