Wednesday, December 30, 2009

new years resolutions anyone?

Check out Monina Velarde's New Years Resolution Generator. Great idea and design Monina!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

"mapping praxis" thesis project

david hardy is/was a grad student at the university of baltimore and this is his thesis project, "mapping praxis". i've watched the mark randall video (creator of design ignites change), and it's pretty good. i'm sure the others are interesting as well.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

hallmark summer internships

hallmark is now accepting applications for a range of amazing internship positions for the coming summer. the following positions are open:

print and graphic design studios
- greeting card design
- marketing design studio
- illustration/hand-lettering
- memory-keeping

web and interactive design studios
- interactive design/animation
- web design

application deadline: monday, march 1, 2010

contact tyler for detailed submission info including position descriptions and portfolio requirements.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

digital revolution

BBC is making an open source collaborative documentary about the internet. Digital Revolution
They are "offering a range of ways to interact with the programme team and the content we produce."

Friday, December 11, 2009

more (former) kcai students on the dieline

jose garcia (kcai '05) came to us from ecuador and returned after graduation to work in a large agency in quito. he is currently pursuing a masters degree in packaging in barcelona, spain. check out some his recent project work on the dieline.

banners needed

Now the semester is over and you are twiddling your thumbs wondering what-oh-what to do with all this free time?

Make designalogue banners of course!

Banners must be 660 x 165 pixels, save for web, and contain the word "designalogue". Email me your submissions.

Peruse the flickr gallery of past banners.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Design Matters Podcast will soon be on TV


"The taping of “Design Matters” TV Pilot will take place this coming Friday, Dec. 11. Debbie Millman is the host of Design Matters and will soon be making it to the screen. The show will be directed by Hillman Curtis."

via swissmiss

Monday, December 7, 2009

seniors on Design Ignites Change website

as part of their visual advocacy course, the senior class has posted their "community advocacy" projects on the Design Ignites Change (DIC) website. DIC  is a program that challenges students to use design thinking to explore and create solutions for pressing social problems. KCAI is a founding school in Design Ignites Change.

the project challenged students to find a social problem in the community and use graphic design to move toward a solution. projects ranged from HIV awareness and suicide prevention to creating hope for disadvantaged youth and early childhood education in the home. you can view the full range of kcai projects here on the DIC website.

these projects will be competing for an implementation grant totalling $15,000 that will help them to actually produce their project. wish them luck when you see them. we're excited about the possibilities for these projects and really hope to see some of them implemented.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

AAF-KC Foundation Scholarship

The American Advertising Federation-Kansas City (formerly the Advertising Club of Kansas City) Foundation is offering scholarships for the Fall 2010/Spring 2011 semesters to advertising, communications, marketing and graphic design students. Students do not need to be a member of AAF-KC to qualify.

Application deadline is February 1, 2010. To apply online, students must visit and go to About Us: Ad Club Foundation. The application process also requires an interview in Kansas City for students who's applications are considered. Students will be informed by mail, shortly after the application deadline, if they have been selected for an interview.

For more information about the AAF-KC Foundation Scholarship, please email Rachel Hack,, or call the Ad Club office, (816) 822-0300.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

operation: green office

AIGA KC is hosting a hands-on workshop that will give you the opportunity to help transform a local non-profit office into an example of sustainable design. “Operation: Green Office” will include experts in architecture from Davison Architecture and BNIM, facilities management from Facility Engineering Associates (FEA), as well as many creative-minded designers.

The event will take place at Outreach International, a humanitarian organization located in the historic Independence Square that currently works in 14 impoverished countries around the world, assisting hundreds of thousands of children, women and men to overcome the effects of poverty each year.

When: 5:30 to 8:30, Dec 8
Cost: $10
Location: Outreach International, 129 W. Lexington, Independence, Missouri 64050

click here for more info. contact tyler if you are interested in putting together a carpool to go out.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Neutra Face

A pretty funny, and kinda geeky video about Neutra Face..... set to Poker Face by Lady Gaga

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

czech out this recent "student spotlight" on the world's #1 package design website...up, up and away berglund!

Animation by Andersen M Studio

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Digital Kitchen speaking at KU

Monday 11/30, 6-8pm

3139 Wescoe Hall, KU campus.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

threadless iphone cases

Dynamic Media Institute on Vimeo

DMI invites you to visit its new channel on Vimeo,

The at Massachusetts College of Art and Design offers a creative and intellectually stimulating environment wherein graduate students focus on the role and possible new uses of dynamic media in communication design.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

the man who designed america

Check this small slideshow showing the work of Raymond Loewy.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tammy's been twittered by the D.O.

Tammy Shell's amazing self-initiated project "a light on washington street" has been noticed and tweeted by the Design Observer group.

The Liberty Memorial as Modern Architecture

Check the Design Observer article all about KC's liberty memorial.

lunch lecture: Sprint

this week's lunch lecture series will feature Jason Rincker, mobile interface designer at Sprint.
wednesday november 18, 10:40 am, in futura

Monday, November 16, 2009

HOW Poster Design Awards

The Prizes
10 winners will be featured on the HOW website, get $150 worth of HOW books and receive a 1 year subscription to HOW magazine. You will also receive a graphic to post on your website announcing your winning status.

Enter the HOW Poster Design Awards today »

The Deadline
Work must have been created between July 1, 2008 and Dec.1, 2009. Each single entry is $30. The fee for a poster campaign (3 or more posters that function as a system or series) is $60. Single Entry (student): $0.00. All entries must be submitted online no later than December 1, 2009. Entries submitted after Dec. 1 require a late fee of $10 per entry. Entries will not be accepted after December 15, 2009.

procrastination is...

Art Directors Club

ADC Young Guns features talented visual communications professionals under the age of 30.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

world building

Jonathan Harris has posted a series of short vignettes containing some of his ideas about the current state of the online world and some thoughts about what that world's future could be like.

Friday, November 6, 2009

aiga portfolio workshop identity competition

Congratulations to Laura, for her winning identity for the upcoming AIGA portfolio workshop. The design was selected by members of the local KC AIGA board and you'll see all the materials roll out this spring semester for the workshop.

Also take a look at the great submissions from Dmitri (left) and Lambert (right).

Thursday, November 5, 2009

123 AIGA: Fri Nov 13th, 2:30-4 pm

1. Video conference and Q&A with recent KCAI grad, Monina Velarde! Monina will talk about applying to, competing in, and WINNING Command X. Read a recap here.

2 Meredith and Ian will share photos and talk about their experiences as volunteer and attendee
at the make/think national AIGA design conference. Read a recap here.

3. PLUS, snacks and prizes!

AIGA members, please join us in the studio gallery!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Pattern & Form at the Crossroads Gallery

Ramzy and Ian are curating a show of design work from the department at the Crossroads Gallery which opens this Friday evening, November 6th. Please come out and support them!

Pattern & Form
Crossroads Gallery
Friday November 6

Sunday, November 1, 2009


you know how I love blogs. well, this is my current favorite.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

April Greiman Q&A

Josh E has set up quite the opportunity for us.

Renown KCAI alumn, April Greiman will do a special evening q&a session in the design building.

Wed. Nov.4, 7pm

Her formal lecture is at the Nelson, Thur. 6pm.

Made in Space

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

noted without comment

well, okay, one comment: here's what we do when we're not teaching you.

Toward Design Literacy:

Essential Graphics Literature

the biggest methane makers?

"In a 2006 report, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) concluded that worldwide livestock farming generates 18% of the planet's greenhouse gas emissions. By comparison, it said, all the world's cars, trains, planes and boats accounted for a combined 13% of greenhouse gas emissions." Check the whole story at the BBC site.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Saturday, October 24, 2009

live surface

live surface is a web-based company that has a wide range of stock photos on which you can place your design work for a photo-realistic mock-up. pics are $29 each and come as a layered tif file with all of the masking, lighting, and angles set up for you, making it very easy to drop in your artwork, do a couple of moves, and have a great looking image.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

ffffound for typography

Mrs. Eaves has two new companions!

will she choose Mr Eaves Sans or Mr Eaves Modern?

A Discussion with Monina Velarde, Winner of AIGA's Command X

This post is a part of AIGA KC's weekly series of articles and interviews focusing on current issues in today's design industry.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Motion Graphics and Live-Action: AIGA KC EVENT

Guaranteed to grab your attention, cutting edge motion graphics are spotlighted in AIGA KC's program with Jakob Trollbäck. A New York City designer, Jakob is known for his work with HBO, ESPN, Nike, TED, AIGA and The New York Times Magazine.

Ron Berg Photo
1525 Grand Blvd.

Event October 27, 2009
5:30-6:00 - Registration and reception

6:00-7:00 - Presentation


Non-Members: $12 online | $15 door

Student Members: $5 online | $7 door

Register now!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

AIGA Costume Party!

This year, we're hosting the first-ever AIGA Student Group Halloween Party!

It's happening on October 30, starting at 7pm in the Design Building- wear your best costume! There will be a costume contest, bobbing for apples, pumpkin carving, and more. Join us!
For more information, visit the Facebook Event

Friday, October 16, 2009

A few words with Monina

Monina Velarde Competing at Command X at Make/Think in memphis.

Monina is a recent graduate from our very own KCAI design department, and last week she competed in the AIGA conference "reality show" Command X. After winning, she was nice enough to sit down with me to share her experience and inspiration.

Q: Wow, I get the first official interview… lets start with the application process. What did you have to do?
A: The application process was pretty simple. All the contestants had to turn in 5 samples of our best work accompanied by a short essay of about 150 words.

Q: Can you explain your design process once you've received the assignments?
A: For the first assignment (redesign the Graceland logo), all the contestants had about six days to work on it. With that time, I had the chance to really do some research on Graceland and Elvis Presley and to create multiple variations of my logo. With the second and final assignments, the time frame was a lot tighter. We had less than 24 hrs. to provide a design solution, so I had to quickly think of a concept and visual direction and just go with it.

Monina and her design for round 2.

Q: What was it like presenting your work in front of 1,500 people?
A: It was really terrifying for me at first. Mostly because the judges and the people in the audience are designers that I really look up to and admire. I just wanted to do my best.

Q: So, I have to ask. What was the very first thing you thought when you won?
A: I couldn't believe it. I thought "is this really happening?" My whole body went numb. I haven't felt that kind of numbness in my life. It was so weird. It was also probably because I was really tired.

Q:Alright... so everyone wants to know. What was Chip Kidd like behind the scenes?
A: He was nice! All the judges were extremely supportive and encouraging. They really helped us to feel comfortable before going on stage and presenting our work.

Q: What will you take from this experience?
A: Knowing that anything is possible. This experience was very challenging and I wasn't really sure if it was something I could do. I'm really thankful for the education that I got, though. Everything I learned in school came in handy in terms of concepting, executing and presenting.

Q: Do you have any advice to design students?
A: To work really hard, read, experiment, ask questions and to find something that you are really passionate about. With Command X, I was lucky enough to be compete with 6 incredibly talented young designers. It's really inspiring to know that there are so many talented young designers out there. It makes me excited for the future of design.

Monina's winning concept!

Monina winning Command X!

and you can read more about Monina and Command X with felt and wire.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

congrats to Ian Tirone (graphic design) & Luke McKinney (photo)

Ian and Luke created a video together, as part of the Fall 08 Martin Venezky workshop. The video has been accepted for a show at the Everson Museum in Syracuse NY. Oct 13th, 2009.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

congratulations to AIGA our scholarship winner

Morgan Allen (senior) won this year's AIGA KC student scholarship.

Each year area schools (KCAI, KU, JCCC, UMKC) submit two student portfolios and essays for consideration. A committee of design professionals judge and determine the winner.

Congrats Morgan!

Sketchbook of AIGA conference speakers

Check out this flickr set. It is a sketchbook of notes and doodles for the speakers at the recent AIGA make/think conference in Memphis.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

so electric

i'm in the "market" for a car. sadly, this little guy won't be in the showroom around the corner any time soon. intrigued?

AAF Career Day Discount Ends Next Monday, October 19

Registration is open for AAF - Kansas City's annual Career Day for college students, faculty and those seeking career insights. Save money on the registration fee by signing up now.

WHEN: Monday, November 2. Check-in table & walk-up registration at 8 am. Opening session at 9 am. Breakout sessions conclude at 3:45 pm. Optional portfolio review, career coaching and agency networking tables until 5 pm.

WHERE: The Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway in Midtown Kansas City, Missouri

REGISTRATION: $25 for members, $30 for non-members through next Monday, October 19; $30 for members, $35 for non-members through 12 noon on October 30. Walk-up registration at event will be $40. Full-time faculty may register for $15 in advance or $20 at event; call (816) 822-0300 to register in advance.
Register online at or email to request a copy of the registration form.

Ann Willoughby, President of Willoughby Design, will be the keynote luncheon speaker. Confirmed breakout panelists represent 50 different companies from across the greater Kansas City area.

The optional portfolio review is for students with books to have them reviewed by creative professionals. New this year, attendees in need of career coaching should bring their resumes for an optional brief one-on-one with an HR professional. They should come prepared with questions and an objective in mind of the advice they are seeking. Open agency networking tables will also be open after the breakout sessions.

Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to five panel presentations this year. The Career Day registration form with panel descriptions is available by emailing Students can also register online at

Sunday, October 11, 2009

AIGA NEXT: Rapid-fire Presentations from the Creative Community

Tuesday, October 13
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

1512 Grand Boulevard

More Information

View Map

• rapid-fire presentations on what's coming next in design and how it's going to affect our creative community - including a presentation by me about the future of design education at KCAI.
• announcing the AIGA student scholarship winner
• seeing the results of AIGA national design competition Command X
• sneak peak at events calendar
• learn benefits of being a member


Thursday, October 8, 2009

josef hoflehner photography

check out these amazing images of jet airliners from photographer josef hoflehner. very surreal. link via defgrip.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

love the smell of books?

i wish i was about to graduate because this 6 month gig in SanFran sounds interesting: "Chronicle Books is excited to accept submissions for the Winter-Spring 2010 session for four fellowships in our Publishing Design, Industrial Design, and Children’s Design groups. These fellowships will provide six-months of hands-on experience to graduates interested in embarking on a career in either book, publication, package, or product design. More..."

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


I know you guys can make your own, but I thought this was a fun idea for anyone who is sketching ideas for iPhone apps!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

AAF Career Day

November 2, 2009
Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111
Time: 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Prices: AAF-KC member: $25.00, non-member: $30.00

College students, faculty and those searching for career direction have a unique opportunity to learn about advertising and related fields from current professionals. The good, the bad, the inspirational - not to be missed. Break-out sessions and five panel presentations form the day. From 3:45 to 5:00 pm, students may attend an optional Portfolio Review, Career Coaching or visit with professionals at agency open networking tables. Registration includes light breakfast items and lunch.

All registration rates increase $5 on October 20. Advance registration will end at 12 noon on Friday, October 30. Walk-up registration at the event will be $40 for students and $20 for faculty.
Sessions are assigned on a first come, first served basis.

The Career Day registration form with panel descriptions is available by emailing Students can also register online at

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

give your pic to sagmeister

New York designer Stefan Sagmeister is collecting portraits for his upcoming "Happy" film. They can be uploaded at RedBubble"

(thanks Dustin for sharing)

enter your posters in:


You DEFINITELY don't want to miss this one.

Monday, September 14, 2009

sneak peek: jamie's home

Check out pics of my loft posted now on design*sponge! Yay!

Portfolio Workshop: Call for Designs!

Remember the posters for Portfolio Day last year? Here's your chance to develop this year's design! Email submissions to no later than October 2.

wanna check out your classmate's blogs?

I've compiled a list containing all graphic design student's blog urls. You can download a copy for your own reference at CAS > faculty > jgray > Public > 2009_Student_Blogs.docx

Saturday, September 12, 2009


So, Quirky has been catching my attention lately, but I haven't quite investigated its purpose until now. Basically, you can submit a design idea, and if accepted, it'll be added to the site as a concept! If enough people "pledge" or "commit" to the idea, they'll actually produce it! I just committed to this beautiful charger wrapper.

Register for AIGA!

Be sure to register for AIGA this year before September 18! You can talk to either Meredith Adams (in the senior studio) or Dustin Maberry (in the junior studio) to get signed up.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

COLOR BRIDGE SET (now with uncoated selector)

Whether ultimately printing on coated or uncoated stock, you can now match PANTONE MATCHING SYSTEM® Colors in process and RGB with the new value–priced PANTONE COLOR BRIDGE SET.
These invaluable multi–use color reference tools help you to:

* select and specify solid PANTONE Colors on coated and uncoated papers
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To facilitate use of the modified coated and all–new uncoated CMYK screen tint percentages, free support tools include a Digital Library download for use with popular graphics applications.

Special Price: $119.00
Regular Price: $179.00
SAVE: $60.00

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

How Should We Define "Design"?

Gardi Amit writes an article for Fast Company that poses these questions:

1. Is there truly a “new design” phenomenon?
2. Is any idea, whether it’s an initiative for social progress or a clever way to market movies, enough to be declared a work of design?
3. Can a construct such as a “process,” “business plan” or a “system” be work of design?
4. Lastly, are these metaphysical constructs always design or is there a threshold of beauty, a rigorous process, or another quality standard that must be met for something to be considered a design? In other words, is a ‘business plan’ always a form of “new design” or does it have to involve some level of good, “old fashioned” design to be considered more than an ordinary business plan? And, if the latter, what are the requisite elements that would distinguish one from the other?

What do you think?

Streams of Modernism Curated by Katherine McCoy

This looks like a great exhibit on modernism, curated by Kathy McCoy, on display now at the Kirkland Museum in Denver.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Advertising Documentary at the Tivoli

Interesting documentary about advertising, and will be showed at the Tivoli on Fri Sept. 25-Thurs Oct. 1st.

(from Greg Gentry - thanks Gentry!)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Enter this student design competition

The fourth annual student design competition deadline is Friday, September 25, 2009.

Work can be submitted in the following categories: Posters (PST), Packaging (PKG), Publications (PUB), Identity (ID), Web & Interactive (WEB). You can visit for a gallery of selected work from last year.

Entry fee is $5 per submission, or a flat $20 fee for students entering four or more pieces. All work must be received by 11:59 pm EST Friday, September 25, 2009 to be eligible.

To find out more about Flux 09, the panel of judges, or entry submission, visit

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

freelance opportunity -- web design

"arts alive" is an organization that organizes studio/gallery visits, attends arts performances and other enriching social events for those interested in the visual arts. they are currently seeking a designer to re-vamp their website as a paid freelance opportunity. you must submit an application to be considered. contact tyler for the application.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Full time students may attend at no charge with a valid school ID.

At 23, an age when most designers are just starting out in the business, Schimmel launched And Partners, a full service ad agency servicing some of the world's biggest clients. He is now considered one of the top designers in the country. Now he is sharing his knowledge and experience with Art+Copy Club on the present and future of our industry. His groundbreaking approach is sure to fuel your creative drive, helping you embrace, and indeed even shape, the future of the industry.

WHAT: Art+Copy Club presents
David Schimmel, President & Creative Director of And Partners, New York
WHEN: Next
Thursday, September 10.
Doors open at 5:30 pm for networking, appetizers, cash bar. Presentation begins at 6:30 pm.
WHERE: Bark Productions, 905 Broadway, 3rd floor, Kansas City, MO 64105.

Discount For David Schimmel Program Ends Tomorrow

REGISTRATION: $10 for AAF-KC, Art+Copy Club and ad2 members; $20 for non-members. Rates increase $5 on September 4. All walk-up registration will be at the non-member rate.
Full time students may attend at no charge with a valid school ID. Paid advance reservations due by 12 noon on September 10. No refunds for cancellations within 24 hours of event. Register online at
or call 816.822.0300 to make multiple reservations.

freelance opportunity -- medical / technical illustration

Abby Freeman, HR director at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, is looking for a student who could provide artwork on a freelance basis for scientific journals. This would be a great opportunity if you are interested in technical image making, or just like to draw diseases and stuff (joking of course). e-mail anne canfield at acanfield [at] for more info.

some simple steps to take when you are sick

With flu symptoms, you should not be in studio or classes until you are fever free for 24 hours.

The Walgreens at 39th and Broadway has a walk-in clinic with a nurse practitioner. The nurse will give you a form that says you were seen and treated. You will bring that to Kathy Keller in the ARC. Kathy will notify the department that your absence is excused.

This Walgreen's takes our student insurance, which every KCAI student has. If you do not know this you can get your ID# from Nancy Noble in the student life office. Of course, you can also go to your own doctor too.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Bruno Monguzzi, Swiss Graphic Designer

Hallmark Design Symposium Series Speakers

3139 Wescoe
KU Campus, Lawrence, KS
6:00pm – 8:00 pm

September 14 Bruno Monguzzi, born in Switzerland in 1941, is a designer, typographer and teacher. After study in Geneva and London, he began is career at Studio Boggeri in Milan in 1961. In 1965, he designed nine pavilions for Expo 67 in Montreal and in 1983 he won the competition for the signage system and corporate identity for the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.

"He makes pictures out of type" is a somewhat simplistic label that is attached to him, and although true, it by no means exhausts his profound talents. "If you keep shouting, you are not making communication any better. You are only removing talking and whispering from the system" he says on the first page of the small book, published in 1998.

Friday, August 28, 2009

freelance opportunity

Jubal's Manner Coffee House, at 39th and main, is looking for a student that would be interested in developing a "menu" sign board for their facility. They're also looking for a part-time employee, especially if you have any coffee service experience. For more info, contact:

Peggy Brotherton-Ford
Jubal's Manner Coffee House
3945 Main Street
(816)738-3491 (Cell)
jubalsmanner [at]

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Design symposium lecture: celery design

brought to you by Hallmark Design Symposium

It's free!!!
3139 Wescoe Hall on KU campus
August 31 6:00pm – 8:00 pm

Brian Dougherty, Founding Partner and Creative Director, Celery Design

Brian Dougherty is a founding partner at Celery Design Collaborative in Berkeley, California and a recognized leader in the emerging field of ecological communications design. Together with the team at Celery, Brian does cutting-edge design and brand strategy work for green businesses and major corporations such as HP, eBay and Mattel. Celery was named to I.D. Magazine's 2007 ID40 list of influential designers, and has been recognized with the Environmental Leadership Award from the AIGA. Brian is a frequent lecturer on the subject of ecological innovation.

Brian is the author of Green Graphic Design from Allworth Press and a frequent lecturer on the ecological innovation in communications design. He sits on the Advisory Board of the AIGA Center for Sustainable Design. Brian graduated summa cum laude from Loyola University with a BA in graphic design and specialization in sculpture.


Typedia is a website for classifying typefaces and learning about them. It's a wiki so anyone can join, add, and edit pages.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Command X

Monina Velarde (’09 graphic design) has been selected as a contestant for Command X at the 2009 AIGA Design Conference.

“Command X: Season 2’ is a graphic design reality show featuring seven up-and-coming designers who step into the spotlight and have the chance to break into the industry in front of 2,000 peers, heroes and potential employers. Throughout the conference, contestants will take on a series of design challenges to complete and present on the main stage within 24 hours.”

Attend Make/Think and cheer Monina and KCAI on!

Friday, August 21, 2009

REEL DESIGN Film Series | Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Tivoli Theater

Kansas City's REEL DESIGN Film Series kicks off with none other than Milton Glaser, who for many is the personification of American graphic design. Best known for co-founding New York Magazine and the enduring I ♥ NY campaign, the full breadth of Glaser's remarkable artistic output is revealed in this documentary portrait, Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight. From newspapers and magazine designs, to interior spaces, logos, and brand identities, to his celebrated prints, drawings, posters and paintings, the documentary offers audiences a much richer appreciation for one of the great modern renaissance men. More Information

Register Now

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Okay Type

Okay Type is a small type foundry in Brooklyn, NY with gorgeous work.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

you can't judge a book by its cover, unless it's science fiction or fantasy fastidiously chronicles the evolution of the penguin science fiction book design for more than fifty years. Penguin's identity standards boast an impressive range of design sensibilities (of variable effectiveness) and diverse contributors ranging from Jan Tschichold to David Bowie.

graphic design, and science fiction - a union of unprecedented geekiness.

How does the internet see you?

Enter your name here to find out. It's a very clever data visualization and commentary on online identity at MIT.

Enter your work in How's Int'l Design Awards

Deadline Sept 1st.

Student Single Entry—$30
Student Campaign—$50 (three or more pieces from 1 campaign)

Click here for details.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

a 20th century design classic could be yours

In 1926, the Dutch architect Mart Stam designed the first tubular cantilever chair. In the 1960s the chair was reproduced by several Italian furniture companies.

I have 4 knock-offs of the S 34 (they are black vinyl, rather than leather). The bodies are in decent enough shape but the seat backs need some love (one is ripped, but fixable).

They are priced online for hundreds a piece, but mine are yours for FREE. Just contact me to arrange a time to pick them up at my house.