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28 lug 2014 Bic looks for the universal human species' font

Bic looks for the universal human species' font

The project is on the web, everyone can participate in it

CLICHY, FRANCE.  One of the industrial product par excellence is the ballpoint pen. Bic, one of its major manufacturers, has launched an interesting initiative: the search for the universal font.



The project, as explained on Bic dedicated website, comes from a specific question: if their ballpoint pen can be regarded as a universal tool, sold around the world, will a universal calligraphy exist too?

Through the experiment, every person can send its handwritten font by PCs and smartphones. The algorithm developed by Bic merges all sent calligraphies, looks for similarities, divides in categories (gender, origin, profession, etc.) and returns the real human species’ font as result!

Anyone can contribute just connecting to theuniversaltypeface.com. We SID Pills staff made it, and you?




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25 lug 2014 Sacco by P. Gatti, C. Paolini, F. Teodoro - File 43

Sacco by P. Gatti, C. Paolini, F. Teodoro - File 43

One Hundred Years of Italian Products

PADOVA. 

Title: Sacco
Year: 1969
Designer: Piero Gatti, Cesare Paolini, Franco Teodoro
Company: Zanotta

Sink into comfort: just like every person to whom it softly adapts, it is absolutely unique in concept.



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24 lug 2014 A lamp you need to broken to customize

A lamp you need to broken to customize

The latest Dragos Motica's project: Slash Lamp

BUCAREST, ROMANIA.  We’ve found a new lamp with a “social” value, that is the customization opportunity by the final user.



In fact, a couple of months ago we talked with SID graduate Laura Modoni, Filò’s designer, a lamp which won FSC Italia 2013.

The new lamp we’re showing now comes from Romania and it’s called Slash Lamp. The designer is Dragos Motica Studio.

Slash Lamp is social because let the user decide (this is the reason of the name, “/”).
The cover, made of concrete, can be hit with an optional stone for customization. The product becomes an unique piece, “designed” by the user himself.
A lamp, apparently broken, becomes a new and original lamp.

Slash, mainly made of concrete and cork, is produced by Ubikubi.


Source and pictures: www.dragosmotica.ro



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22 lug 2014 If animals drawn at the age of 4 were real...

If animals drawn at the age of 4 were real...

Telmo Pieper shows the results of his project on the web

ROTTERDAM, NEDERLANDS.  The second stage of our short travel among creativity, art and kids takes us to the Nederland, where we meet Telmo Pieper.



If Mica Hendricks let her 4-year old daughter complete her sketches, in this case a sort of opposite process happened.

«Digital painted Creatures and stuff based on my own childhood drawings. I designed these creatures at the age of 4 and now reincarnated them with digital painting.»

Telmo, born in 1989 in Rotterdam, is a creator, graphic designer and spraypainter, member of the artistic duo Telmo Miel.

PS: interested in digital painting? This topic is part of our course in Drawing held within the three-year Study Plan in Creative Design!


Source and pictures: www.telmopieper.com



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21 lug 2014 Mother and 4-year old daughter's art portraits

Mother and 4-year old daughter's art portraits

The experimenti by Mica Hendricks got viral on the web

FORT HOOD, USA.  In the following two artiche we talk again about creativity linked to visual arts, with projects related by a common topic: kids.



Here we talk about Mica Angela Hendricks, Texan illustrator and graphic designer. Few days ago her paintings went viral on the web, because they were made by her and her 4-year old daughter Myla.

«I didn’t want my daughter to be around while I was painting: I was scared she’d doodle them. Later I let her complete these drawings: I painted the faces, she the rest, and I finished them with color.»

The teaching is to go beyond our mental limits: children can do it easier, and show those creative stimuli which, once adults, go to the hidden corners of our mind.

But don’t forget we can stimulate our creativity even if we’re adults: that’s the reason why we SID endorse the principles of creative design!


The second project we’re talking about? Animals (and other stuff) by Telmo Pieper!


Source and pictures: busymockingbird.com



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15 lug 2014 Contests |  Different Design, Carlsberg embraces design

Contests |  Different Design, Carlsberg embraces design

You can win a weekend in Copenhagen for 2 people

TORINO. 

Carlsberg organizes a product design contest in occasion of next Paratissima. This event will take place in Turin to give the opportunity to emerging and established creative people to get involved in a dynamic environment with a wide audience.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

You have to design an object or pieces of furniture which integrate and enhance the PET stem Draught Master, highlighting its sustainability and low environmental impact.
The products must be designed for private homes or public venues, and presented with mock-ups too.
The competition is open to Italian and foreign students, designers, architecture and creative people.  

DEADLINES

Deliver of projects: up to Sunday, August 31st 2014.

PRIZES

2 winning projects will be chosen. Each of them will receive a weekend for 2 people in Copenhagen, including travel, 2 nights in a 4 star hotel (half-board) and guided tour of Carlsberg factory.

USEFUL LINKS




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11 lug 2014 Plia by Giancarlo Piretti - File 42

Plia by Giancarlo Piretti - File 42

One Hundred Years of Italian Products

PADOVA. 

Title: Plia
Year: 1969
Designer: G. Piretti
Company: Anonima Castelli

A transparent chair: with an aluminum structure and the back and seat moulded in ABS, the Plia embodies radical innovation in technology and styling, giving rise to countless copies and subsequent versions.



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9 lug 2014 JoeVelluto leads Italian Design National Team

JoeVelluto leads Italian Design National Team

An exhibit related to the World Cup at Triennale Design Museum

MILANO.  It looks like SID, but it’s NID: Nazionale Italiana Design, a project by studio JoeVelluto in Vicenza now on display at Triennale in Milan. The exhibit will be open until September 7th.



The team aims at representing italianness in the world of furniture, design and communication. Eleven under-35 creative people designed new products interpreting the housing and human changes we can observe during the soccer World Cup. Every designer has been supported by a different company.

Lineup: Sovrappensiero, Zaven, Simone Simonelli, Daniele Bortotto, Giorgio Biscaro, Alessandro Gnocchi, Gianluca Seta, Tankboys, Matteo Zorzenoni, Happycentro and Filippo Protasoni
Trainers: Andrea Maragno (JoeVelluto, SID lecturer) and Claudio Larcher (Modoloco)
Referee: Silvana Annicchiarico (Triennale Design Museum director)

What: Nazionale Italiana Design
Where: Triennale Design Museum, Milan
When: July 8th - September 7th 2014
Info: triennale.it



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8 lug 2014 Contests |  Design your LED/OLED lamp

Contests |  Design your LED/OLED lamp

A summer competition in view of Illuminotronica 2014

PADOVA.  LEDin Award looks for the best design of lighting products on LED/OLED technology. The contest is promoted by Assodel (Associazione Nazionale Fornitori Elettronica) in collaboration with Italian Lighting Designers network and IDEA (International Distribution of Electronics Association).

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

The competition is open to design, architecture or engineering students and young lighting designers. Projects must be unpublished and original.
There are 2 categories: “Product Design LED” (indoor) and “Product Design OLED” (by LG Chem) indoor.

DEADLINES

  • Deliver of projects: up to September 1st, 2014 at 12.00
  • Awards ceremony: at Illuminotronica (in Padua), October 11th, 2014

PRIZES

Each category will have a winner and some possible honorable mentions.
The winners will be advertised to the press and the most meaningful projects will be prototyped with a 3D printer, made operational and shown during Illuminotronica 2014.

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7 lug 2014 The history of the World Cup by its 20 official posters

The history of the World Cup by its 20 official posters

From Uruguay 1930 to Brazil 2014: 84 years of evolution

BRASILE.  The 2014 FIFA World Cup is reaching its great final, so we SID Pills decided to make a short research in the visual area.



Our interest was focused on the graphic evolution of the posters, from the first edition in 1930. We collected all of them: watch the gallery above.

Every poster suggests interesting ideas: some of them are more artistic, others refers to the culture of a nation or to the historical period when they’ve been designed. Our overview ends with Brazil 2014, which is interesting at a communicative level because it’s the first one with sponsor added.

Which is your favorite one? Do you have another proposal for Brazil 2014 one?


Index:
  • Photo 2: 1930 Uruguay
  • Photo 3: 1934 Italy
  • Photo 4: 1938 France
  • Photo 5: 1950 Brazil
  • Photo 6: 1954 Swiss
  • Photo 7: 1958 Sweden
  • Photo 8: 1962 Chile
  • Photo 9: 1966 England
  • Photo 10: 1970 Mexico
  • Photo 11: 1974 Germany
  • Photo 12: 1978 Argentina
  • Photo 13: 1982 Spain
  • Photo 14: 1986 Mexico
  • Photo 15: 1990 Italy
  • Photo 16: 1994 USA
  • Photo 17: 1998 France
  • Photo 18: 2002 Korea-Japan
  • Photo 19: 2006 Germany
  • Photo 20: 2010 South Africa
  • Photo 21: 2014 Brazil

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SID PILLS è una testata giornalistica web iscritta al n. 2299 del Registro Stampa presso il Tribunale di Padova in data 31 maggio 2012.