Tuesday, October 20, 2009

What's Good:

Hello 'Urbody

Hope you all had enjoyable breaks!
Please allow me to fill you in on what's good for the next two weeks:

_Pulp Ink & Hops

We have four tickets, these will be given to students on a first come first serve basis,
SO if you can get yourself to PI&H (it's easiest to drive, but from what I understand you can take the lightrail and then walk),
and want a ticket, send me an email. The first four people I receive emails from will receive the tickets.
This is probably the biggest event that Baltimore AIGA does all year, so I strongly encourage you to go and mingle!
It's at the National Electronics Museum. on OCT 22. THAT'S THIS THURSDAY

_Post Typography

__ Lettering and Type
Bruce and Nolan are having a release party for their newest book, Lettering and Type, on Thursday Oct 29 in Falvey Hall.
They need help setting up for the event and cleaning up afterwords.
You would have to arrive around 5:30 to set up and 8:30 to clean up.
___Fan Letter: 26 Artists and Designers Present Their Favorite Letter or Typographic Characters
Are any of you handy with a video camera? Feel confident in your filming skills?
The Post dudes are looking for someone to video tape Fan Letter, which will be happening in conjunction with the release party on Oct 29.
Please let me know ASAP if you are interested/can use a video camera
_____Also, if anyone wants to help with some follow-up flyering/postcard-ing around campus next week that would be awesome too


Typeface, a film about the Hamilton woodtype museum

November 9 at 7pm
in Falvey Hall

After the film, hear comments from the director, Justine Nagan

Learn more here:

Thanks to Stef Allen for designing a dope poster!

_MoMA trip
__get your bolt tickets before they run out! We're still waiting to hear back from the big AIGA in regards to the 365 exhibition
however if that part of our trip doesn't work out, there is an ill Herb Lubalin exhibition up at Cooper we could check out.

This Thursday we're having a guerilla bake sale somewhere within the vicinity of the Brown Center. Stay Hungry & Keep Your Eyes Pealed!

ps- sorry for the typo in the email!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Some Thangs

So as you may or may not know, we had a really excellent membership drive!
27 people, 5 of which were renewing. So welcome and welcome back.

Thoughts on Matt McNary Lecture?
I thought the "virtual tour" of the Hammerpress shop was very interesting as well as the conversation between printer and client.

Get your Bolt Tickets asap!
32 dollars round trip (and they text/email confirmation to your phone)

Thank you to everyone who uploaded thumbnails for the gallery proposal. GOOD JOB BECKY KEEP IT UP!


We're not going to have a meeting Monday
However, we're trying to have a bake sale on thursday.
If you're interested in baking email Michelle or myself and we can give you more information.

It's suppost to be a break, remember?

Friday, October 16, 2009

Bauhaus Trip

Hey guys, Boltbus tickets are now on sale for the November 14th trip to MoMA.

Buy yours now at boltbus.com
We are taking the 8:15am bus there and the 7:15pm bus back

Thursday, October 15, 2009

I noticed no one else had done it yet.
So just as a heads up i guess. I know Becky wanted us to upload images for the AIGA student space by tomorrow.

Incase you don't have the form the site is

Hey guys,
Just a reminder: tonight is weekly movie night. Come do homework and watch a movie to wind down your week.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Hey Gang-
There's a lot happening tomorrow!

Membership Drive! : 3-4pm GD Lounge Bring your check for 50 dollars and your info! Money orders are also accepted.

Matt McNarry: Lecture Main 110 at 7pm! He's cool, his work is cool, come listen to him speak.

We're working with Jessica White to get the lounge feeling loungey.

YOU CAN HELP US: Give us some feed back on the color choices; remember we want to work with the black furniture we already have and all the gray that exists in the brown center.

We're really liking Grandiose SW6404

check you on the flip side
mel, michelle & rivka

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Minutes For This weeks meeting

~ Group Membership Sign Up Monday October 12th, 3-4 the lounge be there or be square; bring your check for money order for 50 bucks; cash will not be accepted

~ sign up for MoMA trip in the lounge; sheet will only be there for a limited time; so sign up soon if you want to go; again MICA will pay for our MoMA tickets; but we will have to buy our bolt tickets; Michelle is following Bolt on Twitter; so theoretically; we'll know when they go onsale as soon as possible

~ Art Market
Ryan, Michelle, Emily and I (and i think Greg was there too?) went to the meeting and basically; if you wish to participate; you just needa sign up online www.mica.edu/artmarket; and we just have to ask the department for a table. If you are interested and have questions feel free to ask me or michelle

~ Film Screening at UB TONIGHT at 6 meet in front of brown in approx 15 minutes if you want go, we posted this on the blog but why not add it to the minutes; Michelle will be there with a crew; run if you want to catch up and go!

~ Some people showed interest in participating in the Baltimore Sight and Sound Billboard project; if you still want to participate let me know, and I'll get more info from Brockett and we'll get going with this

~ Student Space Gallery : Becky and (i don't remember who it is but if you are helping her let me know) are going to submit and application for the student space gallery; we're going to remind people that design is beautiful!

~ If you want to participate in Create Don't Hate with Ilene (she described it towards the end of the meeting), let me know and i'll forward your email to her

~ post fall break bake sale is still happening; we will plan more at the next meeting


~ Snacks and Movies and Homework tonight brown 305 pur usual

i think that's it; is there anything else? if you remember let me know or just like put it on the blog!


Oct 16
Brown 320

Jerelle Kraus, former art director of NY Times Op Ed page
should be dope you should come

also movie/potlock/ hw time in brown 305 2nite lyke tots c u th3re!

minutes are coming, i swear

Monday, October 5, 2009

Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight

Hey guys,
info for the screening of Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight

Thursday, Oct 8, 6-8 p.m. at UB's Student Center Performing Arts Theater (21 W. Mount Royal Ave)

Anyone interested in going should meet in front of the Brown Center by 5:45 to walk over together

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Hey Guys,

Hope y'all had a lovely weekend.
The membership drive will not be tomorrow but Monday October 12th; next week.
We will still have a meeting tomorrow, 3pm in the lounge as usual.
Sorry for the inconvenience


Friday, October 2, 2009

design criticism

brockett sent me a link to this article:

How To Effectively Respond To Design Criticism

definitely worth reading!

ps- hope y'all enjoyed objectified, and thank you everyone who participated in the talk afterwords. That was certainly an interesting discussion.

pps- don't forget membership drive on Monday 10/5 at 3pm ~ ~ ~ TELL ALL YOUR DESIGN FRIENDS ~ ~ ~