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

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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. 

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

gear for sports internship

a three-month position for an apparel company headquartered in south kc. here's the description:

This is a paid internship for students in a graphic design field. The ideal candidate will be a current student in a Graphic Design program, preferably at the junior level or above. Experience with Macintosh systems and Adobe Illustrator CS is preferred. This is a learning & task oriented position that will include a variety of special projects. The goal is to develop the skills
needed to accurately execute custom screen print art. This internship allows the student to work along side full time
graphic artists and perform similar duties. Tasks will be assigned by a Senior Artist or Manager.

we have a couple of alums there right now. you can contact chris jenks at for questions about the position, and contact travis porter at for advice/feedback on portfolios. he'll hook you up with what gear is looking for in a portfolio. ahh, having the inside scoop is great!

Monday, August 10, 2009

go to the AIGA National Conference

Just a reminder that you can still register for the Make/Think design conference. October 8–11, 2009 in Memphis. (You will be excused from classes).

AIGA student member $350
AIGA member $775
Nonmember $1,075

Talk to your AIGA officers to learn more about group transportation there.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

revolutionizing Web typography

If you think typography on the web is limiting, read this slate article about a startup called Typekit.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

How Americans Spend Their Day

Check out this fantastic, interactive info graphic from the NY Times showing how Americans allocate the time within their day.

Monday, August 3, 2009

free WWI poster lecture

National World War I Museum Vice President of Museum Programs Eli Paul discusses the role marketing, and specifically printed posters, played in shaping public opinion during World War I on Thursday, August 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Central Library, 14 W. 10th St. admission is free. rsvp and get more info here. should be very cool.

movie stills

here is a link to a website of movie title stills from 1920 to the present. (post via Josh Eithun - thanks Josh!)