Industrial Design student needs your vote in Sneaker Championship!

Rendering of sneaker by Artur Wrona, design student
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 4:00am

Artur Wrona, a second year Industrial Design student, has made it to the second round of competition in the World Sneaker Championship held by Pensole Footwear Design Academy in conjunction with Foot Locker.

The top 64 designs were announced Sunday March 20, voting continues through Thursday, March 24. Entries come from all over the world, including Poland, Hong Kong Sweden and Mexico.

Wrona describes his sneaker design:

“Inspired by Vancouver’s urban and natural landscapes, this lifestyle sneakerboot features a premium wool felt upper along with a lacing system that wraps around the perimeter of the midfoot allowing the wearer to lace the shoe in as many different ways as he can imagine.”
 

Anson Liaw winner of Hiii Illustration 2018 International Competition

by Anson Liaw
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 6:15am

Hiii Illustration 2018 International Competition received 1700 pieces of works from more than 50 countries and regions around the world. 673 works have been chosen to enter the second round, 241 works have been chosen to enter the third round, including 54 works from the Commercial group, and 187 works from the Noncommercial group. The Organizing Committee will announce the winner lists in August 2019. (TBD)

 

The following Hiii Illustration 2018 competition award categories listed below will be completed by the judges and will be completed as a finalized list of winners from the remaining 241 works selected.

 

The finalized list of winning works for the following list of competition categories below will be announced some time during August 2019 after the 3rd & final round of judging is completed are:

 

Grand Prix

Jury Award

Best of the Best (Commercial)

Best of the Best (Nocommerical)

Merit (Commercial)

Merit (Nocommericial)

Most Popular Award

Nominations (Commercial)

Nominations (Nocommercial)

 

Anson Liaw's illustration entitled, Part of Us (version 3) was originally created during the 2017 and was donated to help raise money to help feed and house previously distressed and/or abused monkeys at the Story Book Primate Sanctuary.

 

This illustration and many others were collected by illustrator artist, Anita Kunz from various wonderful contributing artists from around the world were auctioned off.

All money was donated to help feed and house the monkeys at the Story Book Primate Sanctuary.

 

Link to review some more information:

http://www.hiiibrand.com/competion.php?act=lwmd&id=37

Cigar Box Guitar Building Workshop

Saturday, July 20, 2019 - 12:00pm to Sunday, July 21, 2019 - 5:00pm

This workshop will be led by Ken Vickerson, a cigar box enthusiast and a professor in the Material Art and Design Program at OCADU. Ken will share his passion for this humble instrument, discuss its history and impart tips and tricks for making and playing your own CBGs.

Tools will be provided. It is suggested attendees bring their own cigar box but laser cut plywood boxes will also be available. Experience with hand and power tools is not required but it is an asset. Children under 13 years of age must be accompanied by a parent.

Registration is limited to 12 participants.  Material fees (approx. $45) will be payable in cash to Ken at the end of the workshop. 

Click on link to Register:

https://www.craftontario.com/membership-programs/co-space.html#KenVickerson

 

Website: 
https://www.craftontario.com/membership-programs/co-space.html#KenVickerson
Cost: 
$100 registration Fee and $45 supplies
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Stick in a Box - a celebration of handmade music by Ken Vickerson & Friends

stick in a box
Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 10:00am to Saturday, July 27, 2019 - 5:00pm

Ken part of the Material Art & Design Program at OCAD U has pursued this concept through a project that brings CBG building and playing workshops to creative communities over the past 6 months. His enthusiasm has inspired friends and collaborators whose work is also featured in the exhibit. 

Reception is July 19, 5pm to 7pm

Gallery Hours are: Monday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm; Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Thursday to Saturday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm and Sunday 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm

https://www.craftontario.com/membership-programs/co-space.html#KenVickerson

Venue & Address: 
Co Space, 1106 Queen St. West, Toronto
Website: 
https://www.craftontario.com/membership-programs/co-space.html#KenVickerson
Email: 
ken.vickerson@gmail.com
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Design Wo/ManifesT.O. 2020

Toronto City Centre
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 7:30am

Come join Cheryl Giraudy and Saskia van Kampen at their third workshop on July 9 from 6:00 to 8:00 at City Hall and engage in story sharing and discussion around methods for community building and placemaking in Toronto. Confirmed guest story sharer is Sean Lee, Director of Programming at Tangled Art + Disability. Proundly supported by Toronto City Councilor Kristyn Wong-Tam of Ward 13.

 

 

https://www2.ocadu.ca/event/toronto-city-centre?_ga=2.67964886.658401203.1560781445-1396002293.1478745223

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Creative Quarterly - selected 7 Illustrations from OCAD U's Illustration Program

Juliette Vermeersch
Juliette Vermeersch
Juliette Vermeersch
Nathan Devlin
Tiafila Corpus
Camilla Teodoro
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 6:45am

Juliette Vermeersch

Chiku

Winner

 

Juliette Vermeersch

Saudade

Winner

 

Juliette Vermeersch

Inat

Runner-up

 

Nathan Devlin

And So He Lies Awake

Runner-up

 

Tiafila Corpus

Bridesmaids

Runner-up

 

Camilla Teodoro

Toy Soldiers

Runner-up

 

Jingwen Zhang

Runner-up

 

 

Creative Quarterly is an international journal published in New York which focuses on promoting the creative community.

 

Creative Quarterly 56 is due out on newsstands and online October 2019.

 

Congratulations to everyone!

URBANI_T + OCAD U + Ryerson will host the Student Zone this summer

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:00am to Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 5:00pm

The summer event will be taking place from Thursday, June 27th to Saturday, June 29th at Nathan Phillips Square. This year we are participating in the Fashion Shows and Moments throughout the three day event. Each day there will be different themes that you are able to participate in and showcase your already created designs/collections.

 

Venue & Address: 
Nathan Phillips Square
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Nithikul Nimkulrat, Associate Professor in the MAAD Program - exhibition

"The F(r)ame Without Painting, by Nithikul Nimkulrat
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 6:30am

Textile holds emotions and stories. Interwoven is an exhibition exploring ties between art and textile design, including a glimpse of bold new materials used by experimental designers. It interweaves fibres, techniques, textures and diverse materials into a tapestry fusing the legacy of contemporary art, ancient handicrafts, new technology and futuristic visions. A timeless source of warmth and security, textiles preserve an important fragment of human history, while also carrying on ancient techniques and narratives from generation to generation.

 

Artists:
Sheila Hicks, Hanna-Kaisa Korolainen, Maija Lavonen, Pia Männikkö, Nithikul Nimkulrat, Kärt Ojavee, Bella Rune, Kustaa Saksi, Sue Stone, Johanna Ulfsak, Timo Vaittinen, Sandra Wirtanen.

Venue & Address: 
Finland
Website: 
https://emmamuseum.fi/en/exhibitions/interwoven/.
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Notable Costume Designer Martha Mann passed away Monday.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 6:30am

Martha grew up in Toronto, wanted to learn stage design, went to OCA for three years taking courses across the college then started to designed sets. She didn't go back for a fourth year as she went to work in the field. Was an important costume and set designer from the 1950s onwards in Toronto and London, designed for Anne of Green Gables, many operas etc. 

https://www.thetitleblock.com/episodes/2017/3/8/40-martha-mann

Here is her obit notice:

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theglobeandmail/obituary.aspx?n=martha-mann-southgate&pid=192993955

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Publishing our way into a thriving discipline – Recent publications in Systemic Design

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 6:30am

Peter’s editorial titled The Systemic Turn: Leverage for World Changing, served as the theme for the articles comprising the issue.  The issue featured five articles from RSD5 authors, including Jones and Jeremy Bowes’ Rendering Systems Visible for Design: Synthesis Maps as Constructivist Design Narratives. All articles are available free for download at https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/she-ji-the-journal-of-design-economics-and-innovation/vol/3/issue/3

 

Peter also edited a second RSD symposium collection, a Springer book in the Translational Systems Science series, one of the series edited by Dr. Kyoichi Kijima of Tokyo Institute of Technology. The book Systemic Design: Theory, Methods and Practice, comprises 10 chapters from the top-selected papers from the RSD4 Symposium, the 2015 RSD conference in Banff. As with the She Ji issue, the chapters were developed in close collaboration with authors form the emerging systemic design community, and were also rigorously peer-reviewed. One of the chief differences in the book collection is that the chapters are widely ranging in length, with some chapters at nearly 50 or 70 pages long. As Springer books are not open access (See the volume at https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9784431556381#otherversion=9784431556381 ) please contact Peter Jones if interested in the articles.

 

The RSD8 Symposium is being held this year at IIT / Institute of Design in Chicago, October 17-19, in the new facilities at ID. SFI students and alumnae have already contributed and are expected to continue to make a strong showing at this continuing program, as it develops from emergence to excellence, as demonstrated in these continuing publication projects now following each conference. See http://rsd8.org for registration (soon) and to submit synthesis maps or posters (the call for papers is closed, but poster sessions will be open through June 14.

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