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

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!

Steffen Knoell – Stuttgart, Germany

Steffen Knoell – Stuttgart, Germany

Most fascinating about Steffen Knoell’s works is that it can be seen even if only a very few elements are used. Otherwise it could end up as a very overwhelmed layout.

Latin American Design Festival — LADFEST 2016 – Lima, Peru

Latin American Design Festival — LADFEST 2016 – Lima, Peru

LADFEST 2016 consists of one day of workshops and two days of conferences celebrating graphic design and visual communication with the aim of inspiring, educating and promoting Latin American Design. LADFEST is the key to spreading graphic design and visual arts culture in the continent and supporting the design scene, creating a community space for over 700 professionals, students and enthusiasts while providing new ideas and promoting the highest standards for the field. It's the one and only Latin American Design festival held in Lima, Peru.

Kevin Alexander – Irreverence Festival Promo (0:45)

Kevin Alexander – Irreverence Festival Promo (0:45)

Promotional spot for Advanced Graphic Studio at Art Center College

MRfrukta – Typomania Festival 2013 (0:43)

MRfrukta – Typomania Festival 2013 (0:43)

Motion Titles for Typomania Festival (Moscow)

Threaded Magazine Ed.19 – The Cultural Capital Issue – Auckland, New Zealand

Threaded Magazine Ed.19 – The Cultural Capital Issue – Auckland, New Zealand

Threaded magazine is a publication that is all about people as designers and designers as people exploring who they are and what drives them to do their work.

Man Alive Creative – Tom Bejgrowicz – Lancaster, USA

Man Alive Creative – Tom Bejgrowicz – Lancaster, USA

"I believe strongly that designers have a responsibility to embrace a smart, sustainable, and responsible approach to our printed pieces. We must educate ourselves about these processes and then, in turn, educate our clients. This starts with economical and efficient use of materials in our designs."