segunda-feira, 14 de dezembro de 2009

Varoom: Expanded Content and Brilliant Imagery Illuminate Issue 11

Following the successful re-launch of issue 10, Varoom returns with another bold cover.

With the contiued expertise of Studio Fernando Gutierrez, issue 11 looks to carry on the trend of appealing to a much broader audience and still reflect the positioning of illustration, culture, society.

The New Wave Old Wave features some illustration legends including Seymour Chwast (founder of Push Pin Studios), Ralph Steadman (long-time Hunter S. Thompson collaborator) and Shirley Hughes (author of children's classic Alfie).

They discuss three significant pieces from a lifetime of work, and select a contemporary illustrator they keep an eye on.

Academic Des McCannon's From Folk Culture To Modern British explores how illustrators inspired by folk art are creating a new image of British Nationhood.

In The Hood Life, London Journalist Liz Farrelly visits Scottish illustrator Peter Arkle in his Lower East Side neighbourhood, and delivers an intimate portrait of an illustrator whose newspaper of his everyday life fuels a highly successful career creating work for clients such as The New York Times and Nike.


100 Posters That Can Say Something

Poster4Tomorrow, the international poster competition to promote freedom of expression, announced the opening on December 10th of 23 exhibitions worldwide.

The jury selected the best 100 posters of the 1834 entries they received.

Two marquee exhibitions will be held in Paris at Les Arts Decoratifs and in Milan at La Triennale museum, while other exhibitions will be held in: Ankara Beirut, Belgrade, Brussels, Buenos Aires, Cheonan, Derry, La Paz, Lima, Los Angeles, Marrakesh, Montreal, Quito, Seville, Stockholm, Vienna and many others.


Future Film Festival

The twelveth edition of Future Film Festival will focus on Stop Motion, with exhibitions, screenings and a round table.

Future Film Festival exists since 1999; every year it takes place in Bologna with a richer and more varied program.

The theme of the festival is animation and special effects featuring experimentation of new media and of new digital technologies.


quinta-feira, 3 de dezembro de 2009

Vancouver Police Department ERT Logomark and Campaign

Founded in 1987, the Vancouver Police Department's Emergency Response Team (ERT) is the police force's elite group of officers that deal with critical incidents and operations requiring specialised tactics and equipment. The current logo featured a dated firearm as the most dominant symbol, and sent the wrong message about who the ERT is as a team and what their role is in the Vancouver Police Department.

The new logo needed to be true to the values of the ERT, and forger a stronger connection to the logo's primary audience: ERT officers themselves, both past and present, as well as other members of the VPD. Its purpose is to stand as a "badge of honour" that directly connects them to their responsibilities, their vales and their beliefs."

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Moscow International Biennale of Graphic Design announces Golden Bee

Moscow (Russian Federation) - Golden Bee - Moscow International Biennial of Graphic Design has announced the call for entries for the 2010 edition, endorsed by Icograda. Individuals and groups have until 15 April 2010 to submit their work for the Golden Bee 9 competition.

Golden Bee, organised in part by Icograda Professional Member, Academy of Graphic Design, has collected the best world achievements in graphic design since 1992. This year's event invites an unlimited number of submissions without participation fee in the following entry categories:

(A) Poster
All themes, types and genres of poster design

(B) Graphic Design and Music
CD, DVD, flyers, stickers and any other collateral design relating to the music industry

(C) Graphic Design and Religion
Books, magazines, booklets and any other graphic design works for religion

(D) Graphic Design and New Media
Multimedia, television and interactive graphics, video, animation, screen installations and any other innovative new media graphic design works

(E) Special project 'All Gold of the World'
Posters awarded Grands Prix, Golden Awards and First Prizes in the key international contests between 2000 and 2010

On 2 September 2010, at the Golden Bee 9 Awards Ceremony, a Golden Bee Grand Prix, Golden Bee Award Diplomas will be awarded for each category, as well as the Russian Academy of Fine Arts and Academy of Graphic Design Diplomas, Rodchenko Award, Golden BeeLoved Super Cup, IBCC Prize, etc.

The exhibition will be held at the Central House of Artists, from 25 August - 3 September 2010, coinciding with the International Jury Members Show, open lectures and other special projects and exhibitions taking place throughout August and September.

Find out more on the official event website:

quarta-feira, 2 de dezembro de 2009

HKDA Asia Design Awards 09 Awards Presentation Ceremony & Exhibition

On 30 November 2009, the Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA) will host the Exhibition Opening and Awards Presentation Ceremony of the HKDA Asia Design Awards 09.

More than 2,000 entries submitted to the HKDA Asia Design Awards 09 from 40 destinations in the region including the Mainland China, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand and Hong Kong.

All the major awards will be announced in the Awards Presentation Ceremony and all the winning entries will be exhibited at the Low Block and High Block of Hong Kong City Hall until 4 December 2009.


Print in Motion: Print's Competition Dedicated to Motion Graphics

Print magazine is currently accepting entries into Print in Motion, a new competition entirely dedicated to motion graphics.

Entries may be submitted into several categories, including show packages, commercials, film titles, music videos, and non-commercial/animations.

All winning entries will be featured on Print website and will receive a special mention in an issue of Print.

Deadline for entries is December 15, 2009.


Helsinki Named World Design Capital 2012

Helsinki will be the World Design Capital of the year 2012.

The designation was announced by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design (Icsid) at the Icsid World Design Congress 2009 in Singapore on November 25, 2009.

"This is a magnificent achievement for Helsinki.

It is an important recognition for us and our collaborator cities Espoo, Vantaa, Kauniainen and Lahti, as well as for all the participating organizations and individuals.

We have received a unique opportunity and will be taking every advantage of it," said Helsinki Mayor Jussi Pajunen, accepting the World Design Capital 2012 designation at the Icsid World Design Congress 2009.

The title of Helsinki's bid for the designation was Open Helsinki - Embedding Design in Life.

The concept expressed by the title will form the basis of Helsinki's ambitious program for the design year 2012.