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AIGA Announces 50 Books | 50 Covers of 2016 Competition Results

AIGA[1] and Design Observer have announced the results of 50 Books | 50 Covers of 2016[2]. Book designers and publishers entered nearly 700 book and cover designs from more than 23 countries.

After careful and considered review, the jury - consisting of Gail Anderson, Michael Carabetta, and Jessica Helfand - recognized submissions that successfully demonstrate design excellence in book and cover design.

The books[3], which are exemplars of the craft and effect of good design, will become part of the AIGA collection at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University's Butler Library and at the Robert Haas Arts Library at Yale University.


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New Identity for NASA Hybrid Reality Lab

Lucas Benarroch and Gonzalo Hergueta have unveiled the new identity for NHRL (NASA Hybrid Reality Lab), developed through a collaborative partnership between the NASA HRL Team and Fusion.

The NHRL is focused on developing mixed reality, blending physical and digital for astronaut training. The new NHRL brand adapts to both 2D and 3D environments. The logotype has been modeled in 3D in order to be integrated in the lab's VR applications, allowing users to experience it in space and time.

The NHRL model displays the NHRL word mark from its frontal perspective and, hidden in its lateral, NASA's original "worm" logotype from the 1970's. This NHRL 'totem' works as a sculptural identity within the lab's virtual reality experiments, granting it a unique quality, that it can be observed and reinterpreted by the user interactively.

The project was led by Lucas Benarroch & Gonzalo Hergueta, with motion graphics by Deluxe Spain and music by Ignacio Simón.

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Wacom to Expand Cintiq Pro Line with Large Models

Beginning 2018, Wacom will expand the Cintiq Pro lineup with two large creative pen displays. The new 24 and 32-inch Cintiq Pros will join the previously introduced 13 and 16-inch models to form a comprehensive range of sizes for every need.

The new Cintiq Pro 24 and 32-inch models are based on 4K displays with a billion colors and maximum color accuracy. The edge-to-edge glass screens open up space to offer digital content creators a platform with enough room and the natural feel they need to produce unparalleled art and design.

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SEGD Signage and Wayfinding Event Comes to Boston

Transportation, urban and campus environments are complex spaces, which have an increasing need for innovative signage and wayfinding solutions employing best practices and the latest technology. The SEGD[1] Wayfinding event is poised to bring together a range of experts to tour, connect, discuss and discover over two days this August.

"SEGD's Wayfinding event is the premiere annual conference that focuses entirely on the core practice area of signage, wayfinding, and placemaking," commented Justin Molloy, SEGD Director of Education. "Now in its third year, SEGD Wayfinding will bring an agenda of cutting-edge wayfinding professionals from across the U.S. and beyond, sharing their stories, best practices and insights to inspire the next generation."

The SEGD signature signage and wayfinding event will kick off Thursday, August 17, with a series of morning and afternoon tours, followed by an evening social mixer hosted by the local Boston SEGD Chapter. For the morning project tours, attendees have a choice of "Boston Wayfinding," led by DCL, or "Brigham and Women's Hospital," led by Cloud Gehshan Associates. In the afternoon, the tour choice is between Sasaki-led "Design Innovation" and "Airport Experiences" at BOS Logan/Massport.

On Friday, August 18, the event will bring designers, makers, integrators and planners involved in the creation of signage and wayfinding systems together to engage in dialogue on critical topical issues and best practices in the field.

"SEGD is committed to providing the highest quality educational content at our targeted educational events," said SEGD CEO Clive Roux. "And at this year's Wayfinding event, there will be not one, not two, but three of SEGD's Fellows presenting. SEGD Fellows are recognized members of the association whose work has contributed to the direction and growth of the experiential graphic design field. This is one event you should not miss!"[2]


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