Design News: Nov 2, 2009

Forgive us; our in-boxes have been piling up with industry news you should know about, and we’re a bit behind in sharing it with you. Here’s what’s happening:

Adobe last week announced the global winners of its Adobe Design Achievement Awards at the ICOGRADA World Congress in Beijing. The program recognizes outstanding student creative talent. Full list of winners here, including these:
—Illustration: Joerg Block, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences
—Animation: team led by David Prosser of the Royal College of Art, London
—Motion Graphics: David Harper, Indiana University
—Print Communications: team led by Jison Park, Ewha Woman’s University and Chung-ang University, Korea

• AIGA Los Angeles is hosting an evening with Milton Glaser on November 12, 7:30 at Space 15 Twenty in LA. Go here to register.

Workamajig has announced a user conference for design and ad agencies that use its project-management software. Workology 2.0 is slated for the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, April 11–14, 2010.

Wausau Paper released a new promo for its Royal line of papers for digital printing, “WYSIWYG: What You See is What You Get.” The piece shows that even the textured stocks in the Royal brand perform reliably and worry-free, with a guarantee from the mill.

Appleton Coated announced the 2009 winners of its U B the Judge competition, with 17 projects (printed all or in part on Utopia and Curious Collection papers) taking honors. Full list of winners here, including these:
—Hornall Anderson’s “Jetforth” brochure for CitationShares
—Tiffany & Co.’s worldwide trade catalog, by the company’s in-house creative team
—Rule29’s “29 Reasons to Vote” screen-printed poster
—ESOPUS magazine’s issue No. 10

Shutterstock now legally guarantees every footage clip and image in its library by providing up to $10,000 to cover costs and damages for claims arising from usage of one of its products.

• From the “Cool Projects” file … NYC firm Chermayeff & Geismar worked with Alicia Keys to create motion graphics for the singer’s Black Ball fundraiser for her Keep a Child Alive charity. C&G partner Sagi Haviv conceived of a graphic representation of donor names that filled a giant LED stage onscreen.

Posted by Bryn

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