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Milton Glaser (RIP) Presents 10 Rules for Life & Work: Wisdom from the Celebrated Designer

“None of us has really the ability to understand our path until it’s over,” the celebrated graphic designer Milton Glaser (RIP) muses less than a minute into the above video. Glaser’s many contributions to pop culture---the  I ? NY logo, the psychedelic portrait of a rainbow-haired Bob Dylan, DC Comics’ classic bullet logo---confer undeniable authority. To the outside eye, he seems to have had a pretty firm handle on the path he traveled for lo these many decades. Aspirant designers would d...
Tags: Google, Design, College, Life, Vietnam, Aiga, Marx, John Cage, Don, Facebook Twitter, Glaser, Milton Glaser, Roger Rosenblatt, Bob Dylan DC Comics, Milton Glaser Dieter Rams, Brian Eno Ayun Halliday

The Best Book Design of 2019

The AIGA has announced the winners of its annual 50 Books / 50 Covers competition for books published in 2019. The competition recognizes excellence in both book design and book cover design — some of the winners placed in both categories. You’ll notice there are not a lot of books here that you’d find on the front table of the bookstore — the winners tend to be from smaller publishers and/or academic in nature and/or about art or design. For lists containing more mainstream books, che...
Tags: Brooklyn, Aiga, Jason Kottke, John May, NY Times Buzzfeed, Jac Jemc, Chris Ware, Rusty Brown, Hugh Ryan Love Drones, Noam Dorr Signal Image Architecture

What are you doing on Saturday?

Yes, you. AIGA Idaho is looking for help. They need advertising and design professionals to help review and critique student work at Boise State University this Saturday, March 7th between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The event will be held at the Interactive Learning Center – 2120 W University Dr, and volunteers can sign up online now. This is a great chance to spend a few hours with some talented students (not to mention potential future employees or coworkers), and lend a helping hand to th...
Tags: Seo, Idaho, Aiga, Portfolio Review, Boise State University, Aiga Idaho

Meet Hobbs’ Samoan Brothers in New Hobbs & Shaw Set Photo

Meet Hobbs’ Samoan brothers in new Hobbs & Shaw set photo Dwayne Johnson  took to Instagram to reveal another photo from the set of Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, introducing Hobbs’ Samoan brothers in the film played by portrayed by Josh Mauga, Cliff Curtis, Roman Reigns and John Tui.  PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; googletag.cmd....
Tags: Movies, Instagram, Dwayne Johnson, Hobbs, Idris Elba, Johnson, Jason Statham, Josh Mauga, Chris Morgan, Universal Pictures, Aiga, Shaw, Samoa, Luke Hobbs, Diplomatic Security Service, Western Samoa

Design Consultant Emily Cohen on Understanding Your Marketable Skills and Inventing Your Own Job

This interview is part of a series featuring the presenters participating in this year's Core77 Conference, "Now What? Launching & Growing Your Creative Business" , a one-day event aimed to equip attendees with tangible skills and toolkits to help produce and promote their products or services. Within the first few minutes of talking with self-proclaimed 'brutally honest' design consultant Emily Cohen, it becomes clear she means business. Emily's knack for giving productive, actionable feedba...
Tags: Design, Entrepreneurship, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Aiga, Emily, Milton Glaser, Design Business, Louise Fili, Emily Cohen, Core77 Conference, Emily Ruth Cohen

Making Vinyl Packaging Awards 2018 Call for Entries

If you were involved in the creation of a vinyl or CD package produced in the past year you are eligible to enter the 2018 Making Vinyl Packaging Awards, which is now accepting submissions in 14 categories that highlight why packaged media is still important in the digital age. Deadline is Aug. 15. Entries may come from record labels, art directors, designers, pressing plants, brokers, packagers, printers, mastering facilities, artists, and distributors from anywhere in the world. To b...
Tags: Europe, Music, Detroit, Aiga, Bruce Houghton

What Creative People Want With Bonnie Siegler - This Week's Six Pixels Of Separation Podcast

Episode #618 of Six Pixels of Separation - The Mirum Podcast is now live and ready for you to listen to. I first met Bonnie Siegler abut a decade ago. We were both new to the TED community and would (randomly) run into each other. I knew she was a graphic designer and led a creative studio, but I had no idea just how respected and regarded she was in the design world. Over the years she has become one of the most respected graphic designers in the world. Bonnie is the founder of Eight and a H...
Tags: Hbo, Usa, Marketing, America, Seth Meyers, Aiga, Bonnie, Bonnie Siegler, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, City Foreign Affairs Magazine, Signs of Resistance

Jennifer Rittner Says Designing with Inclusivity In Mind Requires Dialogue and Some Uncomfortable Moments

For this year's Core77 Design Awards, we're conducting in-depth interviews with each of our jury captains to get in a glimpse into their creative minds and hear more about what they'll be looking for in this year's awards submissions. Jennifer Rittner, our 2018 Core77 Design Awards Design for Social Impact Jury Captain, is a radical thinker and social justice advocate who hopes to inspire designers to become radical and empathetic doers. A former museum educator and now Principal of her own cons...
Tags: Design, Social Justice, Aiga, Designer Profiles, Core77 Design Awards, Design For Social Impact, Pentagram, Dave Chapelle, Marc Dones, Rittner, Social Value, Jennifer Rittner, George Aye Co

AIGA Idaho Student Portfolio Review

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Tags: Students, Advertising, Aiga, Portfolio Review, Aiga Idaho, AIGA Idaho Student Portfolio Review

6 Tips for Selecting a Great Freelance Designer

This article was contributed by Nicole Letendre. Finding a great freelance designer can seem like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates: You never know what you’re going to get. It doesn’t have to be that way. With some self-education, a little research, and a clear idea of your needs, you can find the perfect graphic designer for your project. You see the efforts of graphic designers all around you. If you notice a design or style that speaks to you, prepare to share it as you search for your freela...
Tags: Design, Paypal, Graphic Design, Aiga, Forrest Gump, Nicole Letendre

Rest Your Feet, Not Your Mind

Walking through a gallery can be exhausting on the feet – constantly walking, constantly watching. We’ve all been there when finding a bench can feel like an oasis but let’s be real, it’s lonely just sitting there on your own with people walking by. Not with TILT. TILT slopes like an unbalanced teeter-totter when a single user perches on it – in other words, it doesn’t work unless you sit with someone else — and that’s exactly the point.Newly launched San Francisco industrial design firm Level D...
Tags: Design, San Francisco, Furniture, Product Design, Aiga, Bench, IDSA, Level Design

Thursday is social day

With dueling social events from both AIGA Idaho and the Boise Advertising Federation, it would seem that Thursday evening is the day to be out and about this week.
Tags: Advertising, Idaho, Aiga, Boise Advertising Federation, Social Events

The winners of the 2016 50 Books/50 Covers competition

Design Observer and the AIGA have announced their selections for the 50 best designed books and 50 best designed book covers for 2016. You can browse the entire selection in the AIGA archive. Lovely to see Aaron James Draplin’s Pretty Much Everything, Koya Bound, and the Hamilton book on the list. Oh and I love this cover for The Poser. Tags: best of   best of 2016   books   design   lists [Author: Jason Kottke]
Tags: Hamilton, Aiga, Jason Kottke, Aaron James Draplin, Koya Bound

Interview with Julie Anixter, Executive Director of AIGA

Below is an interview with Julie Anixter, Executive Director of AIGA, on the topic of career development, which is the topic of the this year’s annual AIGA Design Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 12-14, 2017. Enjoy! 1. Why is career development so important to AIGA? Careers in design are morphing constantly alongside an evolving industry, which presents a challenge for all designers, new and established. The AIGA community draws from a wealth of experience to help provide foresi...
Tags: Freelancing, Design, Advice, US, Aiga, Design For Students, Julie, Minneapolis Minnesota, Julie Anixter, Tom Peters Seth Godin, Joseph Dyer, Gyongy Laky

Poster Event & Graphic Design: Russell Shaw AIGA Atlanta 2017 Poster Show

Poster Event & Graphic Design: Russell Shaw AIGA Atlanta 2017 Poster Show AoiroStudio Jun 22, 2017 AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Artists) of Atlanta asked brand designer and art director Russell Shaw to contribute a promotional artwork for the second annual poster show. With the theme of “Art Director’s Cut II,” they would focus on the film- and movie-inspired poster designs contributed by designers All the proceeds from the event would towards A...
Tags: Design, Aiga, Don, Russell, San Francisco CA USA, Russell Shaw

Lessons from the 1977 EPA Standards Manual Kickstarter Campaign

If you're not in the design world you might have missed two events that took the industry's collective breath away, the reprinting, through two incredibly successful Kickstarter campaigns, of the New York Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) and the NASA "worm" identity system. A graphic standards or systems manual is the rule book for any brand's expression and consistent delivery in the world. That means the precise guidelines for the logo, the colors, the type fonts, the signage, the convent...
Tags: New York, Design, Education, Case Study, Nasa, Creativity, Innovation, Epa, Associations, Aiga, Nixon, Jesse Reed, Earthday, AIGAdesign, ChermayeffGeismar, StandardsManual

Introducing the EPA Graphic Standards System

Introducing the EPA Graphic Standards System AoiroStudio May 02, 2017 The EPA Graphic Standards System was a guide to consolidate numerous US state offices with their graphic design and communications department. Back then, millions of dollars were being wasted annually due to non-standardized formats, inefficient processes, and almost everything being designed from scratch. 40 years later, creators of the NYCTA and NASA Graphics Standards Manual reiss...
Tags: Design, US, Nasa, Epa, Aiga, Earthjustice, Jesse Reed, Chermayeff Geismar Haviv, Hamish Smyth, NBC PBS

AIGA to Live Stream Design Innovator Awards

On Friday, April 21, don't miss the design social event of 2017 as design innovators in the creative industry celebrate this year's Medalists at the 2017 AIGA Awards Gala - together at Pier Sixty in Manhattan. Or, you and friends can join the evening via Live Streaming here.
Tags: Design, News, Innovation, Manhattan, Associations, Conferences, Aiga, Mark Randall, Design Innovation, Nancy Skolos, Lance Wyman, People & Skills, Michael Beirut, Rebeca Mendez, AIGA Medal, American Institute of Graphic Artistis

Airbnb and Pantone create a hidden nature-filled home in London

Airbnb teamed up with Pantone to create a magical nature-filled wonderland in the heart of the London. Inspired by the 2017 Pantone’s Color of the Year called 15-0343 Greenery, the “Outside In” House is a secret indoor garden listed on Airbnb’s home-sharing site for overnight stays. The transformation of a brick Clerkenwell building into a lush greenhouse-like oasis is stunning—keep reading to see how the creative companies let lucky renters spend the night in color. Pantone’s pick for the C...
Tags: Garden, Design, London, Architecture, Gallery, House, Paris, Plants, Airbnb, Green Building, Carousel Showcase, Pantone, Aiga, Greenhouse, Botanical, Greenery

So What Exactly Is the Design Industry Anyway?

Google and AIGA surveyed 9,000 designers about their work. Here's what they heard back. The post So What Exactly Is the Design Industry Anyway? appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Google, Design, Graphic Design, Aiga, Data Visualizations

Sweet: AIGA & Google’s Design Census Finds Female Designers Investing Just a Little Bit More

The 2016 Design Census is a partnership between AIGA and Google. It grew out of the annual AIGA Salary Survey and recognizes the need for open source data about designers, for designers. It is supported by numerous design organizations including IDSA, IXdA, SEGD and Ico-D, the NEA and many design schools.
Tags: Google, Design, Industry, Innovation, Collaboration, Nea, Aiga, Processes & Tools, People & Skills, IDSA

How to Design a Life – Debbie Millman

“Hard decisions are only hard when you’re in the process of making them.” – Debbie Millman For some of you, this may be most important podcast episode you ever listen to. I don’t say that lightly. It has nothing to do with me and everything to do with my guest, who walks us through gripping stories, tactical details, […]
Tags: Design, Lifestyle, Artist, Branding, Aiga, The Tim Ferriss Show, Debbie Millman

Meet The Dieline Award Jury of 2017

The Dieline Awards gathers together the most esteemed international panel of industry professionals to judge submissions. With backgrounds in all facets of packaging design and branding, their expertise grants them a critical eye for each entry. Debbie Millman, President Emeritus of AIGA and President of Design at Sterling Brands, serves as chairwoman of the judges. ...Click to read full post... » Read More Packaging & Articles at           Rela...
Tags: Design, Aiga, Debbie Millman, Sterling Brands

Creative Women: Ashleigh Axios -- International Speaker, Strategic Creative & Advocate for Design's Ability to Break Barriers & Create Positive Social Change

Official White House photo by Lawrence Jackson Ashleigh is the Design Exponent at Automattic, a company with the mission of democratizing publishing and a passion for making the web a better place. She's also a board member for AIGA, the professional association for design. Ashleigh's passion projects include the summer 2016 brand and web design for, co-leading DotGovDesign -- a community group and conference dedicated to connecting and empowering government designers an...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Obama, White House, Michelle Obama, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Civil rights movement, Huffington Post, Jim Crow, Maya Angelou, Automattic, Aiga, Vra, Shelby, Holder, Ashleigh

It's Time to Redesign the UX of Voting

By Ian Campbell, Head of Experience Design, Phenomenon This election season has smashed a lot of precedents, from the candidates we’ve chosen to the way they campaign to win our votes. As the polls across the states open and we enter the final week of this 58th presidential election, we are also seeing an increased focus on the actual voting process. From recently brought up security concerns regarding vulnerabilities of the voting machines, down to the actual design of the voting booths, it’...
Tags: News, Huffington Post, Aiga, Advertising Week, Brennan Center for Justice

3 Tips to Transform Designers Into Agents for Social Change

The series of violent events that have rocked the United States in just the past few months have exposed deep rifts in our social fabric that are rooted in history, injustice and a sense of isolation. From the mass shootings in Orlando to the targeting of police officers by snipers to the deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of law enforcement, many feel helpless to change the reality with little space to participate in the national conversation.  Antionette Carroll, a native St. Louisan ...
Tags: Design, Los Angeles, United States, Ferguson, St Louis, Conferences, Orlando, Aiga, Design For Social Impact, Don, Town Hall, Visual Communication, Jordan Thompson, St Louisans, St Louisan

The Best Design Award Competitions to Enter in 2016/17

This article has been contributed by Julie Martin. Designers see design not only as a field of occupation, but as a lifestyle too. Why is this? Because designing is one of the jobs that require the person’s interest and passion and every part of designing takes great consideration and planning. Being a designer puts you in the position to choose how things will look and what better way to prove yourself than by entering a competition to get the accolades you so long deserve? We have provided you...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Design, California, Awards, Toronto, Vienna, Columbia University, Graphic Design, Contests, Penguin Random House, Aiga, Jacob Cass, Julie Martin

Go Ahead, Judge These Books by Their Covers

Every year, AIGA and Design Observer choose 50 books to honor for their well-designed covers. The post Go Ahead, Judge These Books by Their Covers appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Design, Gallery, Aiga

The winners of the 2015 50 Books/50 Covers competition

The AIGA and Design Observer have announced the results of the 50 Books/50 Covers competition for books published in 2015. The competition recognizes excellence in design of books and, separately, book covers. Here are a couple of my favorite covers: Oreo by Fran Ross was designed by Erik Carter and Moon-Kie Jung's Beneath the Surface of White Supremacy was designed by Anne Jordan and Mitch Goldstein. Tags: best of   best of 2015   books   design   lists [Author: Jason Kottke]
Tags: Erik Carter, Aiga, Jason Kottke, Fran Ross