Month: November 2011


Design*Sponge’s 2011 Scholarship

From Grace Bonney at Design Sponge:

“Today I am thrilled to announce the 2011 D*S Scholarship is live! Since the beginning, it has been one of my biggest priorities to celebrate and support the next generation of great artists and designers. Not only because they need our help, but because these are the people were are going to be writing about and being inspired by for years to come. So today I’m thrilled to kick off our fourth annual scholarship with $10,000 to donate to both undergraduate and graduate students! Because we understand that a student’s needs don’t always fit into the categories of tuition and housing, this will remain a no-strings-attached award. These funds may be spent in any way the winners feel best suits their creative needs. Whether that’s paying for an un-paid internship abroad, expensive supplies to test a new medium or financing a dream project- we’re here to help. Here are the details:

*Illustration by Julia Rothman

We will be awarding eight prizes:
Undergraduate Student Awards: 1st Place ($2,500), 2nd Place ($1,500), 3rd Place ($750), and 4th Place ($250)
Graduate Student Awards: 1st Place ($2,500) 2nd Place ($1,500) 3rd Place ($750) 4th Place ($250)

The scholarship is open to any art & design students (international students are welcome!) that are currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program (Proof of enrollment is required). Please note: all payments will be made in US dollars.

All applications are due Monday, November 28th by 6pm EST (please note the time zone, late entries will not be eligible).


Illustration Week

From Design Arts Daily:

“It’s official! The Honorable Mayor Michael Bloomberg, on behalf of the City of New York, has proclaimed the second week of November as the 5th Annual Celebration of Illustration Week. Thank you to Todd Lambrix, Director, Illustration Program at Parsons the New School for Design, Mark Heflin, Director, AI-AP, and Anelle Miller, Director, Society of Illustrators, whose collaborative efforts over this past year have made this a reality. So mark your calendars for some exceptional events coming up, starting this Friday, November 4th.

Highlights include Big Talk, a pre-party symposium celebrating the launch of American Photography 27 and American Illustration 30 on November 10th from 3-6pm at the Downtown Community Television Center at 87 Lafayette Street (south of Canal Street). Nicholas Blechman and Antonio de Luca, designers of the new AI30 andAP27 annuals respectively will talk about their current projects and chat with some of the jurors who selected this year’s winning images, including: Craig Cohen, powerHouse Books; Gail Marowitz, Roadrunner Records; Rachael Cole, Schwartz and Wade Books; David Saylor, Scholastic Inc. and AI30 cover artist Olimpia Zagnoli. This will be followed by a panel with Richard Kelly, past president of the ASMP; Alex Johnson, Creative Director and Brand Stategist, Jeff Newelt, editor, The Pekar Project and Zack Seckler from Luxe Archive who will discuss creative uses of social media for exposure, engagement, promotion, distribution and sales. RSVP. Free.”


Jillian Phillips on print & pattern

Jillian Phillips’s Paperchase “one lucky girl” products (which include a iphone case, journal, photo album, laptop case, and stickers) were featured on Print & Pattern. See more here.


Poster Project for Obama for America

This is fantastic! A national American presidential campaign “that values art and design”! That’s a first.

From the website:
This campaign values art and design, which is part of the reason we’re building a large in-house creative team here as we speak. But we also know there are a lot of great creatives out there who might not be in a position to move to Chicago and work for us full-time, but still want to contribute to the cause.

Entries must be received by 11/4/11.

Three winners will receive a framed edition of their poster signed by Barack Obama.

For more information, click here.

Here are 3 samples: