Thursday, April 24, 2008

Viva Hubble!

As if we need another reason to FIESTA down here in San Antonio, let's all hoist a pint to the Hubble telescope - it's 18 years old today!

To help celebrate Wired Magazine has posted an amazing slide show of some of our beloved Hubble's shots from deep space like this one of the ESO 99-4, above.

"ESO 99-4 is a galaxy with an unusual shape that is probably the remnant of an earlier merger process that has deformed it. ESO 99-4 lies in the constellation of Triangulum Australe, the Southern Triangle, about 400 million light-years away."
Photo: NASA, ESA, the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)-ESA/Hubble Collaboration and A. Evans (University of Virginia, Charlottesville/NRAO/Stony Brook University)

Check out the full gallery over at Wired.

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Go Spurs!


MassArt Redesign

My Alma Matter, MassArt, the 135-year-old institution in Boston has the proud distinction of being both the first and only independent public college of art in the United States, and the first art school to grant a degree.

Working with brand consultancy Minelli, Inc., MassArt, engaged in an eighteen-month-long planning and assessment process that resulted in a strategic marketing plan that aimed to raise the institution's profile, and one of the key elements to achieve this would be its identity. MassArt assembled a committee of faculty, staff, students, foundation directors, and trustees to oversee the project, who selected Moth Design — which features four MassArt alumni — out of seven design firms that responded to requests for proposal. With a new institution name, Massachusetts College of Art and Design (formally established in October of 2007), and a clear sense of renewal, MassArt established objectives for the new identity:

To present MassArt consistently and with confidence.

To represent a level of skill, quality, and creativity appropriate for a leading college of art and design.

To establish a visual signature that is distinct and recognizable as Massachusetts College of Art and Design.

To retain the significant brand equity in "MassArt" while firmly establishing the college's new formal name.

To reflect the energy and spirit of the individuals that comprise MassArt's diverse community.

This is actually the 4th logo for MassArt since my days back in the late 80's. Nice job!

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Thanks to the smart folks at: Under Consideration.