news + commentary on design
June 5, 2013
The Festival has a theme this year, EXPERIENCEdesign! This is your chance to show how design can be experiential, spark emotions, evoke strong memories and create lasting connections. Your event should allow Festival-goers to engage their senses. Create opportunities to see, touch, smell, hear, or feel the design that surrounds us all.
June 4, 2013
Krasnopolski’s posters are the latest to crop up in the meme’s short but copious history. The typical minimalist poster combines movie iconography and a pared-down midcentury aesthetic, something we’ve seen again and again and again. But don’t roll your eyes just yet. Krasnopolski’s designs are not just more of the same. His posters have a unique graphic language to them. With circle and line, Krasnopolski defines a system that is capable of referencing many movies. He admits that at times the viewer would require prior knowledge of the film to understand them.
May 7, 2013
The UArts School of Design will be having a final exhibition of their best senior and master's studio work. It will include pieces from students graduating from the BFA in Graphic Design, BFA in multimedia, BS in Industrial Design, and MFA in Museum Exhibition Planning & Design programs. You are all invited to attend!
May 6, 2013
The 2013 DesignPhiladelphia Festival is slated for October 10th through the 18th. Mark your calendars and make sure you join our mailing list to receive the most up-to-date Festival announcements and schedules.
April 19, 2013
ArtsTech Philly Presents The Art of Fashion Meets Technology ArtsTech Philly teams up with FashionTechPHL and several local innovators in the field of fashion and tech to curate a panel on the intersection of fashion and technology to present The Art of Fashion Meets Technology. The meetup takes place as part of Philly Tech Week. There is a growing relationship between technology, fashion, science, and design interests in Philadelphia and this panel will be an open discussion exploring those local relationships and projects.
April 18, 2013
ArtsTech Philly and YAF Present Architect Eric Cory Freed: Attack of the Dodo Sapiens ArtsTech Philly, in collaboration with Young Architects Forum, presents "Attack of the Dodo Sapiens: Innovative New Models for Sustainable Development", a talk by Eric Cory Freed about biomimicry and its applications to sustainable architecture. "Our way of life is killing us."
April 17, 2013
Leah Murphy and Andrew Goldblatt discussed how two former railway lines, a stretch of fifty city blocks in Philadelphia, can be transformed into a future green space. Representing Friends of the Rail Park (formerly known as VIADUCTgreene), Murphy and Goldblatt unveiled their plans for the first time to the public and discussed the internal and external constraints surrounding the project. The lecture ended with an outstanding Q&A session and comments from the crowd.
April 11, 2013
Join Arcadia University Art Gallery Director, Richard Torchia, for a free lecture: On the making of Tacita Dean's new 35mm film JG Torchia's lecture will explore the process of bringing Dean's 35mm, Cinemascope film to Arcadia University. A friend of the artist since 1996, Torchia assisted in the production of several of her films.
April 9, 2013
Join Leah Murphy & Aaron Goldblatt, urban designer and exhibition designer, for the third and final installment of our Spring 2013 Lecture Series. On the evening of April 16th, they will examine how two former railway lines, a stretch of fifty city blocks, can become a future garden, a civic project that can enhance the quality of life, cultural landscape and the economic vitality of Philadelphia.
April 1, 2013
Philly Tech Week, a week-long celebration of technology and innovation, is intended to grow the impact of this innovative region through programming focused on technology, collaboration and improving Philadelphia.