Los Angeles, California — August 25, 2015
CODE2040 is proud to announce today that it has been chosen as the initial non-profit
organization to participate in a new subscription service from Quarterly. Launching globally
this Fall, Quarterly Editions enables art lovers to subscribe directly to their favorite artists
and receive original, exclusive artwork. In addition, a portion of their purchase will go
towards the artist's non-profit of choice.
The first artist to launch a Quarterly Edition is former Rhode Island School of Design
President, John Maeda. As an artist, Maeda’s early work redefined the use of electronic
media as a tool for expression by combining computer programming with traditional artistic
technique, laying the groundwork for the interactive motion graphics that are taken for
granted on the web today. He has exhibited in one-man shows in London, New York and
Paris. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the San
Francisco Museum of Modern Art and the Cartier Foundation in Paris.
When someone purchases John Maeda’s upcoming exclusive hand-drawn print, 50% of the
proceeds will be donated to CODE2040. In the case of CODE2040, Quarterly aims to raise
$10,000 in order to help drive greater access, awareness, and opportunities for top Black
and Latino/a engineering talent.
“We’re honored to have been selected by John Maeda for his upcoming Quarterly Edition,”
said Tristan Walker of CODE2040. “CODE2040 hopes that our participation in this new
campaign will enable us to fund more activities toward bringing greater diversity to the
“CODE2040 is a perfect example of the type of organization Quarterly aims to work with,”
said Zach Frechette of Quarterly. “Their focus on bringing educational, professional, and
entrepreneurial opportunities to underrepresented minorities is something Quarterly is proud
Quarterly is a subscription service that enables consumers to connect directly with the
people and brands they follow online. Founded in 2011, Quarterly is backed by True
Ventures, Collaborative Fund, Science Inc., and others. For more information,
CODE2040 is a nonprofit organization that creates pathways to educational, professional,
and entrepreneurial success in technology for underrepresented minorities with a specific
focus on Blacks and Latino/as. CODE2040 aims to close the achievement, skills, and
wealth gaps in the United States. Our goal is to ensure that by the year 2040 - when the US
will be majority-minority - Blacks and Latino/as are proportionally represented in America's
innovation economy as technologists, investors, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs.