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Call for Entries: D&AD Professional Awards 2015

Graphics.com - 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

Graphics.com - 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 http://www.underconsideration.com
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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 http://www.underconsideration.com
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Oh, Canada! Edward Burtynsky, Fred Herzog Among Photographers Honored with Stamps

Unbeige - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 14:39

Canada knows how to have fun with stamps, eh? Current postage options in the Great White North include a set of spooky stamps devoted to “haunted Canada” (featuring beloved phantoms such as Alberta’s Ghost Bride and the burning ship that is often spotted in Prince Edward Island’s Northumberland Strait), songstress Shania Twain, and Superman, but our favorites are the new set celebrating Canadian photography.

Designed by Stéphane Huot, the stamps—five domestic-rate stamps, one U.S. denomination and one international stamp—feature Fred Herzog’s Bogner’s Grocery (1960, pictured above), Lynne Cohen’s Untitled (1970), Michel Lambeth’s St. Joseph’s Convent School (1960), C.D. Hoy’s Unidentified Chinese man (circa 1912) and Louis-Prudent Vallée’s Quebec City in Winter (1894). William Notman’s Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill (1885) graces the U.S. denomination while Edward Burtynsky’s Railcuts #1, shot at Skihist Provincial Park in British Columbia in 1985, appears on the international stamp. And for philatelists, the Canadian photographic fun doesn’t end there: the Canadian photography series is set to continue for three more years. Sorry, Superman!

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Noted: New Name, Logo, and On-air Look for ABC

Brand new - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:58
(Est. 1952) ABC (formerly known as ABC Television or ABC TV from 1956 until 2008, and as ABC1 from 2008 until 2014)[2] is a national public television network in Australia. ABC TV is the home of leading Australian drama, documentary, entertainment, arts and comedy programs.... Armin http://www.underconsideration.com
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Reviewed: New Name, Logo, and Identity for Prepare + Prosper by Zeus Jones

Brand new - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:57
Established in 1971 by a small group of tax professionals, AccountAbility Minnesota is a community-based nonprofit organization that provides free tax and financial services to low and moderate-income taxpayers in the metro areas of Minneapolis and Saint Paul through the work of more than 550... Armin http://www.underconsideration.com
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Linked: Responsive Logo Test

Brand new - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 16:09
Clever juxtaposition of responsive web design and logos that can work with more or less elements. By Joe Harrison.... Armin http://www.underconsideration.com
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Noted: <![CDATA[New Logo for Ratpac Entertainment by Chermayeff &amp; Geismar &amp; Haviv]]&gt;

Brand new - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 15:36
"In December 2012, Ratner and Australian media mogul James Packer formed a joint venture, RatPac Entertainment. The firm will produce independent films and co-produce big-budget films with a major studio.[19] RatPac and Dune Entertainment formed a film investment vehicle, which in September 2013, entered a... Armin http://www.underconsideration.com
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Friday Photo: Monkey on Board

Unbeige - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 14:57

In 1959, Bronx-born photographer Garry Winogrand (1928–1984) captured what is surely one of the most wonderfully—and perplexingly—absurd scenes in the history of photography: a snow monkey perched on the rear of a Chevy convertible paused at an intersection on Park Avenue in Manhattan. The man and the woman in the car look over their shoulders to regard the primate with gazes of barely suppressed annoyance, as if poised to answer the are-we-there-yet? whines of a bored child. Meanwhile, the monkey, having spied Winogrand and his trusty Leica, looks straight at the lens with his mouth open.

“One day I asked Winogrand what actually was happening when he made that now-classic photograph,” said Jeff Rosenheim, a former student of Winogrand’s who now serves as curator in charge of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s department of photographs, at the recent press preview for the museum’s exquisite Winogrand retrospective. “He smiled at let rip a common refrain: ‘Forget about the original situation, Jeff. It’s gone. Look at the picture. A photograph is a new thing. An illusion. A lie. A transformation.’ It was important lesson for me to learn then, and even today I revisit its truths as I work to understand this ever-changing nature of this medium of photography.”
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Reviewed: Friday Likes 94: From Fork, Adrien Grant Smith Bianchi, and Dot Dash

Brand new - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 13:03
Today we have a food-themed set of Friday Likes and a game of Two Truths and a Lie, with one of these projects from Moscow, Paris, and London, not being real... Armin http://www.underconsideration.com
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Xara Designer Pro X10 Now Available

Graphics.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:00

The latest version of the Windows application for vector illustration, photo editing, 3D text, animation, page layout and website authoring has received a significant update.

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Three Ways to Use Adjustment Layers in Adobe Photoshop

Graphics.com - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:00

Beginning with Photoshop CS4, Adobe added some great tools for working on masks, specifically the Masks panel (and later the Properties panel) as well as the Refine Edge/Mask dialog box. While these tools cover the vast majority of things you may want to do with masks, you can do a lot more with adjustments.

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Linked: Generic Logos

Brand new - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 15:14
A comprehensive and substantiated collection by Giovanni Tondini of generic logo tropes.... Armin http://www.underconsideration.com
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Noted: New Logo for HelloSign done In-house

Brand new - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 15:07
(Est. 2012) "HelloSign provides the core business infrastructure of fast, secure and legally binding eSignatures for businesses and their customers. Trusted by hundreds of thousands of people, HelloSign has combined the simplicity of a consumer product with business grade electronic signatures."... Armin http://www.underconsideration.com
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SVA to Honor Tom Geismar with ‘Masters Series’ Retrospective

Unbeige - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:34

It’s a good year to be Tom Geismar. He and partner (and fellow graphic design legend) Ivan Chermayeff are the 2014 recipients of the National Design Award for lifetime achievement, but even before they pick up their chunky glass asterisks at the Cooper Hewitt’s awards gala in October, Geismar will get the retrospective treatment at New York’s School of Visual Arts. A panel of his peers has selected Geismar to be the 2014 SVA Master Series honoree, joining a roster of past laureates that includes Chermayeff, Saul Bass, Steven Heller, Duane Michals, and Paula Scher. In addition to his logo designs for the likes of Mobil, Chase Manhattan Bank, National Geographic, PBS, Rockefeller Center, Univision, NYU, and Xerox, the exhibition will feature personal works, books, and student projects from Geismar’s own collection.

“The Masters Series: Tom Geismar” opens August 25 at the SVA Chelsea Gallery in NYC.

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Reviewed: New Logo for Foursquare in Collaboration with Red Antler

Brand new - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 13:34
Launched in 2009 at SXSW Interactive (obvs!) as a stand-alone app allowing users to check in at a location and see other users' location, Foursquare is now a double-threat ecosystem of apps: Swarm, for checking in and the eponymous Foursquare for discovery. Since I am... Armin http://www.underconsideration.com
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Put the ‘Fun’ in ‘HTML Fundamentals’

Unbeige - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 05:15

Admit it. Your seven-year-old nephew could out-HTML tag you any day and you think that a Cascading Style Sheet is something with a thread count. That’s where the Mediabistro mothership comes in. They’ve asked us to tell you about the upcoming online course in HTML and CSS that kicks off just in time for you to rationalize shopping for new school supplies. Over four fun-filled sessions, web designer (and illustrator) Laura Galbraith will guide you through a variety of web page production techniques, from column-based layouts and search engine optimization to semantic markup and advanced CSS styles. And you’re bound to ace the typography sections. The online learning fun begins September 15. Preview the course syllabus and register here.

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Hot Design Trend: Taking the Knife to Logos

Graphics.com - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 00:00

What to think of logos that are simply text set with commercial fonts and have bits removed? Scandal or outrage? You decide.

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Announced: 2014 Brand New Conference: Volunteers

Brand new - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 20:14
We have 10 to 12 open spots for volunteers for the Brand New Conference. Ideal candidates can help out all three days (but we'll take two-day-ers as well). See details here and apply by e-mail.... Armin http://www.underconsideration.com
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