AIGA Birmingham turns 25


What a great way to celebrate our silver anniversary than to bring in a world class designer and have her jury our first (but hopefully annual) Design for Good poster challenge! Legendary designer Luba Lukova took time out of her busy schedule to visit us here in Dixie! We had a total of 45 poster entries … Continue reading

Cayenne’s Creativity casts a shadow at District ADDYs


A hearty congratulations to Cayenne Creative for taking home the Best of Show prize in the District 7 ADDY Awards. There is a considerable amount of design talent throughout town, and this bunch is consistently among the best.

Lewis leads with new stationary


Birmingham design agency Lewis Communications is also participating in Neenah’s new unSHOW, and they do so with good reasoning. 

And the winner is…


The 1st Emerging Designer Showcase was a success! Thank you to all of the participants, guests, and judges. We will be having one of these again most likely in October. See you then.

Emerging Designer Showcase revealed


So who is the big winner? Come by and check it out. AIGA Birmingham presents an Emerging Designer Showcase April 1 from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. at Matthew’s Bar and Grill, 2208 Morris Ave., Birmingham. sponsored by AIGA Birmingham, Forstall Art Supply Center and Matthew’s Bar and Grill. The juried show will spotlight up-and-coming talent … Continue reading

The Judges Results…


I am proud to say that the work in the showcase is going to be awesome! We’ve got some real talent and I only see it getting bigger and better. I would like to thank each of our judges: Marion Powers, Sara Cannon and Anna Dembo.

AIGA Birmingham presents the Emerging Designer Showcase


AIGA Birmingham presents an Emerging Designer Showcase April 1 from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. at Matthew’s Bar and Grill, 2208 Morris Ave., Birmingham. sponsored by AIGA Birmingham, Forstall Art Supply Center and Matthew’s Bar and Grill. The juried show will spotlight up-and-coming talent from Birmingham and beyond. Come mingle, enjoy the exhibit and meet the … Continue reading

Lunge into the weekend with The Dirty Lungs


Psychedelic rock band The Dirty Lungs will be playing with Stoned Cobra tonight at Matthew’s Bar and Grill. I’ve seen these guys play at Bottletree a couple of times. They are definitely worth the $7 cover fee. It starts at 7 p.m. See you at the show!

Intermark wins Best of Show ADDY award


It was a nice night and a fancy event. Russell Hubbard of The Birmingham News recaps the 54th Birmingham Annual ADDY Awards. Photos by Butch Dill. The Birmingham Chapter of the American Advertising Federation handed out its top yearly talent awards Thursday night at the 54th annual ADDY gala at The Club, where Intermark Group won … Continue reading

Birmingham presents best of local advertising


Today’s edition of Friday Fun features last night’s ADDY Award Show winners. UAB students stole the show in most of the categories they entered. Yours truly walked away with a gold and a silver trophy for back-to-back winning years, but I’m not alone. Fellow partner-in-crime Brittany Fox will also be headed for a consecutive run at … Continue reading

The ADDYS have arrived!


I would like to proudly announce tonight is Birmingham’s 54th Annual American Advertising Federation ADDY Awards. It will be a chance to celebrate some truly spectacular work from my local creative community and a glimpse into what makes a good ad. This year’s theme was a nob to the golden age of advertising–the 60s–so dust … Continue reading

Students Help Redesign the Designer’s Role


As much as I like to poke fun of the Public Relations driven UAB Magazine they did something neat in the September issue. Why yes we do some really awesome things in art department, and usually don’t get any recognition for it–not that we ask mind you. It is nice to get noticed for doing something … Continue reading

From Scratch Design constructs creative clutter


Welcome to the first named edition of local legends! From now one I’m going to incorporate one project from peers, colleauges, or just plain competition located within the Birmingham metro area. There’s a lot more to this town’s art, design or media scenes and its about time someone showcased it! Unofficially the first edition can … Continue reading

Floating Futures‬‏


This week’s edition of Friday Fun comes in with some local flavor. My close friend and recent UAB graduate Jackie Stafford‘s recent stop motion animation short film ‘Floating Futures’ is quite an accomplishment in craft. You have to commend her for being able to stay sane enough to cut out all those tiny pieces. And … Continue reading