Hand Drawn Competition – Deadline Oct 1

Print Magazine has launched a new competition: Hand Drawn

“What is illustration today? Is it pen-and-ink on paper? Vectors on pixels? A cut-paper scene captured in a photograph? A hand-stitched portrait with a touch of Photoshop? We think it’s all of the above. And now, we want to see what illustration is to you.”

Guidelines: This competition is open to all participants.

Entry fees: $40/entry, $60/campaign or series, $20/students

Deadline: October 1, 2010

Prizes: $500 for best in show, $250 for two runner ups
Placement in the magazine and on printmag.com

Art by Architects @ Philadelphia Center for Architecture

Art by Architects 2010

September 14 – October 5, 2010
Opening reception: Thursday, September 16, 5:30-8pm

The fourth annual exhibit of works of art by local architects will be held at the Center for Architecture at 1218 Arch Street Philadelphia from September 14 to October 5, 2010. Artwork will be for sale and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Center for Architecture’s educational and other outreach programs.

Charles Burns + Chip Kidd @ Free Library

Charles Burns | X’ed Out with Chip Kidd | Shazam!: The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 7:30pm

Location: Central Library
Cost: FREE

Charles Burns is a prolific and highly sought after comic illustrator whose art has graced the covers of Time, The New Yorker, and the New York Times Magazine, and the McSweeney’s magazine The Believer. Black Hole, won the Harvey, Eisner, and Ignatz awards and was named one of Comics Journal’s Top 100 English Language Comics of the Century. His other high profile projects have included the cover design for Iggy Pop’s Brick by Brick album and a major marketing campaign for Altoids. Never before serialized, X’ed Out is an entirely new graphic novel that one Publishers Weekly reviewer calls “erotic and horrifying.”

An art director at Alfred A. Knopf and editor-at-large for Pantheon, Chip Kidd’s work has been exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and is collected in the monograph Chip Kidd: Book One. He is the author of novels The Cheese Monkeys and The Learners, and the nonfiction books Batman Collected and Bat-Manga! Inspired by The Official Preppy Handbook—the satiric international bestseller originally published in 1980—Kidd recently joined forces with Lisa Birnbach, the editor and one of the writers of the original volume, on True Prep, an updated prep protocol for the modern age. Kidd will discuss his latest book, Shazam!: The Golden Age of the World’s Mightiest Mortal.

No tickets required. For Info: 215-567-4341.

Islanded @ Crane Arts

InLiquid Presents, Islanded – New work by Sharka Hyland

August 11 – October 17, 2010

Second Thursday receptions: Sep 9 and Oct 14, 6-9pm

Hours: Wed – Sun, 12-6pm
Location: The Hall at Crane Arts

Islanded is an exhibition of drawings made with wire, consisting of flat, net-like structures made from steel and silver wire. Sharka Hyland’s current body of work explores the notion of representing a three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional plane in an alternative manner, outside of the conventional framework of the Albertian perspective. Specifically, Hyland is working toward an illusionist space emerging from a quintessentially flat abstract pattern. The structures first appear to be drawings. They might seem to also be three-dimensional forms. They can be maps, nets, clouds, rocks, islands, and more.

Old City Window Contest – Deadline Sep 2

As part of the Design Philadelphia city-wide initiative, a call for entry has been announced for innovative and visually inspired students, recent grads, professionals and artists in various fields of design. The Old City Windows Contest is open to student, professionals, or artists in the design field. The ability to draft, plan, and fully execute a window is needed to participate in the contest.

Prizes and recognition will be awarded for best windows. Designer entrants must read all guidelines and submit requirements. If designers or artists are looking to just display their own artwork in a vacant window you may contact OCBC about available spaces and fees.
For full information, registration details, and questions, visit www.oldcitybusinesscollective.org.
Submissions are due September 2nd.

Bespoke @ Museum of Arts and Design

Bespoke: The Handbuilt Bicycle
May 13 – August 15, 2010

This exhibition features the designs of six internationally renowned bicycle builders who have authored some of the most revolutionary developments in their craft. Through their manipulation of steel, aluminum and titanium, these artisans produce racing bicycles for champion athletes, mountain and cyclocross bicycles for negotiating vertiginous terrain, urban bicycles for stylishly transporting commuters, and elegantly stripped down randonneur bicycles for epic journeys.