what we can learn from california’s attempt to label GMOs. genetically modified food labeling initiative a.k.a. prop 37. via grist [RK]
Two married Israeli graphic designers, worried over war between Iran and Israel create an Internet campaign with a slogan that you can impose over a picture of your choice.
The skeptics are quick to apply the slogan first. There are many similar responses.
But soon a flow of other responses surface.
The designers, Ronnie Edri and Michal Tamir, say they have received hundreds of private messages from Iranians saying they were deeply moved by the campaign. Not sure how viral it is but it is a story picked up by some mass media. [ +972 mag ] [ new york times ]
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california lawmakers have voted to ban single-use plastic bags at supermarket checkout stands.
via Good [RK]
the highs and the lows of the past year in 50 wide-ranging categories. [RK]
PICAH. what we do. who we are.
Established in 1982, the committee’s mission is to work with organizations including the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities to encourage partnerships between the public and private sector on cultural projects. The committee also seeks to initiate and support cultural programs, according to its official website.
J. Ricky Arriola
Madeleine Harris Berman
Richard J. Cohen, Member
Paula Hannaway Crown
Victoria Strauss Kennedy
Sarah Jessica Parker
Jill Cooper Udall
Reginald Van Lee
Alexa L. Wesner
George C. Wolfe
A 360-page book is full-color and hardbound, documents the innovative presidential via art and design. Scott Thomas, design director of the Obama campaign, has collaborated with artists and designers to create Designing Obama, a chronicle of the art from the historic campaign. Forewords written by Steven Heller and Michael Bierut. Follow on twitter. Funding help via Kickstarter also…The art of an election. 2008. [RK]
Johns installed in white house. ruscha, diebenkorn, and rauschenberg. via wsj and @whitneymuseum [PR]
Congress created the Eisenhower Commission in 1999 to plan and raise money for the memorial. Frank Gehry to design it. via portfolio.com [PR]
U.S. electric vehicles get big boost. Spain is shooting for a million electric vehicles by 2012. via huffington post [PR]