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The Art Deco Poster

Graphics.com - 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 http://www.underconsideration.com
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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 http://www.underconsideration.com
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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

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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

Graphics.com - 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

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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

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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 Moo.com. 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

Graphics.com - 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 http://www.underconsideration.com
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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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Noted: New Logo and Identity for BUAP by Cato Brand Partners

Brand new - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 09:37
"The Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP) (Meritorious Autonomous University of Puebla) is the oldest and largest university in Puebla, Mexico. Founded on 15 April 1587 as Colegio del Espíritu Santo, the school was sponsored by Society of Jesus during most of the Spanish colonial... Armin http://www.underconsideration.com
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Linked: Logo Design Love v.2

Brand new - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 08:48
The second edition (in a tasty Plike-like cover) of David Airey's popular Logo Design Love is now available. (Disclaimer, I guess: our work is included).... Armin http://www.underconsideration.com
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Is the Scribble INK Pen Too Good to be True?

Graphics.com - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:00

Will the crowdsourced Scribble INK really be able to deliver on its promise of allowing users to scan any object with the pen and then immediately begin drawing with that color ink?

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Call for Entries: Graphis New Talent Annual 2015

Graphics.com - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 00:00

Graphis will once again feature top international design work from the previous year in its New Talent Annual, with entries available for online viewing.

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Happy Labor Day from UnBeige

Unbeige - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 13:20


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Après Labor Day, le déluge, a sunburnt French monarch once said. May your day off be festive, adventurous, restful, quiet, or productive, as you see fit. And in case you’ve already reached the bottom of your summer reading list, here are a few online morsels to peruse as you prepare for sweater weather.

&#149Yet to make a pilgrimage to Philip Johnson‘s Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut? Pay a virtual visit, and start with the art (via VernissageTV and Vimeo).

&#149Steven Heller remembers the colorful Deborah Sussman (via The Atlantic).

&#149Are these Eames-inspired Nikes the worst thing in the world? A point-counterpoint (via Fast Company).

&#149The reworked press photos now being discarded are unique objects and compellingly strange images. Rick Poynor takes a closer look at the accidental art of retouching (via Eye Magazine).

&#149The countdown to the reopening of Cooper Hewitt —née the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum —is on! Tide yourself over with the museum’s Object of the Day blog.

&#149Comedian and designer Jill Shargaa implores humanity to put the “awe” back in awesome (via TED.com).

&#149Treat your iPad to 82 and Fifth, in which 100 curators from across the Museum talk about 100 works of art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection—one work, one curator, two minutes at a time.

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BURNING MAN: Art on Fire

Graphics.com - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 00:00

I highly recommend BURNING MAN: Art on Fire, which weaves high-quality photos of many of the most striking works with thoughtful artist profiles, to create an almost overwhelming case for the importance of this event.

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In Which the Smithsonian Is Yarn-Bombed

Unbeige - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 20:27

If you’re spending this Labor Day weekend in our nation’s capital, stop by the Smithsonian Castle, which, along with the surrounding gardens, is presently ensnared in a thicket—approximately six miles worth—of cherry red yarn. The yarn bombing, revealed today (after two weeks of work by some 120 volunteers) and up through Tuesday morning, is a crafty way to draw attention to the Chiharu Shiota exhibition that opens tomorrow at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. The Japanese artist has used 350 donated shoes and four miles of the same shade of red yarn used in the yarn bomb to create an installation that amasses personal memories of lost individuals and past moments. “The threads are woven together,” Shiota has said. “They become entangled. They tear. They unravel. They are a mirror of the emotions.” As for the fate of the post-bomb yarn, the Freer|Sackler is open to ideas: tweet your idea(s) to @FreerSackler or post the museum’s Facebook page.

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Linked: Hershey Tops "Logo" Google News

Brand new - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 14:38
Yesterday's post about The Hershey Company's new logo triggered a poo-emoji reaction, launching the logo to the top result for "Logo" search in Google News. Somewhere, the Bélo breathes a sigh of relief as another logo takes media center stage.... Armin http://www.underconsideration.com
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