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Restoration of Alvar Aalto’s Viipuri Library Wins World Monuments Fund Modernism Prize

Unbeige - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:30

RUS-Viipuri-glass-facadeThe 21-year-long project to restore Alvar Aalto‘s Viipuri Library in Vyborg, Russia (né Viipuri, Finland, before Stalin and co. took a fancy to it) has clinched the 2014 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize, awarded biennially to an innovative architectural or design solution that has preserved or enhanced a modern landmark. The award will be made to the Finnish Committee for the Restoration of Viipuri Library with Vyborg’s Central City Alvar Aalto Library. Previous winners of the prize—$10,000 and a limited-edition Barcelona chair created by Knoll especially for the occasion—include an architectural consortium that restored typhoon-ravaged Hizuchi Elementary School on Japan’s Shikoku Island and the team effort of Bierman Henket Architecten and Wessel de Jonge Architects to restore the Zonnestraal Sanatorium in the Dutch town of Hilversum.

The Aalto-designed library was completed in 1935. “An icon of twentieth-century architecture—with its distinctive sky-lighted roof, undulating wood-slatted lecture hall ceiling, and glass façade-enclosed staircase—the library at Viipuri is one of Aalto’s most important buildings from the years in which he was adventurously exploring a new modernist vocabulary; indeed, photographs of the building soon made him known around the world,” said jury chairman and MoMA veteran Barry Bergdoll, professor of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, in a statement issued today by the WMF. “The restoration organized and executed an impressive international campaign that has ensured the survival and revival of Aalto’s masterpiece by restoring it to its original function as a vibrant municipal library.” The prize will be presented at New York’s Museum of Modern Art on December 1 followed by a free public lecture.

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Linked: Mascot Stand-off

Brand new - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:17
Oklahoma State University (OSU) is suing New Mexico State University over the similarity of their mascots. OSU claims first use since 1930. Maybe the two mascots shoot each other and come up with something new?... Armin
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Noted: New Logo for Montreal Gazette by Winkreative

Brand new - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 15:04
(Est. 1778) "The Montreal Gazette, formerly titled The Gazette, is the only English-language daily newspaper published in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, with three other daily English newspapers all having shut down at different times during the second half of the 20th century." It is owned by... Armin
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Reviewed: New Logo for 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia by Brandia Central

Brand new - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:05
Set to be held in Russia (for the first time in history), across eleven cities during June and July, the 2018 FIFA World Cup needs no further introduction given that everyone became a World Cup fan this year. This week, FIFA introduced the official emblem... Armin
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Call for Entries: the 2015 Dieline Awards for Consumer Product and Packaging Design - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:00

Dieline Awards entries are judged by a panel of structural packaging, design and branding, and consumer product experts.

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WidthScribe Adobe Illustrator Plugin Updated - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 00:00

The Astute Graphics plugin simplifies the creation of multiple-width strokes in Adobe Illustrator, with version 2 adding a Width Stamp tool to open up a fresh avenue of artistic possibility.

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Announced: 2013 Brand New Awards: Now Available

Brand new - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 19:24
The winners of the 2013 Brand New Awards are now available for consumption in three formats: Free web gallery, free high-res PDF, and on-demand printed book from Lulu. The on-demand book approach is a first for us, but since book sales for the awards have... Armin
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Walker Art Center Celebrates 75 Years in 150 Seconds

Unbeige - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 19:05

The Walker Art Center is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a series of exhibitions and programs that highlight the institution’s distinctively curious ways. In less than three minutes, the below video rounds up 75 such questions in evocative, inspiring fashion. Those seeking answers can head to the Walker’s mesmerizing 75th anniversary website or Minneapolis, where Art at the Center: 75 Years of Walker Collections, a special exhibition studded with greatest hits such as Edward Hopper’s Office at Night (1940), Franz Marc’s The Large Blue Horses (1911), Chuck Close’s Big Self Portrait (1967-68), and Yves Klein’s Mondo Cane Shroud (1961), is on view through September 11, 2016.

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Inside New York Magazine’s Fashion Closet

Unbeige - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 18:54


Cubes, the MediabistroTV series that takes you inside top media companies, got a tour of the venerable New York magazine recently. The chronicler of all things New York, which now boasts some of the top news, food, fashion and culture sites around, is nestled next to the Holland Tunnel. Stella Bugbee, editorial director of The Cut, shows you the wellness room, fashion closet, and an area affectionately called Scriberia.

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Linked: Diet Coke Unique Bottles

Brand new - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 15:17
Diet Coke has printed over 2 million unique bottle labels for its Israel market. Design and concept by Tel-Aviv-based Gefen Team.... Armin
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Noted: New Logo for JDA by Lippincott

Brand new - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 15:08
(Est. 1985) "At JDA, we're fearless leaders. We're the leading provider of end-to-end, integrated retail and supply chain planning and execution solutions for more than 4,000 customers worldwide. Our unique solutions empower our clients to achieve more by optimizing costs, increasing revenue and reducing time... Armin
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Reviewed: New Logo and Packaging for Don Q by TracyLocke

Brand new - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:58
Booze Week continues on Brand New! First produced in 1865 by Juan Serrallés in Puerto Rico, Don Q — as the brand was named in the early 1930s (after Don Quixote) — is the top-selling rum in Puerto Rico, where, also, 70% of the rum... Armin
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HDR Express Updated for HDR Image Creation - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:00

The cross-platform application is said to not only simplify but dramatically speed up the creation of realistic HDR renderings.

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Design Jobs:, Forbes, Zinio

Unbeige - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 17:30

This week, is hiring a visual designer, while Forbes is seeking an associate designer. Zinio needs a graphic designer, and MakerBot is on the hunt for a digital art director. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro.


Visual Designer (Montclair, NJ) Associate Designer Forbes (New York, NY) Graphic Designer Zinio (New York, NY) Digital Art Director MakerBot (Brooklyn, NY) Graphic Designer Piaggio Group of Americas (New York, NY)

Find more great design jobs on the UnBeige job board. Looking to hire? Tap into our network of talented UnBeige pros and post a risk-free job listing. For real-time openings and employment news, follow @MBJobPost.

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Linked: Identifying Mark

Brand new - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:24
I'm no criminal mastermind but I'm pretty sure having the Bentley logo tattooed on your forehead is a dead giveaway for being identified as a criminal, like Derek Denesevich above, who, of all crimes, got caught for identity theft.... Armin
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Noted: New Logo for Gandour by Mash Creative and SocioDesign

Brand new - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 15:16
(Est. 1857) "Gandour is one of the largest confectioners in the Middle East delivering quality food products to satisfied consumer for over 150 years." They produce gums and candies, chocolates, wafers, cakes, biscuits, and snacks.... Armin
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Reviewed: New Logo, Identity, and Packaging for Glenfiddich by Purple

Brand new - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:27
First produced in 1887 by William Grant in Dufftown, Scotland, Glenfiddich — which means "Valley of the Deer" in Scottish Gaelic — is one of the most well-known single malt Scotch whisky brands in the world. (It helps that it's sold in every airport duty... Armin
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Don’t Miss Storefront for Art and Architecture’s Irrelevant Yet Critical Halloween Party

Unbeige - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:55

Costumes from Storefront’s 2013 “corporate avant-garde”-themed Critical Halloween included, from left: Christian Wasmmann as “The Idea Man,” and Hayes Slade and friends as “Jeff Koons Retrospective.” (Photos: Cameron Blaylock)

Mere days stand between you and Storefront for Art and Architecture‘s Critical Halloween—do you know where your costume is? The theme of this year’s highly anticipated art and architecture costume party, set for Friday night at 80 Greenwich Street in downtown Manhattan, is irrelevance (but if you interpret it as “i-relevance,” you can totally shave your head, throw on a well-fitted t-shirt, and go as Jony Ive).

“Considering the dark powers of our increasingly digital world and an online culture that propels banality to stardom, this year’s event asks artists, architects, writers, and citizens to address the concepts of ‘irrelevance’ and ‘relevance’ within contemporary culture and contemporary digital platforms,” say the Storefront spooks, who have lined up live music by Hessismore, DJ sets by Sergio Rebelo and DJ N-Ron (a.k.a. Daniel Perlin), and a photo booth for costumed critical thinkers. The costume contest—prizes will be awarded for best group costume, best individual costume, and best critical costume—will be judged by Roddy Schrock (Eyebeam), Campbell Hyers (Control Group), and Bill Menking (The Architect’s Newspaper) along with artist Sebastian Errazuriz and Storefront’s own Eva Franch. Everyone who is relevant will be there, so reserve your ticket ($50) immediately and then get back to prepping your Guggenheim Helsinki costume.

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Quote of Note | John Currin

Unbeige - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:11

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Detail from Gustave Courbet, Apples, Pears, and Primroses on a Table, 1871-1872.

“I’ve always had this thing about yellow—I don’t like cadmium yellow. I always liked chrome yellow instead of cadmium, which are real bright, chemical-looking yellows, and they weren’t really available to painters before 1870, 1850. So I thought, it’s tacky. It’s like a polyester shirt to use those yellows. And then I was just looking at this Courbet still life and it’s filled with chrome yellow and chemical yellows. So I’m starting to realize that this whole thing about being genuine and authentic is ridiculous. And I’m not conscientious or methodical enough to work that way.”

-Artist John Currin in his recent conversation with James Cuno, president and CEO of the J. Paul Getty Trust, at the Getty Center. Watch a video of their entire talk below.

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INFOGRAPHICS: Designing and Visualizing Data - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 00:00

In the face of increasing web saturation, some have come to tire of and question the fate of infographics. So what comes next? Where do we move on to from here? Do we really need to quantify eveything through visuals?

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