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2018 Theme and Poster


“The Power of Public Works” theme for the 2018 National Public Works Week poster gives voice to the impact the many facets of public works have on modern civilization. From providing clean water to disposing of solid waste, to building roads and bridges or planning for and implementing mass transit, to removing snow on roadways or devising emergency management strategies to meet natural or manmade disasters, public works services determine a society’s quality of life. This year’s poster honors the vital contribution public works professionals make every day to communities all across North America, and it invites the public to celebrate their quiet dedication and indispensable influence on our way of life. Visit the APWA Store to purchase your 2018 poster today!

Member Price: $13.00
Non-Member Price: $16.00



About the Artist:

Tom White owns 9 Surf Studios, which is a boutique studio specializing in branding, marketing, and storytelling through typographic design, illustration and image design. He creates typographic experiences that engage the audience more deeply than the message that lies on the surface by extracting the intent from the verbal message and building its presence. Influences for his work is an eclectic mix of 13th century manuscript illumination, Victorian newsprint, carnival graphics, art deco, mid-century architecture, constructivism, basic geometry, modern manufacturing, and whatever else would be an inspiring influence on the project at hand. 

His approach to visual storytelling seamlessly combines design and illustration allowing for more options when developing creative solutions. He has won many awards including ADC, SPD, and lots of others, along with category-specific publishing awards including first place in the New York Book Show.

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2018 NPWW Poster

Get your 2018 poster and all the rest of your National Public Works Week outreach materials by visiting the APWA Store!