Cox & Grusenmeyer

October 31st, 2009

Cox & Grusenmeyer

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JENNIFER SAVIGNON

October 31st, 2009

Jennifer Savignon

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De Daily Whatever

October 30th, 2009

De Daily Whatever was founded in 2006, as a free and independent newspaper. The newspaper was being produced ‘on the spot’ during the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. The main motivation for starting up the newspaper was to inform the public on design topics and to stimulate the local design climate by bringing exciting theory and hereby provoking debate.

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Ma Bûche – Körner Union

October 30th, 2009

Ma Bûche
Körner Union solo show

from November 6th to December 18th
opening : Thursday November 5th 2009, from 18h to 20h
Elac, Renens/Lausanne

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Inform

October 29th, 2009

Inform

Together with the designer Laurenz Brunner, Julia Born has devised a large-scale installation for the Museum for Contemporary Art which explores the theme of graphic design as seen in the context of art, or to be more precise, the re-contextualization of graphic design as it relates to her various different projects. A selection of commissioned and non-commissioned works (in the form of typographical experiments, language games, performance and fashion projects, books, posters and even postage stamps) is on display on the gallery walls in the form of giant pages of a book.

Photographed by Johannes Schwartz, Born in turn transposes the gallery, now transformed into an oversized model, back into the form of a catalogue, thus changing the dimensions once again. The effect of both scaling down and blowing up the work simultaneously sharpens our perception of both the exhibition space and the space of the book. Exhibition and catalogue, which usually only serve to convey content not developed by the designer, are here turned into the subject of the project in their own right; in the process becoming intrinsically bound up in one another and no longer separable. The title – ‘Title of the Show’ – serves to denote content which has yet to be defined but which will instead gradually form as the work develops. Julia Born thereby not only makes reference to standard design practice, but also to design as a process.

Pictures here

until November 29 2009
GFZK, Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig

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The Postwar Avant-Garde and the Culture of Protest, 1945 to 1968 and Beyond

October 29th, 2009

The Postwar Avant-Garde and the Culture of Protest, 1945 to 1968 and Beyond

Art and protest went hand in hand before they fused in the worldwide cultural rebellions of 1968. In 1945, young artists and activists from across war-torn Europe began to form international networks. Though established traditions—from Futurism to Surrealism—seemed at first to show the way, by the early 1950s, some had already commandeered the weapons of the past: discarding, scavenging, highjacking from the rubble of modernism to fight new battles.
Emphasizing graphic components, the Beinecke exhibition traces the culture of protest as it emerged from interactions between art and revolution in postwar Europe under the rubrics of Art brut, Lettrism, Cobra, Arte Nucleare, the Imaginist Bauhaus, the Lettrist and Situationist Internationals, the Provos of Amsterdam, Gruppe Spur and Berlin’s Kommune I, the Situationist Bauhaus, and the Italian “Movimiento ’77.” Highlights include the original working manuscript of Guy Debord’s Society of the Spectacle and a gallery of fifty posters from the Paris uprising of May 1968.

press release

until December 19, 2009
Yale’s Beinecke Library
New Haven, United States

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Graphic Mic-Mac

October 28th, 2009

Graphic Mic-Mac
Jan en Randoald

until November 13 2009
Sint Lucas Antwerpen

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Superlatives in book design

October 28th, 2009

Round table discussion with Rick Poynor, Sarah Gottlieb, Paulus Dreibholz and Roland Früh.

This year’s exhibition of the Most beautiful Swiss books at Café Oto is accompanied by the 17 award winning books of the British Book Design and Production Awards 2008.

A comparison of both selections is the basis for a discussion about book design in general and the idea of ‘The best’, ‘The most beautiful’ and other design-superlatives in particular.

THURSDAY 29th October 2009, 7:30pm
Café Oto, London

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CAROLINE DEMUTH

October 28th, 2009

Caroline Demuth

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Paraguay

October 27th, 2009

Paraguay is a co-operatively run, independent art publishing company, managed by the group of artists, writers and curators behind castillo/corrales and section 7 books. In collaboration with Guillaume Leblon, Paraguay was conceived by this group in order to reclaim control of the means of creation, production and distribution of the books in which their work appear and to create a framework for producing publications with a growing number of artists, writers, and institutions. Each project developed by Paraguay Press looks carefully into the pragmatics of publishing, and, according to the nature of each publication, adapts each print-run and scope, deploys different printing devices, and considers various distribution strategies. But all depart from an understanding of the space of the book, considered not as a medium of d ocumentation nor a vector of promotion, but as an act of translation and the extension of artistic, critical and curatorial thinking into a graphic, mobile, democratic and durable form.

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Our Polite Society exhibition

October 26th, 2009

Our Polite Society exhibition

until November 29 2009
MZIN Bookshop & Gallery, Leipzig

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Posters in the city of Amsterdam + Osloposters

October 23rd, 2009


Posters in the city of Amsterdam + Osloposters

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ASTERISK*

October 23rd, 2009

ASTERISK*

“Asterisk* is a platform for young graphic designers, illustrators and printmakers, providing them the opportunity to distribute and sell their publications and to find more recognition to their work. Asterisk* functions as a portable book shop and also an event for gathering and exchanging ideas. An essential part of the portable book shop is to introduce new gallery spaces and venues for possible organizing of culture events.
The initiative for the bookshop came greatly from our own need to find a bigger audience for our own work and publish interesting material that has come to our attention but as well from our wish to further peoples perception of graphic design and it’s forms in Estonia.”

The portable bookshop Asterisk* is organized by the graphic designers Laura Pappa and Elisabeth Klement.

This Asterisk* that will take place in Tallinn from 24–25th of October is our fourth event and will feature publications from designers from Estonia, but also from abroad.

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Nachschlag

October 22nd, 2009

Nachschlag
Workshops & Lectures

The title “Nachschlag” turns the thematic of the series of events around the culinary motive. Like the shapes, cooking is also a strongly procedure at whose end the prepared meal stands – ready for the consumption. Although the final product functions alone for itself, it is nevertheless inseparably bound to the preceding development process. On the basis of that “cooking/shape” analogy , we would like to argue about these individual stages of this work process.
The first week of events is under the theme “recipe”, the second one closes with “ingredients”, the third deals with the “cooking” and the fourth deals with the “food”.
The analogy is to be freely interpreted by the speakers for their work, their creative work and their life as a creative application.
With Lars Harmsen, Manuel Raeder, Pfadfinderei , Siggi Eggertsson, NODE Berlin Oslo, Guido Heffels, Eike König, Erik Spiekermann.
All lectures are for free and there is no registration required.

5-27 november 2009
Universität der Künste Medienhaus, Berlin

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W139 30th birthday

October 20th, 2009

W139 is celebrating it’s 30th birthday with a series of posters designed by the designers who worked with W139. The posters will be on show in Amsterdam from October 28 to November 10 and in W139 until november 22.
Participants: Ad de Jong, Bart de Baets, Coen Mulder, De Designpolitie, Erwin Slegers, Esther Krop, Experimental Jetset, Felix Weigand, Floor Koomen, Gijs Frieling, Halvor Bodin, Hansje van Halem, Hijackyourlife, Job Wouters, Joris Lindhout, Jozee Brouwer, Julia Born, Kasper Andreasen, Leendert Masselink, Mannschaft, Roger Willems, Simon Wald Lasowski, Thomas Buxo

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Grands Prix Design – Bourses fédérales de design – Les plus beaux livres suisses

October 20th, 2009

Le 20 octobre 2009 aura lieu à Lausanne la remise et le vernissage des Bourses fédérales de design 2009, l’exposition des Plus beaux livres suisses 2008 et la cérémonie des Grands Prix Design 2009.

Bourses fédérales : 239 designers ont participé au concours, qui se déroulait pour la première fois sur Internet. 17 projets/œuvres de 19 designers récompensés et exposés au mudac du 21 octobre 2009 au 31 janvier 2010.
Les plus beaux livres suisses 2008 seront eux aussi exposés au mudac pendant cette période. Pour la première fois dans l’histoire de ce concours, tous les livres envoyés, et non plus seulement les lauréats, seront exposés. Le jury a distingué 32 ouvrages sur les 395 présentés au concours des plus beaux livres suisses 2008
Les Grands Prix Design de la Confédération distinguent chaque année des personnalités ou des entreprises qui contribuent à la renommée du design suisse au plan national et international.

Remise des prix et vernissage :
Mardi 20 octobre 2009, 18 heures au Cinéma Atlantic
Vernissage ensuite au mudac, Lausanne

Exposition :
Du 21 octobre 2009 au 31 janvier 2010 au mudac, Lausanne

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The Book Society

October 19th, 2009

THE BOOK SOCIETY
Creating a New Culture of Publishing

The Book Society invites independent publishers/booksellers/artist/designers, organize lectures (Publishing Issues)/workshop/talks, and defines the meaning of Self-Publishing and its cultural potentiality. During the event, each publisher can gather, share their local conditions, strategy for the sustainable publishing, and practical information/skills. The Book Society focuses on encouraging people with the interest of DIY ethos to express their creativity via the self-producing.

Organized by mediabus

Period & Venues
10. 23 Fri – 11.1 Sun, D+ Gallery
10. 23 Fri – 11.5 Thu, The Books
Seoul, Korea

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The most beautiful Swiss books 2008 in London

October 19th, 2009

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Jae Jeon

October 15th, 2009

Jae Jeon

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Sophie Demay

October 15th, 2009

Sophie Demay

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