Semi-Permanent is a leading global creative conference that has hosted over 300 speakers in nine cities spanning five countries. The 2013 series of events kicks off hours from now in Sydney before moving on to Auckland by next weekend. I hope you enjoy the Semi-Permanent titles presented above from Danny Yount and thought you might like to see some more details about the upcoming events (below). Ever wanted to know how something like this begins? If so, you’ll love this personal interview with Semi-Permanent’s co-curator: Incu Edition: Murray Bell.
The FWA (Favourite Website Awards) is a recognition organization and inspirational portal that has been showcasing the best of digital since the year 2000. FWA is celebrating its 13th anniversary this month; with over 180 million site visits, it is now the most visited website award program in the history of the internet.
According to Graphic Design:USA editor and publisher Gordon Kaye, May 7 was the actual date of the venerable news magazine’s 50th anniversary: “The moment the first edition rolled off the printing press.” In a May 7 email sent to subscribers, Mr. Kaye shared this note and let us know that he and his colleagues are committed to celebrating this anniversary all year long. As part of those festivities, GDUSA is publishing the results of a series of 50th Anniversary surveys reflecting input from than 40,000 creative professionals about who and what we most respect and admire. Here are some of the results and findings:
. Favorite logo: CBS eye by William Golden
. Most influential design firm: Pentagram
. Most influential design work: I Heart NY by Milton Glaser
. Most influential graphic designer: Stefan Sagmeister
. Top art director: George Lois
. Top design project – album cover: Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon by Storm Thorgerson, Hipgnosis
. Top design project – poster: Bob Dylan by Milton Glaser
To learn more about the surveys and fascinating results, please visit Read more
Over the past year, creative production company Shilo and director Jose Gomez took on the challenge of creating a great deal of stunning cinematic content for Qatar TV, as you can see in the montage featured above. After traveling to Qatar to learn more about the culture and people – and make a lot of new friends – Shilo crafted this original HD content and much more for Qatar TV’s on-air identity.
“We were asked to make each promo a metaphor for different aspirational subjects such as education, business, environment and family,” Jose explains. “The main creative challenge was to render these stories in artistic and simple ways that didn’t require further explanation or language. We focused on conveying a feeling and tone for each subject in ways that are abstract and metaphorical but still understandable.” Read more
The video above was published at the end of last year by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. “From the world stage, to the street corner, Reuters presents extraordinary images taken by its global network of photographers in 2012.”
Reuters’ global network of 600 photographers distributes 1,600 pictures each day, added to a growing archive of over six million. Images are transmitted within minutes to the world’s media providing a constant window on the world. Its photographers won more than 60 international photography awards in 2012, including major prizes for Damir Sagolj in World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year International. To explore the company’s archive of images available for licensing, please visit http://reuters.com/pictures.
Based in DUMBO on Brooklyn’s waterfront, Juniper Jones is the creative force dedicated to creating custom-tailored solutions. The firm’s rogue team of award-winning directors and designers believes beauty is always in motion, and that forging deep collaborative experiences with clients yields epic results. Leveraging the brand expertise of its clients, the force’s meticulous diligence reveals spot-on insights, which then benefit from legendary storytelling craftsmanship. For the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) running April 17-28, Juniper Jones is continuing its TFF partnership by producing the official Pre-Show for the second straight year. Interestingly, two more original projects created by Juniper Jones for the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival will also screen at selected 2013 festival events: Their three-minute “Bring Tribeca Home” short promoting Tribeca Film On Demand will appear on screens throughout official festival venues, along with their “Before the Action Happens” :60 spot.
Finally, for 2013 Juniper Jones is also extending its creative collaborations with Brookfield Office Properties Read more
Hoping you will enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at how The Department of the 4th Dimension designed the experience, content and technology for the Lucid Dreams exhibit in Sephora & Firmenich’s Sensorium, the world’s first pop-up fragrance museum.
“In the Lucid Dreams interactive installation, visitors can affect floating holographic dream images inspired by Firmenich’s master perfumers. Using a high tech flower sculpture, the images transform based on the power of the individual’s sniff – triggered by the unique sound transmitted by the physical act of smelling. The multidisciplinary team at The D4D designed the complete Lucid Dreams experience including each room’s architecture, short films, floor-to-ceiling motion graphics, glowing sniff-registering flowers and the software that drives the interaction. Every step of the creative process was taken hand-in-hand with the perfumers at Firmenich to ensure a truly integrated and multisensory experience the brings their fragrances to life.” Read more
Award-winning documentary filmmaker Doug Pray‘s exuberant portraits of subcultures and maverick individuals have led him to three Sundance premieres, critical raves, numerous awards, and worldwide distribution. His feature documentaries include the Emmy Award-winning “Art & Copy,” a film about creativity and advertising, “Big Rig” a 40,000 mile road film about independent, long-haul truck drivers, “Infamy,” an intense journey into the lives and art of six notorious graffiti writers, “Scratch,” a celebration of hip-hop DJs and turntablism, his first film, “Hype!,” which told the story about the emergence and explosion of the early ’90s Seattle music scene that remains on Rolling Stone’s Top 10 list of best rock DVD’s of all time – and “Surfwise” the amazing odyssey of the Paskowitz surfing family.
Doug has directed dozens of commissioned short films and documentary-style commercials for a wide range of major clients, including Read more
It has been almost two years since fate connected me with Elizabeth Kiehner, Scott Matz, Justin Meredith and their colleagues at the award-winning NYC-based design and digital production company Thornberg & Forester, and as time marches on, their story just keeps getting better. Most recently, they collaborated with the gentlemen behind Paris-based creative agency VERSUS for a new global campaign for Bisquit Cognac.
As media, marketing and technology continue to rapidly transform the world, genuine invention has become crucial to advancing brands. The Adweek Project Isaac Awards were conceived to cast a celebratory light on invention across all areas of the venerable publication’s coverage. Submissions are now open (the deadline’s in two weeks: April 8) in 35 categories across four brackets: Advertising & Marketing, Media, Digital and Best Practices. Winners will earn the right to use a custom Adweek Project Isaac seal, and will appear in an invention-themed issue of Adweek to be published on May 13, just ahead of the CLIO Awards in NYC on May 15. The judges will also select one overall “Gravity” award winner who will be revealed and honored during the CLIO ceremony’s Adweek Project Isaac presentation.
Founded in 1978 and fully relaunched and redesigned in 2010, Adweek delivers vibrant, insightful and forward-thinking content via the traditional weekly print magazine, Adweek.com and Adweek on the iPad for the advertising, media and marketing industries. For further information please visit www.isaacawards.com.