Archive for the 'Event' Category

For All The Cat Lovers Out There


Hello Kitty: The Global Brand with Nine Lives

Thursday, March 27 / 6:30 pm
Indianapolis Museum of Art
DeBoest Lecture Hall

The Asian Art Society and the Japan-America Society of Indiana invite you to attend “Hello Kitty: The Global Brand with Nine Lives,” a lecture and book-signing with author and The New York Times Business Reporter Ken Belson. Hello Kitty was Japan’s brilliant answer to Walt Disney’s Mickey Mouse. As author of “Hello Kitty; The Remarkable Story of Sanrio and the Billion Dollar Feline Phenomenon,” Belson will discuss how Japan’s most famous cartoon kitten and other Sanrio characters have become a global cultural phenomenon, beginning in the 1970s with the Japanese concept of kawaii or “cute.” Belson will also talk about the inner workings of Sanrio, the company that created Hello Kitty, and how it succeeded in positioning products to appeal to consumers of all ages. Sanrio characters are now found not only on toys, notebooks and backpacks, but also on mobile phones, toasters and even cars!

6:30 – 7:30 pm Lecture
7:30 – 8:30 pm Book-signing and raffle of Sanrio character items


Attending The 2008 Brass Rings?


Wednesday, February 27th, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM, IMAX Theater and Indiana State Museum

Cost: $65
Register Here

The Brass Ring Awards is an Addy Award competition and the largest local advertising award show. The Brass Ring Awards are presented annually by the Ad Club of Indianapolis. This will be an awesome opportunity to see the great work that has won awards locally and to mingle with those in the business.

Designers Have Ideas Too


Tuesday, February 26th at 12 noon in the Campus Center, room 264

Now that Super Tuesday is over what is IUPUI doing about the elections?

Come join a campus-wide meeting to discuss what IUPUI can do to support and educate the campus about voting and the elections now and in the fall semester. If you have programming in mind, want to collaborate, or want to see what others are doing, please attend. Here is an opportunity to show how designers can make a difference in our communities.

Snacks will be served!

Contact Lorrie Brown at 274-5198 or lorrbrow [at] for more information.
The meeting will be facilitated by Johnny Goldfinger, Assistant Professor of Political Science and campus coordinator of the IUPUI Political Engagement Project.

Independent Music + Art Festival Volunteers Needed


This year’s Independent Music + Art Festival will be held the 2nd Saturday in June. They are looking for people who can commit early to volunteering at this year’s festival. This go around, it is June 14th from 11:00am to 10:00pm. If you haven’t been before, this is a really fun day of continuous music on (17 bands on two stages) and visual art – all in the courtyard of the Harrison Center. Please contact Pam Allee if you can help and let her know if morning, afternoon or evening are better for you.

Pam Allee
Arts Coordinator
Harrison Center for the Arts
fax: 317.238.5489
email: pam [at]

4th Annual National Student Show and Conference


April 3-5, Richardson, TX

Please check this out! There are 5 great judges for this year’s show and the entry deadline is quickly approaching. I encourage students to enter as well as attend the conference. It is well worth the time and money!

Scheduled for the conference are:
– 4 nationally renownedspeakers
– 15 breakout sessions
– Job Fair
– Portfolio Review
– Roundtable discussions
– Parties
– Prizes
– Studio Tours

All that, and the inspiration, networking, and creative high from being with 700 or more people that are as passionate about type, color, design, and paper as you are. It really is amazing.

Conference Website
Registration Deadline: February 21st
Cost: $110 – $175

Debbie Millman Comes to Indianapolis


Why We Buy, Why We Brand

A historical look at the influence branding has on our every day lives – from branding ourselves and the world around us to the role branding plays in the products we buy and the way we live our lives. Debbie Millman has been in the design business for the last 20 years fulfilling her dream of working in branding and furthering the meaning, purpose and stature of brands in our culture. Debbie is a Partner and President of the design division at Sterling Brands, one of the leading brand identity firms in the country.

Lunch will be provided.

Students: $20.00

Friday, February 29, 2008
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM   The Westin, Indianapolis
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Register Now

R/GA Comes to IUPUI

R/GA clients

R/GA will be giving a presentation at Herron around 4:00 PM on Monday, February 25th in a room yet to be announced.

The Agency for the Digital Age
We live in an era of rapid technological change, yet the marketing and advertising industries have been slow to adapt. R/GA specializes in harnessing emerging technologies to create new modes of brand building and to deepen customer relationships.” – portion of R/GA Vision Statement

UPDATE: This event is organized by the School of Informatics, but students from across IUPUI are invited to attend.