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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: Plagiarism, No. Thanksgivanukkha, Si.

If you’re looking for a definition of plagiarism look below and read this story about a ripoff of Louise Fili’s logo for a Texas restaurant, Aventino, from LogoThief. There’s copying and then there’s COPYING. And seriously, if you’re going to copy, don’t do every little graphic flourish.

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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: Reveling in Rand

Just returned from the MODA (Museum of Design Atlanta) exhibition Paul Rand: Defining Design, and if you have any reason to be in Atlanta do not miss it. Culled from many collections are original collages and comps for some key work and many printed pieces that will surprise even the most avid Rand-fan. Here are some highlights.

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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: Trolling the Info for Bleu Migration

For a wonderful website experience visit Frances Jetter here. And for a moving gallery experience visit Jetter’s New York exhibition at VanDeb Editions here or in person. Her “Works on Paper” opens on October 10 through November 9. Below is Jetter’s Troll (linocut). Now you don’t have to imagine a troll at your table. It’s that time again for those looking into grad schools to attend open houses and info sessions. This is the one that I do with Lita Talarico. Join us in person or online here.

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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.