The Week’s Industry News

• We were glad to get word from FOH Steve Hartman about the 10th anniversary of his firm, Creativille Inc., which is proudly based in Edwardsville, IL. Steve’s a real champion of his hometown, and he’s celebrating the milestone by curating an exhibit titled “Impressed by Design: Letterpress in the Heartland” at the Edwardsville Arts Center. He aims for the exhibit to raise $10,000 for EAC; it features work by Amos Kennedy, Jim Sherraden and Brady Vest, among others. The exhibit opens August 26 and runs through early October. Learn more here.

• AIGA’s Center for Cross-Cultural Design has announed a new design competition, Celebrating the Role of Culture in Design. Submissions can include print design, photography, interactive media or video. Entry deadline is June 26; winners will be announced in July. More details and an entry form here.

StockFood hosts the international FAB Futures Award to recognize outstanding design work in the food and beverage category; the 2009 winner of the “most promising designer” award is the young Portuguese advertising copywriter/designer Miguel Castanheira.

• FontShop released Ian Party’s lovely and delicate SangBleu, created by the photography and culture magazine of the same name. Their super-thin nature make the Hairline weights of SangBleu useful for headlines.

Quark announced a product bundle aimed at students that pairs QuarkXPress 8 and the VisTablet Graphics Tablet for a combined price of $259; the offer is good through October 30 for students and educators. View a demo on YouTube here.

• Minneapolis design studio Larsen has created a website documenting an amazing project: Calligrapher Donald Jackson is creating a handwritten and illuminated Bible for Saint John’s Abbey and University. Jackson’s project began in 1998 and is scheduled for completion next year; the site shows his process, progress and tools and includes a page-view look at the book itself. The Saint John’s Bible is a modern work using ancient tools and materials: quills and paints made of ground lapis lazuli, vermilion and 24-karat gold. See the Saint John’s Bible website.

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