Music for 18 Musicians

Curator: David Grey
date: October 23, 2014
Categories: Design in Music, Poster Design
Tags: education, graphic design
At Santa Fe University of Art and Design I teach a course called "Design for Music," in which students have the opportunity to work on LP/CD/mp3 music packaging in a group studio environment. 

I’m continually impressed by how the structure of this course helps students relax into the creative process. Last week, we took a playful three-hour break with an evening workshop on repetition, pattern and rhythm. I introduced the designers to Steve Reich’s "Music for 18 Musicians." We played it a few times in a row while designing imaginary performance posters. 

Within one evening some incredible work transpired. Their responses were playful and unrestrained, intuitive and intellectual. The inspiration of it all made me crave an immediate studio session of my own. I’m so glad to have the opportunity to share some of this rich student work with you.
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Container Classroom: Studio H

Curator: Firebelly Design
date: December 11, 2013
Categories: Environmental Design, Experience Design
Tags: collaboration, construction, education
“Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead

Throughout this week on Design Envy, each of our posts will feature an aspect that we value greatly within our studio. Today’s post speaks to collaboration.
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Art Everywhere Project

Curator: Garth Walker
date: August 12, 2013
Categories: Advertising, Entertainment Design, Environmental Design, Experience Design, Illustration
Tags: British, education, Old Masters, public art
The Art Everywhere project sees 22,000 billboard sites across Britain become the world’s biggest outdoor art gallery. The 57 selected artworks were chosen by the public from art collections within the UK. 
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Duolingo: Gaming the Language Barrier

Curator: Scribble Tone
date: November 20, 2012
Categories: Experience Design
Tags: education, games, system design, Translation
Duolingo is on our list because of its cleverly designed system for teaching foreign languages: The lessons are presented as a fun and addictive game environment. While building vocabulary, you win points and progress through levels.
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PhoneBook: Mobile Art Lab

Curator: Tali Krakowsky
date: September 22, 2011
Categories: Book & Magazine Design, Entertainment Design, Experience Design
Tags: education, interactivity, iPhone, media, storytelling

A truly seamlessly integrated physical-digital PhoneBook for children by Mobile Art Lab.

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