12/1/11 at 12:00a

"What happens when a pair of entrepreneurs combines one of history's oldest trades with new economy marketing and production innovations? As Dan Armand and Jesse Cory have proven with their Royal Oak-based company 1xRun, an entirely new industry can emerge."

11/23/11 at 12:00a

CCS Entertainment Arts students exhibit their video work in "Mighty Real"

11/20/11 at 12:00a

Date: April 4 Leo Espinosa, Co-Principal, Studio Espinosa “Studio Espinosa: Projects” Leo Espinosa is an award-winning illustrator and designer originally from Bogota, Colombia. He is currently a principal, along with his wife Laura Jaffe Espinosa, of Studio Espinosa in Salt Lake City, Utah. His art crosses many categories, blurring the lines between illustration, animated film, and gallery exhibition. His design sensibility, coupled with his art and illustration, brings a dynamic look and feel to the lines of product to which his illustration is applied. His work has been in eatured in a variety of publications, product campaigns and designs, animated series, and gallery shows worldwide, including The New York Times, Wired, Esquire, ESPN, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, TIME, The Boston Globe, Chronicle Books, Nickelodeon, Swatch, Hasbro, American Greetings, and Coca-Cola. He has been recognized by American Illustration, Communication Arts, How, Pictoplasma, and awarded two consecutive Silver Medals from The Society of Illustrators in 2009 and 2010. Click here to RSVP. Website: http://studioespinosa.com/main.php

11/20/11 at 11:00a

Date: March 28 Cynthia E. Smith, Curator for Socially Responsible Design, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum “Design and the Other 90%: CITIES” Modern design has historically served 10% of the world’s population, those who primarily live in the most advanced sectors of the global economy. But what of those whose need for creative design solutions is just as and perhaps even more compelling, those whose living standards would be dramatically improved by design solutions? Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Curator Cynthia E. Smith has explored this topic in the groundbreaking exhibition “Design for the Other 90%.” The second in the series, “Design with the Other 90%: Cities,” was on view this past Fall at the United Nations in New York City. It looks at ways in which design is helping to provide solutions for the challenges created by the rapid growth of informal settlements over the next 20 years. Michael Kimmelman of the New York Times called the exhibition “inspiring.” Smith holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from The Ohio State University and Master’s of Public Administration from Harvard University. She has lectured on socially responsible design the world over and has curated numerous exhibitions, including the Cooper-Hewitt's National Design Triennial. Click here to RSVP. Website: http://designother90.org/cities/home

11/19/11 at 11:00a

11/14/11 at 12:00a

The Detroit Foundation, a new nonprofit organization aiming to restore the creative spirit and passion of the city with fellow Michiganders and native Detroiters living elsewhere, has made its first grant, awarding $2,500 to the Chocolate Cake Design Collective.

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