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ISO50 at FITC Toronto in April

Posted by Scott


I’ll be speaking at this year’s FITC in Toronto (April 25-27, 2010). My talk should be on April 26th at 2:30pm, but seeing as it’s still a ways off this may be subject to change. I just got back from Last week’s FITC in Amsterdam (will try and post pics soon) and it really was an incredible event. Toronto should be even better, in my experience over the past couple years it’s a much larger event as it’s held in the home town of FITC. I will be posting more info as it becomes available, you can also check the events page.

Photo via The Chilton Computing Archive

ISO50 x FITC Amsterdam Tomorrow

Posted by Scott


Just finished up this amazing sandwich and doing some final prep work for my talk tomorrow morning at FITC here in Amsterdam. I’ll be talking from 11:15-12:15 in the Felix Shaffyyzaal room. If you weren’t able to make it out to this one I will also be speaking at FITC Toronto in April.

Here are some clips from the first couple days of FITC Amsterdam:


Layer Tennis Season Three

Posted by Alex


The third season of Layer Tennis starts today! I must say, today’s lineup is one of the best I’ve seen; this promises to be an exciting match for sure. Khoi Vinh, Design Director of The New York Times, will play against Nicholas Felton, designer, blogger and creator of the Feltron Annual Reports. Coincidentally, both competitors were part of the Creative Block post…hopefully they each will take their own advice and create something awesome.

It all starts today at 2pm (Chicago time). Tune in here.

Amsterdam 2010

Posted by Scott


I’ve just finished packing for tomorrow’s trip to Amsterdam where I’ll be speaking at FITC (sorry, the event has sold out). I’ll be talking about my background and theory along with some in depth process stuff, should be fun. I am not sure if they’re taping, I’ll check when I get there.

I’ll be bringing along my D80 and trying to get some good shots during my week there. I was going through some photos from last year’s trip and it really inspired me to get back into photography. I’ve been super busy with music and design lately so the only work the D80 has been doing lately is product photography stuff so it will be nice to give it a workout in such a beautiful place. Seeing those old pictures also reminded me that I need to get them up; I stopped posting halfway through an around the world trip I took a couple years back and there’s a lot of shots left to process and post (like the wing over Stockholm above).

Hope to see you at FITC…

Color of the Year

Posted by Alex

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Pantone has just announced that PANTONE® 15-5519 Turquoise is the Color of the Year for 2010. I gather that they are predicting its heavy saturation throughout the fashion and interior design worlds, but I’m not entirely sure what “color of the year” is supposed mean. Besides gut feelings and casual observations, I’m not sure how on earth a color of the year would be chosen. Perhaps there is some magical color metric that I am not aware of. Personally I think the color of the year is grey but that might be a little too depressing for Pantone. Last year was yellow after all…

An interesting aspect of this story that I’ve been struggling with is which version of PANTONE® 15-5519 to trust when you come across it reblogged on the web. I’ve seen some pretty divergent interpretations of the color that are clearly the result of some wacky color profile. Even the one I’ve saved above looks a little darker than Pantone’s website to me. Anyway, you get the point, turquoise is the color of the year. Now paint your walls and buy a new shirt.

Combining the serene qualities of blue and the invigorating aspects of green, Turquoise evokes thoughts of soothing, tropical waters and a languorous, effective escape from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing.

More info here.

Debbie Millman / Design Matters

Posted by Alex

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Design Matters, the long running design radio show by Debbie Millman, is making the jump to the small screen. SVA is producing a TV version of the show and will be taping the pilot episode this Friday. The first two guests are Milton Glaser and Stefan Sagmeister. To top it all off, the show will be directed by the wonderful Hillman Curtis. I’m not sure where the end result will be available, but I’m sure those details will be revealed in the coming days. I’m hoping for the Thursday 8pm slot on NBC.

If you’re in New York, the taping is open to the public — more information can be found on the Facebook event site. Why don’t I live in New York. Sometimes I want to defollow all of the New York designers on Twitter because all these cool events make me jealous.

I recently met Debbie Millman when she was in town to give a talk at school. Her talk was terrific and I’ll try to do a short write up later this week after I go over my notes. I also participated in her workshop about visual storytelling, which she led having just released her new book. She had each of us write a short story, which she reviewed and then set us on our mission of illustrating the story using all sorts of fun tools. It was fun to write fiction — I’ve become rather used to this “blog style” of writing that I forgot there was a whole other way to go about things. (My story is here if you’re feeling adventurous.) The workshop was great — I love periodically going back to the drawing board, literally, and breaking out the pencils pens and crayons. It was also great to just let loose creatively with no rules, objectives, or criteria. Something I certainly don’t do enough.

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Bullion – Mixed Up In Love II

Posted by Jakub

Artwork by Alex Cornell

Artwork by Alex Cornell


Bullion is debuting tonight in the US in New York and tomorrow in Los Angeles at Low End Theory, definitely worth checking him out, here is some more info on the DJ/Producer at Turntable Lab.

US DATES
Aug 11 2009 – 11:00P Plan B – New York, US w/ Pilooski, In Flagranti
Aug 12 2009 – 11:00P Low End Theory – Los Angeles, US

TRACKLIST
Free Spirits Intro
Sweet And Innocent – Express Your Love
Iron Butterfly – It Must Be Love
The Moody Blues – I Don’t Mind
The Manhattans – Follow Your Heart
Birtha – Feeling Lonely
The Bee Gees – To Love Somebody
ELO – Telephone Line
Joni Mitchell – Solid Love
The Four Tops – Still Water (LOVE)
Let’s Kiss Blonde Coeds Interlude
Adrian Baker – Is This Love
Ned Doheny – A Love Of Your Own
Tony Grey – She’s My Love
The Koobas – Woe Is It Love My Dear?
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles – More Love
Free Spirits Outro

DOWNLOAD IT HERE

Bullion – Mixed Up In Love II

Layer Tennis Semi Finals Tomorrow

Posted by Scott

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After my narrow victory over Jason Koxvold (really should have at least been a tie, great match Jason) last week in the first round of the Layer Tennis Play-Offs I’ve advanced to the Semi Finals which will be played out tomorrow at 12 noon Pacific time. I won the 3D coin flip so I’ll be serving. Hope to see you all out there! Details:

LATE MATCH FRIDAY
2pm Chicago time (Noon Pacific, 3pm Eastern)
Scott Hansen vs Shaun Inman
Link to Match