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Blossom! A Design Challenge

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’09-3-31 – Cherry Blossoms – Pink and Yellow’
courtesy of ‘mosley.brian’

Who doesn’t love a good design challenge? Especially one that has to do with the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The Festival is seeking amateur designers from the metro-DC area to showcase their creativity through the design of an original graphic creation using the blossom for inspiration.  Entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of four, which will include Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation and Antonio Alcalá of Studio A – to name a few.  The winner will receive $5,000 in tuition prize, via Shiseido, to Westwood College School of Design. The “People’s Choice” winner will be awarded $250.00 in prize money too!

The winning design will be featured at the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s Cherry Blast: A Night of Contemporary Art + Music on Friday, April 2.

The contest is running now through March 26, 2010.  Learn more about the challenge here.

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Thievery Opening for McCartney

Thievery Corporation by maxedaperture

Thanks to Thievery Corporation’s Facebook page and the Going Out Gurus, it looks like one of DC’s best groups will be DJing a set before the Paul McCartney concert at FedEx Field on Saturday.  I love Thievery and all, but does anyone else think this is a strange combination, much like mixing beer and Altoids?  Who knows, maybe Moby will open for Springsteen some day.  Stranger things have happened.