Friday, October 22, 2010

Minutes 10/22/10

Hey everyone!

Here are this weeks minutes.. Maybe more of a synopsis of things going on, since we had kind of an atypical meeting —either way, here it is:

Bake Sale

It was a success! I want to thank everyone who took the time to make stuff, as well as those who sat at the table to sell.

Green Mount Cemetery Trip

We are meeting outside of Brown at 11:30am this Saturday!* Tabitha has offered drive for us and if anyone else is willing to drive, it would be a great help! We should be done around 2pm at the latest. If you know any GD kids or friends that want to come, we still have open spaces (non GD members will be $10 instead of $5). The more the scarier...

I will send out a reminder email to all that signed up.

*REMINDER If you are riding your bike there, please meet up at Brown at 11:30 as well, so everyone can pay before we get there. Would just be easier on Emily and me. Also, it would be good to meet up so you know how to get there/where to meet at the cemetery. Please let me know if this causes any problems for you.

If you need to contact me if you are running late, etc. Please call my cell at 248 342 5785.

Membership Drive

That last day to become an official member of the national AIGA group for $50, is October 30th. You can do this online at AIGA's website. Next week during our meeting we can go over this together, for those of us who haven't already gotten it.

Create Don't Hate

This is going to be a second running of this program in the Baltimore area this year. More information coming soon.If you are interested in participating, I can send you more information or give it to you at the next meeting.

That's all folks.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


One more thing! Quasi-minutes for weeks past. Just to get everyone on the same page.

1) NYC Trip was Postponed

  • Planning for a trip during the spring next semester instead, due to lack of interest for fall break.

2) Bake Sale

  • Sent an email out about this just a minute ago.
  • Starts at 2pm this thursday. (Tomorrow)
  • Bring your bake goods to Cohen Plaza, at 2 or during the meeting.
  • If you need to bring your bake goods in earlier than that, drop them off in the GD Lounge with a note on them.

3) Green Mount Cemetery Trip

  • THIS WEEKEND! Saturday, the 23rd.
  • I will send out a reminder email Friday to everyone that signed up, to give out details, where to meet etc.

4) AIGA President (Chris Jones) Visited

  • He came by last weeks meeting and gave a quick info session about the AIGA Baltimore and national group.
  • For any questions we have throughout the year, we shouldn't hesitate to contact him.
  • If we have any designers we want to lecture in Baltimore, he is open for suggestions and can work with us to get them or other scheduled lectures to be at MICA.

5) Bill Fick

  • THIS WEEKEND! Saturday, the 23rd at 6pm.
  • More information to follow during the meeting (since I can't seem to find the facebook event to send to all of you)

That should be everything. See you tomorrow!


AIGA Bake Sale

Hi everyone!

Hope your fall break has been great!
Just a reminder: tomorrow is the AIGA bake sale in Cohen Plaza. We are going to start at 2pm. Please drop your bake goods off there at 2 or during the meeting. If you are able to sit out at the table at all that afternoon, we could really use the help and would appreciate it a lot!

Tomorrow's meeting will also be taking place outside in Cohen Plaza near the bake sale table. I will make sure there is a note in the lounge for people who don't get this.

Also, If you need to drop off baked goods earlier than 2, you can leave them in the lounge with a note attached. If you can, email me to let me know you did, and I will know to check and bring them down.


Sunday, September 5, 2010


Hey Gang,

We're meeting again, come get re-aquatinted or introduce yourselves.
We're gonna talk about scheduling, upcoming events and all that good stuff.
We will be meeting in Brown 303 (also known as the Lounge) at 3pm on Thurs.
If you cant make it, ask somebody to fill you in! We're going to be putting the minutes on the blog this year - for realz.

hope to see you there!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Angry Paul Rand

Okay Twitterinos, if you're not already following @AngryPaulRand, you probably should. Don't be offended, he's old and grumpy. Also a design hero.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

30 Conversations on Design

Definitely check these videos out! I love learning about what inspires other designers, these mini interviews are informative, inspiring, and keep the viewer engaged for just the right amount of time. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

girl scout logo redesign

I thought this was really great. via The Best Part
Check out more of The Original Champions of Design rebrand here!

Monday, June 21, 2010

radio radio

Design Observer has a radio show, the episode with our friend Stefan is pretty interesting. You can listen to this in between the new Drake record and whatever you're streaming on Pandora.

Friday, May 28, 2010

hellur how ur durrin?

Thanks for an awesome year guys!

I have some ideas percolating for the summer - are any of you around?

Is this in your RSS feed?

it would be rad if we could use this over the summer, e-pen pals or whatever.
I think it would be dope to do an exquisite design corpse that we just send around to each other over the summer.
Could be a cool arty-fact no?

some images from the BBQ:

also, i gave the blog a face lift - comments/suggestions?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


Mary Mashburn at Typecast Press is having a book making event this
saturday and there are still acouple of spots open for the workshop.
Do you know anyone that might beinterested in the event? If so, feel free
forward them the info on the workshop. Here's a link:

It looks like a pretty awesome event so if you can think of anyone that
might enjoy it, definitely pass this along. I know this is a bit last
minute but I just found out about it on a visit to Typecast yesterday.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Screenprinting Demo!

Thanks Michelle and Greg! Thanks Oriole Pizza! Thanks Brockett! You're Welcome, Major Cafe!

Friday, February 26, 2010

looking for something unproductive to do?


HOT! New Design from Spain

Monday, March 8
Falvey Hall/Leidy Atrium, Brown Center
MICA, 1301 Mt. Royal Ave, 21217 |

Reception | 6:00pm
Awesome Spanish refreshments!

Lecture | 6:30pm

Join MICA’s departments of
Graphic Design and Environmental Design
for a lecture by top Spanish designers!

Graphic design
Ferran Mitjans and Oriol Armengou of Toormix,
a graphic design studio based in Barcelona

Nacho Carbonell, a Spanish furniture artist and designer
now working in the Netherlands

Vicente Guallart, a Barcelona-based architect who restores and builds
internationally with focuses on nature and new technologies


Friday, February 12, 2010

redesigning valentine's day

I thought this was really smart and funny. Definitely worth the read!

Check it out!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


In case you don't already know about Yelle!
They are a awesome french pop band with really awesome videos.
Lots of super graphic elements that are really playful.
I couldn't embed the videos into the post but here are the links for

Ce Jeu


Sunday, January 31, 2010



I'm thinking we can watch Jaws 3D

Saturday, January 23, 2010


3PM to 4

from lew

Monday, January 18, 2010

Still looking for a studio elective?

Consider any of these open courses, perfect for graphic designers:

Interface Design with Andres Zapata
T 4–10pm
55192 IDA 336 .01
Contact Esther Sheppard to sign up: esheppard@mica.ed

Advanced Web Design with Jason Corace
M 9am–3pm
55190 IDA 305 .01
Contact Esther Sheppard to sign up:

Object Design II: User Experience with Inna Alesina
T 9am–3pm
55657 ENV 266 .01

Climate Change &Sustainability with Hugh Pocock
W 8:30am–2pm
55362 GFA 343 .01

Independent Study
work on the graphic design blog (or propose a project!)
GD 398
Contact Brockett Horne to sign up

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

American Advertising Federation ADDY Awards Student Competition

Winter break is over, already?

Just over a week left to get your work printed, fill out the online entry and get everything dropped off.
Are you ready to show the pros what you got?

Competition Deadline is NEXT FRIDAY, JAN. 22, 2010

The American Advertising Federation ADDY Awards Student Competition is a national competition. This means that work entered at a local level can move on to District and National judging, just like the work being entered by the pros throughout the country. You can start your journey to national acclaim by entering the Greater Frederick Advertising Federation's local competition.


  1. Enter. Go to for full rules, categories, guidelines and online entry.
  2. Gather. You must enter a printed version of your work (even if it is website or video, which you include a link to online or a copy on CD). Include your work in an envelope with a copy of the completed entry form. Remember one entry per envelope.
  3. Drop-Off. Gather submissions and either mail your entries or make plans to go to the drop off at:
  4. Frederick Community College
    Building F, Room 124
    7932 Opossumtown Pike,
    Frederick, Maryland, 21702
    Attention: Lisa Sheirer

    For directions to the FCC drop off, visit

    Drop off is between Noon to 5 pm only. Remember late entries are not accepted, even if you blame your classmate's bad driving or it's the postman's fault.

  5. Pass this email on, forward to other classmates and professors. Let's get your school noticed and bring home a little gold or sliver to add to the resume.
  6. Join us at the Awards Ceremony.

Winners of the local 2010 Student ADDY competition will be announced at the GFAF ADDY Awards Ceremony on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 5:30 pm at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in downtown Frederick, Maryland. It's a great way to meet professionals in the design and advertising industry, and view their work-- as well as that of your competition--at the same time!

WALK AWAY WITH $500 and a BEST OF SHOW trophy. for event, entrant and RSVP information.

For more information, contact Claire Urban at 301.631.9277, ext. 105 or

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Cooper-Hewitt Picks Director, First Designer in Job

Bill Moggridge, a founder of the design firm IDEO who is widely credited with designing the look of the first commercial laptop, has been named director of the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York.