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Newport High School grad wins state graphic design contest

NEWPORT, Ky. (WXIX) – A Newport High School student recently returned from a national competition for students preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service jobs.

After winning at the state level, Brandon Harris traveled to Atlanta in June to compete with students in each state.

Even though he did not win at the national level, his skills will continue to improve beyond the competition.

“I made this t-shirt design and I was like in my head, ‘this is actually really nice,’” Harris remembers, “And I didn’t think really what my other competition would be like. As I got there I saw the other shirts and was like, ‘Wow! I guess there’s some pretty good comp!’”

A 2022 Newport High School graduate, Harris, recently won a state competition.

He’s been taking a graphic design class at the high school since he was a freshman and he says that class and his teacher have allowed him to possibly pursue a career in graphic design.

Skills USA hosts a state and national competition each year for students in high school and beyond. Categories include things like carpentry and baking to graphic design and welding.

This year, Harris entered the t-shirt design competition.

Students were asked to represent their state in a unique design that had a deeper meaning to them.

Harris describes his design:

“An outline of Muhammad Ali with his quote, ‘Don’t count the days, make the days count’ on the inside jumbled up everywhere.”

Ali was born in Louisville and his quote is important to Harris.

“It means to keep going you know.” explains Harris, “And to just have that drive to keep going every day and just keep getting better and have patience as well.”

Harris won the competition in Louisville and that got him a spot in the national competition in Atlanta that happened in June. Even though he didn’t win in Atlanta, he knows that experience will help him down the road.

“I don’t just waste my days and waste my time. I try to make my days worth something and get something out of it to make myself better by the end of the day.”

Harris says through working in graphic design, he’s learned that the best designs can often take time and patience. He has some advice for

“Keep trying. If you don’t think something works out just think of new things,” says Harris, “Don’t always get rid of your original ideas because sometimes the worst are the best.”

Harris is going to take a year off from school and decide if he wants to pursue a career in graphic design or study pre-law.

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IIT Madras Offers 4-year BS in Programming & Data Science, Anyone Can Apply, JEE Not Required

After the success of its online course in BSc in Programming and Data Science, the top-ranking institute in India Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras is now offering a BS Degree course option as well. The BSc in Programming and Data Science now comes with an option for a four-year BS Degree in Data Science and Applications. This is made available after strong demand from students all over the country, claims the IIT. As part of the BS level, students can do an 8-month apprenticeship or a project with companies or research institutes.

Students who are currently in class 12 can also apply and secure admission to the programme. Admitted students will start the program after successfully completing their class 12. Students from any stream can enrol. There is no age limit. Anyone who has studied English and Mathematics in Class 10 is eligible to apply. As the classes are conducted online, there is also no geographic limit. The last date to apply for the September 2022 term of this Data Science Program is August 19. Interested students can apply through the website –

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“This first-of-its-kind program makes it possible for students to study from IIT Madras without attempting the intensely-competitive Joint Entrance Examination (JEE). This directly benefits the students from rural areas and economically disadvantaged backgrounds for whom attending JEE coaching classes would be a significant hurdle. The program also offers up to 100% scholarships for deserving students in financial need,” the IIT said in official notice.

This course is designed to offer students multiple entry and exit options where the learner can earn a certificate, diploma, or degree – depending upon the level they are leaving the course at. This provides flexibility to learners and empowers them to choose what they want to accomplish through this programme. These multiple entries and exits are part of the flexibilities offered under the NEP.

In the course, students will learn how to manage data, visualize patterns to gain managerial insights, model uncertainties, and build models that assist in producing forecasts to make effective business decisions. Through extensive hands-on training and experiential learning, the students are also well trained to meet the industry standards, the IIT said adding that it will also facilitate internships and placements for the students who have completed the diploma level of the programme.

Currently, more than 13,000 students are enrolled in the programme, with the maximum number of students from Tamil Nadu, followed by Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. In-person exams are conducted in 116 examination centers across 111 cities in India. The examination centers have also been opened in the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Sri Lanka.

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Tap Lines: The Portland graphic designer who puts the art in craft beer

The mural on the wall of Batson River’s Portland location. Images courtesy of Hugh McCormick Design Co.

“Marketing’s job is to get people to do something,” says Portland-based graphic designer Hugh McCormick. “Branding’s job is to get people to feel something.”

In a crowded marketplace packed with great beer, an affective attachment to a brewery can be the difference between what comes home and what stays on the shelf.

Hugh McCormick Design Co. (HMDC, for short) has designed logos and branding for Maine breweries Austin Street Brewery, Bissell Brothers Three Rivers, Batson River Brewing & Distilling, and Kit Brewing – winning 21 national design awards in the process. Those awards have included “crushies” from the Craft Beer Marketing Awards competition, including a recent award for work done for Battery Steele Brewing, as well as Austin Street Brewery’s rebranding and the mural of Batson River Brewing & Distilling in Bayside in 2021. HDMC also won a number of awards from Graphic Design USA in 2021 and 2022 for specific beers like Kit Brewing’s On Your Mark and a number from Austin Street, including Anton Vienna Lager, Austin Street Lager, the Narrative Pilot Series, Marquee Moon Pale Ale, Bombtrack IPA and Bennu Black IPA.

According to McCormick, a beer label should not only draw attention to itself, but also “tell the story of the beer.” This isn’t about being loud, but being “present,” McCormick says. “You want to create something interesting that grabs people’s attention, but can also look handsome in a fridge, instill confidence while in someone’s hand, and answer the question, ‘Why did the brewery make this beer?’”

To be too literal is to “take an easy way out,” he explained. “For example, let’s imagine a brewery creates a Blood Orange IPA. Now, if the label is covered in oranges… and that’s the label, it would be like painting music notes on a guitar. The story ends fairly abruptly and that’s pretty disappointing.”

Rather, he said, the design should emerge not from what’s specifically in the can, but why the brewery chose to make that beer at that time. Were they inspired by an experience? Are they trying to reinvent a mundane style? Answers to such questions should fuel the label’s visual representation of the beer.

These considerations apply to the brewery as a whole as well. From beer to logo to tasting room to merchandise, a coherent branding strategy should evoke the brewery’s culture. If it doesn’t, “then it is time for a rebrand,” said McCormick. And as a brewery matures, it might want to reassess the association between culture and visual presentation. In McCormick’s mind, a brand is “a living, breathing organism that can always be refined.”

Austin Street Brewery’s original logo on the left and rebranded look on the right.

HMDC’s work with Austin Street illustrates this point. McCormick adapted the brewery’s old and familiar mash paddle logo so that it worked more as a “symbol than an image.” From there, he developed a typography system and

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Producers Revealed For First Week Of WWE Programming Without Vince McMahon

Fightful Select has released a new report revealing the producers for this past week’s episodes of WWE Monday Night Raw and Friday Night SmackDown, the first two programs that occurred following Vince McMahon’s shocking retirement announcement. Check it out below.

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-Michael Hayes produced the fight between Logan Paul and The Miz, Theory’s promo, and Bloodline vs. Riddle & Street Profits.
-Chris Park produced the match between Drew McIntyre and Theory.
-Petey Williams produced Rey Mysterio’s celebration, along with Mysterios vs. Judgment Day.
-Jason Jordan produce the promo by Raw women’s champion Bianca Belair.
-Molly Holly produced the Doudrop vs. Alexa Bliss match.
-Shane Helms produced the Impaulsive TV segment.
-Adam Pearce produced the tag team match between Alpha Academy and AJ Styles/Dolph Ziggler.


-Chris Park produced the Sheamus vs. Drew McIntyre Donkeybrook match.
-Adam Pearce produced the confrontation between Happy Corbin and Pat McAfee.
-Shawn Daivari produced the match between Aliyah and Lacey Evans.
-TJ Wilson produced the Ronda Rousey/Liv Morgan vs. Natalya/Sonya tag team match.
-Jamie Noble produced the Viking Raiders vs. the New Day tag team match.
-Michael Hayes produced the Usos & Jeff Jarrett segment, as well as the Brock Lesnar & Drew McIntyre special counsel segment.

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ICD Brookfield Place announces Tasmeem’s debut contest winners

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Artwork on view at ICD Brookfield Place Dubai.

Muhammad Yusuf, Features of Writer

ICD Brookfield Place, Dubai, has announced the winners of the first edition of Tasmeem, an annual graphic design and poster exhibition and competition. The works of the selected 12 regional designers were unveiled on July 25 and will be on show until August 26.

The winners of Anti-Type, the theme of the inaugural edition, were selected following an open call for original works of graphic art and typography by a committee of experts including Graphic Designer and Type Designer Wael Morcos; Type Designer and Multidisciplinary Artist Ali Almasri; and Curator & Public Programs Designer, Daniel H. Rey.

Curated by Graphic Designer and Art Director, Jenan Saleh, the exhibition takes the notion of ‘anti-type design’ as a starting point. The poster designs on display use letterforms as a tool to tell stories in fresh ways, exploring new horizons in type design.

The 12 winning designers, each a recipient of a Dhs1,000 cash prize, are Ana Escobar Saavedra, Erin Collins, Ibraheem Zaki Khamayseh, Kinda Ghannoum, Maryam Belhoul, Mohammed Khalil, Nouran Abed, Rana Wassef, Reina Hasbini, Saba Sayfaiee, Sarah Shebl and Zeid Jaouni.


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Commenting on the exhibition, Rob Devereux, CEO of ICD Brookfield Place said: “We are excited for Tasmeem to continue to support young regional talent in its annual showcase.” Selection Committee member Rey said that “this year’s selected designers are presenting their ideas in a multidisciplinary way, intersecting their non-conformist design practices with the fields of biology, data science, urban planning, civil engineering, and social sciences.”

Anti-Type aims to foster a deeper understanding of how letters are designed and facilitates a discourse related to the history, present, and future of type design. Throughout the long history of type design (the art and process of designing typefaces), people have used many tools at their disposal to make type legible and beautiful — from brushes to woodblocks to metal plates to digital software.

wael morcos 1 Wael Morcos is a graphic and type designer.

The exhibition sheds light on how the field of type design is ever-evolving, especially in the digital age, where access to a variety of typefaces encourages experimentation.

Almasri is a type designer and multidisciplinary artist based in Amman, Jordan. In 2014, he launched his own type foundry under the name Abjad. Rey advocates for #YouthCuratingYouth and cross-pollination in the Global South. His work in exhibitions and public programs balances institutional and grassroots presence across the Americas, the Arab Gulf, and Scandinavia.

He recently launched Almacen/Armazem, a multimedia research project archiving and exhibiting creative practices related to Latin America and the Arab world. Morcos is a graphic designer and type designer from Beirut, Lebanon, and a partner at the Brooklyn-based design studio, Morcos Key. He has spent time developing identities and Arabic-Latin bilingual typefaces, in addition to working in

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