Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Matthew Carter recognized as a 2010 MacArthur Fellow

Type Designer Matthew Carter is recognized as a 2010 MacArthur Fellow.

Go type!

Lecture: people centered design

Mike McCoy, an award winning product and interior designer and design educator, will be giving a lunchtime talk (10:40-11:40) on Friday October 8th in the design building. The topic is 'people centered design: tools & methods'. Should prove to be very informative and interesting!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Architecture lecture

In Dialogue With Gravity
Lecture by Yvonne Farrell
Grafton Architects

Tuesday, October 5th
Kansas City Design Center
1018 Baltimore

Yvonne Farrell is co-director of Grafton Architects in Dublin, Ireland, which she established in 1977 with Shelley McNamara. The practice has been engaged in the design of university buildings, schools, housing, mixed-use buildings, and institutional buildings together with urban design projects. Grafton Architects has won numerous awards from the Architectural
Association of Ireland, among other honors.

AIGA The REEL Design Film Series Returns!

October 7
Tivoli Theater
4050 Pennsylvania Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64111

Watch the Trailer

The first film of the 2010 REEL Design film series is called Typeface. It is a beautiful film about The Hamilton Wood Type Museum and print shop where international artists meet retired craftsmen and together navigate the convergence of modern design and traditional technique.

The REEL Design Film Series will continue in November with Infinite Space, The Architecture of John Lautner and a third film to be announced.

Brought to you by a partnership between AIGA, AIA, IDSA and KC MODERN.

Monday, September 27, 2010

A6 Gala Flickr set

Check out Tammy Shell's photos of the AIGA a6 gala here:

Friday, September 24, 2010

Meet your AIGA officers

Micah, Communications Officer, liaison to Jamie
Luke, Programming Committee
Mo, Programming
Lance, Programming
Johnna, Programming
Sean, Programming
Taylor, Programming
Patrick, Sophomore Rep
Erica, Sophomore Rep
Abby, Documentation
Bethany, Documentation
Sam, Secretary

Monday, September 20, 2010

AIGA: KCAI Student Branch Blog

Hey kids,

I have created a blog for the KCAI Student Branch of AIGA, make sure to follow it. I'll probably end up posting other photos of events on that page, not to mention the fact that fun polls will pop up every now and then. Click here to check it out!


AIGA: A6 Awards Gala 9-18-10

Free food, open bar, ice cream, great dj, awards, professionals, students, and some of the most awesome design work ever–that pretty much sums up this years flavor of the A6 Awards Gala that happened on Saturday September 18th. If you didn't make it this year, you should really try to make it next year for sure! We all had a great time despite the rain. It was a great chance to mingle with professionals (from Hallmark and Willoughby to name a few of the design firms in attendance) and a few kids from other schools in the KC area. Not to mention the fact that it was a great way to show support for your fellow classmates that were recognized this year! Congrats again to Andrea Morris, Luke Babb and Micah Barta!

Suntan Lotion Packaging designed by Luke Babb, Soy Candle Packaging designed by Andrea Morris.
Poster designed for the Folly Jazz series by Micah Barta.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Collaborative Consumption Essay

This is a great essay and video (posted on Swissmiss) to promote a new book on the era of "Collaborative Consumption". It should be of particular interest for the design seniors in multimedia experience studio and visual advocacy studio.

Art+Copy Club Presents:

Stanley Hainsworth (a man with great hair, and the former creative director at Nike, Lego and Starbucks) speaks on "The Top 10 Things I have Learned in the Last 20 Years of Design"

Thursday, September 23
Open at 5:30pm, Presentation at 6:30pm.
at David Morris Photography, 2131 Washington St., Kansas City, MO.

Free to students with valid student ID, pre-register by emailing

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Become an AIGA member

AIGA is committed to increasing student involvement in the design community. To make membership even more accessible to students, for six weeks only, full-time students can join or renew online for just $50.

This national student membership drive will occur from mid-September thru October 31. No paper forms to complete or money to collect. Students simply go to to sign up and save!

Be sure to notify me that you have joined so I can add you to the KCAI student group roster.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

posted on design observer is this short film about massimo V—his desire is not to create ephemera.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Jamie to present at the next AIGA Design Educator's Conference

Jamie has been invited to be a co-author for the session Designing for Experience: Settings and Behaviors at New Contexts/New Practices, the AIGA design educator's conference. Session provocateur is David Small, the moderator is Andrew Blauvelt, and the writer is Andrea Codrington. She will be in good company!

A little preview from Jamie's abstract:
Due to technological saturation and accessibility, the design practice has shifted towards more complex systems of integrated and multiple-media channels. Everything from the semantic web, participatory culture and mobile devices are transforming the way commerce and cultural institutions construct and deliver experiences."

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The wilderness downtown

Something to get you excited (and maybe a little emotional) about the wide open future of design + technology. The Wilderness Downtown. View with Google chrome or safari.

Marty writes for Parse

Parse is a new online magazine brought to you by the people at HOW and AIGA.

It a blog-like publication that "aims to make sense of issues and information relevant to design practitioners, regardless of the disciplines they work in".

Our very own Assistant Professor Marty Lane is a ongoing contributor. You can read her first article here, titled Exploring interface possibilities (with marshmallows).

Monday, September 6, 2010

Kidwell's most recent publishing venture

Mr. Kidwell has designed 80 pages of of fun-filled action entitled: something like a series of explorations using image, space and self-publishing technology. Sounds cool, right? Well, you can view it online at:

AIGA A6 Gala

Join us for great food, drinks, music, friends and to celebrate the best design of Kansas City!

Register Now

Saturday, September 18, 2010

7-10 pm
Awards Program, 8 pm

STUDIO Dan Meiners
2500 West Pennway
Kansas City, MO 64108

$50 Professional Members*
$40 Student Members* +
$65 Non-Members

* Members may bring one guest at the professional member price!
* + Student non-members: $50 at the door with a student id