Monthly Archive for September, 2009

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Rita

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RITA

GRAPHIC DESIGN Check out some pretty nice design work by Rita. Just got an email about their recent tshirt designs available at their online store.

CCA exhibition/events

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CCA EXHIBITION/EVENTS

EVENTS Just got CCA’s exhibitions & events program in the mail. There seems to be quite a lot of interesting events. I kinda want to go check out An Evening with David Sedaris. It’s on October 29th @ 8:00pm

Alice in Waterland

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ALICE IN WATERLAND

PHOTOGRAPHY Stunning underwater photography by Elena Kalis!!

Crowd-sourcing

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CROWD SOURCING

FINDINGS While I was doing a little research on the idea of crowd-sourcing I came across this article at Fast Company. Apparently, the ad agency Cripsin Porter & Bogusky crowd-sourced a logo design for a motorcycle company, Brammo. It’s one thing if your crowd-sourcing for a logo if you’re not in the creative field…but it’s blasphemy if your crowd-sourcing and you consider yourself a “creative”. Don’t you think they’re devaluing what we do as designers? Maybe it’s all just a publicity stunt…but still!

September issue

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SEPTEMBER ISSUE

FILMS The September Issue is a documentary about the legendary Vogue editor, Anna Wintour. It’s basically The Devil Wears Prada of real life. The film is now showing in various cities worldwide. I’m hoping to check it out this weekend.

Public glass

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PUBLIC GLASS

EVENTS Public Glass is a great nonprofit organization that was created to meet the needs of Bay Area artists working in hot glass, specifically glass blowing and casting by providing them with a great facility and gallery space. They will be holding their annual Hot Glass & Cold Beer, tomorrow 9/12 from 6-10 PM. You can tour the space, drink some beer, and watch featured artist Ferdinand Thierot sculpt glass. I took a beginners class at Public Glass and this was the ugly paper weight I made. I now have a new found respect for glass paperweights. They’re so hard to make!

Graphic hug

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GRAPHIC HUG

BOOKS The publications that we’ve been working on over at Graphic Hug are finally available for purchase. Check some pages out here and get your copies here.

Georgia O’keeffe

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GEORGIA O’KEEFFE

FILMS I’m familiar with O’Keeffe’s paintings. However, I really don’t know much about her as a person…only that she lived to age 99!! Lifetime will be featuring a movie about her life September 19th at 9pm. Should be interesting. Conveniently, the SFMOMA is having an O’Keeffee exhibit.

Kleber Design

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KLEBER DESIGN

WEBSITE Check out the awesome web design portfolio of Kleber Design. I really enjoy how they treat a web project just like how they would treat any print project. The websites are well organized, user friendly, have strong hierarchy, have a well developed grid system, and of course are really lovely to look at.

Clair de lune

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CLAIR DE LUNE

FINDINGS Here’s a beautiful deleted scene from Walt Disney’s Fantasia. This is one of my favorite classical music pieces by Claude Debussy. This popular piece of music was written in the 1890s and still continues to pop up in movie scores today…Twilight, Oceans 13, Atonement just to name a few.