RISD Graduate Thesis Show

Now through June 2 — the RISD Graduate Thesis Show features the work of over 180 students from the sixteen master’s degree programs including: industrial design, textiles, glass, painting, graphic design, photography, and architecture. Seen here is ‘Whirl’ by furniture design graduate Ian Stell. Freely functioning wheels are adapted as the only vertical members of

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Industrial Design Salon At Athenaeum

(2.10) Another installment of the Athenaeum salon series, today with designer Matthew Bird. Bird teaches the History of Industrial Design at RISD, has been a practicing designer since graduating from RISD in 1989, and curates the collections at his store, The Curatorium. He will discuss the US Postal Service’s 2011 introduction of a sheet of

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‘Better World By Design’ Challenge For Students — $1,000 Prize

The ‘Better World By Design’ Conference is coming to town September 30 to October 3. This three-day event held annually on the Brown and RISD campuses connects students, professionals, and individuals from a variety of disciplines in order to build a global community of socially conscious and passionate innovators. Special events coordinator Hannah Burn sends

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They Love Them Some M-Cups At MoMA

Creative genius Carl Mitsch, a designer over at Rhode Island thingamabob and tchotchke wholesaler Fred & Friends, birthed these Matryoshka measuring cups a few years ago. They were an immediate hit and it turns out they have legs. Here they are on the cover of the new MoMA gift catalogue. They are pleasing to the

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Lecture Monday — Hermès Editeur

Hermès chief creative officer, Pierre-Alexis Dumas (Brown ’91) will speak Monday on Hermes Editeur; A Journey on Silk from Art to Craft. In 2008, Hermès Editeur was born out of the desire to challenge this tradition further and bridge fine and contemporary art together with silk-printing craft. Dumas’ talk will focus on the genesis and

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Creatives + Cocktails At AS220 FOO(d)

Tomorrow from 5:45pm to 8pm (or later, you know, if you want to hang out) IDSA RI will be hosting their fourth Creatives+Cocktails event of 2010 at the AS220 restaurant/bar. If you haven’t been to one of these events before, here’s what you’ve been missing; creative people, cocktails, food, and great Wednesday evening conversation. What’s

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IDSA RI: Professionals’ Night At Trinity

The Industrial Designers Society of America, Rhode Island chapter is hosting the first of this year’s series of Professionals’ Nights. This month, Professionals’ Night will be held at the Trinity Brewhouse. A drawing will be done and the winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Trinity. I hear you asking “What better way to

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Objectified — A Documentary About, Um, Objects

If you geek out about material culture, this is a must see film. Sponsored by the Industrial Design Society of America and scheduled for showing  Tuesday, October 6, at 5pm at Trinity Rep. Free for IDSA members. $10 for students/recent graduates, AIGA (the professional association for graphic design), CNU (Congress for the New Urbanism), and

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Reminder: Pecha Kucha

As Beth already noted—and yes, that WAS a shameful cover, Time—tonight marks Providence’s fourth Pecha Kucha (say it with me: pih-CHA kih-CHA) Night.  Pecha Kucha is Japanese for the sound of conversation, and if you don’t practice saying it correctly, the whole group will be forced to recite it every time.  (Plus, if you say “PET-cha

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T-shirt design contest

Attention artists. Help RIPAC design their new T-shirt and if your entry is chosen you can win… a brand new T-shirt! Well, it’s all about the glory really. And the cause. RIPAC is the medical marijuana advocacy coalition that helped our enlightened legislators make marijuana possession legal for qualified patients. But the battle for availability

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