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Felipe Taborda talk at the New School


Felipe Taborda is a Brazilian designer, author and superstar.  He is a graphic designer from Rio de Janeiro. He studied cinema and photography at the London International Film School (England), Communication Arts at the New York Institute of Technology and Graphic Design at the School of Visual Arts (USA). He is professor at UniverCidade/RJ and has had his own office since 1990, working mainly in the cultural, publishing and recording areas. His works appears in the recently released books Graphic Design for the 21st Century – 100 of the World’s Best Graphic Designers, published by Taschen (Germany); and World Graphic Design, published by Merrell Publishers (England).

On Wednesday, February 25th, he’ll be talking about his great new book Latin American Graphic Design.

He’ll also be discussing this workshop that he organized with teens in shanty towns of Rio, Salvador and Recife.

Wednesday, February 25th, 6:30 pm
Parsons, The New School for Design, Wollman Hall
66 West 11th St, 5th Fl (Enter at 66 West 12th St)

Copies of his book will be available.

Frank Olinsky designs logos & gets interviewed!

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Illustration Adjunct Faculty Frank Olinsky is a busy man! He recently created his third logo for media wizard Fred Seibert’s Next New Networks, a new kind of media company, creating micro-television networks over the internet for targeted communities, bringing together elements of TV programming and internet philosophy to allow viewers to contribute, share and distribute content. His latest logo is Goggleburn: Online TV You Gotta See. Previous, more illustrative logos were created for Bleacher Bloggers and Metal Chik: The first online network for jewelry making and trends.

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Additionally, our friends over at the Spraygraphic Sprayblog interviewed Frank about his artistic process. Here’s a snippet:

SG: How did you get into being an artist/designer for record companies (CD Cover work) and companies like MTV?

FO: A few early album covers somehow came my way, and after designing the MTV logo, musicians, managers and record companies began contacting my former design studio, Manhattan Design.

SG: What kind of deadlines do you work with when producing this kind of work?

FO: That ranges from a few weeks to months. I’ve even had a CD package drag on for several years.

SG: Do the companies come back to you and say “change this” or “change that?”

FO: Always!

SG: How much are you willing to change? Is there some kind of negotiation process you go through?

FO: I try to be flexible and receptive. I know that I am not always the best judge of what is the best solution to a design problem. Negotiation? Let’s just say on more than one occasion told the client to take the job back and find someone else to do it.

Read the rest of the interview here and also make sure to check out the comments below the interview for some lovely appreciations of Frank’s fine work.  Congrats, Frank!

[images by Frank Olinsky]