events

1:01 PST. Ed Ruscha's Passenger Seat Talk

Just shut up, New York and Europe. You’re really not all that, culture-wise. This weekend will officially kick off “Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980.” Over the next six months, nearly 200 museum and gallery shows and hundreds of program events – featuring more than 1300 artists – will demonstrate the vibrancy and...

Design Pros Share Highlights from Brand New Conference 2011

Design enthusiasts from around the world gathered in San Francisco on September 16th for the 2nd annual Brand New Conference – the logo and identity event hatched from Bryony Gomez-Palacio’s and Armin Vit’s wildly popular Brand New blog. Eager to peek into the brand-making process by industry trailblazers and pocket juicy creative nuggets, the...

Deep Surface: A New Exhibition Celebrating Ornament and Pattern Design

Ornament and pattern design – love it or hate it, the style debate rages on. Whether you dig decorative flourishes or vote anti-adornment on all things design, one thing is clear – the fanciful aesthetic has developed a bad rep. Name-called everything from “fussy distractions” to “overly girly” to “old-fashioned,” more than a few nerdy design brawls have...

Recharging NYC Through Design

desigNYC, the nonprofit organization that matches designers with nonprofit NYC community groups is currently exhibiting its 2011 collaborations – from September 14 – October 1. It is hosted by GD Cucine, a high-end Italian kitchen showroom and gallery, at 227 West 17th street. desigNYC is helping produce design projects that address a range of...

Polaroid's Back and Lady Gaga's Going Gaga

The Made in Polariod Art Exhibit: 50 Artists, 50 GL10 Printers, 50 Works of Art is “an art exhibit like no other,” says Polaroid.  50 artists were given GL10 Instant Mobile Printers and “the freedom to creat whatever came to mind.” And they are on view in the Polaroid online gallery here. The Made in...

Touch My Flaming Cactus

By Jonathan Greenblatt, Designer, Creative Development Walking up Lafayette Street from Bond in New York City, I’m used to certain thoughts bubbling to mind as my body auto-pilots through urban space back to the L train. Is Rihanna still up on that billboard? Should I stop in Astor Wines for a nice bourbon bottle?...

Paolo Ventura's Venezia

The miniaturist and tableaux master Paolo Ventura returns to New York with Venice in tow. His recent exhibition, “The Automaton of Venice,” is finally at the Hasted Kraeutler Gallery and opens on September 8 (to October 15). His precision dioramas of beautifully dreary, eerily quiet Venetian locales set in the 1930s – somewhat surreal...

The Greatest Graphic Design Show on Earth (or at least in the last decade)

Pack up your pixels and don’t forget your fishing pole – we’re headed to the Land of 10,000 Lakes. This October 22nd, Minneapolis’ Walker Art Center is presenting Graphic Design: Now in Production, one of the largest graphic design exhibitions in the U.S. in over a decade. (Think: 10,000 square-feet of designer-made history – swoon!)....

Wurman's WWW.WWW Conference

Richard Saul Wurman founded and chaired the TED  and TEDMED conferences from 1984-2002. They are now the preeminent venues for the exchange of the most progressive and challenging technology, entertainment and design ideas. If you were wondering what Mr. Wurman was up to for the past nine years, he has not been resting on...

Still Alive! Highlights from Design Thinking: Dead or Alive?

The New York City Chapter of the Industrial Designers Society of America and innovation consultancy Fahrenheit 212 collaborated last month on a very successful event entitled, Design Thinking: Dead or Alive? A stellar panel of voices, including Stephan Clambaneva, Debera Johnson, Cliff Kuang, Bill Moggridge, Mark Payne, Helen Walters and moderator Allan Chochinov, gathered...