National Geographic New York Lead Digital Ellies Pack

first_imgThe American Society of Magazine Editors for the first time this year will honor 37 publications for their digital initiatives. The association Wednesday unveiled the nominees for the National Magazine Awards for Digital Media—otherwise known as the Digital Ellies.Leading the pack is National Geographic with five nominations, followed by New York with four. The Atlantic and Sports Illustrated come next with three nominations each.Among the 12 awards categories are “General Excellence in Digital Media,” best “Mobile Media,” best “Digital Media Design,” and best “News Reporting.” Among the nominations were five online-only magazine brands, including Epicurious, The Daily Beast and Slate. The National Magazine Awards for Digital Media will be handed out March 18 in New York in conjunction with the Magazine Publishers of America’s Magazines 24/7: The E-Reading Revolution conference.Click here for a list on nominees.last_img

These are the products Jony Ive should redesign after he leaves Apple

first_img Aug 31 • iPhone 11, Apple Watch 5 and more: The final rumors $747 Mentioned Above Apple iPad Pro (11-inch, Silver, 64GB, 2018) (Red) charity auction curated by Jony Ive and Marc Newson Now playing: Watch this: $674 12 Photos Share your voice Amazon See It Apple head of design Jony Ive departs to start his own… News • Get an 11-inch iPad Pro for $650 (save $150) Apple Aug 31 • Your phone screen is gross. Here’s how to clean it Jony Ive (left) opening his glasses while holding an iPad Pro. James Martin/CNET When Apple announced on Thursday that Jony Ive was leaving the company, I immediately thought back to when David Letterman retired from his Late Show in May 2015. After walking away to spend more time with his family, Letterman launched another talk show three and a half years later called My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman. It premiered on Netflix with a vastly different format and allowed us to see Letterman and his talent in a completely different light. While I don’t think Ive will grow a giant prospector beard like Letterman did (though how awesome would that be), I am excited to see how he’ll apply his talent to a slew of new products and designs outside of the Apple-sphere.Ive and fellow designer Marc Newsom, who in 2013 designed high-end one-of-a-kind products for charity including an aluminum Leica camera, are forming their own design firm called LoveFrom. According to Ive, the company gets its name from an address Steve Jobs gave at an Apple employee meeting.He became an industrial design legend with the Apple products he worked on like the iPhone, the original iMac and the Apple Watch. And who knows what products and projects are in the works that we haven’t seen yet from him — augmented reality glasses, anyone? Though Apple will be a client of LoveFrom, Ive will work independently from the tech giant possibly as early as 2020. With this move, it’s fascinating to ponder what products he might redesign next and how that could give him a late-career renaissance and further embolden him as a design icon.LG TV designed by Jony IveSince LoveFrom isn’t a part of Apple, he could potentially work with any company. I honestly don’t think there will be an LG G9 phone designed by Ive or a Galaxy S11. But there are several electronics projects that Apple was rumored to make that never materialized.The most obvious example is an Apple television set. Perhaps LoveFrom might partner with LG or Sharp for a high-end TV. Ive and LG already have a history of collaborating when they worked together on the LG UltraFine 4K display. See It iPad Pro Aug 31 • Verizon vs AT&T vs T-Mobile vs Sprint: Choose the best 5G carrier Tags 4 Jony Ive Leica LG Samsung Apple CNET may get a commission from retail offers. Jony Ive’s Marie Kondo showWhile not as sexy as an iPhone XS, I could see Ive having his own Netflix show like Marie Kondo’s. Instead of visiting everyday people, he would show up at various maker spaces and design studios to lend a hand tweaking CNC machined cutouts and simplifying overcomplicated designs.Kondo is known for having people go through their belongings and ask whether items “spark joy.” Ive could challenge designers on whether their projects, “spark magic.” And honestly, the name of his new company is the perfect title for a Netflix show: LoveFrom Jony Ive. In a close second place would be the title: Sir Jonathan.Weird products that deserve a Jony Ive hosted intro videoPerhaps what I’m looking forward to the most is seeing more product videos that feature Ive, like the ones he did for Apple while overusing words like “simple” and “magic.” I genuinely have so much love for these videos because he is so sincere and passionate about the smallest details.  See it And if he ever does jump into food, I don’t imagine him going the Nathan Myhrvold from Microsoft route and publishing a super expensive book about molecular gastronomy. Though going from a design chief to a design chef would be quite the unexpected turn. Instead, I could easily see him designing his own coffee where every bean is exactly the same size and shape. And since beans have natural curves, Ive would find a way to grow the edges perfectly square like those square watermelons. He would join the ranks of celebrity coffee roasters Danny Trejo and David Lynch. Seriously, I would buy Jony Ive coffee beans in a heartbeat.Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of products via the link below.SEE DAVID LYNCH COFFEE BEANS ON AMAZON Preview • Apple’s newest iPad Pros hands-on: The iPad X we expected Review • iPad Pro 2018 review: A powerful, beautiful tablet that needs a software overhaul Aug 31 • iPhone XR vs. iPhone 8 Plus: Which iPhone should you buy? reading • After Jony Ive leaves Apple, these are the products he should redesign next Mobile $799 An Ive TV would be an epic product of industrial design. LG makes the thinnest TV to date, but I’m sure Ive would find a way to make it even thinner and lighter. I can already imagine a ceramic remote with a single button that controls everything.Newsom, Ive and Dieter Rams walk into a barIt’s been long known that Ive was inspired by the famous industrial Braun designer Dieter Rams. Leaving Apple will give LoveFrom the chance to interpret classic housewares that Braun made like clocks, speakers and kitchen appliances. My head can barely wrap itself around what a Jony Ive toaster might look like. It would probably have one thin slot for bread and a long digital toggle I’d have to slide my finger down to lower the bread.At Apple, Ive’s best designs came under his collaborations with Jobs kind of like how Lennon and McCartney wrote their best songs when they were in The Beatles. Obviously with Jobs’ passing, Ive not only lost a close friend, but also a creative balance to his work. But one possible design-nerd fantasy would be for Rams to work on a project with LoveFrom. It would be the design equivalent of when rockstars from different bands come together to form a supergroup. However, I’m sure whatever product they came up with would be leaps and bounds better than the best song from any supergroup. OK, Cream’s song White Room is absolutely the best. But this kind of collaboration could put the spring back into Ive’s design process. Apple 10:17 See All $674 See It Comments Best Buy • Here are a handful of other products I’d love to hear him talk about in similar videos. Remember to read all of these with Ive’s voice in mind:Toilet – “Every flush is the first flush. Our toilet uses evaporation and condensation to create water anew and refill the bowl as if it were the first time it was used.”Karaoke machine: “I’ve designed the perfect karaoke machine. It only plays U2’s Desire.”Traffic light with only two colors – “Three colors are one too many. Life doesn’t give us a yellow light when it’s about to stop so why should a traffic light?”Cuckoo clock – “Cuckoo clocks needed a revolution. I’ve done away with the bird all together and replaced it with a slab of hand polished petrified wood.”Q-Tips – “We’ve known for years that people put these into their ears. Now they are designed with a patented curve to follow your ear canal more accurately. No more bending and twisting. I call them AirPods… er, I mean Q-Pods.”Men’s clothing line – “Men’s basics aren’t that basic. I completely redesigned underwear so there are no holes except for your legs. It’s a simpler and more durable approach.”Women’s clothing line – “Bra straps were designed a hundred years ago. I knew we could do better. Using a combination of rare Earth magnets and spider silk, we have truly re-envisioned the bra.”Tap shoes – “Each step is a note, each stride a bar. Taps have been re-engineered to be thinner, lighter and more tappy.”Titanium soda can – “This $826 dollar titanium soda can will provide you with the smoothest sips of carbonated water and aspartame. Each can is ten times stronger than aluminium but also four times lighter. A 4pack will feel like you’re carrying a single regular can.”Oreo – “Two cookies are far too complicated. One is all you need. And we got rid of the cream too because it just gets in the way of the cookie.”Jony Ive dark roast coffeeIve could also go in another direction stepping away from electronics altogether. For instance, he could start working with only organic materials including food and coffee. Similar to how famous artists have various aesthetic periods, Ive would have his “Organic Phase.” He would live a Nick Offerman-esque life, woodworking and dispensing folksy design parables while building his own hand tools.last_img read more

South Carolina Rep Jim Clyburn Says that Democrats that Want to Win

first_imgBy Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire ContributorWhile there’s at least a perceived growing number of Democrats who say they want to replace California Rep. Nancy Pelosi as the Democratic leader in the House of Representatives, South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn has emerged as a favorite among his peers to become the first African American to hold that position.In an exclusive interview with the NNPA Newswire, the 25-year congressman said that, while he’s ready for the challenge, Democrats currently have much bigger fish to fry.Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.) says that President Trump has a deep-seated hatred for people of color that manifests itself every day. (Wikimedia Commons)“The first order of business is to win the [midterm] elections on November 6,” Clyburn said. “That’s what I’ve been concentrating on.”Clyburn and Congressional Black Caucus Chair Cedric Richmond each told the NNPA Newswire that they’ve identified 37 districts across the country they believe can be won by Democrats this year, which would wrest control of the House from Republicans.“We feel, with the right kind of effort, we can win,” Clyburn said.Clyburn listed three keys to success this November.The first key, Clyburn said, is to prioritize the Black vote; Democrats can’t afford to take the African American vote for granted.Secondly, the Democrats shouldn’t rely on an anti-President Donald Trump wave to get out the vote. Finally, Clyburn said that candidates must advertise in the Black Press, if they want to win in November.“We are also talking about districts where Barack Obama won twice and where Hillary Clinton also won, but these voters don’t turn out for the so-called ‘off-year elections,’” Clyburn said. “We can’t let these voters feel like we’re taking them for granted.”Clyburn, 78, said he was recently taken aback by one candidate, who said that he could win the Black vote by running on an anti-Trump platform.“Wait one second,” Clyburn said that he told the individual. “We can’t just go around being ‘Republican-light.’ We have to be out there putting forth an alternative message, for our base, and we have to reach out to Black voters and let them know we’re not taking them or any of our base for granted.”To that end, Clyburn said advertising campaigns must largely include the Black Press.“It’s very, very important…Chairman Richmond and I have had candidates in and we’ve been telling them that one of the best ways to demonstrate that you’re not taking the Black vote for granted is to advertise in the Black Press,” Clyburn said.The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) is the oldest and largest trade group representing the Black Press, comprised of more than 200 Black-owned newspapers operating in the United States.“I’ve been in [the Black Press]. My daughter and I ran a newspaper down South, so I know that candidates tend to take Black media for granted,” Clyburn said. “They tend to judge Black media the same way they do other media and you just can’t do that, because the business model is totally different.”Each Sunday after attending Morris Brown A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., Clyburn said he and other churchgoers habitually pick up the local Black-owned newspaper.“People tend to pay attention to the headlines, the stories and the ads in the Black Press so it’s vitally important that candidates know this,” Clyburn said.A former history teacher, Clyburn said Trump’s obsession with dismantling Obama’s legacy is reminiscent of tactics employed by Andrew Johnson to demean his predecessor, Abraham Lincoln.Johnson, who was impeached by the House, had a vision of America as a White man’s government, according to historians.“If you remember, it’s the same kind of reaction Johnson had to Lincoln and I remember sitting alone once in the Oval Office with Obama and I told him that this would be the kind of reaction he could expect,” Clyburn said.“[Obama] was never going to get the kind of respect for his presidency that was shown to presidents before him,” Clyburn said. “The narrative that exists in this country is that there are certain things that Black folks are not supposed to do and one of those things is becoming the president of the United States and [President Trump] and his administration, feel they have to do whatever they can to wipe out any semblance that Barack Obama was ever president of the United States.”Clyburn continued: “[Trump] has a deep-seated hatred for people of color and it manifests itself every day.”Though he doesn’t support or agree politically with former Trump aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, Clyburn said he was deeply troubled when Trump referred to her as a “low life” and a “dog.”“I’m the father of three daughters and I’m deeply insulted by the president of the United States referring to an African American women the way he referred to her,” he said. “Politics aside, I’m insulted that the president of the United States would denigrate the office in this way.”Clyburn continued: “The president asked an important question when he was running, ‘What do we have to lose?’ Well, we have lost dignity and the respect of the presidency, because of his coarseness in the office. When you lose respect, you’ve lost about everything there is to lose.”While he still supports Pelosi, Clyburn said that if the Democrats take back the House, he’s up for the job as speaker.“I have always supported her, but I have always remembered a sermon I heard my father give a number of times,” Clyburn said. “That sermon stayed with me and he said, ‘keep your lamps trimmed and burning to be ready when the bridegroom comes.’ My point is, I’ve never forgotten that sermon so I keep my lamp burning so I’m ready.”Stacy Brown is an NNPA Newswire Contributor and co-author of “Michael Jackson: The Man Behind the Mask: An Insider’s Story of the King of Pop.” This article was originally published on BlackPressUSA.com.last_img read more