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Noted: New Logo for ShopRunner done In-house

Brand new - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 16:06
(Est. 2010) "ShopRunner is a members-only service for online shoppers that provides unique benefits across hundreds of the best online stores. ShopRunner's members save time and money with benefits including free 2-day shipping with no minimum order, free and easy return shipping, exclusive member offers,... Armin
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Marc Newson to Join Apple’s Design Team

Unbeige - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 13:20


The word on the street (and by street we mean the vast array of tech blogs) is that Apple will use tomorrow’s highly anticipated media blitz for which it has commandeered Cupertino’s Flint Center to launch its iWatch and a couple of new iPhones. Also expected are mumblings about increased security amidst the iCloud breach and a cameo by Dr. Dre, who will probably be fully clothed. But we think news of novel devices, even one that marks the company’s foray into wearables, is no match for the bomb that Apple dropped on Friday, via Vanity Fair‘s VF Daily blog: Marc Newson is joining his buddy Jony Ive‘s design team. The Aussie-born designer, who when we last we checked in with him was showcasing a feast of Newsonian domestic delights in an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is set to become Apple’s senior vice president of design, although he will continue to be based in the United Kingdom and work on projects outside of Apple.

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Quote of Note | Todd Hido

Unbeige - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:47

stieglitz“My photobooks are organized by genre, and they are definitely not alphabetized. They’re sequenced and clustered together based on my twenty-five-year knowledge of who taught who, and who preceded them. It’s almost a little family tree of lineage. I find it to be an interesting way of approaching the collection, because you can see patterns of influence and how they fan out into the world we adore….Believe it or not, I have a strange little hobby of leaving books out and open to certain pages, sometimes for years. One of my favorite books, which has remained opened on my table ever since the day I got it, is Alfred Stieglitz: The Key Set. It’s an exhaustive examination, which I believe includes every single Stieglitz photograph that Georgia O’Keeffe inherited and ultimately donated to the National Gallery of Art. Also, I often create sequences and juxtapositions between various open books; I’ve made some unique connections and combinations that way.”

-Photographer Todd Hido, who has amassed a personal collection of more than 3,200 photography books, in an interview with Aaron Schuman in The PhotoBook Review

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Reviewed: New Look of the Games for Baku 2015 by SomeOne

Brand new - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:36
Taking place for the first time in 2015 from June 12 to June 28, the inaugural European Games will be hosted by Baku, the capital city of the Republic of Azerbaijan. (Hopefully not to sound too uncultured: first time I hear of this land). The... Armin
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Getty Images Terminates the Microsoft Bing Image Widget - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 00:00

A Getty Images lawsuit has resulted in Microsoft taking down the beta version of its recently-launched Bing Image Widget.

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Engraver Adobe Photoshop Plugin Updated for Creating Engraving Effects - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 00:00

Version 1 of the Engraver III Adobe Photoshop plugin notably adds multilayer support, making it possible to create engraving effects employing intersecting patterns.

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Linked: Washington's 2024 Olympic Bid Logo

Brand new - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 15:04
The exploratory committee for Washington, D.C.'s bid for the 2024 Olympic Games has unveiled its logo. (Image is a screenshot of the website's header and footer with full- and single-color logos present).... Armin
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Lucie Foundation Launches Crowdfunding Platform for Photographers

Unbeige - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 13:24

(Patricia Dinu)
A photo taken in the American Southwest from Patricia Dinu’s “Desert of Souls” project, for which she has launched a Fotofund campaign.

camera moneyFor photographers who seek dollars but don’t want to get lost in the vast sea of Kickstarter projects, there is Fotofund, a new crowdfunding platform exclusively for photo-based works. The site is the latest initiative of the non-profit Lucie Foundation, which is dedicated to supporting, honoring, and cultivating photographic talent. The organization created Fotofund “to provide financial backing to photographic projects through online contributions and to support photography worldwide by bringing photographers’ visions to life.” Distinct from other crowdfunding sites, the platform offers two models: a flexible funding model in which the project creator receives all donations whether or not their full funding goals are met or alternatively, they can select to only receive funding if the full amount of their goal is reached. Among the first campaigns to hit Fotofund are those aiming to create an official archive of the late Jerry Stoll’s photography from the California jazz era, a documentary project showcasing men and women who live off the grid throughout Europe, and a personal interpretation of the music and lyrics of Tom Waits—we suspect that “Picture in a Frame” will figure prominently.

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The Art Deco Poster - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 00:00

Posters are by their very nature ephemeral: on a billboard or tacked to a news stand, they last only a few weeks but Art Deco advertising posters are now highly prized by collectors.

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Linked: Opening at Illustria

Brand new - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 17:23
Position: Designer at Illustria in Washington, DC.... Armin
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Noted: New Logo and Identity for Vistaprint by Tank Design and In-house

Brand new - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 17:08
(Est. 1995) "Vistaprint serves more than 16 million micro businesses and consumers each year with a broad range of customised printing, graphic design and marketing products and services at an affordable price. With a unique business model supported by an innovative use of technology, high-volume... Armin
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Watch: IKEA Takes on Apple with ‘Bookbook’

Unbeige - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 13:27

IKEA is going head-to-head to Apple with its latest launch. “At only 8mm thin, and weighing in at less than 400g, it comes pre-installed with thousands of home furnishing ideas,” boasts the Swedish furniture juggernaut. And not only is no charging required, but it can be instantly shared and recycled. Also, it’s free. The user-friendly, intelligently designed device in question? The latest IKEA catalogue. Singapore’s BBH created this video—part gentle satire, part homage—to tell the world about it, through the exuberant narration of a black t-shirted Swede.

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Twitter Along with UnBeige

Unbeige - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:50


Famed literary critic Lionel Trilling once described Henry James as a “social twitterer.” Sure, he meant it as an insult, but it makes us feel better about having joined the tweeting masses. Look to the UnBeige Twitter feed for up-to-the-minute newsbites, event snippets, links of interest, design trivia, and our exclusive photo of Rem Koolhaas in mid-ponder—it makes for smashing smartphone wallpaper.

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Ready, Set: Show Us Your Type - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 00:00

The Show Us Your Type site was created by its founders as a showcase for designers who shared their passion for cities and typography.

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Vitra’s Rolf Fehlbaum to Receive Philly Museum of Art’s Collab Design Excellence Award

Unbeige - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 15:28


collab awardMake way for the chairman. Vitra’s Rolf Fehlbaum is the winner of the 2014 Collab Design Excellence Award, bestowed annually by a collaboration of design professionals supporting the modern and contemporary design collections at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Past winners of the award include Marc Newson, Paula Scher and Seymour Chwast, Zaha Hadid, Marcel Wanders, and Frank Gehry.

Hadid (designer of the Vitra Fire Station) and Gehry (who worked his magic for the Vitra Design Museum and offices) are old chums of Feldbaum, who currently serves as chairman emeritus at Vitra, the legendary design firm founded in 1950 by his parents. The family-owned Swiss firm was quick to make inroads stateside, in part by becoming a licensee of Herman Miller (enter George Nelson and the Eameses). Feldbaum will give a lecture and pick up his award, a silver and laser-etched rubber swoop (pictured) designed by Kate Reynolds and fabricated by jewelry designer Maria Eife, on November 21, which will also mark the opening of “Vitra: Design, Architecture, Communication: A European Project with American Roots,” an exhibition that will be on view through April 26.

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Hopscotch Design Festival Kicks Off in Raleigh

Unbeige - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 13:04


The inaugural Hopscotch Design Festival gets underway today in Raleigh, North Carolina. Attending gratis on the strength of their ways with terse verse are Sophia Hitchcock and April Siese, the winners of our contest sponsored by the paper-savvy people at We’ll also be sending out prizes to our three runners-up: Julianna Thomas, Nancy Parisi, and Maura McDonald. And now, without further ado, the winning haikus:

By Sophia Hitchcock, a motion graphics designed based in Raleigh whose haiku was inspired by Hopscotch presenter Annie Atkins
Muted palette, dusted cover
forgotten beauty
quietly revealed.

By April Siese, a writer, editor, and photographer based in New Orleans:
lines intersect from
elements of style and space
more after the big jump

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VueScan Updated for Flatbed and Film Scanning - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 00:00

VueScan, a replacement for the software provided by scanner manufacturers, has been downloaded more than 10 million times since its launch in 1998.

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Design Jobs: Innovative Kids, Niche Media Holdings, McKinsey & Company

Unbeige - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 18:30

This week, Innovative Kids is hiring a designer/art director, while Niche Media Holdings needs a promotions art designer. McKinsey & Company is seeking a senior designer, and Sterling-Rice Group is on the hunt for an art director. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro.

Designer/Art Director Innovative Kids (Norwalk, CT) Promotions Art Designer Niche Media Holdings (New York, NY) Senior Designer McKinsey & Company (Atlanta, GA) Art Director Sterling-Rice Group (Boulder, CO) Graphic Designer Elements Behavioral Health (Long Beach, CA)

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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Announced: No Reviews this Week

Brand new - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 15:09
Due to half-business, half-vacation travel in Croatia I will not be able to write Reviews (and most likely any content) for Brand New this week. The above image (from a couple of photos I took in Zadar) is meant to represent both the sadness I... Armin
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Seven Questions for Elle Decor Editor-in-Chief Michael Boodro

Unbeige - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 14:03

The September issue of Elle Decor arrived in a flourish of silvery hues and starchitect selfies, looking ahead to the future of design with no fear of the past (or of a bold red armchair). At the editorial helm of the Hearst shelter magazine is Michael Boodro, who predicts that over the next quarter century, “the print version of the magazine will become more of a luxury object and we’ll see increases in e-edition sales. I think people will continue to turn to Elle Decor for inspiration and resources. We’re always going to have a passion for finding new talent and peoples’ homes will continue to be a refuge that reflects their tastes.” We managed to catch Boodro between the September issue unveiling and the launch of the magazine’s new book to chat about the big 2-5, what he read this summer, and the best advice Anna Wintour ever gave him.

Elle Decor turns 25 this year. How are you celebrating?
We have celebrated throughout the year with special stories looking back, but it all culminates with our big 25th anniversary issue, out now. It is full of projects by quintessential Elle Decor designers, including Steven Gambrel and Darryl Carter, as well as a celebration of silver—the traditional 25th anniversary gift—and a special section on the future of design, because Elle Decor has always looked ahead and sought out new talents. We also have our third book, The Height of Style: Inspiring Ideas from the World’s Chicest Rooms, coming out later this month [September 16] from Abrams.

How do you describe the editorial mission/philosophy of the magazine?
I actually think our most important mission is to inspire. Sure, we want to keep our readers informed as to the latest projects and trends, but our readers are passionate about design, and they want to know the stories behind the room, behind the product. They are just as interested in design history as in what is new. They are open to new ideas and want to see all kinds of interiors from around the world—even if it’s not the way they want to live themselves. We try to keep them engaged and surprised, on everything from interiors to art to food to travel.

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