October 2011

Secret Cinema at Temple Gallery Shows Rare Haunted House Horror Films

Secret Cinema Rare Haunted House Horrors

Friday October 28th, 8pm-Midnight

Temple Gallery @ Tyler School of Art

Admission is Free!

Click here to register and reserve your seat!

On Friday, October 28th, the Secret Cinema will present a four-hour mini-marathon of Halloween-themed movies at the Temple Gallery, in the Tyler School of Art. Haunted House Horrors will include three rarely-screened horror features and some short subject and cartoons on the same subject will be included.

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Haunted Histories at Temple Gallery


Friday October 28th, 6-7:30pm

Temple Gallery @ Tyler School of Art

2001 N. 13th Street

Philadelphia, PA 19122


At Halloween, many abandoned mental health institutions and prisons become haunted attractions. Historians Kelly George and Anne Parsons will speak about the use of abandoned institutions for material gain, especially through marketing efforts that depict those institutions as haunted. Also attend an accompanying exhibition that considers what can we learn from these pasts that haunt our present. 

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Searching For Something Creepy To Do This Week?

Searching for something creepy to do this week?

Explore The Laurel Hill Cemetery…

Laurel Hill Cemetery is 175 years old, the second major rural garden cemetery in the United States, and one of the few cemeteries in the country designated as a National Historic Landmark. It is 78 acres of outdoor sculpture, gardens, beautiful architecture, history, fall foliage, and of course, dead people. Picnics, strolls through the cemetery, bike rides, dog walkers, painters, and photographers are encouraged! It is a perfect place for a late october excursion. There are self-guided walking, audio, and driving tours. They also hold several events and themed tours each month, click here to view the events for the rest of october.

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Personal Branding Boot Camp – Networking made easy


Who, What

The Philly Ad Club is hosting a free event for students and young professionals about the ins and outs of networking. (To learn more about the Philly Ad Club click here to visit their website.) Did you know that networking is the “hidden” job market? Over 60% of jobs are filled before they are even posted because of referrals and networking. Don’t miss out on these opportunities because you don’t know how to network effectively.

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“The Persuaders” Film Screening

AIGA Philadelphia presents Frontline’s film “The Persuaders,” that explores how the cultures of marketing and advertising have come to influence not only what Americans buy, but also how they view themselves and the world around them. The documentary draws on a range of experts and observers of the advertising and marketing world. Critic Douglas Rushkoff narrates, offering chilling insight into what he terms “the persuasion industry.” The film is 90 minutes long and is followed by a discussion moderated by Temple University’s own Keith Quesenberry adjunct professor of advertising.

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Printer Frustration? Get revenge!

October 15, 7pm-9pm | The Hacktory View Website| 313 S. Broad Street view map

 Free! | Open to the Public!

A Sponsor of Design Philadelphia, Nonprofit Technology Resources, is holding a Printer Smash! They need help creatively disassembling some printers for recycling and reuse in their classes. Various implements of destructions (and safety glasses) will be provided. Participants are welcome to dress as their favorite character from Office Space, and sign up for their 3 minutes in the ring in a battle of Man vs.Printer. Each contestant will select their weapon by a random spin of the wheel of destruction.

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Rebel/Rebel at Drexel U

Designer and author, Keanan Duffty, will present a lively, hour-long multimedia presentation, Rebel Rebel-Anti Style, on Thursday, October 20th, at 6 PM, in Bossone’s Mitchell Auditorium. Tracing the roots of rebel style from the 50’s to present day focusing on rebel icons from Marilyn Monroe and James Dean to Lady Gaga and Marilyn Manson. The evening will also include a Q&A and book signing with Duffty.  Presented as part of DesignPhiladelphia, student work inspired by Rebel Rebel will also be on display and the D&M Kiosk, a pop-up shop featuring Rebel inspired hand-crafted items created by Westphal students and faculty, will be open for business.

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Temple Ad Club Careers in Communications Panel Discussion

So if you missed the panel discussion last Thursday on careers in communication, don’t worry I’ll catch you up on what you missed.
It was a pretty great event, hosted by Lori Wilson from NBC and featured speakers from a wide variety of places: LevLane, B101 radio station, Brownstein Group, Anne Klein Communications Group and MayoSeitz. A common theme of the discussion was the importance of networking:

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Get Those Design Resumes Ready!


Design Philadelphia, www.designphiladelphia.org 


Revamped Resume


Design Philadelphia is hosting over 150 design events. One of these events is “Revamped Resume.” This event doesn’t help you write your resume, but focuses on your resume’s design. Make your resume stand out and say something about yourself! Resume design styles and color palettes will be provided, and There will be tips on embellishing, pairing with presentation envelopes, and CD enclosures for a powerful impact. There will be other portfolio ideas and inspiration as well.

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An Interview with John Solimine of Spike Press

So, this guy is amazing.

John Solimine is a huge name in illustration and design. With over 12 years in the biz he’s done work for Lollapalooza, the National, Fuse, NPR, the Chicago Tribune, American Express, and Nike, to name a few, (the list goes on and on), and each piece is amazingly dynamic and imaginative. His illustrations seem to tell a story in the blink of an eye; in a recent interview with Design Inspiration he revealed that that is one of the major goals with his work. The ability to evoke a strong emotional response with just a picture seems to be something that’s one part talent and three parts practice, practice, practice. I think 9x the practice = 9x the results, though, so it works out.

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365 Design Effectiveness Exhibition


About the Exhibit

New Packaging for Paramount Coffee, a leading Midwest roaster

AIGA, the professional association for design, every year hosts a worldwide 365 Design Effectiveness Competition for communication designers. AIGA awards designs that are both aesthetically pleasing and effective. AIGA Executive Director Richard Grefé summarized the competition as, “emphasizing that design, to be great, must achieve its business purposes first and, usually, will do so in a way that overwhelms us with simplicity, responsibility and creativity.”

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