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Linked: Hulk Smash Branding

Brand new - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 15:53
Lou Ferrigno, who played the title role in The Incredible Hulk from 1978 to 82, talks about personal branding.... Armin
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Noted: New Logo for Qatar Museums by Wolff Olins

Brand new - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 15:44
(Est. 2005) "Qatar Museums connects the museums, cultural institutions and heritage sites in Qatar and creates the conditions for them to thrive and flourish. It centralizes resources and provides a comprehensive organization for the development of museums and cultural projects, with a long term ambition... Armin
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Reviewed: Friday Likes 92: From HORT, Here, and Raw Color

Brand new - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:47
From simple and spare to complex and patterned, we have a healthy range of projects with work from Berlin, London, and Eindhoven.... Armin
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Last Chance: Apply to SVA’s MA in Design Research

Unbeige - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:28

It was the great design scholar Ferris Bueller who once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” New York’s School of Visual Arts is heeding the need for speed and the importance of looking around with a one-year MA in design research, writing, and criticism. The new graduate program, which launches this fall, is an evolution of D-Crit (the two-year MA program in design criticism that has been sharpening design minds since 2008) streamlined into two semesters and eight months of studying images, objects, and environments, and learning ways to construct multi-format narratives that bring them to life from a faculty that includes Steven Heller, MoMA’s Paola Antonelli, and Murray Moss. “The program’s curriculum charts the cutting edge of design practice and is responsive to exciting developments in the media landscape,” says Alice Twemlow, the program’s founding chair. And there’s still time to apply (Psst: we hear significant scholarships are available): get your application in no later than Monday, and tell ‘em UnBeige sent you.

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Gain: AIGA Design and Business Conference Set for October in New York City - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 00:00
The biennial event for business and design leaders will have as its theme Redesigning Commerce.
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CreativeWorx Timesheet Extension Now Compatible with Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 00:00
The CreativeWorx extension tracks time spent in Adobe Creative Suite and Creative Cloud applications.
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A World of Characters: Advertising Icons from the Warren Dotz Collection - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 00:00

The exhibition, on view at the San Francisco Airport, features more than 300 brand mascots from the collection of Warren Dotz.

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Linked: Franklin Benched

Brand new - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 16:30
A leaked alternate logo for the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers showing Benjamin Franklin with mad dribbling skillz will, sadly, not be an official alternate logo.... Armin
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Noted: New Logo for Android

Brand new - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 16:20
"Android is an operating system based on the Linux kernel with a user interface based on direct manipulation, designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. The operating system uses touch inputs that loosely correspond to real-world actions, like swiping, tapping,... Armin
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Seven Questions for Chester Jenkins, Designer of New Cooper Hewitt Typeface

Unbeige - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 14:10

(Photo: Kirstin McKee)

Come December, the renovated and expanded Cooper Hewitt will welcome back visitors with a bold new look. The tricky task of reimagining the graphic identity of the Smithsonian Design Museum was taken on by Pentagram’s Eddie Opara, who tapped Chester Jenkins to work his typographical magic. Jenkins, co-founder of Brooklyn-based Village, created a custom typeface—Cooper Hewitt—that the museum has released into the digital wild: the bold sans serif can be downloaded free of charge as installable fonts, Web font files, and open-source code. Having taken the recent press preview of the museum as an excuse to follow Jenkins around and ask him his views on the various typefaces that were revealed by the painstaking restoration of the Andrew Carnegie Mansion, we agreed to relent if he would answer just seven more questions. He graciously agreed.

What three words best describe the Cooper Hewitt typeface?
Objective. Accessible. Spirited.

How does Cooper Hewitt differ from your Polaris Condensed?
The width of Cooper Hewitt is based on the Semicondensed version of Polaris, which only exists as beta fonts on the computers at Pentagram and UFOs on my hard drive. When I drew the Cooper Hewitt types, I didn’t recycle the outlines of Polaris, but instead drew everything from scratch, referring to Polaris Semicondensed, not simply tweaking it.

The range of weights is greater in Cooper Hewitt; while a couple of the master weights were based on Polaris, the family of fonts has a different internal structure. A significant stylistic difference is in the hewing to horizontal and vertical stroke endings, as opposed to the angled terminal strokes which are a touchstone of Polaris. Then there are the “plateaus”—or “plateaux” for the linguistic sticklers—within most of the curves in round glyphs. You can’t really see them at anything less than a million points, but they separate the two designs. And the numerals and currency glyphs depart significantly from Polaris.

Village is a type co-op—what is that exactly and who are the members?
Village is a group of a dozen small foundries from around the world. While not technically organized as a co-operative, our model was the first of its kind in the digital era, as far as we are aware. We contact our members to discuss important decisions, such as adding new members to the group. The members sometimes collaborate with each other, and often pass along custom projects where one member is more suited than another. We also avoid stepping on each others’ toes; one member will not publish a design if it’s stylistically close to another member’s design. We distribute the work of our members: A2-Type, Blackletra, Feliciano Type Foundry, Klim, LuxTypo., MCKL, Schwartzco, Type Supply, and Urtd. We publish work through two foundries: Constellation and Incubator.

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Reviewed: New Design Language for Android, Chrome OS, and More by Google

Brand new - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 13:09
Yesterday, at its I/O 2014 Developers Conference Google introduced a new design language for Android, the Chrome operating system, and the Chrome browser. Nicknamed Material Design, this is a comprehensive and all-encompassing approach that will directly influence the mobile experience of Android devices and the... Armin
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Infographics (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Unbeige - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 08:37

Ready to respond to requests of “Show me the data!” with more than a sad little bar graph? The Mediabistro mothership is now recruiting would-be data visualizers for an online course in infographics that can “engage an audience in your brand, cause, or mission.” Guided by veteran creative director Sascha Mombartz, whose resume includes stints at The New York Times and Google, students will get up to speed with online tools (we’re looking at you Many Eyes) and develop a robust spec for a data visualization. The infographical fun starts on Tuesday, July 1. Learn more here.

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Output Factory Now Compatible with Adobe InDesign CC 2014 - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 00:00
The latest version can batch-generate documents from Adobe InDesign CC 2014.
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Linked: Opening at The Webby Awards

Brand new - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:20
Position: Designer at The Webby Awards in New York, NY.... Armin
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Linked: JWT Says Thanks

Brand new - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 16:20
J. Walter Thompson says thanks to its clients with this video by Graham Clifford Design. Some logos better than others but a fun exercise nonetheless.... Armin
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Noted: New Logo and Identity for First Round by Pentagram

Brand new - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 16:11
"First Round is a venture capital firm that specializes in providing seed-stage funding to technology companies. […] It has offices in San Francisco, Philadelphia and New York. […] Since its inception in 2004, First Round has backed more than 150 companies, including Uber, Square, Warby... Armin
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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for SAM by Hornall Anderson

Brand new - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 13:02
Established in 1933, the Seattle Art Museum (SAM) is "one museum with three locations", including the titular Seattle Art Museum, the Olympic Sculpture Park, and the Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park. SAM's combined collections of approximately 25,000 objects, and its installations, special exhibitions, and... Armin
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Chicago Getting Its Own Architecture Biennial

Unbeige - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:36

Watch out, Venezia. The Windy City is getting a biennial of its own. Announced this week, the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial—billed as the largest international survey of contemporary architecture in North America—is set to open October 1, 2015 in and around the Chicago Cultural Center. The three-month-long event, presented by the City of Chicago and the Graham Foundation, will be funded through private donations (BP has already chipped in $2.5 million).

“Chicago is the birthplace of modernism in architecture and every architect in the world knows our city’s history of innovation in the field through the work of architects such as Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Mies van der Rohe,” says Graham Foundation director Sarah Herda, who will serve as artistic director of the Biennial with architect, writer, and curator Joseph Grima. “The Biennial will place Chicago, once again, at the forefront of the architectural imagination.”

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Welcome to the Wild World of Phlegm - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 00:00

The compelling monochrome imagery of Sheffield-based artist and muralist Phlegm can be found on walls in Norway, Canada, Switzerland, Sri Lanka, USA, Belgium, Poland, Italy, Slovakia and Spain.

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Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo Set for October in Santa Clara - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 00:00
The Santa Clara iteration of the conference devoted to 3D printing is currently offering a free Networking Pass.
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