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Call for Entries: e-on 3D Environment Competition 2014

Graphics.com - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 00:00

e-on software has built a solid reputation as a developer of such graphics applications as Plant Factory, Ozone and most notably Vue

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Free LiveShare PS Brings Real-time Design Meetings to Adobe Photoshop

Graphics.com - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 00:00
LiveShare is an in-browser design collaboration tool that was created with goal of moving beyond the tired practice of sharing screen shots of work in progress during design meetings.
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Announced: No Reviews this Week

Brand new - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 20:39
Unless something major comes up, there will be no Reviews (and probably no Noted or Linked) this week as I spend 7 days in Mexico City with my family. Back on schedule Monday, July 14.... Armin http://www.underconsideration.com
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Friday Photo: Tadao Ando Takes a Picture

Unbeige - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:37


(Photo: UnBeige)

Tadao Ando first visited the Clark Art Institute, located in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 2001, having emerged as the clear winner in the competition to develop an architectural master plan for the institution, known for its top-notch collection of Old Masters and Impressionists as well as a hub for art historical research and conferences. On his most recent visit from Osaka, just last week, Ando surveyed the nearly finished project, camera in hand. Trailed by a scrum of journalists and museum staff, he regarded with approval and personal snapshots the expanded Clark and its transformed 140-acre campus, which opens to the public today.

The multi-phase project combined Ando’s talents with that of Annabelle Selldorf (who expanded and renovated the Clark’s original 1955 museum building), Gary Hilderbrand (responsible for the sweeping and sustainable redesign of the Clark’s grounds), and Gensler (which served as executive architect). Ando’s 42,560-square-foot Clark Center, the new stone, concrete, and glass centerpiece of the campus, serenely fulfills an astounding array of functions spread between two levels—reception, exhibition space, dining, retail—while uniting the new with the old and the built environment with natural wonders—verdant hills, trails, and a new three-tiered reflecting pool that later this year will become an epic skating rink. In describing the project, Ando emphasized the theme of continuity: “The continuity of the Clark family, the continuity of history, the continuity of the seasons,” he said. “There really is this continuity throughout the site.”

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Quote of Note | Tomas Koolhaas

Unbeige - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 05:04


Rem Koolhaas in Venice at sunset. (Photo: Tomas Koolhaas)

“Usually architecture documentaries really only appeal to viewers with a deep understanding of architectural concepts and jargon. I think by taking a more humanistic approach my film will appeal to anyone who can relate to other people….I don’t think it’s as black and white as either ‘architecture people’ or ‘general public.’ I think there are a lot of gradations in between. For example, creative people who can appreciate architecture but maybe are not interested enough to be very well versed in technical jargon or abreast of every element of architectural discourse. I think those people make up quite a large group and most architecture documentaries fail to engage them. It’s those kinds of people that my film could manage to reach. I don’t presume to think that a large portion of my audience is going to be people who don’t care about architecture at all, but I want there to be elements of the film that anyone can enjoy.”

-Tomas Koolhaas on the anticipated audience for the documentary (view trailer below) he is making about his father, architect Rem Koolhaas. Read the full interview in the new Rem-themed issue of CLOG.
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Brand New Conference Set for September in Chicago

Graphics.com - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 00:00
The two-day event is organized by UnderConsideration and will be devoted to the practice of corporate and brand identity.
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Linked: Opening at IDEO

Brand new - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:18
Position: Graphic Designer at IDEO in Palo Alto, CA.... Armin http://www.underconsideration.com
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Linked: Women Owned Logo

Brand new - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:06
Starting in September, qualifying products at Walmart will bear this new logo, implemented in collaboration with the Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and WEConnect International.... Armin http://www.underconsideration.com
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Noted: New Logo for Ingenico Group by Unlimi-TED

Brand new - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 15:33
(Est. 1980) "Ingenico Group is [a] global leader in seamless payment, providing smart, trusted and secure solutions to empower commerce across all channels, in-store, online and mobile. With the world's largest payment acceptance network, we deliver secure payment solutions with a local, national and international... Armin http://www.underconsideration.com
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Reviewed: <![CDATA[New Logo and Global Branding for Nescaf&eacute; by Various]]&gt;

Brand new - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 13:22
Launched in 1938 in Switzerland by Nestle, Nescafé is one of the world's most distributed (not necessarily popular) brands of instant coffee, sold in over 180 countries. Facing competition from growing global brands like Starbucks, Mondelez's new coffee spin-off company, and the growing sense that... Armin http://www.underconsideration.com
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Elle Decor Celebrates 25 Years, 1 Red Chair

Unbeige - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 13:12

It’s not easy to wish yourself happy birthday in an engaging video, but Elle Decor pulls it off with the help of a cherry red armchair. Paradoxically named for another magazine, Poltrona Frau’s “Vanity Fair” chair graced the cover of the very first stateside issue of Elle Decor (pictured) alongside coverlines including “The Simplicity of American Wood” and “America’s Love Affair with Wildflowers.” That was nearly twenty-five years ago, and the magazine rounded up some of its favorite people—from interiors all-stars such as Bunny Williams and Robert Couturier to fashion designer Carolina Herrera and longtime contributor Daniel Boulud—to celebrate the impending quarter-century milestone.

A special anniversary issue is planned for the September edition. As for that red armchair, it’s safely ensconced in the Elle Decor offices, where it will be forever be compared to its younger self. “It has more alizarin in it,” says interior designer Alessandra Branca in the video, pointing to the actual chair before turning back to one depicted in the vintage magazine in her lap. “That has more cadmium.”

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DesignThinkers Conference Set for November in Toronto

Graphics.com - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 00:00

The latest iteration of the annual graphic design conference will once again teach delegates how to create effective communications by exploring cutting-edge innovation.

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Social Media 101 Interactive Online Workshop Set for September

Graphics.com - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 00:00
The five-week online workshop will provide a crash course to get beginners up to speed on the use of the major social media sites.
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Linked: <![CDATA[Motter Fuc&hellip;]]&gt;

Brand new - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 16:28
Mind blown: Motter Tektura — a wonky typeface by any measure — shaped the 1980s by being the logo for Reebok, Apple, and Trapper Keeper. Designed by Othmar Motter in 1975.... Armin http://www.underconsideration.com
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Noted: New Logo for American Institute of Architects by Pentagram

Brand new - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 16:21
(Est. 1857) "Based in Washington, D.C., the AIA has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857. With nearly 300 state and local chapters, the AIA serves as the voice of the architecture profession and the resource... Armin http://www.underconsideration.com
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Reviewed: New Logo and Identity for Philadelphia Museum of Art by Pentagram

Brand new - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:18
Established in 1876, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the largest museums in the United States with a collection of more than 227,000 objects spread across more than 200 galleries that present "painting, sculpture, works on paper, photography, decorative arts, textiles, and architectural... Armin http://www.underconsideration.com
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Surface Brings Back Avant Guardian Photo Contest

Unbeige - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 13:00

Surface magazine’s Avant Guardian contest is back—and better than ever. Among the tantalizing opportunities up for grabs in the competition (returning after a few years’ hiatus) is the chance to share an issue with the man, the myth, the Mario Testino, who is fronting the October Surface in honor of his upcoming “Alta Moda” exhibition at Dallas Contemporary.

“The contest is all about nurturing rising talent—from getting entrants’ work in front of an exceptional jury, awarding free studio time to produce an original spread in the magazine, and exhibiting their work to a crowd of influencers in New York and Miami during Art Basel,” associate editor Aileen Kwun tells us. Among those who have signed on to judge the submissions are architectural photographer Iwan Baan and Johan Lindeberg of BLk DNM. Entrants may submit a portfolio of up to ten images in one of five categories (fashion, architecture, portraiture, fine art, and technical/still life) before the July 24 deadline.

Photo: Mario Testino

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Graphics.com July Sweepstakes Prize: The PhotoWiz Bundle of Seven Photoshop Plugins

Graphics.com - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 00:00

This month's Graphics.com Sweepstakes prize is the PhotoWiz Bundle from The Plugin Site, one of the oldest and most respected independent Adobe Photoshop plugin developers.

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ConceptDraw PRO Updated for Infographic Creation

Graphics.com - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 00:00

CS Odessa's ConceptDraw PRO tool for drawing and diagramming receives new functionality to simplify infographic creation.

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Hennessy and Pratt Institute’s ‘Wild Rabbit’ Competition Winners Announced

Unbeige - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 21:03

Writer Nancy Lazarus hops over to Pratt Manhattan Gallery for a creative collaboration between Pratt Institute and Hennessy V.S.


Pratt MFA student Eduardo Palma’s winning project, an interactive poster. (All photos: Pratt Institute/Peter Tannenbaum)

Pratt Institute once again teamed with Hennessy for the “Wild Rabbit” contest. The third annual competition challenged nine Pratt students from six creative disciplines to create works of art based on Hennessy’s M.O., “never stop, never settle,” symbolized by the constantly striving bunny brand icon. A panel of seven industry judges recently viewed the works at Pratt’s Manhattan Gallery and selected the top three winners, who will fly to Los Angeles next week for an event where their works will be on display in conjunction with the launch of a Shepard Fairey-designed bottle of Hennessy V.S. Multi-layered approaches marked the common themes for the winners, though they hailed from different geographic areas and interpreted the assignment differently. Here’s a look at the winning projects.

First place ($10,000): Eduardo Palma (at right), from Bogota, Colombia, MFA in communications design
His wild rabbit: Impacting culture through language
Es Mejor ser Rich que Poor (“It’s better to be rich than poor”) is the statement on Palma’s wall-size poster, set in Friz Quadrata. The surface layer shows a Latin American map in the tones of American currency, divided into cutouts of heavy cardstock.

Palma invited viewers and judges to remove the postcards, uncovering another saying, Plata or Plomo (“Money or Lead”). The quote is from Colombian drug trafficker Pablo Escobar, who enforced a bribes-or-bullets program. The bottom newsprint layer shows images in red, yellow, and blue—the colors of the Colombian flag—and depicts Escobar becoming Donald Trump.
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