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Ammunition’s team of designers have collaborated with Adobe to produce “Project Mighty”, a Bluetooth-enabled cloud pen for the iPad and iPhone, and “Project Napoleon,” a Bluetooth, multifunctional straight edge for the iPad – the software giant’s first foray into exploring hardware products.
“We partnered with Adobe on a variety of hardware explorations to create a holistic and thoughtfully designed product experience,” said Ammunition founder/partner Robert Brunner, “We all understand tools, and the pen and ruler are the most iconic instruments embedded in our idea of drawing and writing, but they haven't been effectively introduced into the digital world. The form language, the feel, and the integration into Adobe’s services and products had to be right while also creating an object of desire – something beautiful and alluring."
Adobe debuted the “Project Mighty” stylus for tablets and the “Project Napoleon” digital ruler at their annual MAX conference during the May 6, 2013 morning keynote.
Ammunition partner Brett Wickens is one of a hundred designers worldwide who was invited to design a logo for the ‘Changing Faces of Bowie’ project that will be featured in the upcoming David Bowie retrospective at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London (March 23 – August 11, 2013).
The print is now up for pre-order and will only be available during the exhibition.
Ammunition is thrilled to be the recipient of three Gold International Design Excellence Awards (IDEAs) in the 2012 competition:
Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch
Beats by Dr. Dre Beats Mixr
Beats by Dr. Dre Beats Wireless
Started in 1980, the IDEA program fosters business and public understanding about the impact of industrial design excellence on the quality of life and the economy. The Henry Ford houses IDEA winners in its permanent collection to continue to tell the story of American innovation. Curve magazine, Core 77 and Yanko Design are media sponsors for IDEA 2012. Of the 660 IDEA finalists, only 35 were honored with the Gold Award, while 71 received the Silver Award and 123 won the Bronze Award.
The IDEA ceremony will take place on August 18 in Boston at the IDSA 2012 International Conference, where Ammunition founder Robert Brunner will be attending as a keynote speaker.
Launched by Neville Brody and Jon Wozencroft in 1991, FUSE is the experimental publication that took design and typography into radically new and unforeseen spaces. Now, to commemorate the release of its 20th issue, Taschen has published a complete retrospective of the interactive series that did so much to foster contemporary typeface design.
With its release, FUSE 1-20 revisits stunning work from the past two decades including Crux95, a font designed by Ammunition partner Brett Wickens. Each edition of FUSE brings together four designers commissioned to create an experimental typeface each and a poster based upon a central theme.
“I built Crux95 around the concept of a typeface in transit. A sequence of 1s and 0s, ons and offs, ups, downs and sideways. The shapes started to remind me of images fractured through stained-glass, infusing the font with a quasi-religious aspect. When communication is binary, it has no audience. The process of modulating/ demodulating communication gives it meaning, but can also lead to fascinating, nonsensical errors. Binary pictures corrupted in transit. Words scrambled into machine-induced code. This is the spirit of Crux95.”
Crux95 was originally featured in FUSE 14 “Cyberfuse” (1995).
The special edition box contains select work from FUSE 1-18 and two exciting new issues of FUSE 19 (produced but not published) and FUSE 20 (a brand new commission by the FUSE team).
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We are very proud to announce that Ammunition partner Brett Wickens has been nominated for the 13th Annual National Design Awards in the category of communication design. The Communication Design Award is given to an individual or firm for exceptional and exemplary work in graphic or multimedia design.
First launched in 2000 as an official project of the White House Millennium Council, the program celebrates design in various disciplines as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world, and seeks to increase national awareness of the impact of design through education initiatives. The Awards are bestowed in recognition of excellence, innovation, and enhancement of the quality of life.
Nominations were solicited from a committee of more than 2,500 designers, educators, journalists, cultural figures and corporate leaders from across the country. Nominees must have at least seven years of experience in order to be nominated, and winners are selected based on the caliber of their overall body of work.
The National Design Awards is a program of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Honorees will be announced in June.
Congratulations and good luck, Brett!
Ammunition is honored to receive five 2011 GOOD DESIGN Awards for our accomplishments in product and graphic design:
• Barnes & Noble All-New Nook
• Beats by Dr. Dre Beats Pro
• Kohler Honed White Campaign
• Kohler Numi Campaign
• TimeTuner Radio Alarm Clock
Founded in 1950 by architects Eero Saarinen, Charles and Ray Eames and Edgar Kaufmann Jr., the GOOD DESIGN Awards are widely recognized as one of the most prestigious design award competitions in the world. The awards are sponsored by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design in partnership with The European Centre for Architecture, Art Design and Urban Studies to highlight the best new designs and design innovations over the past two years.
All awards and winners are posted on the Museum’s website at chi-athenaeum.org .