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#MODERNISMPROJECT > CHALLENGE NO. 5 > TYPOGRAPHY > SPECIAL GUEST JUDGE BOBBY SOLOMON

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Happy New Year everyone! We took some time away from the #ModernsimProject to enjoy the holidays, and we’re back with two more challenges (and two more chances to win tickets!) before Palm Springs Modernism Week in February.  Our prize this week is a pair of tickets to the Silver Factory Gala on February 15th (a value of $250). Come and celebrate Andy Warhol’s notorious studio, where decadence and impropriety reigned supreme. For those of you who are new around here, the #ModernismProject is our first-ever mobile initiative encouraging the global community of modernism fans to express visually what modernism means to them. This week’s theme is…..#TYPOGRAPHY.

Go forth and capture images of vintage signs and ephemera that inspire modernism. Anything from roadsigns and posters to cereal boxes and soda cans. Typography is everywhere, so we want to see it in your community!

Our special guest judge for this challenge is Bobby Solomon, Editor-In-Chief of The Fox Is Black – a blog that focuses on design, architecture, music and culture. The Fox Is Black was started in 2007 as a way of sharing interesting ideas with likeminded people. Solomon currently lives in Los Angeles where he works as an art director at Disney Interactive.

Solomon believes that, “typography, both for digital use or hand-lettered, are thriving industries which have seen huge amounts of growth over the last 10 years. Though these styles are very different, the two are so critical to our world these days. Artists with the ability to paint beautiful signs on the glass of a storefront are equally important as a designer creating legible typefaces that make our reading experiences better.”

And we wholeheartedly agree!

Scroll down for contest rules…

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Bobby Solomon

Participants are encouraged to submit as many photos as they’d like. An amazing panel of special guest judges will review all the submissions and pick a lucky winner in each category.

To participate in the #typography challenge:

• follow modernism_week on Instagram
• be ABSOLUTELY sure to tag your photos #ModernismProject and #Typography.
• More on the rules and regulations here.
• Contest begins at 12:01am PST on Thursday, January 10th and ends at 11:59pm PST on Monday, January 14th.
• The winner will be announced January 16th.

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MODERNISMPROJECT ABODE CHALLENGE WINNER: VALERY LOVELY AND ANTONIO AGUIRRE

Thank you to everyone who participated in our latest #ModernismProject photo challenge – #abode. It was a pleasure to have Angela Elias with CasaSugar look through all of your submissions, so thank you for being our special guest judge! Angela chose gonkedglookedslurped‘s photo, also known in real life as Valery Lovely and Antonio Aguirre, of an interior vignette. The photo was taken in their own home of their beloved owl sculpture by Ernesto Gonzalez-Jerez, along with other eclectic accessories from their travels.

Angela chose their photo because, as she put it, “I love that this vignette has a nostalgic, midcentury vibe while still looking remarkably fresh. Mixing a lot of pieces from a specific period can sometimes make a room feel more like a movie set. Instead, they relate the pieces to each other through color, shape, and a whimsical theme.” And we agree! So spot on.

Follow Valery and Antonio @gonkedglookedslurped on Instagram to see more of their collections. Antonio’s a professional archivist and Valery is a graphic designer/art director. They also have a booth where they deal in mid-century modern furniture and housewares, so check them out!

We’re going to take a bit of a break during the holidays – BUT – we’ll have a very exciting opportunity to share with you on Monday, December 12th. Let’s call it a giveaway where you’ll all be able to come away with something. We promise. Consider it a huge thank you to all those who have participated in the last few challenges and happy holidays! More Palm Springs Modernism Week ticket giveaways will resume in 2013.

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#MODERNISMPROJECT > CHALLENGE NO. 4 > ABODE > SPECIAL GUEST JUDGE CASA SUGAR

Photo by Laure Joliet

We took off last week so that we could all enjoy our Thanksgiving holiday – we hope that it was a good one! To kick things off again, we’re giving you another chance to win tickets to Palm Springs Modernism Week. This week’s prize is a pair of tickets to the 13th Annual Modernism Week Show Preview Reception on February 15, 2013 (a value of $150). For those of you who are new around here, the #ModernismProject is our first-ever mobile initiative encouraging the global community of modernism fans to express visually what modernism means to them. This week’s theme is…..#ABODE.

Go forth and capture images of interiors that inspire modernism. Characterized by simplicity, democratic design and natural shapes, interiors of that time were accented with Finish glassware and ceramics, and Danish furniture and lighting. Entire residential interiors or modernist accessories on their own are all great examples for submissions to this challenge. We just want to see what modernist abodes mean to you in today’s design world.

Our special guest judge for this challenge is Angela Elias of CasaSugar – an interiors, architecture, and home decor focused site. CasaSugar is a branded site under POPSUGAR, a leading lifestyle brand for women. POPSUGAR delivers up to the minute news and information on the latest in entertainment, fashion, beauty, fitness, shopping and more. Follow CasaSugar on Instagram for a sneak into Angela’s DIY projects, flea market field trips, and the  interiors she covets and shares with her readers. For Angela, “modernism is about reinterpreting classic concepts in a way that celebrates simplicity. It’s efficient. Restrained, but stimulating.”

Twice a month (between now and February), we’ll be issuing a new “challenge” or prompt. Participants are encouraged to submit as many photos as they’d like. An amazing panel of special guest judges will review all the submissions and pick a lucky winner in each category.
To participate in the #abode challenge:
follow modernism_week on Instagram
be ABSOLUTELY sure to tag your photos #ModernismProject and #abode.
• More on the rules and regulations here.
• Contest begins at 12:01am PST on Thursday, November 29th and ends at 11:59pm PST on Monday, December 3rd.
• The winner will be announced December 5th.

Interiors Photo by Laure Joliet

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#MODERNISMPROJECT > CHALLENGE NO. 3 > WANDERLUST > SPECIAL GUEST JUDGE JASON HUDSON

Thanks to all those who participated in our last two #ModernismProject challenges. We’ve been getting fantastic submissions, and our judges have been loving them too. As promised, here’s another chance to win tickets to Palm Springs Modernism Week. For those of you who are new around here, the #ModernismProject is our first-ever mobile initiative encouraging the global community of modernism fans to express visually what modernism means to them. This week’s theme is…..#WANDERLUST.

The middle part of the last century marks a time in history when many Americans began to enjoy the luxury of travel. Owning one or two family cars was common, Disneyland was the newest dream family vacation, and Palm Springs emerged as a premier travel and leisure destination in America. We at Palm Springs Modernism Week would like to know what imagery makes you nostalgic for travel during that time period. From vintage suitcases, travel posters, cars and cameras, to Mid-Century Modern beach houses and airstream trailers, the possibilities are endless! Get as creative as you’d like.

Our special guest judge for this challenge is Jason Hudson – a wanderlust himself who loves traveling to his country cottage in Canada, and his condo in Florida. More importantly, he’s a talented Toronto-based commercial photographer, supercharged ‘Grammer (that’s Instagram user) extraordinaire, and our third #ModernismProject guest judge. If you aren’t following him already, you should right here! He has a great eye for shooting interiors and beautifully delicious food.

Twice a month (between now and February), we’ll be issuing a new “challenge” or prompt. Participants are encouraged to submit as many photos as they’d like. An amazing panel of special guest judges will review all the submissions and pick a lucky winner in each category. The winner of this week’s challenge will receive a pair of tickets to the Modernism Week Home Tour on February 17, 2013!

To participate in the #wanderlust challenge

  • follow modernism_week on Instagram
  • be ABSOLUTELY sure to tag your photos #ModernismProject and #wanderlust.
  • More on the rules and regulations here.
  • Contest begins at 12:01am PST on Thursday, November 8th and ends at 11:59pm PST on Monday, November 12th.
  • The winner will be announced November 14th.

Airstream Photo by Matthew Reeves

 

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MODERNISMPROJECT PATTERN CHALLENGE WINNER: SERGIO RIVATILLAN

photo by @earqio

Your participation in the #ModernismProject has been outstanding so thanks to everyone who submitted photos in our second challenge – #pattern. Jaime Derringer of Design Milk poured through hundreds of submissions and chose a detail shot of the lattice wall at Pepsi’s Durango, Mexico offices and distribution center. The winning photo comes from Sergio Rivatilla, a young architect based in Durango, Mexico!

Jaime chose Sergio’s photo because, in her words, “it represents what comes to mind when I think about Palm Springs Modernism – the elaborate, repetitive geometric screens seen on the interiors and exteriors of many of the mid-century homes. But it’s the repetition and perspective of the photo that I liked most – it almost makes you feel like the pattern could continue on forever if the wall didn’t end.”

Follow Sergio @earqio on Instagram to see more of his photos, and stop by his website to see more of his work. We’re excited that he’s confirmed he’ll be making the trip up from Mexico to redeem his prize: a pair of tickets to the Modernism Week Home Tour.

Thank you to everyone who participated, and especially to our guest judge, Jaime of Design Milk! Please keep playing along and sending in photos from around the globe. Stay tuned for the next challenge which will be announced on November 8th when we partner with amazing photographer, super-charged Instagrammer, and of course our special guest judge, Jason Hudson from JasonHudson.com.

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#MODERNISMPROJECT > CHALLENGE NO. 2 > PATTERN > SPECIAL GUEST JUDGE DESIGN MILK

Did you enjoy our first #ModernismProject challenge? I know we did! There were so many beautiful submissions, so thanks again for participating. Here’s your second chance to win tickets to Palm Springs Modernism Week. For those of you who are new around here, the #ModernismProject is our first-ever mobile initiative encouraging the global community of modernism fans to express visually what modernism means to them. This week’s theme is…..#PATTERN.

Cruise your city, and scour your local hangouts for patterns that evoke modernism with bold design, graphic grids, and patterned surfaces. Simple, repetitive, and colorful interior screens, wallpaper, tiles, fabric or graphic design are all great examples.

Our special guest judge for this challenge is none other than the awesome design scavenger – Jaime Derringer, founder of Design Milk. This gal and her team provide you with a daily dose of vitamin D (that’s “D” for design!) An online magazine dedicated to modern design, Design Milk offers what’s new in art, architecture, interior design, furniture and decor, fashion and technology. Always fresh + never sour, Design Milk fills your thirsty cup to the brim with design finds from around the world, so drink up!

Jaime Derringer is founder and editor of modern design blog Design Milk , which has been featured in the Los Angeles TimesTime Out New YorkSan Francisco Chronicle, Singapore Home & Decor magazine, and Real Simple magazine. Design Milk is one of the Google Engineers’ Staff Picks and a Twitter influencer in Art & Design. Additionally, Jaime has been noted as an expert on design trends, speaks on design and design blogging, contributes to a multitude of  design blogs and acts as a consultant. The blog is read by many entertainers, hundreds of retailers, magazine editors, and HGTV hosts and designers. Tweets from @designmilk have been featured in Dwell magazine and on HGTV. Jaime believes that modernism involves clean, simple, timeless yet forward-thinking design – so perhaps you can keep that in mind when photographing your patterns!

Twice a month (between now and February), we’ll be issuing a new “challenge” or prompt. Participants are encouraged to submit as many photos as they’d like. An amazing panel of special guest judges will review all the submissions and pick a lucky winner in each category. The winner of this week’s challenge will receive a pair of tickets to the Modernism Week Home Tour on February 17, 2013!

To participate in the #pattern challenge

  • follow modernism_week on Instagram
  • and be ABSOLUTELY sure to tag your photos #ModernismProject and #pattern.
  • More on the rules and regulations here.
  • Contest begins at 12:01am PST on Thursday, October 25th and ends at 11:59pm PST on Monday, October 29th.
  • The winner will be announced October 31st.

Pattern Photo by YourPalDave

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ModernismProject Architecture Challenge Winner: Yutsai Wang

Salk Institute by Yutsai Wang

The #ModernismProject‘s first photo challenge to capture images of modernist architecture was truly a global competition.  We received over 400 stunning submissions from roving Instagrammers around the world.  From Albania and Israel to Mexico City, Paris, Milan, and Georgia (the state, not the country).  The editorial team at Archilovers painstakingly reviewed each and every entry before coming to a unanimous decision.  The winner of the first #ModernismProject #architecture challenge is Yutsai Wong, a Los Angeles-based architectural photographer.

In the words of the editorial team at Archilovers:

“After some soul-searching and fruitful discussions amongst our editorial office, we have finally come to our decision and we have chosen the “salk institute” by Yutsai as the first winner of the modernism project photo challenge.  We chose the photo because in our opinion it is the one which best embodies the tenets of modernist architecture: adherence to logic, rationality and rhythm. The building’s symmmetrical form which symbolises precision, but also the open spaces symbolising an openness to creation. The function and utility of this building with research into “modern” diseases like AIDS, Alzheimer’s, and cancer.   The photographer has managed to capture modernism in his photo which shows the material honesty, the symmetry and openess of Louis Kahn’s architecture.”Read more from Archilovers here.

Follow @Yutsai on Instagram to see more of his work.  Yutsai will receive a pair of tickets to the Modernism Week Home Tour.

Thank you to everyone who participated, and especially to our guest judges, the amazing and insightful editorial team at Archilovers!  Please keep playing along and sending in photos from around the globe!  Stay tuned for the next challenge which will be announced on October 25th with special guest judge Jaime Derringer from Design Milk.

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#ModernismProject > Challenge No. 1 > ARCHITECTURE > Special Guest Judge Archilovers

Palm Springs Modernism Week is thrilled to announce the launch of #ModernismProject, our first-ever mobile initiative to encourage the global community of modernism fans to express visually what modernism means to them.  The theme of our first challenge is…..#ARCHITECTURE.

Go forth and capture images of any built structures that exhibit the tenets of modernism – function and utility, abstract beauty, sculptural form, symbolism, honesty in materials, use of modern materials and technology.  It could be a building, a room, a shack, a facade, an outhouse, a play house, any kind of structure.  We just want to see what modernist architecture means to you, today.

And without any further adieu, please meet our special guest judge for this challenge: Bari, Italy-based Archilovers.  You may recognize their signature hot pink heart.  These folks truly *heart* architecture and they know it inside out and around the globe.  It’s precisely because they have such a diverse perspective that Modernism Week has asked Archilovers to be our special guest for this enormous challenge.  Their entire editorial team will be on hand to review submissions.

Archilovers, architecture, buildings, modern architecture

Archilovers is the first true professional network for architects, designers and lovers of architecture from all over the world. It is an international and totally free platform with boundless space, where you can post projects, get to know designers and architects and create your own professional network. The big news, which makes Archilovers unique, is its use of “product tagging” to indicate objects and not people. For the first time you can tag the materials and furnishing objects used, in the project photos, by retrieving them from the archiproducts.com database.

The editorial office of the network comprises 15 architects, interior designers and journalists with over a decade of experience in the sector, whose job is to report the latest news from the world of architecture and design and to scour the thousands of projects we receive daily from architects and architectural offices all over the world, selecting those which catch the eye with something new and innovative to offer.  With their keen eye for progressive and stunning design, Archilovers is the perfect judge for this first, exciting, and wide-reaching challenge.

So get ready, set, and shoot!

Twice a month (between now and February), we’ll be issuing a new “challenge” or prompt.  Participants are encouraged to submit as many photos as they like.  An amazing panel of special guest judges will review all the submissions and pick a lucky winner in each category.  Those lucky winners will receive tickets to Modernism Week or a print from the MODSHOP.

To participate in the #Architecture challenge, just follow modernism_week on Instagram and be ABSOLUTELY sure to tag your photos #ModernismProject and #architecture.  More on the rules and regulations here.  Contest begins at 12:01am PST on Thursday, October 11th and ends at 11:59pm PST on Monday, October 15th.  The winner will be announced October 17th.

Tell us what you think!

Photo by Eric Hauser

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Hey Instagram – We’re Here!

Did you know Palm Spring Modernism Week is now on Instagram? We encourage you to follow us these next few months for the latest updates, sneak peeks, pre-show events, and all things modernism. To get everyone excited, we’ll be hosting a series of bi-monthly photo challenges called the #ModernismProject starting in October. Twice a month you’ll have an opportunity to win tickets to Modernism Week events or prizes by simply snapping a photo and showing us your own personal perspective on modernism.

Here’s how to play:

  1. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to follow the bi-monthly contest prompts.
  2. Grab your smartphone.
  3. Photograph anything and everything related to the current prompt and add your favorite filter, tilt-shift, or bokeh flare.
  4. Upload it to your Instagram account, and add the hashtag #ModernismProject, as well as the hashtag for the most current prompt (ie. #architecture) so that we can track your submission by each contest.  Feel free to submit more than one photo.
  5. Starting in October through January, we’ll announce the challenge prompt every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month, and announce a winner on the following Wednesday.
  6. For each contest, we’ll have a special guest judge, so make them pretty, make them creative and dazzle us! We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

The calendar of prompt dates is included above.  Don’t worry, we’ll also remind you on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter as we announce the prompt topics themselves. Additionally, we have something special planned for February, but you’ll just have to wait for that!  So get ready, set, and shoot!

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