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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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Fashion Television’s Jeanne Beker Turns Curator for ‘Politics of Fashion’ Exhibition

Unbeige - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 14:20

Backstage at Maison Martin Margiela’s fall 2012 haute couture show. (Photo: Tyrone Lebon)

If you know fashion, you know Fashion Television. Hosted by the indefatigable Jeanne Beker, the inside-fashion TV news show ceased production in 2012 after 27 seasons of designer interviews and from-the-collections reports. (In many American markets, it was followed by its Canadian counterpart, Fashion File, prompting viewers to wonder why stateside networks jettisoned the newsy angle after the CNN run of Elsa Klensch.) Beker is now making her curatorial debut with “Politics of Fashion | Fashion of Politics,” an exhibition that opens September 18 at Design Exchange in Toronto.

The Canadian design museum will showcase more than 200 works that reveal fashion as a powerful tool of expression, including the scandalous non-gown worn by Margaret Trudeau to the White House in 1977, a gold leopard print burqa from Jeremy Scott‘s spring 2013 “Arab Spring” collection, and an artisanal leather poncho from the fall 2013 Maison Martin Margiela collection. Fashion designer Jeremy Laing is masterminding the exhibition design, while Design Exchange curator Sara Nickleson worked with Beker on organizing the show. The bold and subversive pieces, which span from the 1960s (a star-spangled Bobby Kennedy-for-president paper dress) to today (an androgynous Rad Hourani jacket) are organized around five themes: Ethics/Activism, War/Peace, Consumption/Consumerism, Campaign/Power Dressing, and Gender/Sexuality.

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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for NewSpring Church done In-house

Brand new - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 13:01
Established in 2000, NewSpring Church is a Baptist Christian "megachurch" — a moniker assigned to churches with at least 2,000 people in average weekend attendance — with ten locations in South Carolina and 27,000 people attending each weekend. (The average NBA arena holds 20,000 people).... Armin
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Call for Entries: The Mini Print International of Cadaqués - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:00

While the tendency seems to be to create ever-larger works of art, there's something to be said for working within the limitations of a small format. One celebration is the annual Mini Print International, held in Cadaqués, Spain. Now in its 35th year, the competition last year attracted 750 entries from artists in 56 countries. Work can employ any printing techniques but the main requirement is that the image area must be larger than 10 by 10 cm (3.9 by 3.9 inches).

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3D Printing Tapped to Promote Elephant Welfare - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 00:00
Amsterdam's busy Schiphol airport is host to an exhibit that is displaying the progress of the World Animal Protection campaign via the creation of a large, orange elephant.
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Linked: Blue Jays Vs. Bluejays

Brand new - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 15:41
The Toronto Blue Jays (Major League Baseball team) have filed a notice of opposition with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office opposing the trademark application of Creighton University's athletics teams' logo for the Bluejays.... Armin
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Noted: New Logo for SBT by Publicis Brasil

Brand new - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 15:32
(Est. 1981) Sistema Brasileiro de Televisão (SBT for short, "Brazilian Television System" in English) is one of Brazil's main television networks.... Armin
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Seven Questions for Karim Rashid

Unbeige - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 14:18

It’s been a busy, brightly colored, organic-shaped summer for Karim Rashid. The designer has given lectures, made appearances, and occasionally DJ’ed in cities from Miami and Toronto to Hamburg and Ekaterinburg (Russia’s fourth-largest city). On Friday he could be found in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where he keynoted the Construye & Remodela confab. Not that there’s any shortage of stateside projects: Rashid was recently commissioned to design three Manhattan residential buildings, including a mixed-use project (20 apartments, with office and commercial space at the street level) located at 1633-1655 Madison Avenue. The concept is a continuation of Rashid’s signature boundary-pushing, rooted in a desire to “bring a fulgent vibrancy to the environment and move away the trends away from tired archetypes and cold minimalism.” He made time between groundbreakings, prototyping sessions, and DJ sets to answer our seven questions.

You recently lectured—and DJed—in Ekaterinburg, Russia. What is your impression of the state of design in Russia?
I have been to Russia 25 times and always love the country, the energy, the people, the intellectual spirit, the food, the sensibilities. In regards the state of design I have seen things change drastically since 14 years ago, but the problem is that Russia has not embraced the design phenomena enough, yet it is getting better and better. The condition is changing. In order to know Russian designers internationally they either work and develop brands in Russia—that become globally established—or work for foreign companies. And in all those trips very few Russian companies approach me to design for them.

Russia with all its diversified money, increasing incomes, intelligence, education, and manufacturing capability, lacks globally recognized brands. I always thought how fascinating it is that a country like Sweden has international brands like IKEA, H&M, Absolut, Volvo, and Voss with only a population of 7 million. Because of the size of Russia, companies were producing goods exclusively for their huge market and taking no impetus to export. Russia has the manpower and money to create major global brands. But times have changed and the doors to the West are open. I would love to see Russia build some very contemporary brands that contribute to our beautiful global consumer landscape.

I just completed the new OK.RU website [a popular Russian social media platform], and I am working on a shopping mall in St. Petersburg, an orange juice bottle, a cognac bottle, a tractor, and other projects in Russia, but I would love to design some hotels in every major city. There is a lack of design-driven boutique hotels in Russia.


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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Mauritshuis by Studio Dumbar

Brand new - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:52
Established in 1822, the Mauritshuis — "Maurits House" in English, a large residence built in the 1630s named after its owner Johan Maurits van Nassau-Siegen, governor of the Dutch possessions in Brazil — is an art museum in The Hague in the Netherlands that is... Armin
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Affinity Designer Seeks to Displace Adobe Illustrator - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 00:00

Affinity Designer is the first in a series of Mac applications from Serif designed to rival Adobe Creative Cloud. Windows users apparently don't exist.

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Mark Your Calendar: Hopscotch Design Festival

Unbeige - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 18:01

Perhaps you’ve heard of the Hopscotch Music Festival, which Spin likens to “South by Southwest minus the infestation of industry vermin and the clumsy bluster of corporate partyzillas.” Now in its fifth year, the Raleigh, North Carolina-based bandstravaganza is expanding its disciplinary boundaries—to the world of design. The inaugural Hopscotch Design Festival will take place September 3-4 in downtown Raleigh, with 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 intriguing figures in the worlds of graphic design, user experience design, urban planning, technology, architecture, and more.

Want to go? We’re giving away two run-of-the-festival passes (valued at $150 each). To be eligible to win one, write a haiku about the Hopscotch Design Festival presenter or session you’re most interested in seeing. E-mail your minimalist poem to by noon EST on Wednesday, August 27th. Winners will be notified within 24 hours.

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Linked: The Dark Side of Branding

Brand new - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 17:05
Batman-branded ecstasy pills in Australia are turning out to be quite dangerous. At least they are easy to recognize (and avoid).... Armin
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Noted: New Logo and Livery for Vistara by Brand Union | Ray+Keshavan

Brand new - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 16:55
"Vistara is the name of the joint venture between India's Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines. The new carrier, announced in 2013, will be a full-service airline based in New Delhi. The two companies will initially invest a combined US$100 million to start the carrier, with... Armin
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Reviewed: Friday Likes 98: From MAUD, Fanakalo, and Block

Brand new - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:02
An eclectic range of simple work mixed in with some abstract work and highly ornate work from Australia and South Africa keep us entertained this fine Friday.... Armin
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New Architecture Prize Honors Year’s Best Public Library: Australia’s Craigieburn

Unbeige - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:36

You need only browse a Candida Höfer monograph to realize that Denmark knows good libraries. It’s a strength that the Danish Agency for Culture—in partnership with Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects—has seized upon to create a new award recognizing the best public library of the year. The inaugural winner, announced earlier this month in Lyon, France (bibliothèque country!), is Australia’s Craigieburn Library, located in Hume City, Victoria and designed by Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp.

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LiveSurface Enhanced for Previewing Mac Adobe Illustrator Designs on Real Surfaces - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 00:00

LiveSurface Context certainly has the potential to add something to the workflow of those using Adobe Illustrator.

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