We have asked 10 top-of-the-class creatives to answer a couple of questions — how do they view today's design scene, and what advice would they offer newcomers to it? Not only that, but our Top 10 have been generous enough to pick out 10 peers whose work they believe deserves greater prominence for your enjoyment. A feast of inspiration, then, for everybody in the art and design business.


Contents:

Motion: IdN 100th — Get down, IdN friends, it's party time!
Creative Country: China — Coming to terms with a cultural legacy
Exhibitionism: PICK Me Up — A 'first' for the UK - but it certainly won't be the last
Studio: Toykyo — Made in Belgium, inspired by Japan
Pick of the Month

Specifications:

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


MOTION: IdN 100th

Get down, IdN friends, it's party time!

As the World Cup footballers have demonstrated, there are almost as many ways to celebrate as there are human beings to dream them up. To mark the publication of this our 100th issue, we opted to invite a bunch of world-class studios and individual artists to create a one-minute film each, hanging them on the theme 'Celebrate the 100th issue of IdN!'. The result? A collection of 30 riveting movies tailor-made by our creative friends such as Addictive TV, Dvein, Kultnation, PostPanic, Kousuke Sugimoto, UVPHactory and many more. Just to see these pros going through their inspirational paces with such distinctive style is a rare pleasure. So have yourselves a ball — they did!

IdN v17n4: 100th Issue

IdN v17n4: 100th Issue

IdN v17n4: 100th Issue

IdN v17n4: 100th Issue


10 DESIGNERS / 10 CURATORS

Celebrating 100 issues: The view from the top

We have asked 10 top-of-the-class creatives to answer a couple of questions Ð how do they view today's design scene, and what advice would they offer newcomers to it? Not only that, but our Top 10 have been generous enough to pick out 10 peers whose work they believe deserves greater prominence for your enjoyment. A feast of inspiration, then, for everybody in the art and design business.

Featuring:

Antoine+Manuel | Big Active | eBoy | Maurice Broomfield | Jason Brooks | Paul Budnitz | Stanley Donwood | David Dowton | Non-Format | Genevieve Gauckler | Marcus Hofko aka The Rainbowmondey | John Jay | Jeremyville | kennardphillipps | Elisabeth Kopf | Simon Oosterdijk | Tom Sachs | Stefan Segmeister | Peter Stemmer aka Peekasso | Viktor Timofeev

IdN v17n4: 100th Issue

IdN v17n4: 100th Issue

IdN v17n4: 100th Issue

IdN v17n4: 100th Issue

IdN v17n4: 100th Issue

IdN v17n4: 100th Issue

IdN v17n4: 100th Issue

IdN v17n4: 100th Issue

IdN v17n4: 100th Issue

IdN v17n4: 100th Issue

IdN v17n4: 100th Issue

IdN v17n4: 100th Issue

IdN v17n4: 100th Issue

IdN v17n4: 100th Issue


Creative Country: China

Coming to terms with a cultural legacy

With 5,000 years of culture behind it, and half a century of socialist censorship, where does China now stand in terms of the international design scene? We talk to some of the most distinctive voices among that country's contemporary creatives to see how the past has influenced them - and what they think the future holds.

Featuring:

Chen Man | Jennifer Wen Ma | Liu Zheng | Maleonn | Qiu Yang | Resonance Design Group | Sense Team | Super Nature | Xia Yu | Mei Shuzhi

IdN v17n4: 100th Issue

IdN v17n4: 100th Issue

IdN v17n4: 100th Issue

IdN v17n4: 100th Issue

IdN v17n4: 100th Issue

IdN v17n4: 100th Issue


Exhibitionism: PICK Me Up

A 'first' for the UK - but it certainly won't be the last

London has held its first-ever contemporary graphic-art fair, called Pick Me Up. The work of some 20 or so up-and coming international designers and illustrators was exhibited Ð and it was all for sale. Other attractions included a peep into paper designer Rob Ryan's transplanted studio and a screen-printing workshop.

IdN v17n4: 100th Issue

IdN v17n4: 100th Issue


Studio: Toykyo

Made in Belgium, inspired by Japan

No, it is not a mis-spelling, Toykyo is the name of a Belgium-based creative agency that specialises in toys and is deeply fond of all things Japanese. It now represents some of the best-known names in contemporary graphic design and illustration.

IdN v17n4: 100th Issue

IdN v17n4: 100th Issue

IdN v17n4: 100th Issue

IdN v17n4: 100th Issue

HÜZÜN – An ISTphoto documentary project – Istanbul, Turkey

HÜZÜN – An ISTphoto documentary project – Istanbul, Turkey

HÜZÜN is the name of an ISTphoto project which is a growing collection of pictures from Istanbul started since 2013. The pictures are shown in different exhibition traveling trough Germany and Turkey. ISTphoto is Valeska (Istanbul/ Leipzig) and Miriam (Budapest/ Istanbul), both freelance designer and photographer.

Bardo – Bren Imboden, Luis Viale – Melbourne, Australia

Bardo – Bren Imboden, Luis Viale – Melbourne, Australia

“We believe that if there is a good concept behind the pack, we don’t need anything else. The communication has to be clear, simple and honest to the consumer.”

Ting-An Ho – Taipei, Taiwan

Ting-An Ho – Taipei, Taiwan

"Good design is one that benefits all mankind, whether its influence is large or small. Those who have exiled themselves to big foreign cities such as New York, Paris and Tokyo, and have won lots of awards, will never be an example for me, because I think there is still a lot for me to do here and a long way to go."

Shannnam – Hong Kong

Shannnam – Hong Kong

The collection is described as "a glimmer, a touch, a place, a continuity, a dream, captured within suspended streams of consciousness".

Tofu Design Studio – Michelle Au – Singapore

Tofu Design Studio – Michelle Au – Singapore

"Form, function, emotion. When the first two work seamlessly together to deliver a ‘reveal’ experience that’s topped off with a satisfaction that its content is well justified."

Marios Karystios – Gino's Garden Olive Oil – Lebanon

Marios Karystios – Gino's Garden Olive Oil – Lebanon

Gino’s garden organic olive oil, from Lebanon recently released a limited-quantity, olive shaped bottle for its finest quality line from the grove of Gino Haddad. Two different types of uneven olive shaped bottles were drawn, using mathematical techniques to calculate the irregular shape and volume. The ceramic bottles were brought to life by the skilful hands of Stelios Laskaris, in black gloss and green matte glaze finishes. Photography by Roger Moukarzel. The making of by Marios Karystios.

As Types Grow Older – Re-issuring 'Sadness' and 'Grimoire' – Cologne, Germany

As Types Grow Older – Re-issuring 'Sadness' and 'Grimoire' – Cologne, Germany

Felix Braden’s very first typefaces 'Sadness' and 'Grimoire' have just been published in new and revised versions at Myfonts. After the tragic end of the established Fountain Type Foundry he had to ask himself the following question: Is there still any justification for the existence of his 20 year old fonts? 'Sadness' was based on experiments during his stay at the Trier College of Design, 'Grimoire' on the other hand combines two seemingly contradicting principles – calligraphic and constructive ideas – and makes them work together. The font is based on a modular system but simulates a handwritten typeface. Both fonts are available for €5 at Myfonts with a introductory discount of 80% until 19 MAY.

Lily Kao – Toronto, Canada

Lily Kao – Toronto, Canada

“A good packaging design brings out the personality of the product and tells a story about the brand.”

Graphic Design in Paris – Conference by Slanted + HFG Karlsruhe – Karlsruhe, Germany

Graphic Design in Paris – Conference by Slanted + HFG Karlsruhe – Karlsruhe, Germany

In sync with the release of Slanted #25: Paris, The University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe teams up with Slanted to host a 1-day conference about Graphic Design in Paris featuring: HELMO (Montreuil-sous-bois), Olivier Lebrun (Paris), Émilie Rigaud (Paris), Laurent Ungerer (Paris) and Frédéric Teschner Studio (Paris).

Graphic identity for Latin American Design Festival by IS Creative Studio – Lima/Madrid

Graphic identity for Latin American Design Festival by IS Creative Studio – Lima/Madrid

LAD is an organization created with the aim of promoting Latin American Design worldwide highlighting the social potential of design using lectures, workshops, exhibitions and complementary activities. The design/branding of the LAD Festival is inspired on the international ISO A series paper standard known by all graphic designers. It represents the different countries, different cultures, connections between them and also gives the feeling of a geometric map.