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Reviewed: Friday Likes 78: From This is Pacifica, Sebastian Onufszak, and Anagrama

Brand new - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 14:45
A varied selection of projects today on Friday Likes with work from Porto, Augsburg, and Monterrey.... Armin
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QR Code Art Studio Released for Not-ugly QR Code Creation - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 00:00

QR codes have their uses but there is no denying that they are really, really ugly. Which has probably depressed their adoption. So hats off to the unlikely-named developer HruBaSko, which has come up with a solution to make them, if not a thing of beauty, at least considerably less ugly, as well as tossing in a sweet branding opportunity for the firms deploying them. Increased adoption will make Google happy, since as the inventor of this protocol, as well as for barcodes, broad usage dovetails into its grand plan to organize the galaxy's information and sell it to the highest bidder.

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Wanted: Designer with Good Taste

Unbeige - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 18:08


Are you a die-hard Top Chef fan? Do you have strong views about “flavor profiles”? Were you able to enjoy Julie & Julia without becoming distracted by the hideous costume choices for the Julie character? Then clear your plate for this job opportunity: the epicureans over at Food & Wine are looking for a new cook—and by cook, we mean editorial production assistant—to join their New York-based team. Ingredients of a successful candidate include two cups of “proficiency in InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat, Bridge, and Microsoft Office,” one cup of solid editorial production experience, and two heaping tablespoons of technical curiosity, all sprinkled with an abiding faith in squash. Interested in user experience and evolving digital production processes? That’s icing on the Black Sesame Chocolate-Banana Loaf Cake.

Pack your knives and apply for this production assistant (design/editorial), Food & Wine job or view all current design/art/photo jobs.

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Linked: Put Bacon on It

Brand new - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 12:31
Brandiose has created a secondary bacon logo (among other new alternates) for the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, the Phillies' Triple-A team, to put on their hat. I repeat: bacon.... Armin
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Noted: New Logo and Identity for Minna Palmqvist by Bedow

Brand new - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 12:25
"Minna Palmqvist launched her eponymous fashion label in 2009 as a continuation of her Masters project Intimately Social at the prestigous Konstfack College of Arts in Stockholm. The Intimately Social series is an evolving constant challenging the traditional fashion seasons and exploring the obsession with... Armin
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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Experticity by Attik

Brand new - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 12:04
Established in 2005, Experticity, as its name sort of implies, is focused on the empowerment of experts who work in retail. The gist, as I understand it, is that Experticity works with consumer brands and retailers to better train, inform, and reward their people on... Armin
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Corporate Social Media Summit Set for June in New York - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 00:00

Now in its fifth year, the two-day event promises to advance attendee engagement strategies, exceed ROI expectation and discover where social media is going.

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Call for Entries: 2014 Wally Synthetic Paper Award - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 00:00

Yupo Corporation will once again bestow a Wally award on those using its Synthetic Paper in creative ways.

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Linked: Opening at Native Design

Brand new - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 20:33
Position: Industrial Design Lead at Native Design in London, UK.... Armin
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Linked: Signet Signal Symbol

Brand new - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 16:24
A Flickr set of Signet Signal Symbol, a 1976 compendium by Walter Diethelm of icons and logos. Sweet.... Armin
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Noted: New Logo and Identity for Arab Link by Unisono

Brand new - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 16:14
(Est. 2011) "Working in close cooperation with Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, at Arab Link we offer a great range of money transfer products, superb exchange rates, all complemented by first class customer service. Meaning you can always be sure of a warmer, more rewarding experience... Armin
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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for CRKT by Blue Collar Interactive

Brand new - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 13:03
Established in 1994, Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) is an Oregon-based manufacturer of knives, tools, and accessories for sports, work, camping, and being a bad-ass. Working with different designers CRKT offers everything from pocket knives to large survival blades to tomahawks, all with awesome... Armin
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Collins Creates New Identity for Internet Week

Unbeige - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 12:27

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internet week nyHere at UnBeige HQ, every week is Internet week (if the wi-fi goes down for even a few minutes, we become testy and commence the hoarding of foodstuffs), but capitalize that “W” and you’re talking about a “festival of technology, business, and culture” that has been taking place in New York since 2008 and in London since 2010. Each Internet Week consists of hundreds of events that draw thousands of people, and yet the festival’s logos have long been, well, less than cutting-edge—sufficed to say that at one point there was a pixellated apple involved. Then they got Collins on the case. A team that included Brian Collins, Dave Frankel, and Ali Ring looked beyond familiar tech tropes—the slash, the dot, the arrow—and onward to the bracket. A three-dimensional pair is at the core of their flexible new identity for Internet Week. Not only can the brackets open to accommodate copy, photography, and illustrations but their angles play nice with the letterforms involved, all of which can be layered at various weights to simulate a blinking cursor. Keep an eye out for banners real and virtual that herald the next installment of the festival, which gets underway on May 19 in New York.

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HOW Promotion & Marketing Design Awards Call for Entries - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 00:00
HOW magazine hosts a wide range of design contests, the oldest of which is the Promotion & Marketing Design Awards, which began in 1988. Formerly known as the Self-Promotion Design Awards, the focus has since broadened from self-promotion to promotion of all kinds and is now defined quite broadly.
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New U.S. Embassy in London to Showcase 007-Level Security and Style

Unbeige - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:50

Having outgrown its home in the Eero Saarinen-designed London Chancery Building, the Embassy of the United States in London is getting a new home. Nancy Lazarus sizes up the project, a transparent, crystalline cube now taking shape on London’s South Bank.

View from northeast
(Renderings courtesy of KieranTimberlake/Studio amd.)

“The U.S. government is taking their design seriously again,” said David Sprouls, president of the New York School of Interior Design. His proof? Under the State Department’s Excellence in Diplomatic Facilities program, the American government is commissioning noted architects and designers to build embassies and consulates worldwide. He spoke briefly at NYSID’s “Design Diplomacy” event last week, where plans for the new London embassy were previewed.

Currently 31 international projects are in the design or construction phase, and these facilities have evolved beyond the purpose-built or modern compounds of earlier U.S. embassies, according to Jerry Withers, project manager at the State Department’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations that manages the program. They’re part of the 2010 Embassy Design and Security Act, whose flexible design standards encourages more local influences and cultures.

“Showcasing and representing America well abroad while still being functional, sustainable and safe”: those are the tall tasks of the embassy design program, Withers said. One of the toughest design challenges is to convey U.S. openness since security requirements have tightened in the wake of overseas incidents.

The new U.S. embassy in London is the most high-profile project, and it began about six years ago, when Kieran Timberlake was awarded the architectural design after an international competition. November 2013 marked the groundbreaking and the opening is slated for 2017.

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Design Jobs: The Byne Group,, Tiger Beat & BOP

Unbeige - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 18:30

This week, The Byne Group is hiring a graphic designer, while needs a designer. Today Media is seeking an art director, and Tiger Beat & BOP magazines are on the hunt for a designer. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro.


Graphic Designer The Byne Group (Suffern, NY) Designer (New York, NY) Art Director Today Media (Wilmington, DE) Designer Tiger Beat & BOP (Glendale, CA) Designer Niche Media Holdings (New York, NY)

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Linked: Kobe-Bryant-logo-shaped Piano

Brand new - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 14:26
Superstar athletes, they are just like us! Kobe Bryant's own custom piano in the shape of his logo.... Armin
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Noted: New Logo for Australian Theatre for Young People by Interbrand Australia

Brand new - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 14:21
(Est. 1963) "The Australian Theatre for Young People (atyp) has been bridging the divide between young people and professional theatre practice since 1963. Australia's oldest and largest youth theatre company, we are driven to create work that impacts the way young people engage with theatre... Armin
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Reviewed: New Logo for Reebok

Brand new - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 13:33
Established in 1895 in the small England village of Holcombe as J.W. Foster and Sons, Reebok, as it was renamed in 1958 (after "rhebok", a type of African gazelle) is a "worldwide designer, marketer and distributor of sports, fitness and casual footwear, apparel and equipment."... Armin
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Quote of Note | Oliviero Toscani

Unbeige - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 12:30

ot“Art is the highest expression of human communication. And by Art I don’t mean only painting or sculpture or the ancient and traditional arts, but above all the modern, mass arts, like: photography, design, fashion, architecture, cinematography and so on.

Creativity is communication. Today the creativity of communication is conditioned by an obsessive search for consensus, in the false belief that consensus is success. Fear of failure always produces mediocrity, because the chosen solution will always be the least risky and the most banal. In most cases, doesn’t even attempt to be original, but wants, rather, to be a mediocre and repetitious replica of it.”

-Photographer Oliviero Toscani in a speech presented last year at the Art Directors Club’s Annual Awards and Festival of Art & Craft in Advertising and Design. His address has recently been made into a newspaper and a series of typographic posters by illustrator Ben Weeks and Underline Studio

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