Monthly Archives: May 2012

W+K and Urban Airship Bring You “Tales of Good Push” Animated Videos

W+K recently teamed up with mobile technology leader and former PIE-company Urban Airship to help illustrate “Tales of Good Push.”

Push notifications are a transformative marketing channel and key engagement platform for developers, brands and agencies. As with any communications channel, there’s potential for both good and bad uses, and push is no exception.

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John Jay Serves as Jury Chairman for Cooper Hewitt Museum of Design’s Annual National Design Awards Program

The Cooper Hewitt Museum of Design is a part of the Smithsonian’s extraordinary network of museums and leads the annual National Design Awards program. The program was established to promote excellence and innovation in design and is accompanied each year by educational initiatives and workshops.

This year, our very own John Jay was asked for the huge honor of being the Jury Chairman along with other design and education leaders. He spent two days in Washington, D.C. viewing the best in architecture, industrial design, fashion, landscape design, communications and interactive with a top practitioner of each design discipline. In what John has said “was an amazing experience” and “a humbling reminder of just how little I know”- the jury selected ten outstanding recipients including a Lifetime Achievement honor to Richard Saul Wurman.

Learn about the other recipients here, and read a little more about Evan Roth, founder of the Graffiti Research Lab who helped design the EyeWriter.

Come See David Neevel’s Propellers, Tonight at W+K Portland for First Thursday

A typical show by David Neevel might include painting, photography, electronics, sculpture, slides or a chainsaw covered in mirrors. For Propellers, this month’s First Thursday exhibition at the W+K Portland office, David has foregone variety and installed dozens of propellers on motors on wires that make their way through the Wieden+Kennedy building.

What this show lacks in variety it hopes to make up for with 900 solder connections, about a thousand zip ties and three-quarters of a mile of electrical fencing.

According to his artist’s statement, “The propellers represent ideas.”

What’s that supposed to mean, David?

Doors tonight at 6.