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


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


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


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


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

Steve Nakamura art directs the 2015 Laforet Harajuku Annual Ad Campaign – Tokyo, Japan

Steve Nakamura art directs the 2015 Laforet Harajuku Annual Ad Campaign – Tokyo, Japan

Art director, Steve Nakamura creates the 2015 spring/summer campaign for the iconic Japanese department store, Laforet Harajuku. Known as the eclectic fashion forest in the middle of the Harajuku crossing. The visual campaign is a loose interpretation of different types of people coming together, playing the role of plants, trees and animals.

Kyle Cooper – OFFF 2009 Main Titles (4:04)

Kyle Cooper – OFFF 2009 Main Titles (4:04)

Main title for OFFF 2009

40 Under 40: 9th edition shines spotlight on the future leaders of Asia’s design industry – Hong Kong

40 Under 40: 9th edition shines spotlight on the future leaders of Asia’s design industry – Hong Kong

Perspective, Hong Kong’s premiere architecture and design magazine, is proud to present the 9th 40 Under 40 programme, recognising the region’s rising young design stars from across Asia. Nominations have poured in highlighting young talents from six design fields — art, architecture, interiors, graphic/new media, products, and fashion/accessories. The final 40 will be chosen based on the nominee’s professional achievements, contributions to the industry, and potential for future development and growth.

Eve Warren – Lincolnshire, UK

Eve Warren – Lincolnshire, UK

As an emerging print artist, Eve loves to get her hands dirty rather than simply using digitalized technologies.

A-Ok – Full Graphic & Pocket T-Shirt – London, UK

A-Ok – Full Graphic & Pocket T-Shirt – London, UK

100% Organic Cotton T-Shirt

GMUNK – OFFF Cincinnati 2014 main title (4:37)

GMUNK – OFFF Cincinnati 2014 main title (4:37)

Main title for OFFF Cincinnati 2014

Suzan Drummen – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Suzan Drummen – Amsterdam, Netherlands

The thousands of objects in each of her artworks are placed by hand, making the intricate patterns that adorn gallery and museum floors. The fractal-like patterns in each installation form a temporary three-dimensional carpet that alters the space in which it is installed, by reflecting light in all directions.

Resonate Festival 2015: Belgrade – Belgrade, Serbia

Resonate Festival 2015: Belgrade – Belgrade, Serbia

Resonate festival in Belgrade is back for another year bringing artists together to drive a forward-looking debate on the position of technology in art and culture. The fourth edition of Resonate festival taking place in Belgrade between 13th – 18th April 2015. Resonate brings together artists, designers and educators to participate in a forward-looking debate on the position of technology in art and culture.

FITC Toronto 2015 – Toronto, Canada

FITC Toronto 2015 – Toronto, Canada

FITC is the intersection between Creative Technologists, Designers, Developers and all-around awesome thinkers from various innovative industries across the globe. They converge every year in Toronto to connect, challenge, inspire and to experience the cutting edge in design and technology. Exclusive for IdN readers: Enter promo code “IdN” and save $50 for the Festival, The Works and FLEX passes. Limited number of Super Early Bird tickets are available.

Brosmind – OFFF Barcelona 2012 Main Titles (8:37)

Brosmind – OFFF Barcelona 2012 Main Titles (8:37)

Main title for OFFF Barcelona 2012