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Posted on Thursday, October 11, 2012 by Allison Byers

Over the next month leading up to the presidential election, four separate designers / design firms will tackle the not-so-small problem of rebranding the United States. A more detailed post on this project series can be read here. First up: MendeDesign from San Francisco.

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Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by Allison Byers

Public Bikes' international design show, 'Public Works,' kicks off tonight at the California College of the Arts with 27 ginormous posters answering one question: what does "public" mean to you?

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Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 by Allison Byers

A former national arts magazine editor and freelance writer with a degree in literature, Jeni Tu studied Industrial Design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, finished her degree in San Francisco at California College of the Arts, and re-launched her career as a furniture and product designer. Tu lends us the details of a busy day for this month’s Designer Dailies.

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Posted on Thursday, October 4, 2012 by Chris Bliss

The Huffington Post

When it comes to choosing a college -- as in real estate -- it's all about location, location, location. President Beal discusses why the Bay Area may be the best location for students who are forward-thinking and innovative.

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Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by Allison Byers

Pop Candy reader Matt Silady alerted me to the new M.F.A. in Comics program he helped set up at the California College of the Arts. Let's petition them to grant me an honorary degree so I can start telling people I am a bona fide MASTER OF COMICS.

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Posted on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 by Allison Byers

Most new independent designers struggle for years to distinguish themselves from the pack. But Brook Lane and Kirby McKenzie’s debut line of natural indigo dyed bags and scarves was met with unexpectedly quick success. Though their label, Job & Boss, is just shy of a year old, it has already been snapped up by four Bay Area boutiques, including Gravel & Gold and Accident & Artifact.

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Posted on Monday, October 1, 2012 by Allison Byers

Serena Cole was born to Californian suburban parents who lost their love for each other as soon as the pool was built on the honeymoon home. Afterward, her mother married a man because he looked like Tom Selleck, who lived on the top of mountain. Forced to leave the roller-skatable sidewalks of San Jose, at age nine she found herself living off-the-grid in the Sierra Nevadas and spent the rest of her childhood looking for the mall.

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Posted on Monday, October 1, 2012 by Allison Byers

"Drawing the Line," an exhibition of the work of the late Dugald Stermer, opens Monday at the CCA campus in San Francisco. In the late '90s, Alexis Mahrus, who as interim chair of the illustration department curated the exhibition with the illustrator and art director's family, was a student of Stermer's.

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Posted on Friday, September 28, 2012 by Allison Byers

"Japanese Accents: This series of articles showcases Southern California artists whose works integrate elements of Japanese art and design yet speak boldly about our contemporary SoCal lives. Some are Japanes-American; others have no blood connection with Japan but have discovered something Japanese that resonates with their artistic vision."

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Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2012 by Allison Byers

Although a photographer’s process is integral to his/her work, it is often a carefully guarded secret. Most photographers tend to keep the development of their work to themselves, sometimes choosing to seek counsel only from a small circle of trusted friends.

It comes as a surprise, then, to find Magnum photographer Jim Goldberg’s reworked sketches, videos and maquettes of his groundbreaking books openly shared online.

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