Tag Archives: Art Exhibits and Design Events

Get Your Art On at the Columbus Arts Festival

One of the things I enjoy about summer is the art festivals that leave me energized (and a little sun burnt, but that’s just poor planning on my part). For folks in or near Ohio, you’ll want to check out the 2013 Columbus Arts Festival, presented by Time Warner Cable, on June 7, 8,...

Weapons of Mass Creation Announces Speakers, Bands

When founder Jeff Finley first decided to create his own fest, he sketched out three requirements: held in his hometown, not expensive and catered to his primary interests (art, music and entrepreneurship). The result was Weapons of Mass Creation, a design-conference-slash-music-festival combination event in Cleveland, OH that costs $75 (if you miss the early...

Gary Baseman’s House Party and Museum Survey

There are many ways to measure success as a designer. Some know they’ve hit it big when they score a major client with deep pockets. Others simply list an impressive number of honors and awards as proof of their prowess. Well-known designer Gary Baseman, however, has a unique new way to catalog his success:...

Save The Date: Upcoming Design Events

Traveling to different industry-related events is one of the best parts of my job as an editor. Case in point: I will be covering Adobe’s MAX, The Creative Conference event in Los Angeles the first week in May (check back for blog updates throughout the conference). Being around other professionals who are as obsessed...

Support Art and Design at CityMade Event in NYC

Truth be told, I have never been one for designer fashions (not that I could afford to indulge this weakness if I were one for designer fashions, but I digress…) Show me Prada next to Payless, and I couldn’t pick the pricy option to save my life. When it comes to artsy little things...

HOW EPIC

HOW, along with the rest of the F+W Design Community, has recently teamed up with EPIC, the Chicago-based organization that pairs design teams with worthy non-profits, to support their mission. A formal announcement is forthcoming, but we wanted to give a heads-up to all Chicago-area designers about EPIC’s annual fundraiser is this Thursday night....

Deep Surface

CAM Raleigh, a new contemporary art museum that opened in spring 2011 in Raleigh, NC, has mounted a gorgeous exhibition that examine the re-emergence of pattern design and includes work from Marian Bantjes, Boym Partners and Rudy VanderLans and Zuzana Licko, among other noted designers. The exhibit will be on view through January 2,...

Effective Design

Debuting this week at the AIGA National Design Center and online in the AIGA Design Archives, is “365 | Design Effectiveness,” an exhibition of award-winning work that successfully pairs aesthetics with results. This year’s selections will debut in the “365 | Design Effectiveness” exhibition at the AIGA National Design Center in Manhattan. The exhibition...

Introducing: The Dieline Forum

We are excited to announce The Dieline Forum: San Francisco: a day and a half conference designed to foster interaction, discussion, and the exchange of ideas. Specifically designed to cater to a smaller audience, The Dieline Forum will address the concerns of working professionals in the package design industry in a specific regional area. The...

HOW Design Live: Planning Next Year’s Program

Planning a design conference—or any event, for that matter—is like planning a dinner party: You want just the right mix of people who have interesting things to say so the conversation stays lively and everyone leaves feeling like they had a great time. HOW’s team of editors and designers spearheads conference programming, gathering potential presentation...