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

Smider Sound Agency launches New Website! – Milan, Italy

Smider Sound Agency launches New Website! – Milan, Italy

Smider is a sound agency based in the heart of Milan. Founded by Guido Smider, the agency offers an unconventional flavour driven by a taste for experimental compositions mixed with the use of traditional instruments.

Kayan Kwok – A Poster Per Day For 365 Days – Hong Kong

Kayan Kwok – A Poster Per Day For 365 Days – Hong Kong

Kayan Kwok is an artist, illustrator and graphic designer based in Hong Kong. She has been on a project for the past year titled: “A poster per day for 365 days”. Vintage, retro, pin up, collage are the keywords for the works of Kayan Kwok. She is fascinated by American advertisments in the 1920-1960 – from which she draws inspirations from.

Bad Trip by Michael Arnold – London, UK

Bad Trip by Michael Arnold – London, UK

BAD TRIP is the name of a small site project of psychedelic illustrated gifs! Michael Arnold is a self-taught Illustrator, Animator and Designer working in the Editorial and Commercial industry. His work moves across different mediums whilst still retaining it’s slick, patterned and colourful feel.

Artilize – TALES – Taipei, Shanghai

Artilize – TALES – Taipei, Shanghai

”We deem our products as sophistication off springs from masterpieces; that they are a part of a long cultural continuum but are also fresh and fun”, say Tony Tseng, design director of TALES.

Studio Kluif exhibits in South Korea – The Netherlands

Studio Kluif exhibits in South Korea – The Netherlands

In celebration of the new South Korean government identity system, the Ministry of Culture, Sport & Tourism has decided to sponsor a special exhibition for the public. 50 design companies from all over the world are invited to design 2 works. One that reflects the ideal graphic representation of their national government identities and one that reflects their graphic interpretation of Korea. The collective works will be displayed on August 15th during the 70th anniversary of the Korean Independence Day and during the 2015 IDC Eeum Design Connects event in Gwangju from October 17th till the 23th.

Tien-Min Liao – Handmade Type (0:18)

Tien-Min Liao – Handmade Type (0:18)

Self-initiated project.

QUIET LIFE announces the all new Tropical Capsule Release – Los Angeles, USA

QUIET LIFE announces the all new Tropical Capsule Release – Los Angeles, USA

QUIET LIFE is excited to announce the new Quiet Life 'TROPICAL' capsule release. This 5 piece collection was produced in limited quantities and consists of a Short Sleeve Woven Shirt, Beach Short, Snapback cap and two 5 panel caps. All made in USA. Now available in select stores and at thequietlife.com!

Tetsuya Toshima – Tokyo, Japan

Tetsuya Toshima – Tokyo, Japan

With international experience working in many field of design and art, including branding, design consulting, interactive design, films, music, architecture and interior design, Tetsuya Toshima continues to seek out visual-communication challenges through his art.

Mash Creative creates identity and packaging for Tenzing Skincare – London, UK

Mash Creative creates identity and packaging for Tenzing Skincare – London, UK

Working in collaboration with Socio Design, Mash Creative designed a brand and packaging system for the first release of Tenzing products. The new brand features an iconic mountain marque designed to lead the storytelling of Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and act as a metaphor for ‘conquering life’. The geometry and cleanliness of the marque was offset with a robust serif logotype, helping to communicate the historical background of Tenzing Norgay and position the products for a male audience.

Letterproeftuin – Yorit Kluitman, Timon Van Der Hijden, Jaron Korvinus – Rotterdam, Netherlands

Letterproeftuin – Yorit Kluitman, Timon Van Der Hijden, Jaron Korvinus – Rotterdam, Netherlands

Based in Rotterdam, but with a knack for appearing at design festivals and events all over Europe, Letterproeftuin is a collective that revels in the circus of design performance and open-source spectacle. The group sees itself as “neo-craft” in coming up with ideas such as “The World’s Smallest Print Company”.