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

Samuel Vanhoegaerden Gallery presents 'Studio Job – The Banana Show' – Belgium

Samuel Vanhoegaerden Gallery presents 'Studio Job – The Banana Show' – Belgium

Samuel Vanhoegaerden Gallery presents The Banana Show – Studio Job's solo exhibition "Drawings and Objects" – A book presentation of 'Desegnajoj' – Launch of Range Rover Evoque by Studio Job. Opening on Friday, 7 AUG, 4pm. Exhibition runs until 27 SEP, 2015.

Travis Hopkins – BUCK 65 "Superstars Don't Love" (1:28)

Travis Hopkins – BUCK 65 "Superstars Don't Love" (1:28)

MTV made for The Legendary Buck 65.

Elliot Schultz – Embroidered Zoetrope (2:10)

Elliot Schultz – Embroidered Zoetrope (2:10)

Interactive installation which encourages people to watch and engage with animation physically

Beto Shibata – Graphic Artist and Designer – São Paulo, Brazil

Beto Shibata – Graphic Artist and Designer – São Paulo, Brazil

Beto Shibata is a Graphic Artist and Designer from São Paulo, Brazil. He has worked an Promo and Graphics Manager of MTV Brasil, Art Director of MTV Magazine, Art Editor of TRIP Magazine and recently was a Creative Director at F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi. Published illustrations in Theme Magazine (USA), Peel Magazine (USA), Rojo Magazine (Spain) and Gudberg Magazine (Germany). He was selected to be in the 2009 edition of the japanese e-magazine Shift’s calendar and participated in the collective exhibition 100 Postcards From World New Creators - Sunshine Studio (Japan) and Synth Eastwood (Ireland).

Eddy Bogaert – Mixed Media Painter – New York, USA

Eddy Bogaert – Mixed Media Painter – New York, USA

Eddy Bogaert is a mixed media painter who draws inspiration from nightlife, lust, desire, and pop- culture. His paintings are interactive and have discreet subliminal messages, which can only be seen under certain lighting conditions. Eddy’s unique approach and visual aesthetic have led him to be compared to abstract expressionst Jackson Pollock as well as contemporary artists such as Mr. Brainwash, Sam Francis, and Prince Lauder, yet his style is unique and enlivening.

Specimen Editions – Paris / Los Angeles

Specimen Editions – Paris / Los Angeles

Specimen emphasises the meeting of a new generation of designers, gallery owners, and collectors.

Animal Logic – 360-degree Data Arena (4:11)

Animal Logic – 360-degree Data Arena (4:11)

Collaboration with UTS to push the boundaries of digital storytelling to new limits.

FTAV – A Big Data Visualisation Project by Sebastian Sadowski in collaboration with the Bertelsmann Foundation – Berlin, Germany

FTAV – A Big Data Visualisation Project by Sebastian Sadowski in collaboration with the Bertelsmann Foundation – Berlin, Germany

FTAV is (ftavis.com) is a tool to make the complexity of the world’s trade agreements visible, accessible and understandable. The project visualizes for the first time 789 trade agreements from 205 countries over the last 66 years and provides how deep the agreements are. FTAV has already been nominated for the German Design Award 2016!

SZ Chapel MMXV by Saul Zanolari – Bern, Switzerland

SZ Chapel MMXV by Saul Zanolari – Bern, Switzerland

SZ Chapel MMXV, measuring 36x12 meters, is a digital fresco made by Saul Zanolari. It's on scale 1:1 with the Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel. It has been more than one year that Saul Zanolari has been working on a new vision of the Sistine Chapel using Michelangelo as inspiration. A work which intricately focuses on every minute detail even those which many would describe as insignificant.

SND – A clothing brand created by Sneed – New York City, USA

SND – A clothing brand created by Sneed – New York City, USA

SND is a clothing brand created by Sneed – a stylist and costume designer. Tired of all the same boring silhouettes being offered, Sneed is dedicated to bring the details of the runway to the streets; adding a little more flair to one’s wardrobe. To what was started off as a menswear line – it has slowly progressed to unisex brand due to the demand by females. Offering a loose boxy fit with fun details, this brand can satisfy both genders. SND embodies life, love, music, pride, and philosophy. SND is not only a brand but a revolution for the street wear culture.