June 16, 2002

Timo Sarpaneva Collection, Museum of Art and Design, Helsinki

Timo Sarpaneva Collection
Museum of Art and Design, Helsinki
June 14 - September 1, 2002

Designer/sculptor Timo Sarpaneva (born 1926) is an internationally famed figure, a much-awarded and admired powerhouse of Finnish design. Objects designed by him are found in many museum collections in Europe, America and Australia. In addition to glass, the materials he uses include wood, metal, textiles and porcelain.

In 1995, the Museum of Art and Design received a retrospective Timo Sarpaneva collection comprising some 400 items. This is a comprehensive cross-section of his work, showing the outlines of Finnish design over a period of fifty years. The Timo Sarpaneva story is also the story of Finnish industry, which has creditably utilised the designer’s input as a factor of success.

The earliest example is an embroidered tea cosy, dating from 1950, which won a silver medal at the 1951 Milan Triennale. Timo Sarpaneva’s creations for the Iittala Glassworks in the 1950s – the Hiidenhelmi and Hiidennyrkki sculptures, Kajakki, Lansetti, Sleeping Birds and Bird Bottles as well as his i-glass and coloured flatware - are much sought after by collectors. His iron pots and pans for Rosenlew in the 1960s are still part of the basic kitchen hardware, as are his steel dishes and jugs for Opa Oy. Also familiar are his Finlandia vases, Archipelago sculptures, and his porcelain and ceramic tableware designed for Rosenthal, not to mention his Claritas series from the 1980s and Marcel from the 1990s. Sarpaneva won worldwide fame with the Milan Triennales of 1954 and 1957, the Lunning Award in 1956, and the choice the same year by House Beautiful of a glass sculpture by Sarpaneva as "The Most Beautiful Object of the Year". He was granted the title of Professor in 1976 and was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Art and Design in 1993.

After drawing people, scenery and farm animals as a child, he was soon seen as a budding artist. He was enrolled at the Institute of Industrial Arts in the 1940s. One of the ways he worked his way through studies was in the logging camps of North Karelia, where he was promoted to second foreman of his work gang. He says he is greatly proud of this achievement. He was a student of the legendary Arttu Brummer and later became his assistant and lifelong friend. After graduating as a graphic artist in 1948, Sarpaneva designed exhibitions, display windows and graphics for A. Ahlstrom Corporation, but he wanted to work with glass and was thus able to design "whatever he wanted". In the 1960s, he painted instinctively, like a child, using the fabric-printing machines he had tamed as giant brushes to create the Ambiente fabrics at the Finlayson-Forssa works.

Dan Sundell describes Timo Sarpaneva (Millenium meum, Helsinki 1999): "he is an exceptional man, a man who has wandered through time, through centuries. He was born with a curious prismatic vision that can turn matter into beauty. He also posses a rare capacity for awe, for worshipping beauty."

MUSEUM OF ART AND DESIGN, HELSINKI
Korkeavuorenkatu 23, 00130 Helsinki
www.designmuseum.fi

June 15, 2002

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June 11, 2002

Extensis Mask Pro 2.0 Photoshop Plugins

Extensis made free update that add support for Photoshop 7 running on Macintosh OS 9
Extensis Mask Pro 2.0 provides expert-level tools that dramatically reduce the time necessary for masking and selecting complex objects in Adobe Photoshop. With Color Matching Technology, edge blending, intelligent edge detection and color selection, Mask Pro is the only masking solution that provides both fast and professional-quality results.
Pricing and Availability - The English versions of the Photoshop 7 installers are now available for download from the Extensis web site for free to all registered users of Extensis Photoshop Plug-ins.
System Requirements - Mask Pro 2 support Macintosh Operating System 7.5.5 - 9.2.2 and Windows 95, 98, ME, NT 4.0, 2000 or XP.
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June 10, 2002

Extensis Intellihance Pro 4.0 Photoshop Plugin

Extensis made free update that add support for Photoshop 7 running on Macintosh OS 9
Extensis Intellihance Pro 4.0 quickly and dynamically enhances images to make them look their best based on the image's individual needs. Compare and print up to 25 professional enhancement variations at once. PowerVariations provide instant visual adjustments.
Pricing and Availability - The English versions of the Photoshop 7 installers are now available for download from the Extensis web site for free to all registered users of Extensis Photoshop Plug-ins.
System Requirements - Extensis Intellihance Pro 4.0 support Macintosh Operating System 7.5.5 - 9.2.2 and Windows 95, 98, ME, NT 4.0, 2000 or XP.
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Extensis PhotoFrame 2.0 Photoshop Plugin

Extensis made free update that add support for Photoshop 7 running on Macintosh OS 9
Extensis PhotoFrame 2.0 gives you the edge-and there's no limit to the dramatic border effects you can design for your images. Customize and combine any of the included 1000+ edge effects, or use Instant Frame and Instant Edge to design your own frames. Go beyond the ordinary with special effects like shadows, glows, textures and bevels.
Pricing and Availability - The English versions of the Photoshop 7 installers are now available for download from the Extensis web site for free to all registered users of Extensis Photoshop Plug-ins.
System Requirements - Extensis PhotoFrame 2.0 support Macintosh Operating System 7.5.5 - 9.2.2 and Windows 95, 98, ME, NT 4.0, 2000 or XP.
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Extensis PhotoTools 3.0 Photoshop Plugin

Extensis made free update that add support for Photoshop 7 running on Macintosh OS 9
Extensis Extensis PhotoTools 3.0 quickly and dynamically enhances images to make them look their best based on the image's individual needs. Compare and print up to 25 professional enhancement variations at once. PowerVariations provide instant visual adjustments.
Pricing and Availability - The English versions of the Photoshop 7 installers are now available for download from the Extensis web site for free to all registered users of Extensis Photoshop Plug-ins.
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Extensis Photoshop Plugins Free Updates

New versions add compatibility with Adobe Photoshop 7 in Mac OS 9
Extensis today made available free updates to their popular Photoshop Plug-ins that add support for Photoshop 7 running on Macintosh OS 9. Registered users of Mask Pro, Intellihance Pro, PhotoTools and PhotoFrame can download free updates from the Extensis website at http://www.extensis.com/ (Support page) Mac OS X versions of these Plug-ins will be released at a later date.
"In order to fulfill tremendous user demand, we have made our Photoshop Plug-ins compatible with Photoshop 7 on Mac OS 9," said Michael Wong, Productivity Tools product manager for Extensis. "This is the first stage in our development plan for updating our Plug-in products for Photoshop 7 and Mac OS X compatibility."
Availability - The English versions of the Photoshop 7 installers are now available for download from the Extensis web site for free to all registered users of Extensis Photoshop Plug-ins.
System Requirements - Mask Pro 2, Intellihance Pro 4, PhotoTools 3 and PhotoFrame 2 will support Macintosh Operating System 7.5.5 - 9.2.2 and with Windows 95, 98, ME, NT 4.0, 2000 or XP.
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June 5, 2002

Extensis Portfolio 6 for Mac OS X Preview

The preview release of Portfolio 6 for OS X marks the first phase of a plan to bring the entire Portfolio product line to Mac OS X over the next several months. Registered owners of Portfolio 6, which began shipping in February, will be eligible to receive a free upgrade to the final Mac OS X version of Portfolio 6 when it becomes available later this summer.
The second phase will occur when Portfolio 6 Server for Mac OS X, which extends the image-cataloging and file-management power of Portfolio to larger workgroups, will be released in July of 2002. The Mac OS X edition of Portfolio Server will be fully compatible with both the currently-shipping version of Portfolio 6, as well as the native Mac OS X version that will ship this summer.
Extensis is making this early (alpha) release of Portfolio for Mac OS X available to the public in response to strong interest from customers who would like to begin using the award-wining digital asset management program in a fully-native Mac OS X environment, The preview version does not yet include all the features currently available in Portfolio 6, but it does offers many fully-implemented Mac OS X features, including the ability to catalog any file, folder or disk in Portfolio using a contextual menu that appears in the Mac OS X Finder. A list of the features that are not yet implemented in this release is included in the documentation that comes with the pre-release software.
Extensis plans to release updates to the preview on a regular basis, and to introduce a beta version of the software within the next four to six weeks. The Portfolio 6 for Mac OS X Preview is available now from the Extensis beta website at http://www.extensis.com/
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