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Quote of Note | Bruce Sterling

Unbeige - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:12

“Genuine science-fiction art performs a social function for a tight-knit, ninety-year-old community. It exists to enable its viewers to achieve and maintain their highly valued otherworldly state of let’s pretend. Sci-fi art is a form of realist genre painting, like aviation art, like natural-history painting. Its cousins are comics and game design and set design, disciplines that prefer certain conventions to be respected: Comics fans require the canon, gamers like to enter the game world and play, theatergoers need set design as the backdrop of performance. Art that is too heavily freighted breaks the suspension of disbelief and leaves the sci-fi fan with the awkward realization that Martians have better taste than he does. [Omni publisher Bob] Guccione‘s effort to class-up sci-fi art was like trying to break-dance in a Vegas tuxedo, but he never saw the solecism there. Although he had a few veteran sci-fi illustrators within his mag—Michael Whelan, Frank Fazetta, Tim White, and glitzy-robot maestro Hajime Sorayama—it’s clear that these accomplished sci-fi professionals caught Guccione’s roving eye almost by accident.”

-Bruce Sterling on The Mind’s Eye: The Art of Omni (powerHouse Books) in the September issue of Artforum

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Anonymous Tips: Because Sharing Is Caring

Unbeige - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 05:20

who could it be now.jpgIf we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it a thousand times: “I could tell you this Big Design News, but then I’d have to kill you.” Now you can give us the scoop and skip the messy murder plot, thanks to our “Anonymous Tips” box, which the Mediabistro tech wizards have placed at the top right of this page. Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Type in your news—design happenings, gossip, movements of the Revolving Door, a designer’s hidden talent, or any newsy, design-y morsel—and click “send.” We’ll get the news, you’ll retain your air of mystery.

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Autodesk Releases Desktop Version of its Pixlr Photo Editor - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00

Pixlr has been available for some time as a Flash-based online and mobile image editing tool but has now made the jump to both a Mac and Windows application.

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Adobe Photoshop Mix Updated for iPad Image Compositing - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00

Adobe Photoshop Mix 1.1 adds a significant range of new functionality, which while not earth-shattering, does indicate that the app will continue to be developed.

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The Creative Cloud Chronicles: It's So Over for Android Users - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:00

The June launch of Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 included so many updates and new addtions that it was inevitable that certain items would get overlooked. One that seemed promising was the release of the Creative SDK (Software Development Kit), which it describes as "a rich set of iOS components creating a new era of connected creativity and a seamless workflow between your mobile applications and Adobe Tools and Creative Cloud services."

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Linked: Alfa Romeo's Vicious Logo

Brand new - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:58
I'm not a car guy, so I had never really paid close attention to the Alfa Romeo logo but, dude, there is a dragon eating a human being in it. Jalopnik gets to the bottom of it.... Armin
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Noted: New Logo and Packaging for BrewDog

Brand new - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:45
"BrewDog is redefining the UK craft beer scene as you know it… Back in 2007, James and Martin said sayonara to industrially brewed lagers and stuffy ales and — after brewing their first batch of beer in James' garage — set about making hardcore beers... Armin
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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for The Hershey Company done In-house with goDutch

Brand new - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:05
Established in 1909 by Milton S. Hershey in Pennsylvania, The Hershey Company is a global confectionery producer with more than 80 individual brands around the world. These span from the eponymous Hershey's to Reese's to Kisses to Jolly Ranchers to Twizzlers and more. Over 13,000... Armin
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InStyle’s Rina Stone on Brand Evolution, Collaborations, and the September Mega-Issue

Unbeige - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:26

The latest Julia Roberts-fronted issue of InStyle is more than a fall fashion blockbuster—it’s also a celebration of the Time Inc. magazine-cum-brand’s twentieth anniversary. The 700+ page-September book is brimming with retrospective morsels along with expanded takes on signature features that strike the signature InStyle balance of inspirational and attainable. We recently sat down with creative director Rina Stone to discuss her (extensive) responsibilities, the evolving InStyle brand, and the making of the mega-issue. Snagging Roberts for the cover was “a real coup,” Stone told us. “Ariel [Foxman, InStyle editor-in-chief] felt there was no one better to celebrate our 20th anniversary. She’s such an InStyle girl. Putting that shoot together, we wanted to do a fashion story—obviously, because it’s the September issue—but we also wanted to make sure that we left with something that was iconic and memorable—some pictures that would last forever. She loved the concept, and she has such personality. I think some of these portraits, you can put them in a time capsule, take them out in 20 years, and they’ll still be relevant.”

Read the full interview on FishbowlNY: So What Do You Do, Rina Stone, Creative Director at InStyle?

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AKVIS Refocus Adobe Photoshop Plugin Updated for Photo Sharpening - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:00

The Refocus Adobe Photoshop plugin and application is designed to make it easy to quickly adjust the focus of specified areas of a photo.

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CorelDRAW Home & Student Suite X7 Released - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:00
Adobe makes the full version of its Creative Cloud subscription offering available in a Students and Teachers version, for $239.88 per year. Providing a 60% reduction on the regular price, it's a pretty good deal. But what if even that's too expensive? Corel hopes that its Home & Student Suite will provide an alternative for Windows users, priced as it is at $129.99 for a traditionally licensed version. But what are its strengths and weaknesses?
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Linked: <![CDATA[Vintage Enamel &amp; Metal Badges]]&gt;

Brand new - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:47
Robert Griffin has put together an amazing collection on Flickr of really cool vintage logo badges, many of which come with detailed stories about the logo and badge.... Armin
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Noted: New Logo and Identity for BHA by Firedog

Brand new - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:35
(Est. 2007) "As both the governing and regulatory body it is the British Horseracing Authority's responsibility to: provide the most compelling and attractive racing in the World; be seen as the world leader in raceday regulation; ensure the highest standards for the sport and participants,... Armin
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Reviewed: New Logo and Packaging for Super Soaker by Soup Group

Brand new - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:01
Invented in the early 1980s by Lonnie Johnson — a mechanical and nuclear engineer who happened to have helped develop the stealth bomber program and worked for NASA — and first sold in 1989 by now-defunct Larami, the Super Soaker is a line of water... Armin
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Last Chance: Write a Haiku, Win a Pass to the Hopscotch Design Festival

Unbeige - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:25

Time is running out to be tersely poetic and craft the haiku that will win you a free pass to the Hopscotch Design Festival, which runs September 3-4 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The designtastic new companion to the Hopscotch Music Festival boasts a speaker line-up that includes OMA’s Shohei Shigematsu, Kai-Uwe Bergmann of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Casey Caplowe of GOOD, Alexander Isley, and other inspiring figures in the worlds of graphic design, user experience design, urban planning, technology, architecture, and more.

To be eligible to win one of the two run-of-the-festival passes ($150 each) that we’re giving away thanks to, write a haiku—we’ll take the standard five-seven-five syllables—about the Hopscotch Design Festival presenter or session you’re most interested in seeing. E-mail your minimalist poem to with the subject “HOPSCOTCH” by 10 p.m. EST tonight (Wednesday, August 27th). Winners will be notified within 24 hours.

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Watch: Casey Neistat Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Unbeige - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:06

In the wake of the global phenomenon of humans dousing themselves in ice water and donating to fight ALS, there are surely scores of people—those representing other charitable causes—bathed in envy and regret: Why didn’t we think of that, Jim? I told you we should have hired that weird intern with all the Instagram followers! Let’s figure out our own thing that involves buckets…what rhymes with “bucket”? Casey Neistat to the rescue. The intrepid filmmaker, who we last saw doling out advice for traveling avec skateboard, has created this expansive take on the ice bucket challenge, somehow managing to cordon off a Tribeca block to do so.

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Wanted: Art Director to Pick Up the Pace (University)

Unbeige - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:49

Pining for a back-to-school experience that is more invigorating than a trip to Staples and a fresh wardrobe of writing utensils? Consider a future that merges graphic design and higher education. Pace University is looking to add an associate art director to its NYC-based team of designers, editors, writers, and production staff that create all of the university’s marketing materials. The position entails handling multiple projects in an agency-style environment. Among the required school supplies: in-depth knowledge of print and web technologies, the ability to work across print and digital, and a strong portfolio that includes print and web work.

Learn more about and apply for this Associate Art Director, Pace University job or view all the current design/art/photo jobs.

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Design Jobs: Woodsmith Magazine, Carson-Dellosa Publishing, Green Olive Media

Unbeige - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 18:30

This week, Woodsmith Magazine is hiring a graphic designer, while Carson-Dellosa Publishing needs a designer. Green Olive Media is seeking a graphic designer, and Advertising Age 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.

Graphic Designer Woodsmith Magazine (Des Moines, IA) Designer Carson-Dellosa Publishing (Columbus, OH) Graphic Designer Green Olive Media (Atlanta, GA) Art Director Advertising Age (New York, NY) Photo Producer Niche Media Holdings (New York, NY)

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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Linked: Coca-Cola is Not Natural?

Brand new - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:11
Two people are suing Coca-Cola in Federal Court over their "natural" branding after realizing the soda has phosphoric acid. I'm thinking about suing these two morons for confusing soda with a natural product — misleading branding or not.... Armin
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Noted: New Logo for Chicago Public Schools by Two Teenagers

Brand new - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 15:55
"Chicago Public Schools (CPS), officially classified as City of Chicago School District #299 for funding and districting reasons, in Chicago, Illinois is the third largest school district in the U.S.. For the 2012-2013 school year, CPS reported overseeing 681 schools including 472 elementary schools, 106... Armin
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