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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Guardian Soulmates by MultiAdaptor

Brand new - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:58
Launched in 2004, Soulmates is the online dating service offered by British newspaper, The Guardian. 350,000 people have joined since and reportedly 1,500 new members join each week. Competing newspaper The Telegraph describes the service as "a sensible choice for urban intellectual types". Earlier this... Armin
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Doco Extension Released for Adobe Photoshop Multiple Document Management - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 00:00

While Photoshop 2014 added some significant functionality, something it failed to address after more than 20 years was the dismal manner in which users are forced to deal with multiple open documents.

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i3DConverter Available for OS X 3D Object Viewing and Conversion - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 00:00

3D Object Converter has been available for Windows for a rather astonishing 14 years and has only now been offered in an OS X version. Beyond conversions, it's handy for quickly viewing 3D files and then performing a range of tasks.

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Linked: Opening at Native Design

Brand new - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 21:21
Position: Principal Project Manager / Account Director at Native Design in London, UK.... Armin
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Announced: 2014 Brand New Conference: Early-bird Last Call

Brand new - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 21:20
The last day to purchase tickets for the 2014 Brand New Conference at the early-bird rate of $400 for professionals and $200 for students is today (all day and all night). Prices go up to $500 and $250 respectively tomorrow.... Armin
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Linked: Hulk Smash Branding

Brand new - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 15:53
Lou Ferrigno, who played the title role in The Incredible Hulk from 1978 to 82, talks about personal branding.... Armin
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Noted: New Logo for Qatar Museums by Wolff Olins

Brand new - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 15:44
(Est. 2005) "Qatar Museums connects the museums, cultural institutions and heritage sites in Qatar and creates the conditions for them to thrive and flourish. It centralizes resources and provides a comprehensive organization for the development of museums and cultural projects, with a long term ambition... Armin
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Reviewed: Friday Likes 92: From HORT, Here, and Raw Color

Brand new - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:47
From simple and spare to complex and patterned, we have a healthy range of projects with work from Berlin, London, and Eindhoven.... Armin
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Last Chance: Apply to SVA’s MA in Design Research

Unbeige - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:28

It was the great design scholar Ferris Bueller who once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” New York’s School of Visual Arts is heeding the need for speed and the importance of looking around with a one-year MA in design research, writing, and criticism. The new graduate program, which launches this fall, is an evolution of D-Crit (the two-year MA program in design criticism that has been sharpening design minds since 2008) streamlined into two semesters and eight months of studying images, objects, and environments, and learning ways to construct multi-format narratives that bring them to life from a faculty that includes Steven Heller, MoMA’s Paola Antonelli, and Murray Moss. “The program’s curriculum charts the cutting edge of design practice and is responsive to exciting developments in the media landscape,” says Alice Twemlow, the program’s founding chair. And there’s still time to apply (Psst: we hear significant scholarships are available): get your application in no later than Monday, and tell ‘em UnBeige sent you.

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Gain: AIGA Design and Business Conference Set for October in New York City - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 00:00
The biennial event for business and design leaders will have as its theme Redesigning Commerce.
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CreativeWorx Timesheet Extension Now Compatible with Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 00:00
The CreativeWorx extension tracks time spent in Adobe Creative Suite and Creative Cloud applications.
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A World of Characters: Advertising Icons from the Warren Dotz Collection - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 00:00

The exhibition, on view at the San Francisco Airport, features more than 300 brand mascots from the collection of Warren Dotz.

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Linked: Franklin Benched

Brand new - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 16:30
A leaked alternate logo for the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers showing Benjamin Franklin with mad dribbling skillz will, sadly, not be an official alternate logo.... Armin
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Noted: New Logo for Android

Brand new - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 16:20
"Android is an operating system based on the Linux kernel with a user interface based on direct manipulation, designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers. The operating system uses touch inputs that loosely correspond to real-world actions, like swiping, tapping,... Armin
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Seven Questions for Chester Jenkins, Designer of New Cooper Hewitt Typeface

Unbeige - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 14:10

(Photo: Kirstin McKee)

Come December, the renovated and expanded Cooper Hewitt will welcome back visitors with a bold new look. The tricky task of reimagining the graphic identity of the Smithsonian Design Museum was taken on by Pentagram’s Eddie Opara, who tapped Chester Jenkins to work his typographical magic. Jenkins, co-founder of Brooklyn-based Village, created a custom typeface—Cooper Hewitt—that the museum has released into the digital wild: the bold sans serif can be downloaded free of charge as installable fonts, Web font files, and open-source code. Having taken the recent press preview of the museum as an excuse to follow Jenkins around and ask him his views on the various typefaces that were revealed by the painstaking restoration of the Andrew Carnegie Mansion, we agreed to relent if he would answer just seven more questions. He graciously agreed.

What three words best describe the Cooper Hewitt typeface?
Objective. Accessible. Spirited.

How does Cooper Hewitt differ from your Polaris Condensed?
The width of Cooper Hewitt is based on the Semicondensed version of Polaris, which only exists as beta fonts on the computers at Pentagram and UFOs on my hard drive. When I drew the Cooper Hewitt types, I didn’t recycle the outlines of Polaris, but instead drew everything from scratch, referring to Polaris Semicondensed, not simply tweaking it.

The range of weights is greater in Cooper Hewitt; while a couple of the master weights were based on Polaris, the family of fonts has a different internal structure. A significant stylistic difference is in the hewing to horizontal and vertical stroke endings, as opposed to the angled terminal strokes which are a touchstone of Polaris. Then there are the “plateaus”—or “plateaux” for the linguistic sticklers—within most of the curves in round glyphs. You can’t really see them at anything less than a million points, but they separate the two designs. And the numerals and currency glyphs depart significantly from Polaris.

Village is a type co-op—what is that exactly and who are the members?
Village is a group of a dozen small foundries from around the world. While not technically organized as a co-operative, our model was the first of its kind in the digital era, as far as we are aware. We contact our members to discuss important decisions, such as adding new members to the group. The members sometimes collaborate with each other, and often pass along custom projects where one member is more suited than another. We also avoid stepping on each others’ toes; one member will not publish a design if it’s stylistically close to another member’s design. We distribute the work of our members: A2-Type, Blackletra, Feliciano Type Foundry, Klim, LuxTypo., MCKL, Schwartzco, Type Supply, and Urtd. We publish work through two foundries: Constellation and Incubator.

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Reviewed: New Design Language for Android, Chrome OS, and More by Google

Brand new - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 13:09
Yesterday, at its I/O 2014 Developers Conference Google introduced a new design language for Android, the Chrome operating system, and the Chrome browser. Nicknamed Material Design, this is a comprehensive and all-encompassing approach that will directly influence the mobile experience of Android devices and the... Armin
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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Infographics (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Unbeige - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 08:37

Ready to respond to requests of “Show me the data!” with more than a sad little bar graph? The Mediabistro mothership is now recruiting would-be data visualizers for an online course in infographics that can “engage an audience in your brand, cause, or mission.” Guided by veteran creative director Sascha Mombartz, whose resume includes stints at The New York Times and Google, students will get up to speed with online tools (we’re looking at you Many Eyes) and develop a robust spec for a data visualization. The infographical fun starts on Tuesday, July 1. Learn more here.

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Output Factory Now Compatible with Adobe InDesign CC 2014 - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 00:00
The latest version can batch-generate documents from Adobe InDesign CC 2014.
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Linked: Opening at The Webby Awards

Brand new - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 20:20
Position: Designer at The Webby Awards in New York, NY.... Armin
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Linked: JWT Says Thanks

Brand new - Wed, 06/25/2014 - 16:20
J. Walter Thompson says thanks to its clients with this video by Graham Clifford Design. Some logos better than others but a fun exercise nonetheless.... Armin
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