Sunday, February 21, 2016

Presidential celebration for Battleship IOWA

From: Tommy Ewasko
Subject: Presidential celebration for Battleship IOWA

Thanks to Andrew Bossenmeyer and Vantage Strategic Marketing, I had a chance to participate in the historic 2016 President's Day celebrations at the Battleship USS Iowa museum in San Pedro, California. It's the only battleship museum on America's West Coast, and on President's Day, the public was invited to commemorate the ship's 73rd birthday. Throughout its history, the USS Iowa hosted numerous presidents onboard, and as you can see, organizers seized this occasion to recreate some of its glory days honoring the likes of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and General Douglas MacArthur, among many others.

The Battleship IOWA Museum opens at 10am every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Learn more here: http://pacificbattleship.com

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

TASTE: Design Observer Symposium Hits LA on 12 February

Coming up on February 12, leading international design blog Design Observer will host a symposium on the relationship between design and food. Held in the Los Angeles Theater Center in downtown LA, TASTE will feature prominent speakers from around the world. Here is more of an introduction from the illustrious staff of Design Observer.

Agrarian economics. Dry farming. Engineered waste. Vaporized nutrition. Synthetic flavors. Moral food. How are any of these things a function of design? On the other hand: How could they be anything else? We’ll consider the visual evolution of artificial flavor; the historical artistry of mid-century menus; the future of permaculture, the promises of packaging, and the vicissitudes of waste. We’ll look at marketing tactics and distribution platforms; climate change and culinary excess; new economies of scale, old expressions of culture— and everything in between. We’ll eat, drink, and be merry, while raising critical questions about where this is all heading. And we hope you’ll join us.

Renowned graphic designer Paula Scher - who has been a principal in the New York office of the distinguished international design consultancy Pentagram since 1991 - has shared this insight and encouragement: "By looking at design through other creative forms, The Design Observer conference gives you the best, fresh perspectives about how to think about your own work. That’s what a conference is supposed to do. Don’t miss it."

To learn more about TASTE, please visit http://taste.designobserver.com.

Featured Image: In collaboration with The Darnell Works Agency, imagemaker Tommy Ewasko is very proud to contribute his original photograph to promote TASTE.