Sunday, November 30, 2008

pick up A5 work

Please pick up your submissions to A5 after studio on M/W/F this week. Jessica Bayer, Ian Tirone and myself will help distribute work. Thanks, Jamie

Lecture :: One Laptop Per Child

Howdy!  I'll be giving a talk to the multimedia class about the One Laptop Per Child project, but Eppelheimer and I would like to extend an invitation to everyone!  I'll be showing the laptop that I purchased, and all of the amazing things that are being done with it!  It'll be a great break from your last week of finishing up projects!

Tuesday, December 2nd at 6:15 pm
Futura room


Monday, November 24, 2008

Film Premiere: Beautiful Losers

Thursday, December 4, 2008, 8:00 pm

Tivoli Theatre in Manor Square

AIGA Kansas City is proud to present the local premiere of a great new film, Beautiful Losers. The film celebrates the spirit behind one of the most influential cultural moments of a generation, featuring inspirational outsider artists like Shepard Fairey, Geoff McFetridge, Mike Mills, Harmony Korine and many more.

The film screening will take place at the Tivoli in historic Westport, but please join us before the film at a fun mixer, jointly sponsored with the KC Ad Club, benefiting Boys and Girls Club of KC.

Congratulations to the A5 student winners!

This was a very competitive judging with 25 winners selected from well over 200 entries from KCAI, KU and JCCC. I was told that the juror's were highly-highly impressed with the quality of student work entered.

Josh Eithun: vote poster
Morgan Allen: aalto poster
Morgan Allen: seven sins
Monina Velarde: visiting artists lecture poster
Matt Urlaub: emigre poster
Greg Kaufman: rave act information graphic
Nik Smith: moon pendant lamp poster
Josh Lambert: tizio richard sapper poster
Ramzy Masri: modesty vote poster
Kristy Tilman: converse internship project

One Laptop Per Child!!!

The One Laptop Per Child G1G1 program just launched on Amazon last week. Donate a $200 laptop to a child in the world, and also receive one for $200! Pentagram branded the project, with Yves BĂ©har behind the industrial design.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

studio hours

thanksgiving holiday (nov 26-30)

9:00 am-1:00 am every day. no late passes.

dec 1-11 (end of term)
8:00 am-3:00 am every day. 

5:00 pm friday dec 12 
studios close for winter break.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

All are invited!

Multimedia Experience with Michael & Garrett
Senior Project 2 Presentations...

Tues & Thurs
November 18th & 20th, 6pm
Univers / room 102

After many weeks of backbreaking work, the seniors will be presenting their Collaborative Community Systems and everyone is invited! Teams of two researched self-chosen activities from both individual and collective user perspectives, mapping needs, wants, physical boundaries, etc. They then devised hypothetical interactive systems and 3-d data-gathering objects to facilitate communication and interaction within the communities. Goals were to create systems that both served the current needs of their audience as well as introducing tools and interactions that added value to the activities.

Come enjoy the multimedia extravaganza!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Web 2.0 Lecture this Thursday

Lars Trieloff, a colleague of mine from Day Software and a specialist in all things Web 2.0, will give a presentation this Thursday at 3pm in Futura. Lars is a product manager at Day and his specialty is social collaboration and how it can be used to transform business practices. Lars is one of the founders of Mindquarry, Open Source collaborative software. Anyone interested in web collaboration, interface design, and the future of the web should attend, the more the merrier!

Thursday / November 13 / 3pm / Futura, room 101

Friday, November 7, 2008

Emmett Byrne from the Walker Art Center speaks at KU

Hallmark Design Symposium Series:
Emmett Byrne
November 17 6:00pm – 8:00 pm
3139 Wescoe Hall, KU

Emmet Byrne is a senior designer at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, where he has worked for 5 years. He teaches at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design since 2005. With Alex DeArmond and Jon Sueda he edits and designs the Task Newsletter, a journal of graphic design. His work has been published in various magazines such as I.D., Step, Metropolis, Idea, Grafik, and has received numerous awards for his book designs for Kiki Smith and Kara Walker. He is currently co-editing and designing a book about the Art Shanty Projects, an exhibition that takes place every winter on a frozen lake in Minnesota. Among other things, Emmet will discuss the wonders and horrors of working for an in-house design studio with overly-competent creative types.


Greg Gentry's "great wave" poster won the Get out the Vote poster competition. He was kindly recognized at a recent AIGA event with a signed copy of Stefan Sagmeister's book.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


book design bad boy chip kidd will once again visit our beloved city, this time speaking about "the secret history of batman in japan" on wednesday nov 19 at 6:30 pm in the truman forum at the plaza branch library, 4801 main st.

Admission is free, free, free! Click here or call 816.701.3407 to RSVP.

Monday, November 3, 2008

new pics up on flickr

a few images of of parent's day and

Photos from the martin venezky workshop are now up on the KCAI GD flickr account. check 'em out, folks.

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