Is there a counter-revolution underway against the “perfection” that modern technology has brought to our artistic endeavours? Time was when you could tell that a work of art had been man-made by the small flaws in its execution – these tended to give it an endearingly human touch and very often underscored the passion that went into making it. To say nothing of the serendipitous discoveries that came with a non-assisted approach. More and more artists, it seems, are taking a trip back to those less-exacting days. Call it “nostalgia art”, call it “retro”, it holds a lot of appeal for a lot of designers.


Contents:

Motion gallery: The colours of our lives
Retro Graphics: The present imperfect
Creative Country: Poland, Design’s poster-boy has come of age
Exhibition: Sister cities unite to advance urban architecture in China
Type Casting
POTM

Specifications:

93 pages
6 varying paper stocks
4C process, spot UV
101 minutes DVD Video included


The Colours of our Lives

Red is warm, blue is cool, green is fresh and natural. We use colour to strengthen our perception of almost everything in the world. And ever since the invention of Three-Strip Technicolour in the 1940s, film-makers have employed colour to heighten the emotions they wish to convey. In this special “Colour Collection”, we present the work of 18 internationally known short-film specialists – all of whom regard colour as a crucial element of their creativity.

Featuring:

Deko / FIELD / Fluorescent Hill / HunterGatherer / James Wignall / Jonas Odell / Ljudbilden & Piloten / Maxime Bruneel / Mirrorshade / Paul Rayment / Psyop / Special Problems / Sugimoto Kousuke / TANGRAM / This Is For Reels / Tim Nackashi / weareflink / Yu Sato

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IdN v17n1: Retro Graphics p5

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The Present Imperfect

Is there a counter-revolution underway against the “perfection” that modern technology has brought to our artistic endeavours? Time was when you could tell that a work of art had been man-made by the small flaws in its execution – these tended to give it an endearingly human touch and very often underscored the passion that went into making it. To say nothing of the serendipitous discoveries that came with a non-assisted approach. More and more artists, it seems, are taking a trip back to those less-exacting days. Call it “nostalgia art”, call it “retro”, it holds a lot of appeal for a lot of designers.

Featuring:

Aesthetic Apparatus | Doe Eyed Design | Doublenaut | Jim Datz | Jimmy Turrell | Middle Boop | Pandayoghurt | Tyler Stout

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IdN v17n2: Retro Graphics p13

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IdN v17n2: Retro Graphics p24-25

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IdN v17n2: Retro Graphics p38-39


Design’s poster-boy has come of age

Polish poster-art was once among the most admired in the world. A lot has happened since those glory days, including the death of the political system that could be said to have inspired it. Is there still a definitive and recognisable style to the country’s design output? The consensus seems to be “Probably not”. But that doesn’t mean that Poles such as our 13 featured artists are not still producing work of the very finest quality.

Featuring:

StudioKxx / Jakub Jezierski / Werke - Marcin Kuligowski / Sebastian Onufszak / Kuba Ferenc / Edgar Bak / Pawel Piotr Przybyl / Katarzyna Kijek & Przemyslaw Adamski / Grezegorz Domaradzki / Mill Studio / Jan Kallwejt / Michat Kruszynski / Dominik Cymer

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IdN v17n1: Retro Graphics p45

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IdN v17n1: Retro Graphics p52-53

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IdN v17n1: Retro Graphics p64-65


Sister cities unite to advance urban architecture in China

Separated by only a river, Hong Kong and Shenzhen are two sides of the same burnished coin in the economic success story that is China’s Pearl River Delta. It now transpires that Shenzhen has set its sights on becoming the design capital of the country – a title that formerly Hong Kong could have laid some claim to. If these two sister cities can pool their talent, their know-how and their ambitions – as they did for the recent 3rd Shenzhen & Hong Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture – there is no telling what they might achieve together.

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IdN v17n2: Retro Graphics p69

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Type casting

Among the many innovations pioneered by Amsterdam-based designer Jarrik Muller is a font made entirely out of paper. Here he explains why he never tires of the magic of type and the challenges it presents him with.

Featuring:

Jarrik Muller

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IdN v17n2: Retro Graphics p80

NERDO – Discovery – TopGear 007 Special (0:30)

NERDO – Discovery – TopGear 007 Special (0:30)

Completion of Action, Cars, Guns and Martini and a little bit of good old cell animation.

Belinda Love Lee – Cardiff, UK

Belinda Love Lee – Cardiff, UK

"I see the printed work as an extension of the company's values and ethos. That means, thinking through every little detail, from paper finishes, foiling, embossing, thickness of cards ‒ all of these factors contribute to making the print a little more special and cohesive with the brand."

Islands and Rivers – Polarity Lab (Art Event Promo) (2:31)

Islands and Rivers – Polarity Lab (Art Event Promo) (2:31)

Commission from ART LOVERS for their new venture Polarity Lab explore ideas of masculinity and femininity

NERDO Creative Studio – CIELO: MotoGP™ Opening (00:23)

NERDO Creative Studio – CIELO: MotoGP™ Opening (00:23)

Cel animation for 2014 Motorcycle Racing World Championship

Claesson Koivisto Rune Architects – Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto, Ola Rune – Stockholm, Sweden

Claesson Koivisto Rune Architects – Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto, Ola Rune – Stockholm, Sweden

If you like to have some stylish patterns on your floor or wall, Claesson Koivisto Rune would be the name you should keep in mind. It is a Swedish architectural partnership, founded in Stockholm, by Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune.

Robert Seidel – Berlin, Germany

Robert Seidel – Berlin, Germany

You could sit on your favourite couch and still be able to view Robert Seidel’s latest exhibition – Magnitude, because this is an online exhibition. Robert is famous for his experimental film, video installation and environmental projects. This exhibition feature a new series of work produced during his residency with Epicenter Projects in June, 2015.

Asep Setiadi – Promote Your Events (1:10)

Asep Setiadi – Promote Your Events (1:10)

Promote your music event, club, party, DJ, fashion, festival... No third-party plugins needed!

Lucas Depolo Machado – São Paulo, Brazil

Lucas Depolo Machado – São Paulo, Brazil

"It is essential to experiment with printing processes ‒ and even create new ones, with different and unexpected materials. Try to use something cheap that nobody would ever think of. That can overcame any limitation and even inspire new ideas."

Glassfin – Malaysia Coca-Cola Collectors Fair 2015 (1:45)

Glassfin – Malaysia Coca-Cola Collectors Fair 2015 (1:45)

Promo video for Malaysia 5th Annual Coca-Cola Collectors Fair, May 2015

IDRO51 – Flavio Melchiorre – Parallel Universes (1:28)

IDRO51 – Flavio Melchiorre – Parallel Universes (1:28)

A new artwork series created by IDRO51 inspired by the Quantum theory!