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Here is a product that goes in the face of this internal debate in the design field over print versus web.  Using an ingenious and fun idea designed by the London based design consultants BERG, The Little Printer combines mobile development, design, product design and interaction.

Besides it being cute it also the physical component for their BERG CLOUD, which connects mobile devices and smart products together.

Take a look here:

Connected to the Web, Little Printer has wide range of sources available to check on your behalf. We call them “publications”. Subscribe to your favourites and choose when you’d like them delivered. Right on time Little Printer gathers everything it needs to prepare a neat little personalised package, printed as soon as you press the button. You can get deliveries multiple times a day, but we find once or twice works best–like your very own morning or evening newspaper.

Little Printer holds a compact, inkless, thermal printer. Its zero-configuration wireless connection to the Web (via the Bridge unit, included) lets you place it wherever you have a power outlet. Little Printer is constructed in high-gloss injected moulded plastic and the brushed steel faceplate holds the paper, framing each delivery as it prints.

Watch THIS video to see more.



I thought I would use my first post to introduce one of my favorite discoveries from the world of Open Source software – ALCHEMY.

First off, what is Open Source? In a word, its free.  That got your attention.  However, it gets more complicated, using OpenSource software you enter into a conversation and community with other designers, artists, engineers, etc.  You share, you debug, you are open about ideas and what you create.  You can contribute.

Second, so what is Alchemy?  They kind of say it best I think…

Alchemy logo

Alchemy is an open drawing project aimed at exploring how we can sketch, draw, and create on computers in new ways. Alchemy isn’t software for creating finished artwork, but rather a sketching environment that focuses on the absolute initial stage of the creation process. Experimental in nature, Alchemy lets you brainstorm visually to explore an expanded range of ideas and possibilities in a serendipitous way.

I had this put on the computers in our labs and classrooms, so open it up and draw.  When you are hitting a block this is a great place to go, draw and begin rapidly visualizing ideas.  You can save all of your files and export them to all of your favorite proprietary software to build on, to animate with, to create further.

Delve Further into the OpenSource software world by checking out Audacity, Blender, Notepad++, and more.

Seek & Find: A Presentation on the Design Process

AIGA Baltimore Conect: A Resource for Baltimore's Design Community

Upcoming Event
Seek & Find: A Presentation on the Design Process

Being a graphic designer can be a lonely job!

Seek & Find: A presentation by Deanna Kuhlmann-Leavitt

What is the best solution? Not the easy answer! Seek & Find is a way of working that is at once inquisitive and playful, disciplined and rigorous. Whether working in print, new media or the built environment, Kuhlmann Leavitt, Inc. asks how volume and scale, materials and objects, color, type, imagery and text can be used in an original and meaningful way to create experiences that inform and delight. Milton Glaser once said, “To design is to communicate clearly by whatever means you can control or master.” Read More

Chapter News
AIGA Annual Design Competitions

Deadline: March 10, 2011

We all know what good design looks like (right?), but what is great design? It takes more than good looks to make a design effective, and AIGA will be awarding honors to design work that’s both aesthetically pleasing andeffective at solving the client’s challenges. Read More

AIGA Baltimore News & Initiatives
Stay Connected!

In addition to great speakers and events, we have some follow-up on past initiatives and new initiatives in the works. Stay tuned and get involved with what’s going on. Read More

Student Portfolio Review at Towson University

portfolio review

Share your portfolio with experienced local professionals! The AIGA student portfolio review gives you a unique opportunity to receive critical feedback on the work that you do in preparation of the ‘real-world’ of design. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

December 9th from 6-8PM
Center for the Arts, Room 4005

8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252-0001
AIGA Student Members: $10
Non-members: $20

Stevenson Faculty Show

faculty show

Stevenson’s talented art faculty put their artwork on display for all to see in the faculty show “Getting to know you”, curated by our own Lori Rubeling.

faculty show

faculty show

faculty show

faculty show

Artwork ranges from traditional oil and watercolor paintings to large tapestries of digital art.

faculty show

The lucky recipient of the ipod touch raffle flaunts her winning ticket.


On Wednesday November 17 from 11am-1pm, we will have an exhibition of Art Faculty work in the Art Wing hallway. A pizza lunch will be served, and all students can enter to win an 8 GB iPod touch!


Note: This iPod touch was made possible by EF Tours, our host company for study abroad photography trips hosted by Carol Cornwell and Jefferson Steele. To learn more about our study abroad tour to France this Spring, please contact Jefferson Steele:

See you there!

On-Campus Recruiting

world's best boss

Who: Employers interested in interviewing Stevenson students.

What: Full-time and part-time employment and internships

Where: Career Services and Learning Beyond Center

1st Floor Wooded Way
Owings Mills Campus
When: Fall and Spring Semester, positions posted are usually for both December and May Graduates, all qualified students may take advantage of Internship Interviews.

Why: To get a jump start on your career search. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a position lined up before the end of the semester?

How: Mustang Central,, Quicklinks and scroll down to Mustang Central

How to sign up for an interview using Mustang Central

1. Visit to find Mustang Central under Quicklinks.

2. Once logged in, scroll down and take a look at the Mustang Central announcements. These an-nouncements will update you on what’s going on in Mustang Central and alert you if an interview has been unexpectedly changed or canceled.

3. Next, mouse over the ―On Campus Recruiting‖ tab at the top of the page and scroll down to ―Qualified Schedules.

4. The next page displays all of the schedules, or interviews, for which you qualify. If a certain em-ployer doesn’t show up on this page, and you think you qualify, understand that any of the follow-ing items may keep you from qualifying.

a. Your resume has not been uploaded into Mustang Central
b. Employer is only interviewing certain majors
c. Employer is only interviewing certain student classifications
d. Employer is only interviewing students with certain GPAs
If you still believe you qualify for the interview, please contact Career Services at 443-352-4477.

5. Next, select an employer you wish to interview with from the list by clicking on the correspond-ing Schedule ID# to the left of the employer that you picked. Some employers may have multiple schedules because they have more than one recruiter coming to interview. You only need to sign-up for one recruiter.

6. This will bring up the employers schedule of interviews. This page will list the requirements for the employer you have chosen. On this page you will see at least three ―sign up‖ links and but-tons. To sign up for an interview, click one of these buttons.

7. If no timeslots are available you may join the wait list, and if time slots open, we will contact you via e-mail.

8. That’s it! You’ve successfully signed up for an interview with your desired company. Repeat the process to sign up with other employers.

Requirement to qualify to interview: Read the Policy Agreement Form, located on Mustang Central, and click to agree to the policy. Upload your resume to Mustang Central. Have Questions? Natalie Dobry, Assistant Director, Career Services Direct Line: 443-352-4476 Career Services: 443-352-4477

The London Eye and the American Revolution

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theHarry S.Truman Professor ofAmerican Civilization at Brandeis University,

will deliver this lecture onAmerican artists in London during theAmerican Revolution.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010 • 7 p.m.

Kelley LectureHall

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contactMatthewHale, assistant professor of history at Goucher,

at 410-337-6217 or

Sponsored by the Laura Graham Cooper Lecture Fund of Goucher College

Stevenson SHAG event

movie poster

SHAG ( Society for History and Graphics ) presents:

Selected Milestones

Thurs, Nov. 18th • 7:00-9:00 PM


Sometimes viewed as a secondary art form to the films they promote,
movie ad campaigns play a large role in bringing audiences into the cinema
or influencing viewers for on-demand or movie rentals. Film posters and
promotional trailers have developed a distinct vernacular, carving their
own trajectory in design history.

Professors George Moore and Chris Reed have created a course that looks
at the advertising of movies—investigating trailers and posters through an
historical survey of film, advertising, and poster design. Join George and
Chris for a discussion of posters, trailers, and student-created work from
their course on the subject.

Pulp, Ink, & Hops presents: Von Glitschka

AIGA Baltimore and the 2010 Pulp, Ink & Hops presents Von Glitschka, Illustrator presenting: “Creating 5ive-Alarm Concepts.” The presentation, “Creating 5ive-Alarm Concepts,” goes into how designers should think and always be expanding their knowledge base in order to facilitate original ideas.


Von Glitschka Thursday, October 14, 2010 6:30pm – 8:30pm College of Notre Dame in Maryland Knott Auditorium 4701 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21210

Register now!

Member: $7 Non-member: $15

Register early for PIH and receive a discount to see Von Glitchka.

$2 (Member) $4 (Non-members)

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