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Friday Photo: The Leica That Took the Reichstag

Unbeige - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 12:58

(Yevgeny Khalder)OK, so it’s the Leica that took the photo of Russian troops taking the Reichstag, but you get the idea! Alas, there is no Black Friday discount on this camera, which goes on the block tomorrow in Hong Kong as part of Bonhams’ droolworthy Leica centenary sale (note to Tom Sachs: there’s also a fine circa-1966 NASA model up for grabs) and is estimated to fetch between 3 million and 4 million Hong Kong dollars—approximately $390,000-$520,000 at current exchange.

While working as a photojournalist for the Soviet news agency TASS, Yevgeni Khaldei used the trusty chrome Leica III to take Raising a Flag over the Reichstag (above), one of the most famous photographs of World War II. There is more than Khaldei’s eye and the Leica’s Elmar 3.5cm f/3.5 lens to thank for the image: taken on May 2, 1945, it’s a restaging of the moment two days earlier when Red Army fighters had first flown the Soviet flag over the Reichstag (Germans had fought back and dislodged the Red Army, scuttling that photo op). And there was also a bit of Soviet-style proto-Photoshopping involved: more smoke was added to suggest that the fighting was still taking place and the soldiers’ looted watches were made to vanish from their wrists and from history.

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Big Art/Small Art - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 00:00

From artists such as Leandro Erlich (Argentina), Katharina Grosse (Germany), Nancy Fouts (USA) and Luke Jerram (UK) to emerging talent from around the globe, Big Art/Small Art reveals a rich variety of intentions and approaches to scale, encompassing a wide aesthetic — from the natural to the synthetic, from the hyperreal to the otherworldly.

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Happy Thanksgiving from UnBeige

Unbeige - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 12:57

(Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao)
Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao, “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York, 2012,” now available to purchase from our friends at Aperture.

Thank you for joining us through another year of news, events, books, films, and curiosities in the world of design, art, and visual culture. May your Thanksgiving be restful, delicious, and well-designed.

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Call for Entries: Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Awards - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 00:00

Founded in 1986, Applied Arts is Canada’s leading magazine of visual communications. Now in its 25th year, the 2015 Photography & Illustration Awards is open for entry. There is a mind-boggling number of categories available for both illustration and photography entries, with the Catalogue, Travel Photography and Cinemagraph categories added for photography. Entries are judged by "highly regarded industry professionals and experts," rated on creative merit, technical excellence and suitability for end use.

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The Second Fête du Graphisme Set for January in Paris - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 00:00

Launched just last year, the Fête du Graphisme already describes itself as the leading event in France dedicated to the promotion of the graphic arts. The many events on offer in 2014 drew 25,000 visitors, with this year's enhanced program set to surpass that.

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Linked: Rio 2016 Mascots

Brand new - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:18
Say hello to the as-of-yet unnamed mascots of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games mascots. More information and mascot illustrations at the link.... Armin
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Announced: Brand New Conference Videos

Brand new - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 14:17
Thanksgiving is starting early at UCllc headquarters this year so no new Review or Noted posts the rest of the week. In the meantime, perhaps we can interest you in 1 or more of the 48 videos we now have of past Brand New Conferences.... Armin
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Jasper Morrison, Yoshio Taniguchi to Receive Isamu Noguchi Award

Unbeige - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:42

noguchiThe Noguchi Museum in NYC’s Long Island City announced today plans to honor designer Jasper Morrison and architect Yoshio Taniguchi with its Isamu Noguchi award. The honor was created earlier this year to recognize “like-minded spirits who share Noguchi’s commitment to innovation, global consciousness, and Japanese/American exchange,” according to the museum. Motohide Yoshikawa, ambassador of Japan to the United Nations, will present the awards at the museum’s annual spring benefit on May 19, 2015, part of a year-long 30th anniversary celebration. Helping to clinch the win for Morrison? His Noguchi-like blend of a “quiet respect for materials” with a “profoundly and purposefully cosmopolitan” approach. The inaugural winners of the Isamu Noguchi award, a Red Cube-inspired trophy created by Noguchi’s longtime fabricator Peter Carlson, were Norman Foster and Hiroshi Sugimoto.

Pictured: Yoshio Taniguchi and Jasper Morrison (Photos from left: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Kento Mori).

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Taking a Magazine-Worthy Thanksgiving Meal Photo - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 00:00

When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, the food and the table presentation are the star of the show. In this age of selfies and Instagram sharing, many people want to capture that perfect Thanksgiving shot to show off the magic they performed in the kitchen.

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Blank Space Kicks Off Architectural Fairy Tales Competition

Unbeige - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 21:57


Once upon a time, in the vast, virtual land of Blank Space, there was a great flowering of architectural ideas for a competition of Fairy Tales. Who’s up for a second round? That’s right–Blank Space’s Fairy Tales competition is back, inviting architects, designers, writers, artists, engineers, illustrators, students, and creatives to submit their own unique architectural stories. “The scale, location, and program of the submission is up to each entrant,” according to the organizers. “A successful entry crafts a text narrative, along with five images, in the most spectacular way possible.”

As if you needed more pressure than the word “spectacular” in the guidelines, the 2015 jury includes artist Anish Kapoor, MoMA’s Paola Antonelli, Fuseproject CEO Yves Behar, and OMA partner Shohei Shigematsu. “Architecture is an untapped source of magnificent stories waiting to be imagined, visualized, and built. The world can’t wait to be told stories like this,” says Blank Space co-founder Matthew Hoffman. “We hope many people will accept the challenge and write and design their own.” You have until December 12th to to tell your story, and procrastinators have until the late registration deadline of January 16th.

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Design Jobs: Amazon, Pratt Institute, Q by Equinox

Unbeige - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 18:30

This week, Amazon is hiring a graphic designer for Comixology, as well as a senior e-commerce graphic designer for Quidsi. Meanwhile, Pratt Institute is looking for an associate director of project management, and Q by Equinox is on the hunt for a photo editor. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro.


Graphic Designer, Comixology Amazon (New York, NY) Senior E-Commerce Graphic Designer, Quidsi Amazon (Jersey City, NJ) Associate Director, Project Management Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY) Photo Editor Q by Equinox (New York, NY) Graphic Designer Boston Properties (Boston, MA)

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Linked: Metrolink Station Badges

Brand new - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:12
In other airport news: Andy Smith has designed 15 badges for the 15 stations in the new Airport Line going to the Manchester Airport.... Armin
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Noted: New Logo for Adelaide Airport

Brand new - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 16:05
Adelaide Airport Limited purchased the operating leases for Adelaide and Parafield Airports in May 1998, to operate both airports for the next 50 years with an option for a further 49 years. Adelaide Airport is currently the fourth-largest domestic airport and sixth-largest international airport in... Armin
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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for YMCA of England by ArthurSteenHorneAdamson

Brand new - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 13:09
Established in 1884 in London, the YMCA is a worldwide organization dedicated to empowering young people through Christian principles with 58 million members across 119 countries — each national association working independently. The YMCA of England is made up of 121 member YMCAs in over... Armin
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Dfx Digital Filter Suite for Photoshop Enhanced for Photographic Effects - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 00:00

The latest version of Tiffen's Photoshop filter suite and application adds new features, additional filters, speed enhancement and interface  improvements.

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Linked: Apple's New Face

Brand new - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 16:05
Lacking a heroic introductory video from Jony Ive, Apple quietly released the official type family for its upcoming Watch: San Francisco.... Armin
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Noted: New Logo for PCH by Sterling Brands

Brand new - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 16:02
(Est. 1996) "From startups to Fortune 500s, PCH works with the world's best brands. Whether design engineering and development, manufacturing and fulfillment, distribution or retail, PCH takes on the toughest challenges. If it can be imagined, it can be made. At PCH, we make. The... Armin
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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Liverpool Guild of Students by Smiling Wolf

Brand new - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 13:18
Established in 1889, the Liverpool Guild of Students is the student union of the University of Liverpool, one of the six original "red brick" civic universities in the UK. The Guild (as it is commonly shortened) serves the 17,000 students of the university and has... Armin
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Michael Graves and Peter Eisenman Dazzle with Comedic Stylings, Incisive Critiques

Unbeige - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 11:03

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The dashing Peter Eisenman was the lone speaker at “Past as Prologue,” the Architectural League of New York symposium held Saturday in honor of Michael Graves’s fiftieth year in practice, to appear twice: first in the Paul Goldberger-moderated panel on architectural pedagogy and again for a day-capping conversation with Graves himself. Between the two appearances, Eisenman snuck away to watch the annual Harvard-Yale football game. As the Crimson was busy besting the Bulldogs 31-24, plenty of other longstanding rivalries simmered on stage, where even the conference venue (the recently constructed and steeply pitched Tishman Auditorium at the New School) was not immune to attack. The architectural symposium’s version of the Game’s last-minute 35-yard touchdown was what Eisenman, after initially professing that he felt like he had “gone to the wrong parade,” later described gamely as “The Michael Graves-Peter Eisenman Comedy Hour.” Here are some of the highlights.

On driving forces:
Michael Graves: Jean Nouvel and Zaha Hadid and Rem Koolhaas have their phones ringing all the time with “Would you do this for us?”
Peter Eisenman: For what reason?
MG: To keep ahead of Frank!

On form:
PE: What is it that makes your buildings look like they are?
MG: Architecture! I believe in architecture.
PE: So do I. How come they look different?
MG: It doesn’t matter that they look different. They don’t look like [the buildings of] those other people. That’s what’s important.
PE: That’s true.

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AKVIS Sketch Adobe Photoshop Plugin Enhanced for Natural Media Effects - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 00:00

Sketch 16 adds compatibility with Photoshop CC 2014, a Shapshot button, image editing tools and a History brush.

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