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SFSU DAI VCD Blog: April, 2012

Logos Quiz Game App

This is quiz game full of fun that consists on guessing the names of hundreds of logos from different companies. To achieve this you have a lot of clues which you can use to help you complete the game. You can also ask your friends if you don't know the answer! Challenge them to see who know more logos!

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/logos-quiz-game/id478364212?mt=8&ls=1

Posted 1 year 51 weeks ago by Joshua Singer

Sarcastic Font

Manifesto

For too long e-mails, instant messages, web pages and documents have been unable to fully communicate the subtleties of sarcasm. Text delivered without intonation fail to represent the rare form of language where the intended meaning is the opposite of the written word.

Over the internet we yell at each other with ALL CAPS and emphasize with bold and italics, but where is sarcasm? Where is the nuance, the elegance? We say it is time for a change. It's time for a revolution. It's time for a new font style!


  Bold
  Italic

http://glennmcanally.com/sarcastic/index.htm

Posted 1 year 51 weeks ago by Joshua Singer

Microsoft Re-Designs the Ipod Packaging

Posted 1 year 51 weeks ago by Joshua Singer

Free poster competition/ Occupy what's next ? / Extended deadline

As you already know, it appears that this Spring will be very active in matters of expressing social issues. Both, students and professionals have been invited to our open, free, and international poster competition on the theme "Occupy: What's Next?".

We are not looking for protests, but we are interested in gathering visual designs that address central issues, express your own concerns and suggest solutions to societal ills and disconnects.

We have extended the deadline to May 31, 2012

And let me repeat: there are no entry fees !

Are you in ? Thank you to spread the word in your design- and education community.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Occupy-Whats-Next-Call-for-poster/321940504514978

Interview: https://www.entrythingy.com/108

First posters have arrived from around the world. Check it out on our website.

http://Occupywhatsnext.org/

Posted 2 years 3 days ago by Joshua Singer

Bricks & Balloons Architecture in Sequential Art

Jean Nouvel, Rem Koolhaas, Bjarke Ingels and Norman Foster – all these cutting-edge architects have at some time used comic strips to present their projects or to reflect on the socio-political context that shaped them. There are other architects with a surprising diversity of architecture in the comic strip format to their name. Willem Jan Neutelings and the Californian Wes Jones have even won international competitions with them.

read more at 010 publishers

Posted 2 years 4 days ago by Joshua Singer

FUSE Returns

Neville Brody and Jon Wozencroft ignited FUSE in 1991 as a “dynamic new forum for typography that [would] stimulate a new sensibility in visual expression, one grounded in ideas, not just image.” More than a decade since its last issue, the influential publication (which commissioned original, “experimental” fonts from type gods such as Erik Spiekermann, Peter Saville, and Tobias Frere-Jones, and provided them to readers on a disk) returns in FUSE 1-20, out this month from Taschen.

read the article on UnBeige

Posted 2 years 5 days ago by Joshua Singer

BOREN AWARDS INFO SESSION

BOREN AWARDS - Scholarships and Fellowships for International Study

GENERAL INFORMATION SESSION
with Mr. Chris Powers, Director of the Boren Awards at the Institute of International Education (IIE). Students interested in study abroad and foreign languages are invited to join us and learn about the prestigious international study scholarship program, which awards up to $20,000 for a full academic year for undergraduate study and $30,000 for graduate study.

Friday, April 27, 2012
2:00 to 3:00 pm
Humanities 587

For additional information, please contact us via e-mail at flagship@sfsu.edu, by phone at 415-338-7032 or visit the Chinese Flagship Program office at HUM 573.

Posted 2 years 5 days ago by Joshua Singer

Exhibition: Types We Can Make

Types We Can Make: Opening Reception — swissnex

This exhibition, curated by ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne, presents a selection of new typography works from Switzerland, where type design has had the status of a high art form for generations.

Swissnex
730 Montgomery St. San Francisco
from 04 May 15 Jun 2012
9:00 AM to  at 5:00 PM

Opening Reception
May 3, 2012, 6:30 pm
Presentations from ECAL Director Alexis Georgacopoulos and Head of the Masters Program in Art Direction at ECAL, François Rappo

Posted 2 years 1 week ago by Joshua Singer

Medical Daily: Drinking Alcohol May Significantly Enhance Problem Solving Skills

Not to condone drinking (note it states a couple of beers or glasses wine - not being very drunk), but interesting in how it shows that creative thinking requires being open to new ideas, change, finding new paths. Innovation is not possible by thinking the same ways as usual.

"We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them". Albert Einstein

Medical Daily: Drinking Alcohol May Significantly Enhance Problem Solving Skills

Posted 2 years 1 week ago by Joshua Singer

Dad's iPad

Posted 2 years 1 week ago by Joshua Singer

DAI alumna Maggie Lee featured in IIID Awards 2011 website

Maggie Lee's poster on "Tallest Buildings in the World", which was designed as part of the information design class, is featured in the website for the first International Institute for Information Design Awards competition, Taipei 2011. Maggie will receive a full membership to the IIID organization. 
Awards web page:

Posted 2 years 2 weeks ago by Joshua Singer

Designspiration

If you're feeling desperate

Posted 2 years 2 weeks ago by Joshua Singer

the Typecast app

Typecast by FRONT is a tool for creating your CSS code with webfonts directly in the browser with a true WYSIWYG view. It’s an online service for developing the typographic layout of websites directly in the browser. You can style your headlines and paragraphs in an easy and intuitive way, without the need for writing and changing CSS values over and over again. Once you are satisfied with the results you can just grab the CSS code and put it in your project.

The Typecast app is currently in Beta, but you can already play with fonts from Typekit, Fontdeck and the Google Webfonts directory.

read the article
From the Opentype Blog




Posted 2 years 2 weeks ago by Joshua Singer

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art - Philadelphia, PA

"I am usually rather bored with definitions," Sagmeister says. "Happiness, however, is just such a big subject that it might be worth a try to pin it down." Centered around the designer's ten-year exploration of happiness, this exhibition presents typographic investigations of a series of maxims, or rules to live by, originally culled from Sagmeister's diary, manifested in a variety of imaginative and interactive forms.

Stefan Sagmeister: The Happy Show - ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art - Philadelphia, PA

Posted 2 years 2 weeks ago by Joshua Singer

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