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Design Film Series at Godwin-Ternbach Museum! – Mondays during Free Hour / Klapper Hall

Film Series

Monday, September 18, 12:15
Bauhaus in America: Design, Politics and Human Nature in the 20th Century (1995), 87 minutes
Director: Judith Pearlman
This film chronicles the influence of the famous German art school on design and architecture in the United States. After the Bauhaus closed under Nazi pressure in 1933, such émigrés such as Anni and Josef Albers brought the school’s revolutionary concepts and curriculum to American institutions, including Black Mountain College.

Monday, October 2, 12:15 pm
Linotype: Revolutionizing Printing and Society (2012), 77 mins
Director: Doug Wilson
This feature-length documentary centers around the Linotype type casting machine. Called the “Eighth Wonder of the World” by Thomas Edison, it revolutionized printing and society. The film tells the charming and emotional story of the people connected to the Linotype and how it impacted the world.

Monday, October 16, 12:15 pm
Helvetica (2007), 81 mins
Director: Gary Hustwit
This feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture looks at the proliferation of one typeface, Helvetica as it celebrates its 60th birthday. The film is an exploration of urban spaces in major cities and the type that inhabits them. Renowned designers discuss their work, the creative process, and the choices and aesthetics behind their use of type.
Helvetica encompasses the worlds of design, advertising, psychology, and communication, and invites us to take a second look at the thousands of words we see every day, and pushes us to explore larger conversation about the way type affects our lives.

Monday, October 30, 12:15 pm
The Visual Language of Herbert Matter (2010), 78 mins.
Director: Reto Caduff
This film is a revealing look at the fascinating life story of the highly influential mid-century modern design master. Known as a quintessential designer’s designer, Swiss born Herbert Matter is largely credited with expanding the use of photography as a design tool and bringing the semantics of fine art into the realm of applied arts.

Monday, November 13, 12:15 pm
Eames: The Architect and the Painter, (2011), 85 mins.
Directors: Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey
The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were America’s most influential and important industrial designers. Admired for their creations and fascinating as individuals, they have risen to iconic status in American culture. ‘Eames: The Architect & The Painter’ draws from a treasure trove of archival material, as well as new interviews with friends, colleague, and experts to capture the personal story of Charles and Ray while placing them firmly in the context of their fascinating times.

Monday, November 27, 12:15 pm
Milton Glaser: To Inform & Delight (2008), 73 mins.
Director: Wendy Keys
Profiles Milton Glaser (1929- ), America’s foremost graphic designer: designer of the iconic “I [heart] N.Y.” logo, teacher, and humanitarian. Interviews with Glaser are arranged to take him through a rough chronology of his life: study at New York High School of Music and Art and at Cooper Union, a seminal stay in Italy, his marriage, and his various partnerships – founding Push Pin Studios and “New York” magazine, designing Grand Union supermarkets, and working with “The Nation.” Interspersed are examples of his work. Glaser is, throughout, charming in manner, memorable in his observations, and generous of spirit.

Monday, December 11, 12:15 pm
Design is One: The Story of Lella and Massimo Vignelli (2012), 86 mins.
Directors: Kathy Brew and Robert Guerra
Italian-born Massimo and Lella Vignelli are among the world’s most influential designers. Throughout their long career, their motto has been, ‘If you can’t find it, design it’ The work covers such a broad spectrum that one could say the Vignellis are known by everybody, even those who don’t know their names. From graphics to interiors to products and corporate identities, the film brings us into the work and everyday moments of the Vignellis’ world, capturing their intelligence and creativity, as well as their humanity, warmth, and humor.

Seniors and Recent Grads: CUP Fellowship / Five days left to apply!

The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is announcing the CUP Fellowship for Change in Design, a new initiative to support the development of a pipeline of talented individuals from historically under-represented communities into the design fields, and to dismantle the systemic biases that stand in the way of their advancement as leaders in these fields. The Fellowship, which is a paid, year-long, full-time, training program, is designed to promote and support individuals in gaining the skills, contacts, and experience to help them excel in their design careers.

The Fellow will be selected through a competitive, juried process and will work with CUP from June 2017 – May 2018.

http://welcometocup.org/NewsAndEvents/ChangeInDesignFellowship2017

SMARTPITCH by CUNY Startups – Kickoff & Team Match: March 31st

SMARTPITCH is a pitch competition for students in marketing, business, design and computer science. SMARTPITCH is an opportunity to work as a part of a multi-functional team of four to ideate, run a team, project manage, create a prototype and a pitch. You will use the tools NYC’s tech companies and startups use to communicate and to run projects and will apply cutting-edge methods: design thinking, lean method and Agile team management. You will do competitive research, tech planning, define marketing strategy, create a prototype and a 5-min pitch.

http://www.cunystartups.com/smartpitch

Worldstudio AIGA scholarship for minority and economically disadvantaged students

Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships benefit minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying art and design disciplines in colleges and universities in the United States. Our primary aims are to increase diversity in the creative professions, and to foster social and environmental responsibility in the artists, designers, and studios of tomorrow.

Scholarship recipients are selected not only for their talent and their need, but also for their demonstrated commitment to giving back to the larger community through their work. Each award is paid directly to the recipient’s school and applied toward tuition.

Since its inception in 1995, Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships has awarded over one million dollars to over 650 minority and economically disadvantaged college students of art and design.

How to apply
Apply only through AIGA’s official online application system, which will become available beginning February 20. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of application details provided on third-party sites.

The application is now available, so apply today.

Application period
The application for the 2017-2018 school year will be available through our online application system from February 20 through May 1, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

 

JOB/INTERNSHIP: EXHIBITION CATALOGUE DESIGN / PAID

The Kupferberg Center for the Arts seeks a Design Intern to assist in the creation of an exhibition catalogue for The Fabric of Cultures: Objects, Memory, Technology, to be shown at the Queens College Art Center gallery during the Fall 2017 semester. The intern will work closely with the exhibition curator and Art Center Director.

Duties:-assist in gathering images, text, and biographical information from catalogue contributors -develop layout of images and text for an exhibition catalogue of approximately 100 pages -other duties to be assigned as planning continues

Qualifications: -Knowledge of and experience with InDesign -Creative problem solving skills -ability to take initiative as well as work collaboratively -strong organization skills; ability to adhere to deadlines when given reasonable advanced notice -strong speaking and writing skills; comfort communicating with faculty members, artists, and campus administrators -professional demeanor

Compensation: $13/hr., not to exceed 160 hrs., over the course of the Spring 2017 semester.

Interested? Please send resume and brief cover letter to Eugenia Paulicelli at epaulicelli@gmail.com and Amanda Nocera at amanda.nocera@qc.cuny.edu, or call (718)997-4803 for more information.

Coffee N Coding: Join the Queens College Tech Incubator study group to learn full stack web development

Wednesday, January 4, 7-9 pm, CEP Hall 2 (between the Student Union and Razran Hall; marked C2 on this map: http://www.qc.cuny.edu/about/directions/2d/Pages/default.aspx). All levels and ages are welcome.

If you are unfamiliar with FreeCodeCamp, check it out and sign up: http://www.freecodecamp.com/.

Information: aryan.jabbari21@qmail.cuny.edu ; https://www.facebook.com/events/164814930665287/.

NYAS Next Scholars Program: Application due 12/18!

Design students qualify! Apply today

Program Benefits
The NYAS Next Scholars program
· matches scholars with a mentor (a STEM PhD student or a STEM professional) for a year-long (online) partnership
· provides scholars with access to exciting online content that will help them develop their leadership, communication, and critical thinking skills
· provides content on career readiness
· provides a nationwide community of women in STEM
· provides NYAS membership, opening access to live webinars and events with inspirational guest speakers

Potential Scholars
· have a strong interest in a STEM/STEAM/computer science career, even if they have not already declared a STEM major
· self-identify as female
· are in their first or second year of college, or have transitioned from a community college to a senior college within the past year
· are available to dedicate 1-2 hours per week to the program online
· are comfortable communicating in English
· are excited by the idea of having a mentor

Nominations of first generation college students, Dreamers and students without strong STEM support systems are particularly encouraged.

Nominated students should apply at: www.nyas.org/next

Application deadline: December 18, 2016