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Reviewed: <![CDATA[New Logo and Packaging for Ponysaurus by Baldwin&amp;]]&gt;

Brand new - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 12:51
Continuing our hard-nosed reportage on the rise of craft and microbreweries as the most likely industries to generate kick-ass identity and packaging work I bring you Ponysaurus. Established in 2013 in Durham, NC, Ponysaurus is neither craft nor micro but a nanobrewery — an officially-acknowledged... Armin
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Clear Favorite: Boskke’s Self-Watering Planter

Unbeige - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 12:23

bosske cube

boskke cubeNeither snow nor freezing rain nor the Super Bowl can keep thousands of retailers from NY NOW, the twice-yearly trade show that fills the Javits Center with giftables and homegoods galore. Enlisted to prowl the aisles of the “Accent on Design” section as a judge for the show’s “Bloggers’ Choice Awards,” we emerged with a clear favorite: the Boskke Cube, a new self-watering planter offered by Brooklyn-based neo-utility.

Designer Patrick Morris deconstructed the traditional plant pot and added an ingenious irrigation system to create this transparent planter, which acts as a reservoir for a month’s supply of water. “The clear plastic body reveals the water, soil, and roots of the plant, allowing you to witness firsthand the mechanics of plant growth,” says Morris of the Cube, which comes in assorted sizes. “And great for all those travelers…you only need to water it once a month.”

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Aquafadas Updates InDesign-based Tablet and Smartphone Publishing Solution - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 00:00
The package consists of an Adobe InDesign plugin for the creation of interactive content and ePubs, as well as several production and testing applications, and a Web analytics portal.
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City as Canvas: MCNY Show Explores Origins of Graffiti Art

Unbeige - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 21:05

Once upon a time, before Banksy murals were making the covers of auction catalogues, what many today know as street art was viewed as urban blight. Martin Wong saw creativity ripe for collecting. A new exhibition brings together works from his trove and traces the evolution of the New York graffiti art movement. We tagged writer Nancy Lazarus to take a sneak peek.

Untitled by Zephyr, 1984, MCNY
Pictured above, an untitled 1984 work by Zephyr, a key figure in the transition of the writing movement from trains to canvas. The below portrait of artist and collector Martin Wong was taken in 1985 by Peter Bellamy. (All images courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York)

Martin Wong by Peter Bellamy, 1985, MCNY“Street art has become the biggest art movement the world has seen,” said Sandra Fabara, the graffiti artist known as Lady Pink. She was one of the few female artists involved in the street scene of Manhattan’s Lower East Side during the 1970s and 1980s. That’s where Martin Wong, an avid collector, befriended and mentored a group of fellow graffiti artists.

“He was passionate, not just a patron,” said Christopher Ellis, aka Daze, one of many members of the group who paid tribute to the late Wong on Monday at the Museum of the City of New York (MCNY), which today opened an exhibition of works from Wong’s pioneering collection. On view through August 24, “City as Canvas: Graffiti from the Martin Wong Collection” consists of nearly half of the 300 mixed media pieces that Wong donated to the museum in 1994, five years before he died of AIDS. Sean Corcoran, MCNY’s curator of prints and photographs, curated the show, and the artists helped to identify many of the pieces in the exhibition.

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House Beautiful is on the Lookout for Writers with a Passion for Design

Unbeige - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 20:41

House Beautiful, Hearst’s shelter magazine for affluent women that aims to deliver expert takes on personal style, decorators’ influences and homeowners’ lifestyles, seeks writers with not only strong reporting skills, but also a passion for the world of design.

The pub pays up to $2.50 a word and many sections are open to freelancers. One thing to remember is that other than a few special issues dedicated to international design, the mag primarily covers home design in the States.

“We are devoted to presenting the best in American design and decorating domestics,” said executive editor Shax Riegler. House Beautiful typically presents insider information using the Q&A format everywhere from the front-of-book to the feature well. “We like to hear directly from the mouth of the designer to understand the decisions they’ve made, their inspirations and how they made it happen. It’s a hard format because it has to be an interesting conversation and not just a transcript of the conversation,” Riegler explained.

To hear more about this pub, including specific pitching etiquette details and editors’ contact info, read: How To Pitch: House Beautiful.

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–Aneya Fernando

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Design Jobs: American Girl, Robyn Miller Design, HowAboutWe

Unbeige - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 19:34

This week, American Girl is hiring an interactive art director for digital, while Robyn Miller Design is seeking a graphic designer for stationery. HowAboutWe needs a photo editor, and Plastics News 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.


Interactive Art Director – Digital American Girl (Middleton, WI) Graphic Designer – Stationery Robyn Miller Design (Any City) Photo Editor HowAboutWe (Brooklyn, NY) Art Director Plastics News (Detroit, MI) Photo Editor NBCUniversal (New York, NY)

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Announced: 2014 Brand New Conference: Pre-sale

Brand new - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 18:20
Pre-sale tickets are now available for the 2014 Brand New Conference. At $300 ($150 for students), for a 2-day conference with speakers from around the world, I feel compelled to emphasize what a significant deal and unique opportunity this is — our goal is to... Armin
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Linked: Sochi Logo Genesis

Brand new - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 15:27
The New Yorker looks at the Sochi and reveals some early sketches that show some unexplored potential.... Armin
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Noted: New Logo for WyoLotto by Warehouse Twenty One

Brand new - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 13:58
(Est. 2013) "The Wyoming Lottery Corporation is a corporate business entity established by House Bill 77 in the 2013 legislative session and signed into law by Governor Matt Mead last March. The corporation operates as a private business and does not employ state employees or... Armin
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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for ADC by Sid Lee

Brand new - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 12:48
Reviewed by Joe Marianek The Art Directors Club�(ADC) is a 94 year-old professional design and advertising organization based in New York City. Throughout the last year, the ADC has slowly unveiled various components of their new identity which includes a new monogram, colors, typography, grids... Brand New
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Logo Legacy: Book Charts Legacy of London’s Bullseye

Unbeige - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 20:34

There’s nothing like an imminent Olympics to get the world talking about logos (did you know that Sochi’s rather chilling mark is the first to lack drawn elements?). Anne Quito looks across the pond at a classic.


logoforlondonThe city of London teems with icons—from Big Ben, to the red double-decker bus, even to polarizing 2012 Olympics logo, or lately, the much parodied “Keep Calm and Carry On” posters. There is no shortage of visual symbols for the city. But perhaps the most ubiquitous among them is their transport logo, or the roundel, as it’s officially called. Introduced in 1908, the original circle-and-bar design has remained mostly unchanged, surviving the tides of brand makeovers for over a century.

A Logo for London (Laurence King, 2013) explores the evolution of the symbol vis-à-vis the socio-political climate of the city it represents, written as a kind of biography for this enduring brand mark. Packed with a treasury of archival images and drawings, this well-researched volume by the design historian David Lawrence casts the roundel as trademark that evolves to become a cultural marker and a civic symbol.

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Announced: 2013 Brand New Awards: Early-bird Ends Friday

Brand new - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 19:28
The early-bird prices for the 2013 Brand New Awards will end this Friday, February 7, 2014. Prices will go up on Saturday morning. Also! We are adding a little incentive: Best of Show winner will receive 4 complimentary tickets to the 2014 Brand New Conference... Armin
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Linked: 11 Steps to a Perfect Logo

Brand new - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 13:02
Borja Acosta de Vizcaíno has a decent simplification of the challenges of designing a logo. I would re-title it "11 Steps to a Functioning Logo" — a perfect logo still demands cleverness, creativity, and execution.... Armin
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Noted: New Logo for Australian Institute of Sport by Landor

Brand new - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 12:56
(Est. 1981) "As Australia's strategic high performance sport agency, the Australian Institute of Sport is responsible and accountable for leading the delivery of Australia's international sporting success. Since 1981, the AIS has been the cradle of Australia's national sports system — one that is recognised... Armin
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Reviewed: New Logo for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles by Robilant Asociati

Brand new - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 12:22
Established at the end of last month, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is the new, single company that manufactures Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, SRT, and Mopar — these one previously produced by Chrysler Group LLC — plus Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, and Abarth — previously produced... Armin
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Dinosaurs! Helicopters! Explosions! Say Hello to LensFX for iPhone and iPad - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 00:00
LensFX promises to put "Hollywood action movie effects" within reach of iPhone users.
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This World Made Itself: The Intersection of Animation and Performance

Creativebits - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 15:10

The artist's bio indicates that "She is interested in the slippery meeting point of cinema and theater/performance, the moments of convergence where fantastical illusions are created, and the moments of divergence where the two struggle against each other."This World Made Itself is thus a solo performance that combines projected animation with Matreyek's real-time silhouette, in a piece that traces the history of the earth from its inception until our own era. Looks epic!

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Linked: Redesigning MLS

Brand new - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 12:52
Keefer Charneau explores a redesign of the Major League Soccer logo. The existing logo, for reference.... Armin
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Noted: New Logo and Packaging for Spirit Tree Cidery by Taxi

Brand new - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 12:45
(Est. 2005) Spirit Tree Cidery is a cidery, wood-fired stone oven bakery, and local food shoppe located in a unique straw bale building in Caledon, Ontario.... Armin
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Reviewed: Friday Likes 73: From Mucho, Kokoro &amp; Moi, and Anagrama

Brand new - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 12:25
Soft color palettes, non-sans-serif typefaces, centered typography… a serif-ically different range of Friday Likes this week with work from Barcelona, Helsinki, and Monterrey.... Armin
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