One simple motto - 'Buy and use only what you really need and then get rid of it properly when you have finished with it' - could make a huge difference in helping to reduce the mountain of waste that is threatening to destroy our eco-system. As those responsible, in one way or another, for most of the products we purchase, designers bear a heavy responsibility to make sure that our shopping is environmentally friendly. But many are worried about the supposed higher costs, the potential loss of clients and the restrictions on creativity that this might involve.


Contents:

Motion Gallery: Ready… Get set… Go!
Feature: Yes, designers can save the planet
Creative Country: Boom time for Danish designers
Type Casting: Emil Bertell
Studio: Close encounters of a street-wise kind
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Specifications:

102 pages
6 varying paper stocks
4C process, spot UV
80 minutes DVD Video included


Ready… Get set… Go!

From a morning jog to a lunchtime gym session to an after-work kickabout with friends in the park to a trip to the pub to watch a live football match, many of us find that our existence is dominated these days by sport. If we’re not taking part in it we’re watching it – or ads that feature it. And the sporting superstars can make even more money from endorsing various products and services then from their already generously awarded competitive careers. All this is music to the ears of the advertising industry, which increasingly uses sports-mania as a hook with which to grab viewer’s attention.

Featuring:

Addictive TV | Elastic | Ink Project | Jared Eberhardt | Motion Theory | Nexus | Rob Chiu | Universal Everything

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IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p10-11


Yes, designers can save the planet

We have found 22 designers and design units who, rather than shying away from such a challenge, have actively embraced it. They believe that eco-design is the only way to go and they are putting their money where their mouth is by dedicating themselves to sustainable practices in their design processes. We think you will be inspired - both their words and their work.

Featuring:

999 Design | Airside | Anna Garforth | Becky Redman | Ciclus | David Graas | De Designpolitie | Design by Mar | Giles Miller | i29 | Justin Gignac | Marco Martins | Narani Kannan | Paul Woods | Philippe Intraligi | Postcarden | Sanjeev Shankar | The Design Office | The Fun Theory | Thomas Matthews | Tom Wriggleworth & Matt Robinson | Treasured Trash

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IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p28-29

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IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p42-43


Creative Country: Boom time for Danish designers

Copenhagen is one of the world's most environmentally friendly cities and was a natural choice to host last year's UN Climate Change Conference. It is also something of a Utopia for creative industries such as design, art, architecture and cuisine. But as more and more talented people move there, the competition is becoming ever fiercer. Has this been a good or a bad development? We ask 11 leading Danish designers -- and also get them to tell us something about the scene in their country and their own work.

Featuring:

Kasper Pyndt | Rikke Otte | Philip Dam Roadley (Battin) | Flydende Lava Studio | Emil Hartvig Studio | Jakob Holmsberg Studio | Kriss Creol | The Emperor of Antarctica | Daddy Studio | Tarik Arnautovic | Viggo Morck

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IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p58-59

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IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p64-65


Type Casting

Emil Bertell's fonts and images both collide and co-exist in a truly unique fashion. He started creating his own type-faces when still at an art-oriented high school in the Finnish capital, Helsinki. Now he is parlaying this sharp eye for the effect that words and pictures can have on each other into a promising career.

Featuring:

Emil Bertell

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IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p77

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IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p82-83


Studio: Close encounters of a street-wise kind

Urban street art has been around for a couple of decades now, but high up on the list of its pioneers is the name of Eddy Desplanques aka WK Interact. His work has been appearing on building façades in downtown Manhattan since late 1990 and is now ubiquitous throughout New York City as well as being showcased through his collaborations with other artists and many well-known brands. To say nothing of his own Lower East Side gallery.

Featuring:

Eddy Desplanques aka WK Interact

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IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p86-87

The 'Consumer' T-shirt by SHOK-1 – London, UK

The 'Consumer' T-shirt by SHOK-1 – London, UK

A 30+ year veteran of painting in the streets and a hardcore gamer since the early 80's, SHOK-1 painted the image inspired by the classic videogame character to create a witty metaphor on our modern consumer culture. The original artwork was spraypainted on a wall in Germany in his unique X-ray style using cutting-edge freehand techniques pioneered by the artist. No stencils or tape were used to achieve the intricate translucent effects.

BlinkmyBrain –  Alphabetic (2:03)

BlinkmyBrain – Alphabetic (2:03)

A personal project that created to explore new possibilities with type animation and design.

Lienke Raben – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Lienke Raben – Amsterdam, Netherlands

“The local design scene, as opposed to the advertising scene where I worked before, is less about the big brands and more about the freedom and time to create something awesome. Animators and illustrators that I know really have a passion for what they do and my experience is also that they’re all a little bit weird, in a good way.”

Circle Culture presents "Exposure" by Jonathan Yeo – Hamburg, Germany

Circle Culture presents "Exposure" by Jonathan Yeo – Hamburg, Germany

Circle Culture is pleased to announce the solo exhibition "Exposure" by Jonathan Yeo, which will be opened on July 9th, 2015 in Hamburg. The exhibition will primarily consist of Yeo's Leaf Works, created using the artist's unique and celebrated form of pornography collage. It will be the first – and possibly the last – time these works will be shown together as a group in their own right. The artist will be present exclusively for the Opening Reception.

Serial Cut™ – DIESEL – Melting Props (2:10)

Serial Cut™ – DIESEL – Melting Props (2:10)

S/S 2015 Window Display for DIESEL Italy

Jonas' Design – Jonas Merian – Shanghai, China

Jonas' Design – Jonas Merian – Shanghai, China

Jonas is currently working on various upcycled design projects, where he makes unique, handmade furniture and home accessories out of reclaimed, reused and repurposed materials.

TRUTH Interactive Postcard by Eddie Lin wins iF Design Awards – Taipei, Taiwan

TRUTH Interactive Postcard by Eddie Lin wins iF Design Awards – Taipei, Taiwan

This typography series showcases Chinese characters using patterns from other writing systems such as Arabic, Thai, among others. TRUTH presents characters on proverbs said by remarkable people seeking for the true value of existence. Recognized by the iF DESIGN AWARD 2015, Eddie have used temperature-sensing ink to cover-up characters untile they have been touched and felt.

Rolls-Royce presents new commission by Isaac Julien during Art Basel 2015 – Basel, Switzerland

Rolls-Royce presents new commission by Isaac Julien during Art Basel 2015 – Basel, Switzerland

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will present the first public showing of Isaac Julien’s new work Stones Against Diamonds during Art Basel in Basel, 2015. The work, commissioned as part of the Rolls-Royce Art Programme, will be shown at the Kirche Elisabethen, Basel, from 16-17 JUN 2015. Following the preview during the Venice Biennale last month, the video installation will be shown on a larger scale than previously seen, as a unique site specific installation filling the magnificent interior of the imposing church across ten screens.

Art Monaco 2015 – Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Art Monaco 2015 – Monte-Carlo, Monaco

From July 9 to July 12, 2015, a new sumptuous venue will be created right in the middle of the business district, known as the “playground of the rich and famous”. The Principality of Monaco will artistically transform 5,000 square meters into a contemporary and modern art show at Art Monaco’15!

Lamesville – Idler: A New Modular Typeface Family (1:06)

Lamesville – Idler: A New Modular Typeface Family (1:06)

This is a promotional video I created to promote a typeface that I designed. The video explains how the unique layering system of the typeface works.