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Wednesday, December 9, 2009


We are challenging you to create a piece of artwork in any visual medium depicting a creative and personal interpretation of the last days of Earth during an ‘apocalypse’. What would the end of the world mean to you? Is it your favorite TV show getting canceled? Your best friend moving across the country? A world with no ketchup (OMG!)? Whether your version is "fire and brimstone" in the biblical sense or a world overrun by cannibalistic bunnies – we want to see what your ‘last days’ would look like!

As an extra special treat, the winners for this contest will be selected by Joe Madureira of Vigil Games, AKA Joe Mad!


(p/s for deviantart member only)


To spotlight the equality cause, FAIR has teamed up with over 80 celebrities (everyone from Robert De Niro to Julia Roberts, Scarlett Johansson to Jared Leto) and had them sign and, in some cases, customize the original Shepard Fairey "Love Unites" print, which you can find available for download below. The customized pieces are being auctioned off online here.

Deviants — it’s YOUR turn to customize the "Love Unites" print and have Shepard Fairey judge your creation! For this contest, we’re asking you to remix and re-imagine the original "Love Unites" print. The contest is open to ALL deviantART members, EVERYWHERE in the world. Not only is this a great opportunity to help promote a fantastic cause, but the final winners will be chosen by Shepard Fairey himself! This is a huge deal; so have fun and get creative with the "Love Unites" design, get your work checked out by Shepard Fairey, and win some awesome prizes.


(p/s: only for deviantart member. register >> here

Monday, December 7, 2009

4 Mile Run Pedestrian-Cyclist Bridge Professional Competition

For years, Northern Virginia’s Four Mile Run has functioned as a flood control channel and a border between the City of Alexandria and Arlington County. More recently, growing community interest in revitalizing and celebrating the Run has resulted in the Four Mile Run Restoration Master Plan. The plan outlines a broad range of ambitious, feasible goals to restore the ecology of the Run while re-establishing it as a cherished park space and a means of stitching together communities.

Bridges are built to connect, traverse, and inspire. The pedestrian and cyclist bridges planned to reach across the run will be the defining elements in bringing people to the shores of the stream and to each other. As pieces of transit infrastructure, the bridges will also link neighborhoods, streets, and pathways, thus providing a more accessible and desirable means to walk or bike across the region. The first of these bridges is to establish the design language for the others to follow, and is the subject of this professional competition. Taking inspiration from its surrounding natural and industrial elements, the bridge is to be a modern, sustainable, and sculptural piece, spanning clear across the run with minimal impact to the streambed.

The competition to design and build this bridge begins with a request for qualifications and culminates in a public presentation given by three finalists. A winning team will be chosen based on the strength of their professional skills and the potential for their conceptual design to become an icon for the Four Mile Run and its surrounding community.

Please visit for more competition details. The deadline to submit qualifications is 4:00 pm (EST) December 7, 2009.


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Aqua Tower by Studio Gang Architects

Location: 200 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL, USA

Architect of Record: Loewenberg & Associates

Owner: Magellan Development


MACEF DESIGN AWARD MASSIMO MARTINI 2010 the expression of italian taste

C A L L - F O R - E N T R I E S designboom and 'MACEF international home show' design competition. participation is open to applicants from every country in the world, to professionals, students, and design-enthusiasts. free registration required
craftsmanship is an all but defunct art form and can be found in any field of endeavor imaginable. craftsmanship produces superior quality products, with attention to detail that reflect the careful artisan precision. by combining skill, commitment and judgment, the craftsman establishes a close relationship between head and hand, man and machine, which is vital to our physical, mental and societal well-being. although many of the craftsman's tasks may be repetitive, it doesn't mean he/she easily falls into a rut. instead, he/she is constantly looking for new tools and techniques to improve the work process. with imagination, he/she plays the role of industrial engineer who is normally charged with such a task. following the 'making is thinking', we seek out for contemporary and innovative high-value home accessories, tableware, utensils, tools, furnitures ...

application registration will be accepted through january 02, 2010. >>register