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It's Friday the 13th! Hope you’ve stayed safe. Here’s what caught our eye this week:
Chuck Anderson, an independent artist, designer and art director who runs the studio NoPattern, curated Design Envy this week. From “brain-bending” GIFs to “the best project ever,” his selections are not to be missed. Check them out and don't forget to cast your vote—the most popular designs will become part of a special collection in the AIGA Design Archives!
The Design Museum announced its 2012 nominations for the Designs of the Year—often dubbed “the Oscars of the design world”—recognizing excellence across seven categories: architecture, digital, fashion, furniture, graphics, product and transport. See the full list of nominees here. Would you add anything?
Paul Sahre and his team designed the collateral for the latest They Might Be Giants album, but they didn’t stop there. In the music video for “When Will You Die,” they bring art to life, building an 18-foot replica of the monster truck hearse illustration on the album’s cover. Learn more about the process—and the perils of glue guns—in this great piece by Timothy Goodman on Imprint.
Smashing Magazine relaunched with a responsive web design and posted this
thought-provoking essay on “Inclusive Design” by Faruk Ateş, proposing
that designers go further in exploring “how to make our applications and
products more inclusive, taking into account the vast spectrum of
differences in our audience, and to make our interfaces smarter so that
they serve a wider range of people more effectively.”
Filmmaker Jesse Rosten (who first caught our attention a while back with his heartfelt short about an abandoned shopping cart) took the web by storm this week with Fotoshop by Adobé, a spoof highlighting the beauty industry’s impossible standards. In case you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch the video here (and see the behind-the-scenes video). Read about it here, as well.
Lastly as you’ve probably heard, changes are afoot in Google search, and according to at least one little birdy, that’s bad news. What do you think?
Anything noteworthy that we missed? Tell us in the comments.
Compiled by Sue Apfelbaum and Rasika Welankiwar
Top stories this week: DONDA, learning to code in a year, design challenges for 2012, push-button social media, the best U.S. map, Design Envy picks from Elle Kim and more.
Every year all across the country, AIGA chapters work hard to present invaluable, thought-provoking, one-of-a-kind events where connections are formed, knowledge is learned and inspiration is gained. Here are 21 (plus 4!) that made 2011 eventful.
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Event, networking, professional development, chapters
Top stories this week: the year in design that works, who will be hiring in 2012, how designers and engineers can play nice, the Kickstarter phenomenon, Eike Koenig’s Design Envy picks, and more.
In this interview, popular author and design management
consultant Mark McGuinness discusses the role of the design team leader and the skills team leaders
need to succeed. For current and prospective in-house team managers, Mark
offers suggestions on how to lead design teams by example.
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in-house issues, professional development, interview, INitiative, advice
Steven Heller has immortalized our graphic past and made coherence of our present. He is the author, co-author, or editor of more than 60 books on design-related topics. A journalist, critic, and commentator, he has written for a wide array of publications and has been the editor of AlGA's journal of graphic design, Voice, since its inception in the early '80s. In addition, for 33 years he was an art director at the New York Times, originally on the OpEd Page and for almost 30 of those years with the New York Times Book Review. Currently, he is co-chair of SVA's “MFA Designer as Author” department and a special consultant on new programs to the president of SVA, and writes the Visuals column for the New York Times Book Review. In recognition of his role as the ubiquitous, tireless chronicler of our design times, he was awarded an AIGA Medal in 1999.
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print design, AIGA Medal, writing, criticism
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