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

Ricardo Cavolo – 101 Artists to Listern to Before You Die – Brighton, UK

Ricardo Cavolo – 101 Artists to Listern to Before You Die – Brighton, UK

Ricardo Cavolo has an eclectic music taste to say the least, and when we say eclectic we mean everything from Mozart to Mos Def. He's produced a book with Nobrow, titled '101 Artists to Listen to Before You Die', alongside an exhibition at the Soho gallery Atomica. Ricardo is a Spanish artist who now resides in the cultural mecca of Brighton. His folky hand drawn illustrations evoke days of doodling on the back of school textbooks, featuring traditional and iconic characters brought into the modern world with tattoos and achingly hip facial hair.

Boris Design Studio – Anna Karlsson, Katarina Ivarsson – Hong Kong

Boris Design Studio – Anna Karlsson, Katarina Ivarsson – Hong Kong

Boris Design Studio is a product design studio based in Hong Kong. It was founded in 2009 by two Swedes, Anna Karlsson and Katarina Ivarsson.

BRDG – Dream Land (1:44)

BRDG – Dream Land (1:44)

Nightmare of Eyeball Licking Pachinko Hustler

Art Represent announces colloboration with Venice Biennale Iraqi pavilion artist Jamal Penjweny – London, UK

Art Represent announces colloboration with Venice Biennale Iraqi pavilion artist Jamal Penjweny – London, UK

Born in Sulaimaniya, Iraqi Kurdistan, Jamal Penjweny started his artistic career as a sculptor and painter, later moving into photography whilst supporting himself by working as a shepherd and later as a café proprietor. His work has been the subject of international attention following its inclusion in Welcome to Iraq, the Iraqi pavilion at the 2013 Venice Biennale.

The Art Form – Andrew Townsend – London, UK

The Art Form – Andrew Townsend – London, UK

"The Art Form" the name of Andrew Townsend’s latest limited edition publication that is about art and artists. The first issue features artists Ian Davenport, Peter Liversidge, Rana Begum, Dan Baldwin, Michael Reisch and Paul Insect.

Serranetga – Samsung GALAXY S6 – Nobody Wants to Dance (4:11)

Serranetga – Samsung GALAXY S6 – Nobody Wants to Dance (4:11)

Samsung makes people dance in front of a big, interactive GALAXY S6, streams it live and creates the official music video for “Nobody Wants to Dance”

Northside Festival 2015 – Brooklyn, USA

Northside Festival 2015 – Brooklyn, USA

As all eyes turn to Brooklyn to identify what’s next, Northside celebrates the artists and thought-leaders moving us forward. Northside Festival 2015 is talking 400 bands, 150 speakers and 50 films over seven days, each custom curated for the music, innovation and film enthusiast!

Squint/Opera – The making of the WCMC Discovery Wall (3:12)

Squint/Opera – The making of the WCMC Discovery Wall (3:12)

The making of shimmering and animated foyer installation celebrates the work of the new Belfer Research Building, part of Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) in Manhattan.

MIRA Live Visual Arts Festival – Open Call 2015 – Barcelona, Spain

MIRA Live Visual Arts Festival – Open Call 2015 – Barcelona, Spain

The fifth edition of MIRA - Live Visual Arts Festival, to be held at different venues in the city of Barcelona during OCT/NOV, publishes the VISUAL OPEN CALL. Until 6 JUN, visual artists – individual and collective – who want to present their projects at the festival can send their proposals. Selected project will be chosen by professionals in the visual art field and members of MIRA organization. Innovation and originality of the proposals will be highly valued. Selected projects will become part of MIRA 2015 line up.

Fonzy Nils – Fitzle – Salerno, Italy

Fonzy Nils – Fitzle – Salerno, Italy

A personal project to connect illustration and graphic design in a single process. Fonzy Nils created the brand , designed the logo and bottle labels as well as a series of three illustrations as advertising campaign for the drinks.