VALE/NJ ACRL/NJLA CUS 2015 Annual Users’ Conference Program Cover Competition

VALE/NJ ACRL/NJLA CUS 2015 Annual Users’ Conference Program Cover Competition

The Virtual Academic Library Environment (VALE), a consortium of New Jersey college and university libraries and the New Jersey State Library are pleased to announce the program cover design competition for the 2015 Annual Conference, On the Road to Excellence: Library Pathways to Student and Faculty Success, to be held on Friday, January 9, 2015.

All students enrolled in a NJ College or University are invited to enter the competition. Some design instructors/departments are using this competition as a class project.

Conference theme: On the Road to Excellence: Library Pathways to Student and Faculty Success

Specifications for submissions:
§ VALE logo (must be used in design): http://www.valenj.org/about/vale-logos/
§ Cover dimensions: 8.5″ high x 5.5″ wide
§ Colors: Black, white, and two other colors of your choice
§ Required text for inclusion:

Sixteenth Annual VALE/NJ ACRL/NJLA CUS Users’ Conference
On the Road to Excellence: Library Pathways to Student and Faculty Success
Friday, January 9, 2015

§ Submission format: jpg or png
§ Submissions: Email (jpg + png) files to mragucci@brookdalecc.edu
§ Submission deadline: Monday, November 3, 2014

Prize: The reward/prize is design attribution on the program, a mention at the conference, and a gift card.

For more information:
Matthew Ragucci mragucci@brookdalecc.edu
Kelly Bennett Kelly-bennett@berkeleycollege.edu
Joan Liu-DeVizio jliu-devizio@bergen.edu

VALE Mission: Vale is dedicated to furthering excellence in learning and research through innovative and collaborative approaches to information resources and services.

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Matthew Ragucci, MLIS
Supervisor
Bankier Library
Brookdale Community College
765 Newman Springs Rd.
Lincroft, NJ 07738
732.224.2429

CENTURY: 100 YEARS OF TYPE IN DESIGN

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May 1, 2014-June 18, 2014

On view at the AIGA National Design Center (May 1–June 18)
Interest in type, typefaces, typography and fonts has grown far beyond the graphic design community, yet few truly understand how and why these vital components of design are created and applied. This exhibition, organized by Monotype and designed by AIGA Medalist and Pentagram partner Abbott Miller for the AIGA National Design Center, celebrates 100 years of type as a constant influence in the world around us.

Gathering rare and unique works from premier archives in the United States and London, “Century” will serve as the hub of a series of presentations, workshops and events held at the AIGA gallery as well as the Type Directors Club and the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography at Cooper Union in New York City. The “Century” exhibition features a range of artifacts representing the evolution from typeface conception to fonts in use. Typeface production drawings by the preeminent designers of the last 100 years, proofs, type posters and announcement broadsides are supplemented by publications, advertising, ephemera and packaging.

Baskets & Data Making Weather Tactile in the Digital Age

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Thursday, April 10 / 4pm
Nathalie Miebach, Artist

Miebach discusses her translations of scientific data from the realms of astronomy, ecology, and meteorology into sculpture, installation, and musical scores, while exploring the intersection of art and science. Links to Miebach’s 2011 Ted Talk and the January 2014 issue of American Craft Magazine, featuring a cover article about the artist, are available on her website. This lecture is offered in conjunction with the exhibition Diane Burko: Glacial Perspectives.

Part of the interdisciplinary seminar series Polar Perspectives on Art and Science. The museum’s partners include the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy; Department of Geography; Rutgers Climate Institute; the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences; and the Institute for Women and Art. These partnerships are co-sponsored by the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs (GAIA Centers) as part of the 2013-2015 Biennial Theme: “Global Health!”

Free with general admission.

A bunch of free publications from Institute of Network Cultures

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The aim of the INC is to create sustainable research networks. In its first years, the INC selected a few emerging topics in which a critical contribution could be made, such as ICT for development, urban screens and the creative industries. Such an INC research thread may start with just one person with ideas on a topic of critical importance. This can lead to the formation of a small group of international researchers, both inside and outside of the academy, which may then result in a larger online discussion.

Summer Intensive

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June 16–27, 2014
Apply online through April 7

Triple Canopy is pleased to announce its first Summer Intensive, a two-week program in the history and contemporary practice of publication, for twelve higher-level college students, graduate students, and recent college graduates. We invite applications from prospective students with backgrounds in areas such as writing, art, literature, art history, new media, and design.

During the Summer Intensive, Triple Canopy editors and invited artists, writers, and technologists will lead discussions and workshops with participating students, who will research, analyze, and enact an approach to publication that hinges on today’s networked forms of production and circulation but also mines the history of print culture and artistic practice. The program will take place at Triple Canopy’s venue in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and will include visits to studios, archives, and cultural institutions.

The Summer Intensive will address such questions as: How have artists, writers, and designers historically used the pages of magazines and books as sites of and material for experimentation? How have new-media publications challenged conventions of authorship and reception, only to have those very challenges soon become the foundation of the new economy? How have artists, writers, designers, and technologists responded to ensuing changes in the media landscape? And how have responses differed in areas with disparate resources and relationships to technology? What are the politics of access and identity associated with online public forums and media?

Summer Internship at Mirrorball

Mirrorball is seeking a design student for an immersive internship.  As a Mirrorballer, you’ll be in a fast-paced environment working on creative projects for some of the industry’s sexiest brands. Applicant must be an active collaborator who embraces thinking outside of the box. A strong understanding of design fundamentals with an intermediate to advanced knowledge of Adobe creative suite is required. Photoshop rendering, Powerpoint, and Keynote experience is a plus. Must be 21 or over.

This is an unpaid internship with a daily travel expense. Full benefit package includes rooftop deck, awsome co-workers, two office dogs and a scorpion, and no health insurance.

About Mirrorball:
Mirrorball is an award winning consumer engagement agency that connects brand with people through a fusion of social media and live experience.

MIRRORBALL : Ideas & Actions for Accelerated Culture

Visible Time

Adventures in Mapmaking: How to Map the Age of Buildings in Your Hometown

You may have seen some of the beautiful maps of building ages that have been cropping up around the internet. I first noticed an amazing one of Portland, and then another great one of Brooklyn. I decided I wanted to try to make one of San Francisco, but, as I still know very little about making maps, I knew I’d need help.

Click for the full article and instructions.

TIMES SQUARE ARTS, TSAC & AIGA/NY PRESENT OCTOBER’S MIDNIGHT MOMENT

The AIGA/NY invited a select group of New York designers to submit videos for October’s Midnight Moment. Midnight Moment is the largest coordinated effort in history by the sign operators in Times Square to display synchronized, cutting-edge creative content on electronic billboards and newspaper kiosks throughout Times Square every night.

Graphic Designer Andrew Sloat’s video “1st Amendment (excerpts)“ was ultimately chosen for its content, approach and distinctive execution. Using analogue techniques, Sloat focuses on the key elements of Times Square: color, words, and movement, with excerpts from the U.S. Constitutional First Amendment literally spelled out. The video reminds visitors of Times Square’s strong identity as the nation’s “town square.”
“A place like Times Square exists because the rights of free speech and assembly are broadly defined and protected in America. Yet in an urban environment, these freedoms are also constantly negotiated. This twelve-channel video celebrates the simple words that make this globally-famous place possible.” —Andrew Sloat

The video will premiere just before midnight on Tuesday, October 1st, and play every night throughout October from 11:57PM–midnight. Midnight Moment is a synchronized program and presentation of the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts.
See all of the videos created for October’s Midnight Moment here.
Find out more about Times Square Arts Midnight Moment. This month’s program is co-presented by AIGA/NY and Times Square Arts.

TIME AND PLACE
TUESDAY 1 OCTOBER 2013–THURSDAY 31 OCTOBER 2013

http://aigany.org/events/times-square-arts-aigany-present-octobers-midnight-moment/

Richard Hollis

This event has no image but a special remark from Gerry, I’d definitely consider attending.
http://artistsspace.org/exhibitions/richard-hollis/
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September 21 – November 10, 2013
Opening: Friday, September 20, 6 – 8pm

Artists Space : Books & Talks
55 Walker Street

British graphic designer Richard Hollis (born London, 1934) is a seminal figure in postwar design and communication. Working consistently since the 1950s as a freelance designer, Hollis has also authored influential books on design history and theory. His practice has placed emphasis on close collaboration with those commissioning his design, including writers, editors, artists, curators and architects. An overriding concern for the effective and economic communication of the client’s message has been consistent throughout his work.

This exhibition, curated by design historian Emily King with designer Stuart Bailey, is the first overview of Hollis’ work in the US. Consisting of over 150 items drawn from the designer’s personal archive including finished pieces, layouts, and notes, it reflects his entire professional life. Hollis was greatly influenced in the 1950s and 60s by travels to Zurich, Paris and Cuba, his production during this time revealing the impact of Swiss modernist design and Concrete art, alongside that of left-wing politics. In the mid-1960s he co-founded with Norman Potter a new School of Design at West England College of Art, based on experimental teaching principles, and worked as art director and designer of journals including New Society and Modern Poetry in Translation, the last of which Hollis went on to design for a period of 40 years.

Over these four decades, Hollis also worked for numerous publishers, including freelance for Penguin, and as art director at the left-wing publisher Pluto Press. In 1972 Hollis was one of the team of five that produced the book of John Berger’s BBC TV series Ways of Seeing. This significant project crystallized ideas around the ideological function of visual images, forming a critique of representation that was extended into the innovative relations between image and text in the publication. Hollis also collaborated with Berger on the design of the novel G. (1972) and the study of migrant workers A Seventh Man (1975), produced with the photographer Jean Mohr.

For a period of seven years in the 1970s and 80s, Hollis worked for the Whitechapel Gallery in London establishing a coherent system of communication for the gallery that has subsequently become a touchstone for the manner in which art institutions adopt a graphic identity. Since then he has worked for many other public and private art galleries, and along the way forged long-standing relationships and collaborations with several artists, most significantly British Op artist Bridget Riley. Consistent across his five decades of work as a designer has been a commitment to writing on design, including the key text Graphic Design: A Concise History, published by Thames & Hudson in 1994, and Swiss Graphic Design published by Laurence King in 2006. His writing for magazines, journals and newspapers, alongside letters and lecture outlines, have recently been compiled into About Graphic Design, published by Occasional Papers in April 2012.

Richard Hollis is curated by Emily King with Stuart Bailey. Exhibition furniture design by Simon Jones. The exhibition was first presented at Gallery Libby Sellers, London, in 2012, and toured to ECAL, Lausanne and Centre Pompidou, Paris.

Related Programs:

A Video Lecture
Richard Hollis
Sunday, September 22, 3pm

The Truth About Hollis
Stuart Bailey
Thursday, September 26, 7pm

This exhibition is supported by Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts; The New York State Council on the Arts, a State Agency; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; and The Friends of Artists Space.

http://artistsspace.org/exhibitions/richard-hollis/

Story I Graphic Design Conference

Designers are creators, yet must also respond to the needs of their clients. Is there a tension between a designer’s self-expression and the success of their enterprise? How do designers address this tension, if it exists? The goal of this conference is twofold: to inspire attendees to think critically about the role of self-expression within design, and to give an opportunity for speakers to reflect on their personal journeys as designers.

Story, Princeton University’s fifth-annual graphic design conference, invites celebrated designers along with students and faculty members from all across the nation to confront these questions.

http://www.princetonsda.com/story/