Wednesday, December 17, 2014

2015 - 52 Weeks 52 Works - Calendar Featuring Cleveland+ Artists




“The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.”  Auguste Rodin


Northeast Ohio is graced with a very talented group of artists; I’m beginning to wish there were more weeks in each calendar year so that we could properly represent every artist!

Each year it is necessary to whittle down the submissions to fewer than 75 pieces. We believe this collection is a group of talented professionals who’ve found their voice and can help inspire the younger artist as well as a few promising up-and-comers we hope to watch grow over the coming years.

The 13h publication of 52 Weeks 52 Works seeks to showcase the potential for future partnerships between Northeast Ohio’s creative community and the local business community.

We hope you enjoy the 13th edition of 52 Weeks 52 Works.



About the Publisher:
AGC, founded in 1967, is a print communication company, located in Cleveland, OH. We assist and partner with marketing, communication and development professionals to design, print and distribute materials to engage and interact with their constituents.

In 2002, we created this desk calendar called “52 Weeks 52 Works” to highlight our design and printing capabilities. We have been publishing this calendar ever since.

Please visit our Web site to learn more about our complete range of services.



Friday, January 3, 2014

2014 Edition 52 Weeks 52 Works Now Available!



The 2014 edition of 52 Weeks 52 Works, curated, designed, printed and distributed entirely by AGC The Creative Advantage, is now available.

We would like to thank all of the artists who submitted this year! Your talent and enthusiasm is the foundation of this beautiful calendar. It is no small task to whittle down hundreds of pieces entered to fewer then 80, and it is very difficult to omit some pieces. But we believe this collection is a group of talented professionals who’ve found their voice and can help inspire the younger artist, coupled with some promising "up-and-comers" we hope to watch grow over the coming years.

Through our unique efforts, AGC has remained committed to the renewable print medium just as these artists have remained committed to their creative talent.

The 12th publication of 52 Weeks 52 Works seeks to showcase two local assets: Northeast Ohio’s dynamic creative community and the myriad of marketing and print related services AGC provides to over 150 local businesses, non profit organizations and educational institutions.

We believe these commitments have the potential to make a difference in people’s lives.

We hope you enjoy the 12th edition of 52 Weeks 52 Works.

Thank you.
Candice

Candice C. Champion
Vice President
AGC The Creative Advantage
candicechampion@agcinc.org
216-661-2550

P.S. We are now accepting submissions for the 2015 edition of 52 Weeks 52 Works (Cleveland). Download the submission form now.

Monday, July 8, 2013

The 2014 edition of 52 Weeks 52 Works is in production! The deadline for submission is September 6, 2013 (Friday) We are amidst the production of the 12th annual 52 Weeks 52 Works desk calendar and we need your talent! Any artist living and working in NEO is eligible (nudity and explicit imagery are restricted). If you are interested or if you know any one who may be interested please forward this information along. You can download the 2014 submission form here. Upon completion of the calendar every participating artist will receive 2 copies along with your returned submission. You will see first hand the impressive results achieved when combining the versatility of eco-friendly print communication with the unique talent of NEO’s local artists. If interested, please download a submission form. Once you have completed the submission form please select "Save As" and rename the form with your first and last name. You may then upload your completed submission form and your art entry directly to our FTP Site, or contact me at CandiceChampion@agcinc.org or 216-661-2550. PLEASE DO NOT EMAIL YOUR ART ENTRY. 52 Weeks 52 Works is Academy Graphic Communication’s (AGC) annual desk calendar highlighting the talent of Northeast Ohio area artists. The calendar has served as a stage for the creative community of Northeast Ohio for the past 11 years. AGC is a full-service, marketing and print communication firm in Cleveland, OH. We operate three comprehensive facilities: The Creative Advantage Design Studio, Sustainable Print Solutions, and Fulfillment Yields Interest. This calendar serves as our capabilities brochure and seeks to demonstrate the power of expressing ideas effectively through print and the myriad of collaborative opportunities available with Northeast Ohio’s creative community. The collections of past calendars have ranged from sculpture to painting, photography to ceramics, fiber to jewelry. 52 Weeks 52 Works is published entirely by Academy Graphic Communication. To view past issues of the calendar Don’t miss your opportunity to be included in the 12th edition!

Monday, December 31, 2012

When we view the submitted artwork we are always looking for an interesting idea, a voice, a moment, technical prowess, etc., but we are also interested in helping young, less established artists have faith in their talent. The secret to “doing what you love” or “never working a day in your life” is to believe in yourself, have faith in your dreams, keep working hard and never give up.

It is no small task to whittle down hundreds of pieces entered to fewer then 70, and it is very difficult to omit some pieces. But we believe this collection is a group of both talented professionals who’ve “stuck it out” and can help inspire the younger artist and promising up-and-comers we hope to watch grow over the coming years.

Through our unique efforts, AGC has stayed committed to the renewable print medium just as these artists have stayed committed to their creative talent. The 11th publication of 52 Weeks 52 Works seeks to showcase two local assets: Northeast Ohio’s dynamic creative community and the myriad of marketing and print related services AGC provides to over 150 local businesses, non profit organizations and educational institutions.

We believe these commitments have the potential to make a difference in people’s lives.

We hope you enjoy the 11th edition of 52 Weeks 52 Works.

Thank you. Candice C. Champion

Monday, August 13, 2012

Call for Artists - 52 Weeks 52 Works - 2013 edition

The 2013 edition of 52 Weeks 52 Works is in production!
The deadline for submission is October 1, 2012

We are amidst the production of the 11th annual 52 Weeks 52 Works desk calendar and we need your talent! Any artist living and working in NEO is eligible (nudity and explicit imagery are restricted). If you are interested or if you know any one who may be interested please forward this information along.

You can download the 2013 submission form here. Upon completion of the calendar every participating artist will receive 2 copies along with your returned submission. You will see first hand the impressive results achieved when combining the versatility of eco-friendly print communication with the unique talent of NEO’s local artists.

 If interested please download a submission form or contact me at CandiceChampion@agcinc.org or 216-661-2550. 52 Weeks 52 Works is Academy Graphic Communication’s (AGC) annual desk calendar highlighting the talent of Northeast Ohio area artists. The calendar has served as a stage for the creative community of Northeast Ohio for the past 10 years.

AGC is a full-service, marketing and print communication firm in Cleveland, OH. We operate three comprehensive facilities: The Creative Advantage Design Studio, Sustainable Print Solutions, and Fulfillment Yields Interest. This calendar serves as our capabilities brochure and seeks to demonstrate the power of expressing ideas effectively through print and the myriad of collaborative opportunities available with Northeast Ohio’s creative community.

The collections of past calendars have ranged from sculpture to painting, photography to ceramics, fiber to jewelry.

 52 Weeks 52 Works is published entirely by Academy Graphic Communication.

View past issues of the calendar here.

 Don’t miss your opportunity to be included in the 11th edition!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

52 Weeks 52 Works 2012 Calendar has been posted online



After much anticipation the 2012 52 Weeks 52 Works Desk Calendar is now posted to our website.

The 2013 submission form has also been posted to this page.

A special Thank You to all of north east Ohio's talented artists for helping make this a beautiful collection.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

PANTONE & Color Marketing Group Predict "Next" Hot Colors

PANTONE's 2012 Color of the Tear is TANGERINE TANGO while, Color Marketing Group Predicts BOYZ-N-BERRY.
Frankly, I think these two colors would be a striking combination - maybe for a Spring Gala Invitation or an advertisement for your Summer Camp programming... the possibilities are endless!

For the official Press Releases Please Read Below:

Dance into the New Year with this Vivacious and Appealing Reddish Orange:
CARLSTADT, N.J., Dec. 8, 2011 – Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company (NASDAQ: XRIT), and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced PANTONE® 17-1463 Tangerine Tango, a vivacious, enticing hue, as the color of the year for 2012.

The 2011 color of the year, PANTONE 18-2120 Honeysuckle, encouraged us to face everyday troubles with verve and vigor. Tangerine Tango, a spirited reddish orange, continues to provide the energy boost we need to recharge and move forward.

“Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset, Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy.”

Over the past several years, orange has grown in popularity and acceptance among designers and consumers alike. A provocative attention-getter, Tangerine Tango is especially appealing in men’s and women’s fashion. Fashion designers featured in the PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2012, including Tommy Hilfiger, Nanette Lepore, Cynthia Steffe by Shaun Kearney, Elie Tahari and Adrienne Vittadini, are incorporating this attractive orange into their spring collections. A fun, lively take on a traditional autumnal hue, Tangerine Tango will surely carry through to fall fashion as well.

A winner in cosmetics because of its versatility, Tangerine Tango is a bit exotic, but in a very friendly, non-threatening way. Add a sultry flair to lips, cheeks and nails with Tangerine Tango. An unexpected eye shadow color, Tangerine Tango is a complementary opposite that flatters blue or green eyes. When paired with brown eyes, it brings out an amber cast.

SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE
Sharing a strong passion for how color can transform a face, mood or even an attitude, Pantone has partnered with Sephora, the leading beauty specialty retailer, to create an extraordinary collection that will change how consumers wear, feel and think about color. Launching in spring 2012, SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE™ delivers insightful color forecasting, timely trends and powerful seasonal product collections. To celebrate the launch, SEPHORA + PANTONE UNIVERSE proudly presents the first Color of the Year beauty collection.

“These products allow for on-trend, uninhibited expression, while being exceptionally wearable,” commented Gilbert Soliz, lead artist for Sephora PRO. “Whether she is looking to create a bold look featuring Tangerine Tango, or if demure trend expression is more her style, the collection allows for customized wearability.”

The limited edition collection features a variety of products including eye shadow, lipstick, lip gloss, nail polish and accessories, and will be available in Sephora Americas beginning March 2012.

Tangerine Tango for Interiors and More
Energize interior spaces with Tangerine Tango patterned home accessories. Pillows, bedspreads and tabletop accessories in this high-impact hue add spice to any room. Or incorporate Tangerine Tango appliances and personal electronics for an unexpected pop of color. Looking for an inexpensive way to perk up your home? Paint a wall in Tangerine Tango for a dynamic burst of energy in the kitchen, entryway or hallway.

Tangerine Tango products are also available from Chronicle Books (publisher of “Pantone: The Twentieth Century in Color” and creator of Pantone paperback journals), Dessy (a leading manufacturer of bridesmaid, social-occasion and flower-girl dresses), MyColor inspired by Pantone (a spirited new collection of grab-and-go paints), PANTONE PAINTS (Pantone’s line of superior-quality, eco-friendly paint), Rickshaw of San Francisco (lightweight and stylish messenger bag created especially for Pantone) and W2 (creator of the iconic PANTONE Chip mug).

Cross-Referencing to Other PANTONE Libraries
PANTONE 17-1463 Tangerine Tango can also be cross-referenced to all other PANTONE Libraries including PANTONE PLUS and PANTONE Goe™ for graphic design. For cross-referencing information, see www.pantone.com/COY2012.

About the PANTONE Color of the Year
The color of the year selection is a very thoughtful process. To arrive at the selection, Pantone quite literally combs the world looking for color influences. This can include the entertainment industry and films that are in production, traveling art collections, hot new artists, popular travel destinations and other socio-economic conditions. Influences may also stem from technology, availability of new textures and effects that impact color, and even upcoming sports events that capture worldwide attention.



Color Marketing Group's Predicts "NEXT" hot color BOYZ-N-BERRY:

Alexandria, VA ‐ BOYZ‐N‐BERRY is the Color Marketing Group’s NEXT important forecast color for the future. With clarity, on the reddened side of purple, it can be interpreted across many industries in spectacular combinations. After all, a color is not seen in a vacuum. Color is influenced by its pairings with other colors.

Simply, with black it is warm and darkly evocative, offering richness and depth, even if it takes us to the dark side of the imagination with vampires and the cosmic black hole. When paired with white, BOYS‐N‐BERRY plays well with ermine furs of royalty, with stark white sand beaches, and the brightness of the bright lights.

Where some colors easily clash with their surroundings, here is a color that is lush enough to bring out the creativity of designers everywhere. Imagine the sophistication that comes with a pearl grey or white pairing. Imagine the fun that comes to mind when it is combined with a clear lime green.

Human nature is healthiest when optimistic. The Color Marketing Group is providing visual stimulation to enrich the psyche through the use of BOYZ‐N‐ BERRY. Whether you want to design an environment with a subtle sensibility, or give your space street cred you can apply this color. Country paths lined with seasonal berries embrace BOYZN‐N‐BERRY, placing it in a palette with deep greens, loamy browns, and sun‐kissed monarch butterflies. Bright city lights and rounded city cobblestones also heighten our visual excitement when this color is in the mix.

The Color Marketing Group members come from all industries to create the NEXT color forecast. Understanding where our society is, and where it is going is the responsibility of each member. Research involves delving into the cultural anthropology of each industry, including: home, technology, transportation, graphic design, fashion, sports, entertainment, media, marketing, education, and innovation.