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Laurence King's Twelve Desks of Christmas - Posted December 21, 2012
You can keep your five golden rings and arboreally ensconced partridge. We'll take eleven exotic writing utensils, ten action figures a-leaping, and a Sesame Street screen saver. All of these wonders and more await you in Laurence King's "Twelve Desks of ... [UnBeige]

Get to Know SVA's D-Crit Program - Posted October 5, 2011
Here's your chance to get the scoop on the graduate program that we can't stop talking about. On Saturday, October 22, the School of Visual Arts' ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Get to Know SVA's D-Crit Program - Posted October 19, 2010
Here's your chance to get the scoop on the graduate program that we can't stop talking about. On Saturday, November 6, the School of Visual Arts' ... [UnBeige]

Art Spiegelman to Judge Strand Bookstore Tote Bag Design Contest - Posted March 1, 2010
Generations of readers (including this GalleyCat editor) have spent hours browsing the crowded shelves of Strand Bookstore in New York City. Now a lucky designer can put their personal stamp on the bookstore. From March 1 until March 31, designers from around the world can submit a design for the iconic Strand... [GalleyCat]

Obama Book Raises $11K in One Day - Posted September 18, 2009
Using a unique pre-pay model, the creators of the book "Designing Obama" will self publish via funds submitted by readers: a $10 donation for an ebook, $50 donation for a print and digital copy. Scott Thomas... [GalleyCat]

SVA to Offer Advanced Degree in Branding - Posted July 7, 2009
(Photo: John C. H. Grabill, 1888) Eager to make your mark in the world of branding? Look no further than the School of Visual Arts, which today announced a new advanced degree program focused on the intellectual link between leadership and creativity. Beginning in the fall of 2010, the one-year Masters of... [UnBeige]

Mediabistro Blog-Family Roundup - Posted April 15, 2009
It's hard to talk when you're teabagging- TVNewser Steven Heller defends Shepard Fairey... [FishbowlLA]

UnBeige's Top Five Design-Minded Halloween Costumes - Posted October 31, 2008
It's here. That day when you can dress up like anything you want, scare little children, and demand candy from strangers—all with festive impunity. That's right, it's late funnyman John Candy's birthday! He would have been 58 today. Coincidentally, it's also Halloween (observe today's spoooooky Google homepage graphic). You know that... [UnBeige]

In Which We Confess to Mortal Fear of Anthropomorphic Celebrity M&Ms - Posted August 6, 2008
Perhaps it's the noselessness. Or the lush crop of human hair. Or maybe it's the fact that we have no desire to let still cherubic gymnast Mary Lou Retton melt in our hand, much less in our mouth. In any case, we continue to be creeped out by by BBDO Worldwide's... [UnBeige]

Finally! Emigre Becomes a Blog! Kinda. Not Really. No, Not at All. - Posted January 24, 2008
When Emigre went bye-bye, we cursed, we cried, we accepted that anything in print that good would never find its way online again. But what to our wondering eyes should appear? Emigre essays and interviews online, as their phys... [UnBeige]

Heller, Ewen and Jeys Find Out "Where the Truth Lies" - Posted January 23, 2008
With a clever wink and a nod to its ultra-timeliness during this election year, "Where the Truth Lies: A Symposium on Propaganda Today" is an all-day conference on February 15 at the City University of New York. Organized by Steven Heller, Stuart Ewen and Mary Jeys, "Lies" will ... [UnBeige]

"Studio 360's" Design for the Real World Now a Podcast - Posted January 18, 2008
For years you've been hearing people like Michael Bierut and Paola Antonelli and Steven Heller chat about the inane and insane highlights from the design world on PRI show "Studio 360." That segment, named Design for the Real World, is now a bi-weekly podcast, which you can ret... [UnBeige]

John Maeda's Wife Bet Their Five Daughters He Wouldn't Land RISD Gig - Posted January 9, 2008
It seems even the King of Simplicity feels vulnerable from time to time. New RISD president John Maeda reveals that during the selection process he was feeling less-than-confident in his ability to snag the gig. In this ... [UnBeige]

Core77 Owns Up to the Great Tobias Wong Switch - Posted January 7, 2008
When the guy to the left took the stage pretending to be Tobias Wong (the guy to the right) at Core77's Design, Wit and the Creative Act, ... [UnBeige]

At This Holiday Time, Can't We Put Our Political Differences Aside? - Posted December 27, 2007
Sometimes we sit back after a long night of surfing the design superhighway and wonder, are all designers really Democrats? Because it certainly feels like it sometimes. Or maybe it's just that the loudest designers just happen to be Democrats. And then, we wonder, how do Republican designers feel about... [UnBeige]

Design For Good Week Ends With Good Design Party - Posted December 17, 2007
First there was Designism, then there was Cause/Effect, where as S... [UnBeige]

More Highlights and Reflections From Cause/Effect - Posted December 16, 2007
It must be some kind of record: 70% of the speakers at the one-day AIGA NY conference Cause/Effect brought us to the brink of tears. But until the end, we really weren't sure why. We even found ourselves pretty much speechless at one point. The presentation that went beyond words, meaning... [UnBeige]

Designism 2.0 Recap: Michael Wolff Devours Panel, Glaser Eloquently Defends Design, Dove Real Beauties Not Ugly Enough - Posted December 14, 2007
The one MILLION dollar question. Photo by Core77. A Wolff In Designer Clothing In a city of thousands and thousands of designers, Vanity Fair columnist Michael Wolff might want to look at hiring some protection for the next few weeks. In his role as the "media critic" at last night's ... [UnBeige]

Designism 2.0 Thursday Night at the ADC - Posted December 10, 2007
In an effort to blow our frequent flier miles through the roof, this third of UnBeige will be embarking on one last trip of 2007: To help moderate Designism 2.0 on Thursday, December 13 at the Art Directors Club in New York City. If you haven't bought your tickets yet, we... [UnBeige]

High Monkeys, Low Expectations at Stefan Sagmeister's Wolfsonian Installation - Posted December 8, 2007
"Everyone Always Thinks They Are Right" declared the giant inflatable monkeys on the roof of the Wolfsonian, seven stories above Miami Beach (and fresh from Scotland as part of a world tour). Inside, approximately 2250 martini glasses filled with a surprisin... [UnBeige]

Iggy Pop, Rock and Roll, and More Miami Madness - Posted December 6, 2007
We thought it apt that there were two planes with banners flying up and down the beach here in Miami yesterday afternoon. One said... [UnBeige]

Hopped a Flight to Miami Beach... - Posted December 5, 2007
33.33% of us arrived here in Miami this morning at the crack of dawn, just as Art Basel, Design Miami and a Whole Bunch of Other Stuff kicks into high gear. And who do we see, just moments after stepping onto the boardwalk? Notori... [UnBeige]

The Only Holiday Gift Guide With the Heller Stamp of Approval - Posted December 3, 2007
If you've decided to commit yourself fully to the evils of consumerism this holiday season by "buying gifts" instead of "recycling kitchen waste" into clever trinkets or "regifting all the other crap" you had in your closet from last year, then we'd like to guide you towards the least dark of... [UnBeige]

A Very Good Week In NY This December - Posted November 19, 2007
It's getting to be that season again when all the naughties and nices you've accumulated during the last 12 months start to count towards your end-of-year rewards. And if you've found yourself a little heavy on the naughty, there is a chance to redeem yourself before it's too late. Actually, two.... [UnBeige]

From the Mouths of Legends: Quotes from Wim Crouwel and Massimo Vignelli - Posted October 26, 2007
We're feeling especially quotable today, so in addition to the wise words uttered by Steven Heller, we've also got some sage wisdom from the Wim Crouwel/Massimo Vignelli ... [UnBeige]

Bucher, Lehrer and Trollback: What's Next - Posted October 12, 2007
This morning we ducked into a three-fer session moderated by Steven Heller called Works in Progress. It goes without saying that we can never get enough of Stefan Bucher's Daily Monsters, an obsessive, compulsive, and as He... [UnBeige]

Core 77's Offsite Highlights Design, Wit and the Creative Act - Posted October 9, 2007
You'd be crazy to miss an opportunity to see UnBeige heartthrob Ze Frank in the flesh, and in this instance you'd be especially crazy, since Frank will be headlining a well-rounded roster of fol... [UnBeige]

Heller Calls New Taxis Tacky - Posted September 25, 2007
While we must certainly all concede that it's an improvement over the faded and inconsistent stencils, the new taxi logo by Smart Design doe... [UnBeige]

S. Neil Fujita, the Godfather of Graphic Design - Posted September 19, 2007
Steven Heller's got another of his slam-dunk interviews up, this time with S. Neil Fujita, the designer responsible for many, many, many album covers, book covers (like the juicy one for In Cold Blood) and The Godfather logo, ... [UnBeige]

Life Is Short, Read A Brief Message - Posted September 4, 2007
Well, well, well, would you looky here. It seems there's a new blog in town. A Brief Message is design criticism that you're able to bite off, chew up, swallow and digest before you finish plowing through... [UnBeige]

Heller Says Goodbye to CBGB's Hilly Kristal - Posted August 31, 2007
Hilly Kristal, founder of the recently-shuttered CBGB, died this week, and the "rock midwife" and "... [UnBeige]

The Mighty Hands of Bernard Maisner - Posted August 22, 2007
Steven Heller checks in with our most talented calligraphical cousin in this interview with Bernard Maisner, stationer and hand-letterer to the stars, and in some cases, as the stars. Allow us t... [UnBeige]

A Slimmer NY Times Has No More Room For Graphics? - Posted August 10, 2007
When a major paper shrinks everyone panics for one reason or another due to the loss of real estate. But in the case of the NY Times, Nieman Watchdog writer Gil Cranberg advocates a semi... [UnBeige]

Forget Good Design, How About "Design Good"? - Posted August 7, 2007
We were excited before about the highly-developed design sensibility of Good, the little magazine that has fully lodged itself into our temporal lobes. In this month's iss... [UnBeige]

Steven Heller, Graphic Design's Biggest Fan, to be Honored In SVA Exhibition - Posted July 23, 2007
The world's most prolific design writer, recently-named Design Observer, and ... [UnBeige]

Silas Rhodes, Founder of SVA, Dead at 91 - Posted June 29, 2007
Steven Heller alerts us to the death of New York icon Silas Rhodes, who founded the Cartoonists and Illustrators School, which became the School of Visual Arts. Heller's ... [UnBeige]

Designers Honestly Can't Tell If Jobs vs. Heller Interview Is Real - Posted June 28, 2007
In an age of Fake Steve Jobs and fake iPhones, we understand not being able to separate the real Apple news from the hype. Really, we do. But fo... [UnBeige]

UnBeige Can Read: Hot Summer Reading - Posted May 25, 2007
We know, you thought that we forgot how to read, what with our erratic drug-addled posting and avowance to swear off words for life. But a stack just landed on our desk and they're good ones. Just in time for you grab 'em on your way to the beach this weekend. We... [UnBeige]

Seymour Chwast Has a Nose for War - Posted May 24, 2007
The Pushpin Group and Seymour Chwast's semi-regular publication The Nose has a new issue all about WAR, edited by Sergeant Steven Heller, which includes a list of every war since 3300BC and a visual history of the "well-dres... [UnBeige]

Design Week & ICFF Wrap Ups - Posted May 23, 2007
While it may have seemed it was all about lines and more lines (not that kind, you filthy little animal), ICFF & Design Week are slowly petering out and the city... [UnBeige]

The U.S.'s First-Ever Design Criticism MFA Program Is Official - Posted May 7, 2007
We heard that SVA would be starting a design criticism program about six months ago and now we've got the official word: "The Master of Fine Arts in Design Criticism will prepare graduates for careers as design critics, journali... [UnBeige]

Serving Inspiration (and Gelato) at the Portfolio Center - Posted May 4, 2007
Hotlanta delivered with a 90-degree day as we made our way to the sizzling little school we used to frequent only a few years ago. As always, the walls were slathered with fine work, the halls buzzed with laughter, Hank Richar... [UnBeige]

The Steven Heller Update: Books, Blue Q and Big Boy - Posted April 13, 2007
The man does so much, so many places, that it is often impossible for even the most diligent UnBeige editor to keep up with his coming and goings. So we've compiled this summary of Steven Heller's activity over the last week. There's a little something for everyone. ... [UnBeige]

Complete This Helvetica Statement - Posted April 6, 2007
From here, it certainly seems like Helvetica is going to change the world. We loved it. Alice Rawsthorn, ... [UnBeige]

USPS's Terry McCaffrey Predicts Star Wars Stamps Will Rule the Universe - Posted March 30, 2007
Terry McCaffrey is chair of the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, of which the blogosphere's fair Jessica Helfand is a member. She's the latest in an illuminated list of design names like Bradbury... [UnBeige]

Mooninite Leader Revealed Plans to Communicate in "Unique Ways" Before Aqua Teen Hunger Farce - Posted March 26, 2007
In January Steven Heller just happened to conduct an interview with the guy who was planning the botched Lite Brite invasion of Boston. A quote from Sam Tra... [UnBeige]

Kalman on Millman (and Heller on Kalman!) - Posted March 23, 2007
There's only one thing we love more than Maira Kalman, and that's Debbie Millman talking to Maira Kalman. Catch the only illustrator worthy enough to take on The Elements of Style... [UnBeige]

Steven Heller Bowing Down to Blog Lords Daily - Posted March 15, 2007
Well, well, well. He swore to us he didn't want one. And we quote: Alissa, lest I be a curmudgeonly heretic I must say in jolly fashion, there are too many blogs. Too many opinions, observations, commentaries, drivel-ings (oops, my prejudices are showing). It's not that I don't drivel myself, but a... [UnBeige]

Looking Closer Closes Its Eyes - Posted February 15, 2007
The powers that be have informed us that the 5th volume of Looking Closer, out this month, will be the last. Published since 1994, the essays in the Looking Closer series were basically the precursors of the design blogs we know and love today--a sturdy, highly-... [UnBeige]

Rare Modernist Treasures Await You at the Ukrainian Museum - Posted February 5, 2007
Our wayward contributor Steven Heller, who we now know haunts New York's cultural hotspots because the sabbatical-ed NY Times employee doesn't know what else to do with himself, passes along this juicy tidbit. In the Little... [UnBeige]

Turning the Tables On Steven Heller - Posted January 29, 2007
We couldn't have planned it better ourselves, really. Yesterday Steven Heller writes yet another knockout article about design, today, our int... [UnBeige]

What Art Basel Miami Beach Sounds Like - Posted January 2, 2007
Tons of content is still pouring out of Miami, and some of the audio persuasion can be found on WPS1, the official art radio station of Art Basel Miami Beach. Most of the coverage is quite arty in nature, but there were are few that caught our ears: "A... [UnBeige]