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
POTM

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

IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p5

IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p5

IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p10-11

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

IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p13

IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p13

IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p14-15

IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p14-15

IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p22-23

IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p22-23

IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p28-29

IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p28-29

IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p42-43

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

IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p45

IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p45

IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p46-47

IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p46-47

IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p58-59

IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p58-59

IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p64-65

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

IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p77

IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p77

IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p82-83

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

IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p86-87

IdN v17n3: Eco-Graphics Issue p86-87

Happycentro Studio – Verona, Italy

Happycentro Studio – Verona, Italy

"Every single package asks for a peculiar way of developing it. And even if generic, we think that this is the first main rule because it contains the idea that the designer should avoid using the package just to express his own idea, a style exercise. Content comes first."

Beyonderground 2015 – Hasselt, Belgium

Beyonderground 2015 – Hasselt, Belgium

Beyonderground, the international festival of graphic creativity, is returning to its hometown of Hasselt between 24 APR and 03 MAY! The festival has 2 parts: "Graphic City" is the graphic takeover of the city and its public space. Exhibitions and installations address the general public while visitors can attend workshops and so make their artistic contribution to this "Beyonderground Graphic City". Part two is an "indoor event" conference at Muziekodroom, where more than 50 graphic artists will talk about their work and give workshops and performances.

nendo – Oki Sato – Tokyo, Japan

nendo – Oki Sato – Tokyo, Japan

"Cup Noodle pleases eaters with its taste – we wanted to entertain them visually."

Bigote Films – A-MEDIDA (4:09)

Bigote Films – A-MEDIDA (4:09)

Official Music Video for Phi-Life Cypher – Herbaholics

OFFF Barcelona – 2015 Teaser (1:11)

OFFF Barcelona – 2015 Teaser (1:11)

Video by Atelier/Masmachos

Arithmetic Creative – Vancouver, Canada

Arithmetic Creative – Vancouver, Canada

The design agency that believes in necessary, useful and beautiful.

Danny Sangra – CASUAL SCI-FI: The Future (ish) (4:07)

Danny Sangra – CASUAL SCI-FI: The Future (ish) (4:07)

A short film about a guy, cutlery and the future (ish).

PINWU – Hangzhou, China

PINWU – Hangzhou, China

Each member at PINWU integrate their unique personality and cultural experiences into enriching the brand with a distinct international flavor. Based in Yuhang, China, they have spent extensive time and research on the area’s traditional materials, like Bamboo, Silk Floss, Porcelain and Paper.

Beatrice Menis – Stockholm, Sweden

Beatrice Menis – Stockholm, Sweden

"I always try to add some story-telling when I’m working on a new design to engage the potential customer."

Jean-Paul Frenay – You are the Canvas (8:30)

Jean-Paul Frenay – You are the Canvas (8:30)

OFFF on Tour’s second edition in Quebec Main Titles 2015