quinta-feira, 31 de julho de 2008

EIDD Design for All Europe

Bologna (Italy) - EIDD Design for All Europe, an Icograda endorsed awards scheme, has extended its deadline for entries to 22 September 2008.

With an easier submission process, offices, studios, agencies, freelances and students working in the sectors of graphic design and visual communications in general (including street artists, advertisers etc.) are eligible to take part.EIDD invites submissions of posters, institutional videos and guerrilla marketing tools dedicated to capturing the differing perception of its work in the field of Design for All, i.e. design for social inclusion, all over the world and applying it for promotional purposes.
The award scheme comprises three categories. Each participant may enter for all three categories, but only one entry per category is allowed. The possibility of a form of co-ordination between entries presented for the three categories is not a necessary criterion.

Torino World Design Capital 2008

From 14-17 October 2008, students and young professionals from all over the world are invited to take part in the workshops, led by Daniel Eatock (UK), Lust (The Netherlands), Saki Mafundikwa (Zimbabwe) and Sophie Thomas (UK).
The workshops will introduce participants to the themes of contemporary typography, non-conventional communication, and how communication design can save our world.All of the workshops will take place in English, but tutors will support participants, helping them to communicate with each other and with the workshop leaders.

quinta-feira, 24 de julho de 2008

Sustainable graphic design on your desktop

Adelaide (Australia) - Sponsored by AGDA through the Gordon Andrews Scholarship, Queensland College of Art (QCA) Masters Graduate Rebecca Green has delivered a research project discussing Sustainable Graphic Design as well a Widget with hot tips for you to deliver sustainable results in your own projects.

Discussing the questions "What can be done to promote the use of sustainable graphic design in Brisbane?" Rebecca Green's research looks at the following objectives:- Conduct an in-depth investigation into graphic design practice to determine barriers to employing sustainable graphic design- Target public perception of biocidal design practice, and through this, the client’s graphic design needs- Ensure Brisbane graphic designers have access to information on sustainable graphic design methods, techniques and theories.

Seoul Design Olympiad 2008,

Seoul (South Korea) - The Seoul Design Olympiad 2008, an Icograda endorsed event, is a world design festival organised by Seoul Metropolitan Government to enhance and promote Seoul as the center of world design. It consists of Seoul Design Conference, Seoul Design Exhibition, Seoul Design Festival and Seoul Design Competition.
Call for papers: Seoul Design ConferenceThe city of Seoul invites design professionals to present their papers at the first Seoul Design Conference. Eligible entries are design-related papers (oral or poster presentation) that show significant, original and previously unpublished cases and research. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 24 July 2008.
An international conference has been organized to discuss the role of design in future urban life for Designers, educators, city planners, and diverse experts in the design industries. Discussion will center on design expandability, convergence, sustainability, spirituality and flow.

22ª Prêmio Design Museu da Casa Brasileira

As inscrições para o Prêmio Design Museu da Casa Brasileira, que neste ano está em sua 22ª edição, abrem no dia 11 de agosto e serão realizadas exclusivamente no site www.mcb.sp.gov.br.
A mais tradicional e independente premiação de design do País, patrocinada para Secretaria de Estado da Cultura de São Paulo e com apoio do Senac São Paulo, recebe inscrições até o dia 1º de setembro e será realizada em duas etapas.
“A premiação mantém seus objetivos de reconhecer a excelência no design brasileiro e, desta forma, incentivar seu fortalecimento e disseminação”, garante Miriam Lerner, diretora-geral do MCB, em comunicado enviado ao PortaldaPropaganda.com.
Ao lado, imagem do trabalho vencedor do Concurso de Cartaz para o 22º Prêmio Design, criado pelos designers gráficos Aline Coutinho de Araújo e Leandro Lopes de Oliveira, de São Paulo, que conquistaram o primeiro lugar entre 454 concorrentes.
O júri d o concurso foi integrado por Chico Homem de Melo (coordenador), Alécio Rossi, Diana Mindlin, Elaine Ramos, Giovanni Vannucchi, Milton Cipis e Tadeu Costa.

segunda-feira, 21 de julho de 2008

Cartão de visita feito com lixo reciclado no IDEA

O cartão de visita produzido pela Tátil Design para os próprios funcionários, conquistou Prata no prêmio IDEA (International Design Excelence Awards), na categoria Ecodesign. O projeto recebeu o nome de Greencard. A premiação será em setembro, em Phoenix, no Arizona, nos EUA. O cartão é produzido a partir de embalagens Tetra Pak (sucos, leite) reaproveitadas do lixo caseiro - os proprios funcionários levam as embalagens para a empresa para reciclar.
Após a entrega das embalagens, elas são limpas e encaminhadas para gráfica, onde são cortadas e recebem a impressão dos dados de cada profissional e do logo da agência.

No total, o Brasil conquistou 12 prêmios no IDEA. Entre os destaques da premiação, conquistaram Ouro o iPhone (categoria Communications Tools) e o XO, computador do projeto One Laptop per Child (categoria Computer Equipment).

quinta-feira, 17 de julho de 2008

The Hangul alphabet of Korea (Part 1 of 3)

This week's Feature by Jae-Joon Han is the first of three parts of an article originally published in TYPO, and has been republished with permission from the author.
Koreans did have their own language, however, for writing, they used signs borrowed from Chinese up until the 15th century. In 1444, their own alphabet was created, better suited to the needs of the local language and culture. Officially, it was published in 1446, and it was designed by Sejong the Great, a wise ruler of the Joseon Dynasty. "He was an idealist and perfectionist, at all times striving for the very best.
His credo was that everything needs to work in harmony with the Li principle, permeating the whole universe, the nature and the man." [1] The name of the script, Hunmin Jeongeum (訓民正音), which is same as the name of the document in which it was first published, mean literally "The Correct Sounds for the Instruction of the People", thus revealing the king's true intentions. Since the 1920s, the script has been called Hangul, meaning "the alphabet of the Han country"(韓), later, the syllable "han" begun to be interpreted as meaning "great" or "unique". [2]


The new Management of the Chaumont Festival, set up in 2002, focuses on diversity of content and usage of graphic design, as this might be interpreted in its broadest and most contemporary sense. For five years now, this point of departure has structured the Festival by means of a wide range of exhibitions, based on 4 major axes.
Present the contemporary reality of the graphic arts by comparing and contrasting the work and practices of French studios and workshops to European and international graphic artists, and give emerging talent an opportunity to exhibit their work, regardless of form and media used. Render the historical dimension of the graphic arts by organizing, each year, a monographic exhibition dedicated to an artist (or a movement).
To this end, the Festival enters into partnerships with leading institutions such as the Bibliothèque nationale de France (for the Cassandre exhibition in 2005), which clearly shows the Festival’s desire to forge long-term actions, establishing gateways between archive collections and contemporary creations, and thus encourage reflection and educational outreach initiatives both as regards students and the general public.
Give Posters their rightful status by developing relations with French and European schools, by reinforcing the International Competition, and by encouraging contemporary graphic artists to explore Poster archives. Make Chaumont a national and international platform bringing together professionals, students and the general public in ever increasing numbers, demanding and curious. Even though the Festival is, naturally, the highlight of the year, the consistency of its programming is also constructed throughout the years in a rhizomic acceptance which dresses a portrait of international creation which is esthetical, theoretical and historical.
This year, the festival includes numerous exhibitions, competitions and cultural programming.

terça-feira, 8 de julho de 2008

Designers Defend Democracy

Taking Norman Rockwell's lead, contemporary designers, artists and even an ad man or two are lending their design chops for an art exhibit examining basic human freedoms in the present political climate.
The Wolfsonian museum and library in Miami Beach invited 60 artists and designers, including talents ranging from Chip Kidd, Ed Fella, Neville Brody to Crispin Porter + Bogusky and Pentagram, to reinterpret Norman Rockwell's "Four Freedoms" posters. (The originals were recently gifted to the museum.) The exhibit, "Thoughts on Democracy," went on display over Independence Day weekend.
The halls of the Wolfsonian, a museum that showcases everything from furniture design to advertising from the politically charged era between the Industrial Revolution and the end of the Second World War, is a fitting forum for a visual conversation between a peppered group of talent that represents the spectrum of the design world.

sexta-feira, 4 de julho de 2008


Singapore - His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Singapore, S.R. Nathan, officially opened the >60 Design Centre at the Temasek Polytechnic on 27 June 2008.

The national design centre, pronounced Greater than 60, is seed-funded by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports. It is also partnered by reputable social organizations, healthcare institutions and business groups such as SPRING Singapore, Council for Third Age, Alexandra Hospital, Jurong Medical Centre, Centre for Seniors and the Meiban Group Ltd.Not only a think-tank for ideas and solutions for the lifestyles of the elderly in the areas of habitat, healthcare, communications, mobility, fashion and lifestyle, the Centre will also serve as a conduit of ideas from conception to manufacture and implementation.
It hopes to create greater awareness of ageing issues in industry and the general public in terms of social design issues.As part of the official opening, the >60 Design Centre launched the second volume of the ">60" book series entitled: "An Inclusive Approach" generated by students from Temasek Polytechnic's School of Design. The book was presented to His Excellency.

First Chicago International Poster Biennial

Chicago, Illinois (United States) - The First Chicago International Poster Biennial has announced the finalists for the competition. The Chicago International Poster Biennial Exhibition, open to the public from 15 September - 15 October 2008, will include the poster work of the final designers, listed by country or region, selected from over 1,600 total entries.

In September, the Judges will announce the gold medal, two medals of honor, and two special medals for typographic excellence and best poster with a social theme. More designers and posters may be included in the Biennial catalogue, which will also be announced by September.

quinta-feira, 3 de julho de 2008

Between Beautiful & Branding

In the new documentary Beautiful Losers, designer and artist Geoff McFetridge looks into the camera and says, "This is the game. Are you going to decide you're playing the game or not playing the game?"Given you're flipping through the pages of this magazine, chances are your days are spent playing the game he's talking about—that of bridging the divide between art and commerce.
That, or you might just make funny pictures to sell stuff. Either way, the defining line between artistic endeavor and commercialism is a common contemporary debate, mulled over by everyone from that kid in a Minor Threat t-shirt to the filmmaker directing his first sugary soda spot. It's also a key issue addressed in the documentary, directed by Aaron Rose and Joshua Leonard and produced by Sidetrack Films.The film gets its name from a traveling art exhibition that began in 2004 and brought together a loose-knit group of contemporary artists influenced by skateboarding, punk, graffiti, hip hop and an overall DIY approach.
The film focuses on a core group — Harmony Korine, Mike Mills, Stephen Powers, Thomas Campbell, Margaret Kilgallen, Shepard Fairey, Jo Jackson, Ed Templeton, Geoff McFetridge, Chris Johanson and Barry McGee — representing a cross section of the many personalities and styles within this particular movement. Chronicling the artists' journey from loose collection of art world nobodies to making feature films and showing in major galleries around the world, the film is very much a coming-of-age story, of the individual artists, their careers and the art, itself.