We moved! We’re still in the same, beautiful 401 Richmond Street building, but have brand new digs. Stop by and say hello!
Here at Swipe, we’ve always considered ourselves on the fringe of the craft movement. Steph Hung and Erin Jang are pretty well in the middle of it. Their mutual love of making gifts for friends and family resulted in their brand-new book, Make & Give: Simple and Modern Crafts to Brighten Every Day. Creative, fun, thoughtful, cute but not cutesy, and very nicely designed (which, let’s face it, we always like), it’s a bit of bright and cheery all wrapped up in nice and easy.
On Wednesday 22 October at 6 p.m. we’ll be launching Make & Give in the Urbanspace Gallery right next to Swipe. There’ll be cookies, craft demos with the authors, a Q&A, books to buy and more. (And did we mention cookies?)
Swing by and join us!
Visionary Brazilian architect, urbanist and politician Jaime Lerner has received substantial recognition for his environmental and transportation initiatives and his work relating to the improvement of human settlements. Former president of the International Union of Architects (UIA), three-term mayor of Curitiba, Brazil, and twice governor of Parana State, he played a leading role both in the urban reinvention that gave Brazil a name for urban planning, socio-environmental programs and public transportation, and in the social and economic transformation of Parana.
We’re excited to be hosting the launch of Urban Acupuncture, the first of Jaime Lerner’s books to be published in English, on October 20, 2014.
By examining “pinpricks” of change – small interventions that bring people together and spark interest and action among the citizenry – Lerner invites us to re-imagine the true building blocks of vibrant communities in a discussion of “urban acupuncture.”
An RSVP to this event buys your ticket to ‘An Evening with Jaime Lerner’ and your copy of the book Urban Acupuncture.
Jaime Lerner will be available for book signing after the presentation.
Cheesy gardening-related puns aside, it’s that time again! We are now fully stocked with our favourite design annuals.
2011 One Show Annual: Advertising’s Best Print, Design, Radio and TV
One Show‘s newest annuals, covering their awards selections for 2011, showcase the best of current design talent worldwide. As usual, they have produced three colourful volumes: the regular One Show annual, which presents the winners of the 2011 One Show; and the Design and Interactive issues, featuring the winners of the One Show Design and One Show Interactive competitions, respectively. For self-styled renaissance people, these three books are also available in a convenient boxed set. (2012: Rockport; ISBN 9780929837499 Advertising; ISBN 9780929837505 Design; ISBN 9780929837512 Interactive; ISBN 978092837529 Boxed Set)
The One Show, Volume 33: $82.50
One Show Design, Volume 5: $54.95
One Show Interactive, Volume 14: $54.95
One Show Three-Volume Boxed Set: $169.95
Art Directors Annual 90
This volume covers the New York Art Directors Club 2011 ADC Hall of Fame Laureates, ADC Hybrid, and ADC Black Cube awards, with the addition of this year’s new ADC Designism Award, which recognizes design with an eye to social and political change. The publication includes high-quality images of award-winning work. (2011: Ava Publishing; ISBN 9782940411887)
46th Annual Society of Publication Design Annual
With its unique mandate to honour the best in editorial design work, the Society of Publication Design draws on a broad base of international talent. Their annual showcases the work of photographers, editorial directors and journalists, among others. (2012: Rockport; ISBN 9781592537501)
This eye-catching annual showcases the 208 winning designs from among 1,500-plus international submissions to TDC Communication Design 2011, the awards of the Type Directors Club, a body comprised of industry professionals from around the globe. This year’s volume, designed by New York’s Mucca Design, is notable for its striking cover and eclectic content. The annual covers a wide range of typographic inquiry, including magazine work, logotypes, corporate identity and much more.
(2012: Harper Collins; ISBN 9780061726378)
Communication Arts 2012 Interactive Annual (18)
Communication Arts 2012 Typography Annual (2)
Communication Arts renews its commitment to documenting innovative and inspiring work in a range of disciplines. Their newest Typography Annual features 150 winning projects in advertising, typeface design, identity, packaging, periodicals and more, exhibiting a general trend toward nostalgia and the handmade. The 2012 Interactive Annual features projects in information design, advertising, entertainment and self-promotion. (2012: Communication Arts; ISBN 07447092074803)
This extensive volume covers outstanding work in the fields of branding, film production, digital media, photography, general design and creative work, and advertising. Winners receive the Yellow Pencil Award, and the more sought-after Black Pencil Award. (2011: Taschen; ISBN 9783836528849)
The Advertising and Design Club of Canada annual awards show is widely regarded as Canada’s finest showcase of exceptional work in graphic design, advertising broadcast and print, interactive media and editorial design. The printed annual features an elegant cover design and concise layout. (2011: ADCC)
Red Dot Design Yearbook 2011/2012: Living and Doing
This weighty (and surprisingly affordable!) two-volume set is a comprehensive yearly roundup of Red Dot‘s product design selections. Living presents products for the home and personal use, and Doing is dedicated to items such as cars, cameras, tools and various electronic devices. (2011: Red Dot Editions; ISBN 9783899391213)
German Design Award 2011
The German Design Council is known for its discerning awards criteria, including the stipulation that a company can only enter if it already holds a national or international design award. This two-volume boxed set is a collection of the crème de la crème of current product and communication design, with a focus on work that is both innovative and user-friendly. (2012: Gestalten; ISBN 9783899553499)