Design Distinction : CURIOUS BOYM
Boym, a retrospective of the product, environmental and experimental
work of Boym Studios, was designed by New York-based graphic
design firm karlssonwilker inc. for Princeton Architectural
Press. The book features such punchy design elements as a bright
orange cover and a pop-up shopping-bag handle (which readers
can use to tote the book around). A hole drilled through the
cover produced punched-out chads, which the Boyms saved to be
reused as promotional coasters. DeDonato liked the book's "little
surprises." Lytle said, "I'd have to pick it up if I saw it at
a bookstore. There's a na´ve quality to it."
CLIENT Princeton Architectural
Press, New York
DESIGN karlssonwilker inc., New York: Hjalti
Karlsson and Jan Wilker, designers
MATERIALS | FABRICATION fabrication Offset
print on Japanese matte sheets between paper-coated boards
with a Wibalin spine;
Akzidenz Grotesk, Monoline Script
and Tekton Oblique fonts
AWID congratulates, Laurene Leon (AWID Founding
Member) and the Boym
Studios for receiving yet another honor and producing a truly whimsical
and humorous design anthology.
PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN
CREATING MASTERS OF LIGHT
(New York, NY˜November 17, 2003) Parsons School
of Design is changing the way people think about lighting.
On December 4th at 6:15 pm, the celebrated school of art and design
will host the MFA Lighting Design Graduate Open Studio,
providing a glimpse into a dynamic program and its extraordinary mission.
"Lighting Design is a very under-appreciated
discipline, given its significance in the built environment. There is
a perception that it's a technical service rather than a discipline with
a deep history ˆ one that has been aesthetically and psychologically
critical in the shaping of social life. We're hoping to change all that," says
Architecture, Interior Design and Lighting Department Chair Peter Wheelwright.
As part of a larger academic project to develop cross-disciplinary
dialogue between natural design project partners, the Department will
be replacing their current one-year MA lighting degree with a two year
Masters of Fine Arts degree. Beginning in September 2004, the curriculum
will continue to impart a strong technical foundation while expanding
upon topics such as light perception, history, theory, sociology, as
well as day lighting, and sustainability. In addition, the new curriculum
will allow lighting students to work directly with graduate students
in architecture and interior design.
This latest change is just one of the many accomplishments
of a program that has been steadily increasing in achievements and visibility.
In recent competitions held by the Illuminating Engineering Society of
North America and its New York section, Parsons Lighting students have
excelled among participants from more technologically-based programs,
challenging assumptions that lighting is primarily a technological field.
Students have won merit scholarships from the International Association
of Lighting Designers, while yet another was the recipient of a Richard
Kelly Grant toward teaching grade school children about the mystery and
magic of light.
Combined with the recent Nuckolls Grant for Lighting Education
and the many awards received by its faculty members, Parsons
Lighting Program has become an authority in lighting design
Program Director, JoAnne Lindsley, who is the immediate
past president of the International Association of Lighting Designers,
and Principal of Lindsley Consultants Inc., will continue to direct the
talented and dedicated faculty of 30 designers and industry leaders.
" We're in the middle of a brilliant moment," says Lindsley. "Our
students, faculty and curriculum are coming together to redefine the breadth
and depth of lighting education and to enjoy the benefit of exploring this fascinating
discipline with our professional design team partners, the architecture and interior
Parsons School of Design,
a division of New School University, is one of the largest degree-granting
colleges of art and design in the nation. Currently enrolled are about
2,400 undergraduate students, 500 graduate students, and 2,500 non-degree
students from all 50 of the United States and from 60 countries. Parsons'
main campuses are located in New York City's Greenwich Village and
Midtown Manhattan. In addition, Parsons has affiliate schools in Paris,
France; Kanazawa, Japan; Seoul, South Korea; and at Altos de Chavon
in the Dominican Republic. Undergraduate degrees are offered in Architectural
Design, Communication Design, Design and Management, Design and Technology,
Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography,
Product Design. Graduate degrees are granted in Architecture, Design
and Technology, Lighting Design, Painting and Sculpture, Photography,
and the History of Decorative Arts.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DESIGN-ENGINE|EDUCATION
Contacts: Bart Brejcha, 312.226.8339 firstname.lastname@example.org
Just announced! Design-engine Education certified by the WIA - Workforce Investment
Training money is available for learning Pro/ENGINEER, Alias studio and other
product related tools.
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designers, innovators and trendsetters. For more information visit http://www.proetools.com
Federal Funding: is now available to take
training http://www.proetools.com with DESIGN-ENGINE|EDUCATION in
Chicago: They are now a WIA Certified training provider (Workforce Investment
Act) recipient for Emergency Grant money. Although you do not have to
be unemployed to take advantage of this Federal Grant you will have to
speak to your local 'Unemployment Case Worker' for more information.
Due to the slow economy and the large number of unemployed
persons in the United States the federal government has made emergency
grant money available for training underemployed, unemployed and displaced
workers. Some grant money is available for manufacturers to train their
current workforce as well. The Competition is fierce for manufacturers,
not to mention competition for jobs. According to Sunday's New York Times, "∑995,000
jobs have been lost overseas since the last recession began in March
Design-engine EDUCATION is
certified so that unemployed, underemployed and displaced workers can
receive federal funding for training on computer aided design software
such as Alias - Maya - Pro/ENGINEER or Solidworks. There is a substantial
demand for workers skilled in product development software. According
to Hadi Strass of the Hunter Fan Company, "Advanced training in
Pro/ENGINEER is important to get a job in this weak economy. My goal
for training was to set myself apart from the other engineers with standard
Pro/ENGINEER skills. After I finished my 'advanced' training in Pro/ENGINEER,
I got a job offer (and accepted the job) in one month." "Any
engineer looking to advance or get into a career in product design would
do well to take this training in Chicago." Mark Zaveson, Motorola
Some frequently asked questions about the program are:
Q: What if I have exhausted my unemployment checks and I am still unemployed?
Do I have to be on unemployment to take advantage of this 'Workforce Investment
Act' grant money?
A: No. Underemployed, dislocated and unemployed people are all eligible.
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