Archive for October, 2010

Creative Video @ Guggenheim + You Tube

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

Vist the live stream on October 21 from 8–9:30 pm as the top choices from the YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video shortlist are announced during a special event at the Guggenheim Museum. The event will feature profiles of the video makers as well as live performances celebrating these outstanding talents. YouTube Play was inaugurated in 2010 to recognize the ever-expanding realm of online video and to discover its most remarkable practitioners.

Hosted by comedian and actor/director Michael Showalter, the event includes performances by the Grammy Award-winning rock band OK Go; the musician, producer, and video artist Kutiman; dance troupe LXD; musician and songwriter Megan Washington; and the San Francisco artist known for his audio and video mash-ups, Mike Relm.

Instructor Interview: Hinda Schuman

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Tell us a little bit about yourself?

Why not start w/ the hardest question? I have lived in Philadelphia since 1983. I left Vermont that year to attend the MFA program at Tyler School of Art of Temple University. I had been living in Vermont since 1965. I attended college in Vermont, taught K-12 language arts/reading and developed a curriculum to get students involved in their communities using- cameras!

When did you first become interested in photography?

Gender Benders – Seven Female Visionaries

Monday, October 18th, 2010
From left, Nicole Eisenman, Janine Antoni, Tauba Auerbach, Sarah Morris, Justine Kurland, Roni Horn, and Sylvia Sleigh. Photographs by Andreas Laszlo Konrath.  Photo + Caption via NYMAG.COM

Check out this great slideshow and brief article by Jerry Saltz (from last year) highlighting seven contemporary female artists making exciting and diverse work right now.  Featuring: Nicole Eisenman, Janine Antoni, Tauba Auerbach, Sarah Morris, Justine Kurland, Roni Horn, and Sylvia Sleigh.

Instructor Profile: Laura Lewis

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Laura Lewis has a BFA in Jewelry/Metal/CAD-CAM from Tyler School of Art at Temple University. After a year of living abroad, she recently exhibited her handmade jewelry, Bunnies Love Cheese, at Design Fest in Tokyo, Japan. Her freelance experience includes creating custom holiday cards that were featured in Philadelphia Magazine.

Although jewelry is traditionally made of precious metals, Lewis finds learning new processes to be inspirational. When presented with a new medium, she wants to learn how it works and how she can personalize the process. She chooses to create pieces using 3-D printers, enamels or drawing on plastic. “I also tend to branch outside of jewelry and enjoy creating both graphic and product designs using the computer.”

The Gap Logo Controversy

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Gap’s “Retro” Redesign Incites Logo Rage

Your facebook newsfeed may have been fired up recently over the Gap’s new logo controversy, public backlash, and the company’s decision to revert to the original logo once again. Graphic designers, as well general customers, had strong opinions. Check out these articles and satirical comments on the logo:

Gap Reverts to Orginal Logo

Gap Logo Firestorm

Gap comments on Logo

Interview with the Logo

Unofficial Logo Redesign Contest Winners

Night + Low Light Class Takes in Center City Nightlife

Friday, October 15th, 2010

On Wednesday, October 13, Hinda Schuman’s (CE 1745) Night + Low Light photo class met at 23rd and Arch to photograph the Cira and Comcast buildings, both visible from that intersection. After shooting for awhile at that location, the class walked along the Schuylkill River Trail, photographed the river and the reflections from the lighted bridges along that route, and then went up to 30th street station where students photographed the station from JFK boulevard.

365 AIGA National Design Competition Exhibition @ AIGA National Design Center

Friday, October 15th, 2010

AIGA: Design excellence results from creativity, inspiration, skill, experience, intuition and discipline.

Visit the AIGA National Design Center to see the best in communication design from 2009—including logos, websites, animations, experiences, packaging and advertisements created by some of the world’s most talented designers—in this exhibition for AIGA’s annual “365: AIGA Annual Design Competition.”

The selections represent the best work across all disciplines of communication design and strategy. As such, they become part of the AIGA Design Archives, an interactive, visual database of exemplary design; are exhibited at the AIGA National Design Center in New York; and presented in a traveling exhibition for display across the country.

Graphic Design Documentaries

Friday, October 15th, 2010

These three films look at the craft and process of graphic design – add them to your queue!

Art & Copy is a film about advertising and inspiration. It reveals the work and wisdom of some of the most influential advertising creatives of our time — people who’ve profoundly impacted our culture, yet are virtually unknown outside their industry. Exploding forth from advertising’s “creative revolution” of the 1960s (think “Mad Men”), these artists and writers brought a surprisingly rebellious spirit to their work: George Lois, Mary Wells, Dan Wieden, Lee Clow, Hal Riney and others were responsible for “Just Do It,” “I Love NY,” “Where’s the Beef?,” “Got Milk,” “Think Different,” and brilliant campaigns for everything from cars to presidents. The social and cultural impact is brought to light in this exploration of art, commerce and human emotion.

Changing Careers to Become a Web Designer: Vocational Education Requirements to Obtain Webmasters Certification

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Becoming a web designer is the dream job of many people today who are thinking about changing careers. This is especially true for those who have some basic computer knowledge or have taught themselves HTML. The good thing about selecting a career as a web designer is that little or no prior knowledge in computer programming is needed to enter the field.

Read more at Suite 101

Tips + Tricks for Photographers: How and why to convert color digital images to black and white using Lightroom 2.

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

by: Hinda Schuman

Almost all digital images are photographed in color. It makes good sense to do so as then there is always the option of converting to black and white. In the old tri x days what was shot in black and white stayed in black and white unless you were interested in hand coloring. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 offers an easy way to make the conversion, and keep the color original while comparing the two images side by side.