• #ShitToHit TONIGHT: Posters as Bridges - Carlos Zamora Design & Illustration Show @ZamoraSTL

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    Show tonight featuring the poster & illustrative artwork of Carlos Zamora, a designer we've featured multiple times in the past and always in a positive light — mainly because his work is great.

    Chronicle Coffee is pleased to invite you to an evening of design and illustration, featuring selected pieces from Cuban designer Carlos Zamora.

    Zamora emigrated to St. Louis in 2006. Local audiences from Laumeiere Sculpture Park, St. Louis Shakespeare Festival, Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival, Lambert Airport, and the National Park Services have been delighted by his work at Kiku Obata & Company for the last seven years. His posters for STL Design Week and the Green Ways to Wellness campaign on the Arch Grounds were recently awarded Best of Show, and Juror's Pick by the local chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Art.

    Poster as Bridges is also the title for an article recently published by SLANTED Magazine, a German design publication that dedicated its 21 issue to the new generation of Cuban Designers. 10 magazines will be available for purchase during the evening. A must-have for professional designers and design enthusiasts.



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  • *Network* Now Hiring: Digital Project Manager - @HLKAgency

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    Description:
    HLK has an opportunity available for a Digital Project Manager. Responsibilities include gathering requirements from strategists and brand mangers, translating requirements into technical specifications and coordination of development projects with both internal team members and external vendors. The digital project manager will be responsible for setting deadlines, determining capacity and allocating resources for current and upcoming projects.

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    *Note to Agencies: The 'find a job' link is the most clicked-on area of our site by readers.*

  • Laser Cut, Single-Piece Wooden Computer Keyboards - @OreeDesign

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    Orée, a hardware startup based in France has setup a pop up shop in Tokyo to pedal its first product, the Orée Board. The all wood keyboard is carved from a single piece of walnut or maple. The key ornamentation is then added via laser cutter. The awesome thing about these (aside from everything) is that they can even customize the key configurations and information displayed. They are even able to add a variety of illustrations that were created specifically for this project by an illustrator based in Barcelona.

    The goal of the Orée Board is warmth. With all the cold aluminum and feelingless plastic keyboards that are out there, this one aims to have a more natural, personable feel to it. Weighing in at just shy of $200, this is not a spur of the moment purchase, but it is a beautiful one.

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  • Call for Artists: DISCOVERED Art Party - @AIGASTL #STLDW - July 15th Deadline

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    Save the Date for DISCOVERED: An Art Party with a Cause, on Friday, September 27, 2013 as part of this year's STL Design Week. With the theme of children's literacy in mind, AIGA Saint Louis’ Design-for-a-Cause event partners with the newly renovated downtown St. Louis Public Library to present 40 selected artists and designers who will exhibit and auction their donated artwork reinterpreting and repurposing used books, to benefit the St. Louis Public Library Foundation. Live music, bar, hors d'oeuvres, live letterpress printing and kids area on site.
    40 Artists will be chosen to transform old books into a one-of-a-kind piece of Art. Apply now!

    View more info on the site.
    Fill out the application.

    *Event Artwork by Sleepy Kitty

  • The Fundamental Elements of Design

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    The Fundamental Elements of Design from Erica Gorochow on Vimeo.

    Here's an interesting short that reviews the basic principles of design and how they can be used to support a brand. The informational piece was designed and put together by freelance designer and animator, Erica Gorochow. The short film is packed with the basics of design principles, but a warning for the uninitiated, you'll have to check this out a couple times to get all the information presented to sink in.

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  • Skype's New Ads Show The Human Element of Connecting Families

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    Lately many tech companies from Apple to Facebook to new startups and now Skype have been tapping into this great trend of moving away from overhyping minor features and focusing on the real point of technology, the human element of connecting, helping, and advancing humanity. In this new campaign work by Pereira & O'Dell the brand is focused on showing how, through their video call technology, they're bringing diverse families (that are separated by long distances) together to catch up, share, and grow together.

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  • Bob the Baker - @OnceFilms

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    Very heartfelt and somewhat sobering documentary from a crew we haven't heard from in a while, Once Films. This unique look at the oldest running bakery in St. Louis is part of "The Spotlight Series" produced by Once: "It's a celebration of local small businesses that exude authentic character and a passion for their craft."

    Bob, of the Carondelet Bakery in St. Louis, has been baking bread for over 47 years, he started when he was 13 - Bob is currently trying to sell his space to a new baker so he can retire.

    Those recipe cards might just be one of our favorite things we've ever seen.
    You can nominate your friends or other local businesses that you think deserve the spotlight and Once will produce a mini-doc for free - which is pretty damn awesome.

    Leave your recommendations in the comments below and we'll be sure to pass them along.

  • #SiteLaunch: @AIGASTL

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    Here's a brilliant and bright new site design from our local AIGA chapter that has been stepping up their presence quite excellently in 2013. This new site is indicative of the passion that has been bubbling up recently with all things design and art related in our city - we challenge you to take a look at the other main AIGA hubs before noticing that they've all opted for the stock site as opposed to pouring some time and energy into a unique solution.

    And even though this site is technically a content competitor of ours, it doesn't matter. It's well done and focused on improving the city. Which proves our point that we can get along with parallel or competing sites if we believe they are actually enhancing the reputation of this city.

    Well done to all those involved.



    AIGA Saint Louis is extremely excited for the launch of the new site; it was just about time. As the Professional Association for Design, we try to serve our community as one of the main hubs for creativity, and we wanted our site to function as such. With the addition of a brand new blog, our hope is for the new site to be a platform to promote all the great work that is coming out of Saint Louis, the talented local designers and shops, and events that empower and inspired our community.

    The design is bold and bright, graphical and visual, much like our culture. The site is easy to navigate, has great information and useful resources for our members, a better organized job posting and events section and a page dedicated to the board members to allow the community to know a little more about the amazing team behind the local chapter. The new site was designed by our own Simon Lam, with collaborations from past board members Devon Hirth and Jay Gaines, and developed by the talented Kathy Sprehe using the iKit provided by AIGA. As all websites, it's a work in progress and we are continuously working on generating more relevant content, but we couldn't be happier with it, and we look forward to hearing what all our members think.

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