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Weekend Heller: Help NYC, Read Japan

Giving Tuesday DesigNYC is a small organization that’s done a lot with a little. It turns every dollar into $10 in pro bono and in-kind donations — all with one employee and a network of dedicated volunteers. Since 2009, they …

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Weekend Heller: Noma Bar’s Cuts, Dubai’s Sun

Cut the Conflict at the Rook & Raven Gallery in London will exhibit Noma Bar’s distinctive mixture of ‘double-take’ imagery and biting social commentary to a new level, by collecting different materials from countries in conflict and exposing their current political and social situation.

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Weekend Heller: Relief and Rand

This week it is spelled AIGA/NY as it launches its Design/Relief Teams, which begin collaborations in Red Hook, the Rockaways and South Street Seaport on the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. MODA (The Museum of Design Atlanta) has opened Paul Rand: Defining Design.

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Weekend Heller: Hate Posters, Good Books

As part of the Festival of Tolerance in Sarajevo, Mirko Ilic organized the opening of the “Antimasonic Posters from 1941-42″ Show in Sarajevo at the Galerija 11/07/95 from Oct 24 until November 4th. Anti-semitic caricatures haven’t lost their potency. These hate posters were created to announce the Nazi anti-masonic show in Belgrade in 1941.

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Weekend Heller: Counting Pumpkins, A MILLION Dollars

Stephen Savage, author of “Where’s Walrus, Polar Bear Night, Making Tracks and more,” pays homage to pumpkins in his latest children’s book “Ten Orange Pumpkins.” Its a mystery of sorts. Who decimated (as in killing off of ten) the crop? You’ll have to read it (to your child) to find out. Nonetheless, I asked Stephen to answer some probing queries.

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Weekend Heller: Modern Dog Loosing Patience, Ruskie Kidski Bookski

In this Weekend Heller, read an update on the ongoing (read more here) Modern Dog Design lawsuit against Jaya Apparel Group, Target and Disney and Heller’s discussion of the upcoming “INSIDE THE RAINBOW” which includes over 250 brilliant examples of illustration and design which are complemented by some wonderful translations of poems and stories as well as texts from the victims, criminals and witnesses to the Russian revolution.