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Announced: AIforGA, Year 1, Vol. 2

Brand new - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:39
If you are in Austin, TX, or enjoy traveling near and far to exotic destinations, join us for our next three excellent speakers: Matteo Bologna, Debbie Millman, and Michael Bierut. Details and registration at the Austin Initiative for Graphic Awesomeness site.... Armin
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Linked: Opening at Publicis Hawkeye

Brand new - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 22:05
Position: Interactive Art Director at Publicis Hawkeye in Dallas, TX.... Armin
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Linked: <![CDATA[The B&eacute;lo Report]]&gt;

Brand new - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 15:58
Taking media reaction in stride, Airbnb made an infographic from the feedback received on its new logo.... Armin
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Noted: New Logo and Identity for McGrathNicol by Hulsbosch

Brand new - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 15:54
"McGrathNicol is an independent boutique advisory firm specialising in Advisory, Forensic, Transaction Services and Corporate Recovery. We are a market leader in Australia and in New Zealand, with more than 30 Partners and 300 people across the region. McGrathNicol has earned a reputation for achieving... Armin
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Design Nerd? There’s an App for That!

Unbeige - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 13:34

When’s the last time you heard Alex Trebek call out categories such as SERIFS, TWENTIETH-CENTURY LOGOTYPES, or SAGMEISTER CLASS? We bet our cache of potent potables that it’s never. Enter Kevin Finn. The Australian, who we last encountered in his capacities as editor and publisher of Open Manifesto, has created DESIGNerd 100*, a design trivia app that tests your knowledge of typography, publishing, advertising, branding, contemporary design studios, packaging, motion graphics and more. And in building out the first volumes, Finn went straight to the experts, tapping Stefan Sagmeister, Steven Heller, and Lita Talarico to contribute their personal questions (100 each).

“I’m a self-confessed design nerd, passionate about all forms of design,” says Finn. “I simply wanted to share design knowledge with other design enthusiasts, but in a fun and engaging way.” Among the well-designed twists of the app, available through the iTunes App Store (an Android version is in progress), are the bonus facts studded throughout the game. (Did you know that Jonathan Barnbrook’s Mason typeface, was originally called Manson—after the serial killer Charles Manson and in a nod to the extreme opposites the typeface was intended to express? Emigre Fonts dropped the “n” after the complaints started to pour in.) “New volumes to add to the series are underway,” promises Finn, “as are plans to launch the trivia game as a standalone app that will house all volumes in the series.”

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Reviewed: <![CDATA[New Logo and Identity for Martin by Born &amp; Raised]]&gt;

Brand new - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 13:16
Established in 1976, Martin is a vocational education and training institution in Australia offering government-accredited diplomas in business, management, information technology, marketing, graphic design, events, and tourism. With campuses in Brisbane, Melbourne, Gold Coast, and Sydney, each with an average of 400 students, Martin offers... Armin
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Teacup Software Adobe InDesign CC 2014 Plugins Shift to Subscription Model - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:00

The four Adobe InDesign plugins include BarcodeMaker, DataLinker, TypeFitter Pro and PatternPack.

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Fixel Detailizer 2 Released for Detail and Contrast Control - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:00

The Adobe Photoshop filter plugin creates five different detail scales, providing increased sharpening control over a range of detail levels.

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Fixel Detailer 2 Released for Detail and Contrast Control - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:00

The Adobe Photoshop filter plugin creates five different detail scales, providing increased sharpening control over a range of detail levels.

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Katz Marks the Spot: Art Billboard to Welcome Whitney Downtown

Unbeige - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 20:05

Alex Katz’s 2012 painting Katherine and Elizabeth (Photo courtesy Gavin Brown’s Enterprise)

Worried that the spindly and shape-shifting “W” of the Whitney Museum’s fledgling graphic identity will be insufficient to guide visitors to the door of its new downtown home? Alex Katz to the rescue. The artist (and erstwhile J. Crew model)’s 2012 canvas, Katherine and Elizabeth, will welcome the museum to the Meatpacking District in the form of a 17-by-29-foot billboard on the facade of 95 Horatio Street, located directly across Gansevoort Street from the southern end of the High Line and the Renzo Piano-designed Whitney. Announced today, the public art installation will be the first in a planned five-year series organized in collaboration with real estate developer TF Cornerstone and High Line Art.

New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

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Design Jobs: Princeton University, Atlantic Media, California Academy of Sciences

Unbeige - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:30

This week, Princeton University is hiring a visual design strategist, while Atlantic Media is seeking a design director for the National Journal. California Academy of Sciences needs an interaction designer, and the NYC Department of Transportation is on the hunt for a graphic artist. Get the scoop on these openings and more below, and find additional just-posted gigs on Mediabistro.

Visual Design Strategist Princeton University (Princeton, NJ) Design Director, National Journal Atlantic Media (Washington, DC) Interaction Designer California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco, CA) Graphic Artist NYC Department of Transportation (New York, NY) Photo Editor Oxmoor House (Birmingham, AL)

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Linked: BP Denied Green Trademark

Brand new - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 16:09
Governing trademark body IP Australia has denied BP to trademark Pantone 348C green as its own.... Armin
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Noted: New Logo for Dayton Flyers by 160over90

Brand new - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 16:00
"The Dayton Flyers are the intercollegiate athletic teams of the University of Dayton of Dayton, Ohio. All Flyers intercollegiate sports teams participate at the NCAA Division I level. The football team competes in the Division I FCS non-scholarship Pioneer Football League, and women's golf plays... Armin
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Reviewed: New Retail Experience for USPS by GrandArmy

Brand new - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 13:15
Nearly a year ago we reported on changes at the United States Postal Service (USPS) that involved renaming some of its services and the introduction of a freshly-designed set of boxes, envelopes, and tubes that were received with a modestly encouraging response. More interesting than... Armin
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Quote of Note | Mitch Epstein

Unbeige - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:50

“I used to make pictures without thinking about how they would relate to one another as a series. When I went to Vietnam in the early ’90s to collaborate with a Vietnamese dissident writer, a novelist, I started to conceive of my individual pictures as part of a greater whole, as projects. I began to conceive of these projects as photographed from the inside out, not the other way around. In other words, I let go of the conventions of supposedly neutral ‘street photography’ and began to find ways to insert and invest myself into a situation and yet still remain somewhat detached. Family Business is an example where I photographed something I knew intimately and cared about deeply, but did so with emotional restraint. I’d absorbed my lessons from strict documentarians, which allowed me to make something personal without sentimentalizing it.” —Photographer Mitch Epstein

Pictured: Mitch Epstein, Flag (2000), from Family Business, a film and photographic project about Epstein’s father and the demise of the family furniture store.

New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

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LinkOptimizer Updated for Mac Adobe InDesign Graphic File Size Reduction - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 00:00

Zevrix Solutions' workflow automation solution enhances the conversion of images linked to InDesign by opening them in Photoshop.

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Call for Entries: D&amp;AD Professional Awards 2015 - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 00:00
Creatives will once again compete for a shot at the coveted Yellow, Black and White Pencil awards.
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Improving Interior Photographs with HDR in Photoshop - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 00:00

There’s something about dimly lit interiors that really does well when making an HDR image. That’s why I always make sure that I attempt to make a picture inside of churches, as well as the front lobbies of hotels.

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Linked: Opening at Illustria

Brand new - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 21:39
Position: Graphic Designer at Illustria in Washington, DC.... Armin
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Linked: 100 Definitions of Branding

Brand new - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 15:33
SVA Masters in Branding student Sarah Fudin has gathered 100 definitions of branding from folks in the industry (myself included at #66).... Armin
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