Offset 2012: Dublin

By: Jo Gifford on Feb 21st 2012
Offset 2012: Dublin

Offset 2012 is taking place this year in Dublin from 9-11 March 2012. The conference, now in it’s fourth year, attracts creatives and speakers from around the world and is currently setting the design world alight with pre-event buzz. Offset is the brainchild of Peter O’Dwyer, Bren Byrne and Richard Seabrooke, who are all creatives living and working in Dublin. Since inception the festival has become Dublin’s premier creative event, attracting speakers and visitors from all over the world.... CONTINUE READING

Kid-In Online Magazine Launches

By: Jo Gifford on Feb 18th 2012
Kid-In Online Magazine Launches

Kid-In, a stylish and design-led online magazine on the childhood has recently launched. The magazine is “a platform for the diverse perspectives of a wide range of international and local designers and photographers, artists and thinkers, focusing on the singular subject of childhood.” Founded by three artists who are parents themselves, the magazine is “a celebration: of the magical realism inherent in childhood, and of the surreal nature of its imaginative realm.” Two of the founders originate from France.... CONTINUE READING

Designs of the Year 2012: Design Museum, London

By: Jo Gifford on Feb 17th 2012
Designs of the Year 2012: Design Museum, London

The fifth annual Designs of the Year exhibition is open, showcasing 89 nominations on the top floor of London’s Design Museum. Designs of the Year is the Design Museum’s “annual exploration of the most innovative, interesting and forward-looking work in design of all kinds, from around the world.” The objects on display throughout the seven categories – architecture, digital, fashion, furniture, graphics, product and transport – represent an anthropological snapshot of the last year through the eyes of design.... CONTINUE READING Welcomes Karl Heine to our Advisory Board

By: GD Staff on Feb 16th 2012 Welcomes Karl Heine to our Advisory Board

Karl Heine is the principal of creativeplacement® — a talent recruitment firm dedicated to fulltime and project based placements in the design industries. Heine has more than thirty years experience in the marketing communications sector — 24 years in the field of creative professional recruitment and the development of all levels of talent for major brands, agencies, design firms, corporate communications and companies. Heine has remained hands-on as a creative professional throughout his career, winning numerous design awards and... CONTINUE READING

Penguin is 75 and Releases a Book of Covers

By: Jo Gifford on Feb 15th 2012
Penguin is 75 and Releases a Book of Covers

Publishing giant Penguin is a symbol of affordable, cornerstone literature. The famous black and white bird is now celebrating 75 years of being, and is marking the occasion with a book documenting the publisher’s history of design; Penguin 75. Penguin 75 is a selection of 75 covers that represent “the best of what Penguin has produced over the course of the last decade.” (via Penguin 75). Curated by longstanding Art Director Paul Buckley (also one of Graphic Design USA’s... CONTINUE READING Welcomes Ilise Benun to our Advisory Board

By: GD Staff on Feb 15th 2012 Welcomes Ilise Benun to our Advisory Board

Ilise Benun is an author, national speaker, founder of Marketing Mentor and, with HOW Magazine, of the Creative Freelancer Conference. She is on a mission to teach the creatively self employed how to take control of their business and get the work they want and she does this through one-on-one, as well as group, mentoring. She writes a regular column for Applied Arts and HOW Magazine, manages 2 blogs, The Marketing Mix Blog and the Creative Freelancer Blog and... CONTINUE READING

Dove “Tweeting” Its Way Into Consumer Hearts for Valentine’s Day

By: Nicole Spiegel-Gotsch on Feb 14th 2012
Dove “Tweeting” Its Way Into Consumer Hearts for Valentine’s Day

Friends, lovers, countrymen give us your tweets. At least that’s what Unilever CPG beauty brand Dove is asking as part of their interactive Valentine’s Day campaign unveiled at London’s Victoria Station yesterday. A prime example of how a brand can successfully align message, medium and strategy, the twitter-based campaign, which runs from February 13-19 invites London’s over 350,000 daily commuters to respond to questions such as Monday’s “Tell us: What makes you feel beautiful every day?” and today’s “What... CONTINUE READING

The Deep End Premiers a New Graphic Design Podcast on iTunes

By: Matt Cannon on Feb 13th 2012
The Deep End Premiers a New Graphic Design Podcast on iTunes

The Los Angeles based design agency The Deep End, recently premiered their own Bi-Weekly graphic and web design podcast called “The Deeply Graphic DesignCast”. The target market for the show is designers and each week the topic will have a new design-related topic for that show. The current shows available are mostly based on the host’s experiences in the design industry. The description of the podcast from The Deep End website: “Looking for a web & graphic design podcast... CONTINUE READING Welcomes Von Glitschka to our Advisory Board

By: GD Staff on Feb 13th 2012 Welcomes Von Glitschka to our Advisory Board

Von is principal of Glitschka Studios and has worked in the communication arts industry for over 23 years. His work reflects the symbiotic relationship between design and illustration. This duality of skills within his own creative arsenal, inspired him to coin the phrase and title of “Illustrative Designer.” In 2002, he founded Glitschka Studios, a multi-disciplinary creative firm. The studio shines as a hired creative gun for multi-national ad agencies, medium to large design firms, and in-house corporate art... CONTINUE READING

Graphic Design USA Ones to Watch

By: Jo Gifford on Feb 10th 2012
Graphic Design USA Ones to Watch

Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) has begun 2012 as every year, by announcing a set of people “who embody the spirit of the creative community” and who are People to Watch in 2012. The criteria, according to GDUSA, is “individuals who we have come to know and respect for their talent, leadership, newsworthiness, success and community service.” The 19 chosen as 2012’s set are an eclectic assortment. Here is your guide to who’s who in 2012. Eight Hour Day (KATIE... CONTINUE READING

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