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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for NewSpring Church done In-house

Brand new - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 13:01
Established in 2000, NewSpring Church is a Baptist Christian "megachurch" — a moniker assigned to churches with at least 2,000 people in average weekend attendance — with ten locations in South Carolina and 27,000 people attending each weekend. (The average NBA arena holds 20,000 people).... Armin
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Call for Entries: The Mini Print International of Cadaqués - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:00

While the tendency seems to be to create ever-larger works of art, there's something to be said for working within the limitations of a small format. One celebration is the annual Mini Print International, held in Cadaqués, Spain. Now in its 35th year, the competition last year attracted 750 entries from artists in 56 countries. Work can employ any printing techniques but the main requirement is that the image area must be larger than 10 by 10 cm (3.9 by 3.9 inches).

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3D Printing Tapped to Promote Elephant Welfare - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:00
Amsterdam's busy Schiphol airport is host to an exhibit that is displaying the progress of the World Animal Protection campaign via the creation of a large, orange elephant.
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Linked: Blue Jays Vs. Bluejays

Brand new - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 15:41
The Toronto Blue Jays (Major League Baseball team) have filed a notice of opposition with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office opposing the trademark application of Creighton University's athletics teams' logo for the Bluejays.... Armin
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Noted: New Logo for SBT by Publicis Brasil

Brand new - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 15:32
(Est. 1981) Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão (SBT for short, "Brazilian Television System" in English) is one of Brazil's main television networks.... Armin
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Seven Questions for Karim Rashid

Unbeige - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:18

It’s been a busy, brightly colored, organic-shaped summer for Karim Rashid. The designer has given lectures, made appearances, and occasionally DJ’ed in cities from Miami and Toronto to Hamburg and Ekaterinburg (Russia’s fourth-largest city). On Friday he could be found in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where he keynoted the Construye & Remodela confab. Not that there’s any shortage of stateside projects: Rashid was recently commissioned to design three Manhattan residential buildings, including a mixed-use project (20 apartments, with office and commercial space at the street level) located at 1633-1655 Madison Avenue. The concept is a continuation of Rashid’s signature boundary-pushing, rooted in a desire to “bring a fulgent vibrancy to the environment and move away the trends away from tired archetypes and cold minimalism.” He made time between groundbreakings, prototyping sessions, and DJ sets to answer our seven questions.

You recently lectured—and DJed—in Ekaterinburg, Russia. What is your impression of the state of design in Russia?
I have been to Russia 25 times and always love the country, the energy, the people, the intellectual spirit, the food, the sensibilities. In regards the state of design I have seen things change drastically since 14 years ago, but the problem is that Russia has not embraced the design phenomena enough, yet it is getting better and better. The condition is changing. In order to know Russian designers internationally they either work and develop brands in Russia—that become globally established—or work for foreign companies. And in all those trips very few Russian companies approach me to design for them.

Russia with all its diversified money, increasing incomes, intelligence, education, and manufacturing capability, lacks globally recognized brands. I always thought how fascinating it is that a country like Sweden has international brands like IKEA, H&M, Absolut, Volvo, and Voss with only a population of 7 million. Because of the size of Russia, companies were producing goods exclusively for their huge market and taking no impetus to export. Russia has the manpower and money to create major global brands. But times have changed and the doors to the West are open. I would love to see Russia build some very contemporary brands that contribute to our beautiful global consumer landscape.

I just completed the new OK.RU website [a popular Russian social media platform], and I am working on a shopping mall in St. Petersburg, an orange juice bottle, a cognac bottle, a tractor, and other projects in Russia, but I would love to design some hotels in every major city. There is a lack of design-driven boutique hotels in Russia.


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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Mauritshuis by Studio Dumbar

Brand new - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:52
Established in 1822, the Mauritshuis — "Maurits House" in English, a large residence built in the 1630s named after its owner Johan Maurits van Nassau-Siegen, governor of the Dutch possessions in Brazil — is an art museum in The Hague in the Netherlands that is... Armin
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Affinity Designer Seeks to Displace Adobe Illustrator - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:00

Affinity Designer is the first in a series of Mac applications from Serif designed to rival Adobe Creative Cloud. Windows users apparently don't exist.

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Mark Your Calendar: Hopscotch Design Festival

Unbeige - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:01

Perhaps you’ve heard of the Hopscotch Music Festival, which Spin likens to “South by Southwest minus the infestation of industry vermin and the clumsy bluster of corporate partyzillas.” Now in its fifth year, the Raleigh, North Carolina-based bandstravaganza is expanding its disciplinary boundaries—to the world of design. The inaugural Hopscotch Design Festival will take place September 3-4 in downtown Raleigh, with a speaker line-up that includes OMA’s Shohei Shigematsu, Kai-Uwe Bergmann of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Casey Caplowe of GOOD, Alexander Isley, and other intriguing figures in the worlds of graphic design, user experience design, urban planning, technology, architecture, and more.

Want to go? We’re giving away two run-of-the-festival passes (valued at $150 each). To be eligible to win one, write a haiku about the Hopscotch Design Festival presenter or session you’re most interested in seeing. E-mail your minimalist poem to by noon EST on Wednesday, August 27th. Winners will be notified within 24 hours.

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Linked: The Dark Side of Branding

Brand new - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:05
Batman-branded ecstasy pills in Australia are turning out to be quite dangerous. At least they are easy to recognize (and avoid).... Armin
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Noted: New Logo and Livery for Vistara by Brand Union | Ray+Keshavan

Brand new - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 16:55
"Vistara is the name of the joint venture between India's Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines. The new carrier, announced in 2013, will be a full-service airline based in New Delhi. The two companies will initially invest a combined US$100 million to start the carrier, with... Armin
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Reviewed: Friday Likes 98: From MAUD, Fanakalo, and Block

Brand new - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:02
An eclectic range of simple work mixed in with some abstract work and highly ornate work from Australia and South Africa keep us entertained this fine Friday.... Armin
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New Architecture Prize Honors Year’s Best Public Library: Australia’s Craigieburn

Unbeige - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:36

You need only browse a Candida Höfer monograph to realize that Denmark knows good libraries. It’s a strength that the Danish Agency for Culture—in partnership with Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects—has seized upon to create a new award recognizing the best public library of the year. The inaugural winner, announced earlier this month in Lyon, France (bibliothèque country!), is Australia’s Craigieburn Library, located in Hume City, Victoria and designed by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp.

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LiveSurface Enhanced for Previewing Mac Adobe Illustrator Designs on Real Surfaces - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:00

LiveSurface Context certainly has the potential to add something to the workflow of those using Adobe Illustrator.

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The Art of Folding - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:00

These days, the age-old art of folding goes far beyond dabbling in origami and making paper aeroplanes, hats and the like. For many designers, architects and creators, using folds opens up new ways of working with their materials.

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Linked: Manuals 1 Porn

Brand new - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 15:56
Get turned on with this short video of Unit Editions' Manuals 1. (We will have a few of these hard-to-get books for sale at the Brand New Conference).... Armin
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Noted: New Name, Logo, and Identity for ding* by DixonBaxi

Brand new - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 15:55
"Established in 2006, ding* has always had the same vision — to keep the world's mobile phones topped-up. Now with the largest international top-up platform, ding* is directly connected to 300 mobile operators in over 100 countries with a reach of 3 billion phones."... Armin
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Watch: Ai Weiwei Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Unbeige - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 14:51

“Ah yes, the summer of 2014, I remember it well,” you’ll tell your robot grandchildren. “The world lost Elaine StritchRobin Williams—tragic! And everyone was dumping buckets of ice water over their heads.” The latest celebrity to take the ALS Bucket Challenge—the DIY dunk-tank-for-charity viral senssation that involves ice water, a video camera, and the magic of social media—is Ai Weiwei. No word as to whether the Chinese artist made a donation, but he definitely got soaked. Two buckets were required. Watch the scene unfold in the courtyard of his Beijing HQ, much to the delight of onlooking studio assistants.

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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Tatts Group by Hulsbosch

Brand new - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:55
With roots as far as back as the 1880s through managing the sales of Tattersall's — the leading auctioneer of race horses in Ireland and the UK — in Sydney and Tasmania, Tatts Group is a leading company in the wagering, lotteries and gaming industries... Armin
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Quote of Note | Michael Bierut

Unbeige - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:29

Paul Rand admitted all his life that he was insecure as a writer. It was his passion for the subject that made him such an effective one. In his day job on Madison Avenue, he had learned the virtues of saying more with less. As a result, Thoughts on Design is almost as simple as a child’s storybook: short, clear sentences; vivid, playful illustrations. Ostensibly is nothing more than a how-to book, illustrated with examples from the designer’s own portfolio. But in reality Thoughts on Design is a manifesto, a call to arms and a ringing definition of what makes good design good. This, perhaps, has never been better than in the book’s most quoted passage, the graceful free verse that begin’s Rand’s essay ‘The Beautiful and the Useful,’ Graphic design, he says, no matter what else it achieves, ‘is not good design if it is irrelevant.’”

-Designer Michael Bierut in the foreword to the new edition of Paul Rand‘s Thoughts on Design, back in print for the first time since the 1970s and published by Chronicle Books

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