AIGA

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Weekend Heller: AIGA @ 100

The AIGA began as the old guard of a new profession and 100 years later is still going strong. This year you can help celebrate the occasion at a number of live and social media events, including Celebrate #AIGA100, Celebrate Design website and The Facing Forward exhibit.

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Weekend Heller: The Buck Stops Here

One of my favorite small presses, Kat Ran Press has produced lovely illustrated New Year's greetings about designers' (AIGA Medalists') stamp designs, last year for example. This year, the greeting is devoted to type designers who designed currency, paper and coin.

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The Details of Sutnar’s Prague

Ladislav Sutnar's book design in America is not as well known as those designed while in Czechoslovakia. Here's a choice example.

How Sean Adams Transforms His Childhood Insecurities into Brilliant Graphic Design

If you’ve seen Sean Adams at design functions, you’ll recall a bright and friendly guy who makes grinning 1960s-era stewardesses seem positively dour by comparison. In fact, in a behind-the-scenes story about my Imprint coverage of an event last year I noted, “Throughout AIGA National’s Pivot conference, none of the on-stage staff smiled anywhere...

"Unjustified", Part II

By Paula Scher As promised, the following are my thoughts about future AIGA competitions (shows) and a response to the 160 plus posts to my recent article on Imprint “AIGA: Unjustified”. 1. Are Design Competitions an “elitist system”? I owe my career to the AIGA. I am a beneficiary of the exposure that comes...

AIGA: Unjustified

AIGA’s “Justified” competition will select examples of good design that are also described in terms of their effectiveness in meeting the client’s objectives. Entries will be judged based on their design attributes and also how well a short case is made on their effectiveness in a clear, compelling and accessible way. A discerning and...

George Lois Can Still Kick Your Ass

When George Lois wants something, he usually gets it. Whether it’s Maypo, Matzo, or MTV, the advertising and design legend has won many more battles than he’s lost. And at 81 years old, Lois still approaches life like it’s something to be fought over and enjoyed and laughed about later. He has lived a...

5:01 PST. Printing Processes and Designer Difficulties

David Mayes is proud to be a CMYK guy in an RGB world. He’s in sales – and community outreach – at Typecraft Wood & Jones. This Pasadena, CA company has roots dating back to 1907 and a reputation for handling the most demanding designers. Clients range from universities and non-profits to museums and...