And so the first phase of the contest is now closed. I got 187 logo designs from 25 designers in 5 days! Awesome… Now, the final phase. Still 30 designs from 5 excellent designers are in. Few more days and then the contest will be closed (and the blog will gain a new shining logo).
Last hours before the my blog logo contest ends. Getting +100 logo designs and +20 designers working on the project. This is just fantastic and love the concept behind 99design.
— Giuseppe Caltabiano (@giusec) May 23, 2016
I am running a contest for a new logo for the blog. Using 99design, which is a cool contest-based design site. I am already getting awesome designs and I love the idea behind the contest. I’ve set up my price and whoever wants to participate is super-welcome. Still 2 and half days before the contest will end, then I will go with a short list/winner.
The story is here.
The photo galley, instead, follows.
One year ago, it was a cold mid April 2013, I was at the Milan Design Week (also known as “iSaloni”). A few weeks later, I closed my blog. This won’t happen again – but it’s true, one full year is gone and I am still here glorifying this Show (no, it’s more than a Show) as one of the best things that this town is able to produce.
I am not a designer. And I am definitely out of all fashion and design waves flowing around Milan. But I love iSaloni. And I love to take photos, all around. I am a living testimonial of the uniqueness of this exhibition.
Design Week is not just a Show. It’s more. Much more. The real show is in town, not around the fairground. It’s what we call Fuorisalone (@Fuorisalone), which literally means “out of the Show”. In fact, the whole town becomes a fair ground, for five full days. Design firms open temporary showrooms where food and clothes were sold until few days before. The vibrant Milan of the 80s is back. For five days. If you love design or fashion – or simply if you love the beauty – you cannot miss this event.
This year I have visited one of the three main design districts: Brera. One day is too short to visit all others (Tortona+Sarpi; Lambrate+Ventura). I cannot even think to visit the Show or the Museum of Design (@LaTriennale). But that’s enough for this year.
A photo gallery will follow. No words needed. You have to be here. Some live coverage via Twitter. Next year it will be even better, hosted by the Expo (@ExpoMilano2015). You definitely have to be in town next time.
Oh, by the way. Social feeds:
— Giuseppe Caltabiano (@giusec) April 9, 2014
The break is over. Two more days in Milan. Then back to Airworld. Paris first. Then London and Hannover. Back to Milan during Milano Design Week (I Saloni, @iSaloniOfficial), the world’s most important design fair, and it’s outdoor exhibition (Fuorisalone, @Fuorisalone) that will fill shops, streets and entire areas of the town with design exhibitions (photogallery from my old blog).
On the job front, we are close to Day 100 of the integration. Which is nothing more than an internal milestone to release communications and assets. Like the one below.
— Giuseppe Caltabiano (@giusec) April 1, 2014