December 2008

After returning all those silly gifts you didn’t need or want, head over to Kozyndan’s website and get something everyone needs – a bunnyfish.

— Anthony P. Munoz


Awarded by Bronze prize of Kiev International Advertising Festival ’08.
Category: Graphic design – calendar.

Eternal, easy customized magnetic calendar. With a 32nd day of month just in case. The names of the months are abbreviated to 3 letters. Magnets can be placed one over another. Thoughtfully this calendar includes special chips, like “Deadline”, “Arrival”, “Departure”, five “Drink Day” and one “Don’t Drink Day”.

Perfect. It even comes in a nice box. Now if I could only speak Russian and figure out how to buy one.

Behance Network
design: Serhiy Chebotaryov

— Anthony P. Munoz

Zaha Hadid Architects have won a competition to design a library and learning centre for the University of Economics & Business in Vienna, Austria.

The 28,000 square metre building forms the central part of a new campus for the university.

The learning centre will include a library, tutorial rooms, administration offices, student centre, book shop, cafeteria, and event space.

The project is due for completion in 2012.

Here’s some more information from Zaha Hadid Architects:

Zaha Hadid Architects wins competition for the Library and Learning Centre at the University of Economics & Business, Vienna, Austria

Zaha Hadid Architects have been selected as the architects of the Library and Learning Centre (LLC) at the University of Economics & Business, Vienna. The new Library and Learning Centre will be the centerpiece of the University’s new campus and provide a significant upgrade to the University’s services. In addition to the new library, the LLC will also provide a language laboratory, tutorial rooms, administration offices, student centre, book shop, cafeteria, clubrooms and event space.

The new Library and Learning Centre rises as a polygonal block from the centre of the new university campus. The LLC’s design takes the form of a cube with both inclined and straight edges. The straight lines of the building’s exterior separate as they move inward, becoming curvilinear and fluid, generating a free-formed interior canyon that serves as the central public plaza. All the other facilities of the LLC are housed within a single volume that also divides, becoming two separate ribbons that wind around each other to enclose this glazed gathering space.

“I am delighted to be working in Vienna as I have a close affiliation with the city. As a centre of research, the Library and Learning Centre is forum for the exchange of ideas. It is very exciting for us to be part of the University’s expansion.” states Zaha Hadid.

Rector of the University of Economics & Business, Christoph Badelt said “A library and learning center should be more than a mere library in the classical sense: it is a research and a service facility, a workplace and lounge, a place of communication and a traffic hub, at one and the same time. With its breathtaking architecture, the design by Zaha Hadid manages to combine all the key functions of study in a most wonderful way. It is a vision that embodies this innovative concept of a university.”

PROGRAM: The LLC comprises a “Learning Center” with workplaces, lounges and cloakrooms, library, a language laboratory, training classrooms, administration offices, study services and central supporting services, copy shop, book shop, data center, cafeteria, event area, clubroom and auditorium.

CLIENT: University of Economics Vienna

ARCHITECT: Zaha Hadid Architects
Design: Zaha Hadid and Patrik Schumacher
Project Architect: Cornelius Schlotthauer
Project Team: Marc-Philipp Nieberg, Kristoph Nowak, Enrico Kleinke, Stefan Rinnebach, Niels Kespohl, Jan Hübener, Romy Heiland, Richard Baumgartner

Structural Engineers: Arup Berlin
M&E Engineers: Arup Berlin
Façade Engineers: Arup Berlin
Cost Consultant: ATP Wien
Fire protection: HHP West, Bielefeld
Render Studio: Vectorvision, Leipzig

SIZE: 28.000m² net area
42.000m² gross area (205.000m³)
136m length,

Two phase competition with six competitors in the first phase and three in the second phase.
1st prize: Zaha Hadid Architects
2nd prize: Morphosis
3rd prize: Prof. Hans Hollein
Other competitors: Studio Massimiliano Fuksas; Kada Wittfeld Studio

Start first phase: August 2008
Start second phase: October 2008
Decision: November 2008

Jury: Wolf D. Prix (head of jury)
Dietmar Eberle
Laura P. Spinadel (BUS Architekten, new campus masterplanner)
Peter Ehrenberger
Sepp Frank
Brian Cody


— Anthony P. Munoz

“Last year the package design for Yaoki Japanese brand won 2 prestigious awards in its category: LIA 2007 (Silver in “Alcoholic drinks”) and Red Dot Award 2007 (Communivation design/Packaging design).

“The name “Yaoki” is derived from a Japanese old proverb “Nana korobi yaoki”. It means “Stand up on the eighth attempt after falling seven times” and epitomises the spirit of “Never give up!” The special shape of the bottle reflects this concept.

Shaped like a roly-poly Daruma doll it will stand up again and again even if it almost falls over. The arita-yaki material is remarkable too: a porcelain made in one of the most famous potteries in the world. “We hope that Yaoki will heal you deeply and give you power for tomorrow.””

design: DENTSU KYUSHU INC., Fukuoka
Tadashi Cho, Taisuke Matsuoka, Tsubasa Takasu

art direction:
Takao Ito

Iku Nara

Shinji Kaneko

bottle production: Yamahei Kamamoto, Kubotaminoru Ceramics Co.

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— Anthony P. Munoz

This helpful FIELD NOTES Kit may just save your holiday. Don’t know what to get that creative person in your life? What about that gal you know that just has so much to say? Give this kit this holiday season and you are sure to stay on Santa’s “nice” list.

from Draplin Design Company & Coudal Partners,
— Anthony P. Munoz

For years now my wife and I have taken great joy at the beginning of each month when we can turn the page on our Nikki McClure calendar and enjoying a new piece of artwork.

Nikki McClure
2009 Wall Calendar
Wake Up!

Nikki’s calendars have become a staple in kitchens, offices and schools. Each image is an original papercut, cut from a single piece of paper.
Nikki features strong images of every day life, each with a powerful verb that inspires to action.
Printed on acid-free paper using soy ink.

Size: 12″ x 12″
Price: $16.00
Months: 12


Her artwork makes a great gift! Trust me on this and support this artist. Her calendars sell out quickly so I’d order yours quickly.

— Anthony P. Munoz

The Show ‘n Tell Show is a bi-monthly event, where designers of all stripes get together, to show their work to one another, and talk about design.
That’s it. There isn’t commercial pressure, or institutional big brothers watching.
It’s fun, and there is alcohol involved.

Zach Dodson and Mike Renaud are your co-hosts, and the lovely SpokesMom will commentate.

DECEMBER 12, 2009, at 7:00 PM, FREE
at The Whistler
2421 N Milwaukee Ave
(between Fullerton Ave and Richmond St, there’s no sign, so it can be hard to find.)

Alyson Beaton
David R. Head, Jr.
Anna Knott
Jon Krohn
Ryan Maconochie
Mark McGinnis
Anthony P. Muñoz
Nadine Nakanishi
Mike Novak
Jon Resh
Joe Wigdahl

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