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When French And German Graffiti Artists Engage in a Friendly Battle - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 00:00

The Pièces Détachéés show in Paris brings together 32 graffiti works painted on French and German car parts.

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Steven Holl, Martial Raysse Among Praemium Imperiale Laureates

Unbeige - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 05:25

The Japan Art Association has announced the winners of the twenty-sixth Praemium Imperiale, the international arts prize established “in memory of His Imperial Highness Prince Takamatsu to celebrate the human spirit as expressed through the genius of the world’s artists.” The 2014 laureates are Steven Holl (architecture), Martial Raysse (painting), Giuseppe Penone (sculpture), Arvo Pärt (music), and Athol Fugard (theatre/film). Each winner receives 15 million yen (approximately $150,000 at current exchange rates) and a ticket to Tokyo, where they’ll receive their medals in an October 15 ceremony headlined by Prince Hitachi of Japan, who Wikipedia describes as “currently fourth in line to the Chrysanthemum throne.” This year’s crop of Praemium Imperiale laureates joins a roster of artists that includes everyone from Frank Gehry and Jasper Johns to Ingmar Bergman and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Artists are nominated for the prize through international committees in each of the five fields that make recommendations to the Japan Art Association’s board of trustees, which ultimately selects the winners.

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Herman Miller to Acquire Design Within Reach for $154 Million

Unbeige - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 16:35

Big news in designworld this summer Friday: Herman Miller has agreed to acquire Design Within Reach for $154 million in cash. That sum, enough to buy 26,602 of DWR’s new all-black Eames lounge-and-ottoman combos, will get Herman Miller an 84% interest in the Stamford, Connecticut-based company, which operates 38 retail stores in the U.S. and Canada along with its online and print catalogue presences. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the month.

DWR CEO John Edelman and President John McPhee, who hold the remaining ownership stakes, are slated to stick around to run DWR as part of a newly formed consumer business unit of Herman Miller. DWR had revenues of approximately $218 million in 2013, while Herman Miller booked $1.8 billion in its 2013 fiscal year, during which it announced its purchase of Maharam for just a couple million more than the DWR pricetag.

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Linked: <![CDATA[NBA &amp; NFL Logo Mash-up]]&gt;

Brand new - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 16:34
Brandon Hubschman has combined the logos for cities that have both an NBA and an NFL team.... Armin
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Noted: New Logo for Ingram Micro

Brand new - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 16:05
(Est. 1979) "Ingram Micro is an American electronics company and information technology distributor. It is the world's largest wholesale technology products distributor. Ingram Micro distributes and markets a large variety of electronics which it sources from manufacturers such as Acer Inc., Apple, Cisco, Hewlett-Packard, IBM,... Armin
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Reviewed: Friday Likes 93: From Asketic, Inland Studio, and John Morgan Studio

Brand new - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 13:44
We go from heavy textures to crazy animation to a heavy dose of white space in this Friday Likes with work from Riga, Buenos Aires, and London.... Armin
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Q2ID Plugin Updated for QuarkXPress to Adobe InDesign Creative Cloud 2014 Conversion - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:00
Markzware's plugin provides a quick way to convert XPress files by simply opening them within Adobe InDesign.
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Linked: <![CDATA[Opening at Peet's Coffee &amp; Tea]]&gt;

Brand new - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 23:36
Position: Senior Designer at Peet's Coffee & Tea in Emeryville, CA.... Armin
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Linked: Funny Movie Studio Animations

Brand new - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 16:07
Related to Monday's Linked: lo-fi movie studio logo animations. I'm 0% sure who's behind is or if it's ironic or serious. A few more at the link.... Armin
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Noted: New Logo and Identity for Atlantic 10 Conference by 160over90

Brand new - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 16:01
"The Atlantic 10 Conference is a basketball-centric conference founded in 1976 and consists of 14 diverse members across eight states and Washington, D.C. The mission of the Atlantic 10 Conference is to provide an enhanced student-athlete experience through 21 nationally competitive championship sports. The conference... Armin
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Wanted: Designer to Blind Them with Science

Unbeige - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 13:48

Do you excel at explaining phenomena ranging from plate tectonics to nuclear fission using only a pen and a dinner napkin? Doodle double helices—and their accompanying nucleotides? Then listen up, because the American Association for the Advancement of Science (or “triple-A S,” as the cool kids call it) is looking for a new visual Einstein to join the creative marketing team for its flagship journal, Science, at its Washington, D.C., headquarters. Need you be able to tell xylem from phloem, ventricles from atria, a chupacabra from an exasperated kangaroo? Probably not, but be ready to describe how your “strong communication skills and excellent type sensibility” will react with your “ability to create effective, visually exciting print and electronic media” to keep the visual standards of Science as high as its impact factor. And don’t forget to balance your equation.

Learn more about this junior graphic designer, American Association for the Advancement of Science job or view all of the current design/art/photo jobs.

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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Airbnb by DesignStudio

Brand new - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 13:43
Launched in 2008 by two RISD graduates, Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky, Airbnb (originally AirBed & Breakfast) is an online marketplace for people to list their property (owned or rented) for short- and long-term accommodations for other people to book. Offerings range from a tiny... Armin
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Quote of Note | Robert Motherwell

Unbeige - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:39

“My mother was very literary. Also she had one of the greatest collections in America of eighteenth-century French Provincial furniture. She used to haunt auction houses for this and as a boy I often used to go with her. And there was a time when I could date any piece of French furniture within two years. I think it was a marvelous training of the eye because, you know, in the end the difference is the exact undulation of the curve, the materials, and so on and all the rest of it. All my life I’ve used earth colors a lot, especially yellow ochre and raw umber and so on; and I wouldn’t be surprised that a lot of it comes from constantly looking at waxed fruitwood furniture. She didn’t like the chichi town kind, you know, with gilt and all that, but the beautiful waxed fruitwood country furniture.”

-Artist Robert Motherwell in a 1971 interview conducted by Paul Cummings for the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art

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Xara Photo &amp; Graphic Designer Enhanced for Image Editing and Vector Illustration - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 00:00

The latest version of the Windows vector graphics and image editing application provides increased photo editing and illustration functionality, as well as the inclusion of the PhotoLooks Adobe Photoshop plugin.

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Linked: Sex of the City Brands

Brand new - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 16:01
Pierre Buttin has made a supercut of all the brands mentioned in seasons 1 to 6 of Sex and the City. Bonus: it's in alphabetical order.... Armin
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Noted: New Logo for LCBO by Leo Burnett

Brand new - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 15:56
(Est. 1927) "The LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario) is an Ontario government enterprise and one of the world's largest buyers and retailers of beverage alcohol. Through 639 retail stores, catalogues, special order services and over 217 agency stores which provide cost effective, convenient and... Armin
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Put a Balloon Dog on It! H&M “Collaborates” with Jeff Koons

Unbeige - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 13:14

“I have a little bit of the heebie-jeebies by ‘art inspired by fashion’—or art printed on fashion,” said designer Zac Posen during a recent on-stage conversation at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Look no further than H&M’s latest “fashion loves art collaboration” for an example of what Posen meant.

Last night the Swedish fast fashion juggernaut, the lead sponsor of the Whitney’s Jeff Koons-o-rama, inaugurated its new Fifth Avenue flagship by plastering the place with images of the artist’s monumental Balloon Dog (Yellow) (1994-2000). H&M has also printed an image of the celebrated Celebration series sculpture on a black leather handbag that it touts as “the ultimate art-meets-fashion statement from the ultimate post-pop artist.”

The bag, yours for $49.50 and a little piece of your soul, reduces the ten-foot-tall chromium steel pup back to its original birthday-clown proportions, leaving little more than a Koonsian logo that evokes the queasy feeling to which Posen referred. And the doggie bag looks familiar, it’s because designer Lisa Perry produced a nearly identical bag (pictured at right) as part of her 2012 collaboration with Koons.

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Reviewed: New Custom Type Family for Domino&apos;s Pizza by Monotype Studio

Brand new - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 13:05
Established in 1960, Domino's Pizza is one of the most recognized pizza delivery companies in the world with a network of nearly 11,000 company-owned and franchise-owned stores in the United States (hosting 4,986 of them) and 70 other countries, delivering more than 1 million pizzas... Armin
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Comic Sans for Cancer Poster Exhibition - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:00

Designers Chris Flack and Renee Quigley have chosen to capitalize on the typographic notoriety Comic Sans by curating a poster exhibition that leverages the twentieth anniversary year of its introduction. All the posters on display will be available for purchase, with the proceeds going to Cancer Research UK.

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Linked: Opening at The Public Society

Brand new - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 23:21
Position: Designer at The Public Society in Brooklyn, NY.... Armin
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