Sunday, June 14, 2009

Design Week 2009


SF's mayor, Gavin Newsom, has signed the declaration. June 15-21, 2009 is once again "San Francisco Design Makes a Difference Week." Join us for a week full of happenings!

Please visit http://www.sfdesignweek.org for a calendar of events, to purchase tickets, and to find out how to get involved.

San Francisco Design Week is a growing celebration of San Francisco Bay Area design to include an opening reception, Communication Arts' 50th Anniversary exhibit, Business and Design forums, Design Film Night, Pecha Kucha night, studio tours, exhibitions, lectures, mixers, and a closing party. The week is hosted by the San Francisco chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design, in developing partnerships with AIASF, IDSASF, IxDASF and other San Francisco design groups, organizations, museums, businesses, and schools.

The goal of SF Design Week is to raise public awareness of Design and, more importantly, San Francisco Bay Area Design including but not limited to: Graphic, Industrial, Interactive, Interior, Fashion, Architecture, Advertising, etc. & to showcase and celebrate design's impact and value in business innovation and efforts towards sustainability, social impact, human rights and political reform.

ON-GOING EVENTS

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Special Exhibit - June 15-August 7, 2009: 50th Anniversary of Communication Arts

AIGA SF will mount an exhibit in our gallery space showcasing the 50th Anniversary of Communication Arts. Founded in 1959, Communication Arts is the premier source of inspiration for graphic designers, art directors, design firms, corporate design departments, advertising agencies, interactive designers, illustrators and photographers--everyone involved in visual communication.

Location: AIGASF - 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94104

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Open Studios | Design

Participating studios, times, and map of locations to be listed soon on http://www.sfdesignweek.org/studios.html

Interested in hosting an Open Studio | Design, contact Ivy Chuang ivy@knoend.com

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MONDAY June 15, 2009

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Opening Reception & Fellow Awards presented by AIGASF

6:00pm - 9:00pm AIGA / AIA San Francisco Office

AIGA San Francisco will open San Francisco Design Week 2009 by hosting a reception in our gallery space for the exhibit: 50th Anniversary of Communication Arts. As part of the event, the AIGA SF board of directors will present the prestigious AIGA Fellow Awards to the 2009 recipients Doug Akagi, Leslie Becker and Michael Cronan.

Founded in 1959, Communication Arts is the premier source of inspiration for graphic designers, art directors, design firms, corporate design departments, advertising agencies, interactive designers, illustrators and photographers--everyone involved in visual communication. This event is free and open to the public.

::::: PLEASE CLICK "RSVP NOW" at :::::

::::: http://aigasf.org/events/2009/06/15/opening_reception__fellow_awards :::::

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TUESDAY June 16, 2009

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Lunch Seminar: What Can Design Do for You? presented by AIGASF

12:00pm - 1:30pm AIGA Office, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94104

This lunch-time workshop will bridge the gap between business and design, and explore

how design thinking can help your company reach its goals.

Moderator: Jay Ganaden

Panelists: Tom Dair, Smart Design

Alonzo Canada, Jump Associates

Aaron Pou, Autograph

::::: TO PURCHASE TICKETS, PLEASE CLICK "RSVP NOW" at :::::

::::: http://aigasf.org/events/2009/06/16/design_week_lunch_seminar :::::

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EAT FOOD TALK SHOP EVENT presented by becausewecan

6pm-ish - 9pm-ish becausewecan world heaqdquarters, 1722 15th St. Ste. C, Oakland, CA 94607

Put on your fancy duds and designer glasses cause It's time for another Eat Food Talk Shop at the Because We Cannery!!! Because We Can is a working shop complete with a 5ft x 9ft CNC mill among other tools, so comfy seating is limited and machines are a plenty. Robots have no need for chairs...This month we are very excited to announce our newest shop tenant is PONOKO , the micro manufacturing people! http://www.ponoko.com/

For more information visit http://www.becausewecan.org

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"Photography, Books, and Your Business - Putting it All Together" presented by BLURB

4pm Portfolio Reviews, Workshop 6:00pm - 10pm Golden Gate Room at Fort Mason, intersection of Marina and Buchanan, San Francisco, CA 94123

This provocative workshop will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of book design, workflow in Lightroom and Photoshop, as well as a hands-on demonstration of Blurb's creative publishing platform and how to successfully integrate books into your business. Presenters will include Jerry Courvoisier, Bob Aufuldish, and Dan Milnor.

::::: TO PURCHASE TICKETS, PLEASE VISIT :::::

::::: http://blurbworkshopsf.eventbrite.com/ :::::

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Design Week Film Night presented by AIGASF

"HANDMADE NATION" with local Designers and Crafters

6:00pm - 9:00pm California College of the Arts, Timken Hall, 1111 Eighth Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Join AIGA SF and our friends at our annual film night, one of the more popular events during Design Week.

The film Handmade Nation documents a movement or artists, crafters, and designers that recognize a marriage between historical techniques, punk and DIY ethos while being influenced by traditional handiwork, modern aesthetics, politics, feminism, and art. Today's crafters are no longer interested in simply cross-stitching samplers or painting floral scrolls on china. Instead, the contemporary craft movement embraces emerging artists, crafters, and designers working in traditional and nontraditional media. In 2006 director Faythe Levine traveled to 15 cities, interviewing 80 individuals to share their stories with us.

A panel of local Bay Area Designers/Crafters/Artists will accompany the screening.

::::: TO PURCHASE TICKETS, PLEASE CLICK "RSVP NOW" at :::::

::::: http://aigasf.org/events/2009/06/16/design_week_film_night :::::

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WEDNESDAY June 17, 2009

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Mike and Maaike: A Studio Exploration hosted by IDSASF

6:00pm - 8:00pm Mike and Maaike, 2459 Lombard Street, San Francisco, CA 94123

Mike and Maaike will present their experimental industrial design process in a gallery like setting. There will be a short presentation of their latest project; "the end of driving" A new destination for a new car industry.

The program will begin at 6:30. The space is limited to 30, so this will be a first-come, first-served event. Please show up at 6pm to ensure entry.

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Myth Busting: Bridging the Architect and Landscape Architect Divide hosted by AIA SF

5:30pm AIA SF Office, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94104

Please join us for the first in a series of joint events sponsored by the AIA SF and the ASLA NCC! Featured Projects: Curran House, Architect: David Baker Architects, Landscape Architect: Andrea Cochran Associates; Jessie Square/Contemporary Jewish Museum, Architect: Handel Architects Landscape Architect: Cliff Lowe Associates; Moderator: Gary Strang, GLS Landscape | Architecture.

::::: TO PURCHASE TICKETS, PLEASE CLICK "REGISTER HERE" at :::::

::::: http://aiasf.org/calendar/cal_detail.cfm?cid=4641 :::::

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Pecha Kucha Night - San Francisco v.34

7:00pm - 11:00pm (Show starts at 8:20pm) Harlot - Nightclub, 46 Minna Street San Francisco, CA

Pecha Kucha is intended to gather creative individuals to share their work and ideas in a night, chilling-out, getting together and exchanging thoughts in an informal environment. Pecha Kucha welcomes creative minds from the fields of Architecture, Industrial Design, Graphic Design, Motion Graphics, Fashion Design, Animation and Design in general. We also invite students who are looking for a job and want to promote their skills. Pecha Kucha represents a new expression venue for people in the creative world.

Theme: "CAUSE" Pecha Kucha SF and SF "Design Makes a Difference" Week invite YOU to consider that thing we really don't get enough to REALLY solve problems...or was it the simplest non-answer: 'cuz'. Or, is it an issue, person or problem that gives meaning to our own efforts, gives shape to our visions, gives purpose to our talents? Pecha Kucha San Francisco and the IDSA want to know. Come tell us and the whole community - what's THE cause?" We already have a great line-up coming together - let us know if you'd like to join in the fun - designers of things 3D and big, etc. are encouraged to represent, too. sign-up here! e-mail info@pechakucha-sf.com

Wednesday night's amazing line-up includes Trevor Hubbard, Michael Voege, Matt Cooke & Alice Bybee, Ivy Chuang, Peter Sheerin, Mimi Schilling, Fred Goykhman, Michael Osborne, Ryan Duke, Kit Hinrich, Ben Davis, & Jongho Lee.

http://pechakucha-sf.com/

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THURSDAY June 18, 2009

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Open Studios | Design SOMA

5:30pm - 9:30pm

Participating Studios : Design Guild SF, Smart Design, Adaptive Path, Astro Studios, CCS Architecture, Mende Design, Odopod

San Francisco Design Studios open their doors to the public and invite you to view and learn of their work. Participating studios, times, and map of locations on http://www.sfdesignweek.org/studios.html

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Design Lecture Series: Christian Helms, The Decoder Ring presented by AIGASF

6:00pm - 9:00pm Adobe San Francisco, 601 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

One of the AIGA San Francisco's oldest and most important lecture series dedicated to the convergence of technology, art and design, this year's Design Lecture Series continues a tradition of bringing world-renowned professionals to one of the world's great creative capitals.

Christian Helms is a co-founder and partner in The Decoder Ring, a quirky and spirited young studio located in the ever-evolving epicenter of Texan hipness: Austin. There he spends his days harvesting the aesthetics of our past and scrambling them with awkward sketches, happy accidents and big ideas. Part designer, part writer and part dance-machine, Christian is proof positive that you can become a success by being "kinda good" at a lot of different things.

Beginning his career as an intern for Michael Beirut at Pentagram NY, Christian went on to blaze an unremarkable trail through Manhattan before serving as a founding member of John Bielenberg's socially-conscious design collective, Project M. His obsessive sketching and perpetual motion has resulted in award-winning work for clients ranging from Wilco and Modest Mouse to Leo Burnett and Toyota.

Christian's served as a juror for the Communication Arts Design Annual, designed packaging that's debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts and his work has received awards and publication by a host of esteemed entities including Communication Arts, Graphis, Step Inside Design, ID, Print, Metropolis-- not to mention the Bessemer City, NC chapter of the Benevolent Knights of Pythias.

::::: TO PURCHASE TICKETS, PLEASE CLICK "RSVP NOW" at :::::

::::: http://aigasf.org/events/2009/06/18/dls_helms :::::

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FRIDAY June 19, 2009

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Conversations About The Future presented by Crome Architecture

7:00pm Crome Architecture - 905 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 For Info/Tickets call (415) 453-0700

This will kick off Crome's series of lectures/workshops titled "Conversations About Your Future" a series designed to give you the tools needed to survive and embrace the ever-present transition to a more sustainable future, all this while enjoying wine & lively conversations.

This first Event will we plan to focus on the Stimulus Package and what it means for Homeowners, Builders, and Developers. We will have a panel of guest speakers with different perspectives, as well as the usual opportunity for guests to share their opinion, information or experience.

We will be updating the line up as soon as we can. So far we have confirmed Tomek Rondio of Mortgage Green ( http://www.mortgagegreen.com/ ) to give a presentation and we are planning on a few more.

For Info/Tickets call (415) 453-0700* or

visit http://sites.google.com/site/eventsatcrome/

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"Interaction Design 101" panel & mixer presented by IxDASF

7:00pm San Francisco (more information soon)

What is Interaction Design? What do interaction designers do? What does it take to be interaction designer? How do they work? What is the future of Interaction Design?

Join us as the San Francisco Chapter of the Interaction Design Association (SFIXDA) Presents: Interaction Design 101

Panel & mixer

A unique opportunity to hear Interaction and user experience design professionals talk about their work, show examples of what they do and share how they got into the field.

Time, location and speaker details at: www.ixdasf.org

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Autograph Anniversary Celebration presented by Autograph

5:00pm - 8:00pm Kitty's http://barkittys.com/ - 6702 Hollis St., Emeryville, CA 94608

Autograph was launched a year ago, please help us celebrate!

Autograph is a brand consultancy with an emphasis in Art Direction and Graphic Design. We are accomplished in creating new brands, and consulting with established brands, to communicate more effectively. We are curious about the culture of branding and it's powerful role in modern society. We can philosophize with the best of them, and enjoy witty conversation. Come see for yourself. Light apps provided. On the deck, weather permitting.

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SATURDAY June 20, 2009

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"Rock Art By The Bay" poster art show presented by The Rock Poster Society

daytime Fort Mason Center : More details to follow

Rock Art By the Bay's annual Rock Poster artists show, featuring artists from the film "American Artifact," signed and numbered silkscreens, lithos, and letterpress posters from Hatch Show Prints.

For more information visit http://www.trps.org/upcoming-events.html

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"AMERICAN ARTIFACT" movie World Premiere presented by The Rock Poster Society

5pm & 7pm screenings Red Vic Movie House, 1727 Haight Street, between Cole and Shrader, San Francisco, CA, 94117

Director Merle Becker crosses the country interviewing rock poster artists from the different eras to discover that America is currently in the midst of a "rock poster art movement", where thousands of artists are doing silk screened rock poster art inspired by the music of our time, and the spirit of our era. Poster artists, as well as the director, will be in attendance.

For ADVANCED TICKETS, to view a preview, and to purchase posters, visit http://www.freakfilms.com/aa/aamovieposters.html

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"Defined by Design" Closing Party presented by AIGASF

6:30pm - 9:30pm Autodesk Gallery, One Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

The Design Week Closing Party will bring together designers from all disciplines of design to celebrate the variety and excellence of Bay Area design. This cocktail party will include drinks, hors d'oeuvre, music and entertainment amidst amazing works of innovation, architecture, and the San Francisco cityscape at the Autodesk Gallery.

We will be showcasing award-winning design from the San Francisco chapters of AIGA, American Institute of Architects (AIA), Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), and Interaction Design Assocation (IxDA).

We will also feature work from the 2009 Enrichment Scholarship recipients, awarded by AIGA SF.

::::: TO PURCHASE TICKETS, PLEASE CLICK "RSVP NOW" at :::::

::::: http://aigasf.org/events/2009/06/20/closing_party :::::

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SUNDAY June 21, 2009

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Indie-Mart StreetFair (the latest Design party craze)

12:00pm - 6:00pm Thee Parkside, 17th & all down Wisconsin St, San Francisco, CA 94107

We will be rocking almost 100 vendors bringing you the best in vintage, local design, rad stores, tees & hoodies, skateboards, zines, records, handmade oddities and a ton of other cool things you couldn't image making up yourself, all in an outside street fair setting with about 4,000 people joining you. We've got bands inside (um, hello, the Frail!), DJ's outside, fresh BBQ food, local foodies making you sweets & treats, D.I.Y. and a tons of interactive vendors sewing, creating, painting, screening…on command and in your face. We even have drink/ beer specials & fun stuff for your Dad (afterall, it is Father's Day). We shut down the whole street so you can hang out all day. You can even bring your dog!

$2 suggested admission benefits the Avon Cancer Walk and gets you a free Zine!

http://www.indie-mart.com

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