IdN v17n5: Wayfinding+Signage – The Wayfinders
IdN v17n5: Wayfinding+Signage – The Wayfinders
IdN v17n5: Wayfinding+Signage – The Wayfinders
IdN v17n5: Wayfinding+Signage – The Wayfinders
IdN v17n5: Wayfinding+Signage – The Wayfinders
IdN v17n5: Wayfinding+Signage – The Wayfinders
IdN v17n5: Wayfinding+Signage – The Wayfinders
IdN v17n5: Wayfinding+Signage – The Wayfinders
IdN v17n5: Wayfinding+Signage – The Wayfinders
IdN v17n5: Wayfinding+Signage – The Wayfinders
IdN v17n5: Wayfinding+Signage – The Wayfinders
IdN v17n5: Wayfinding+Signage – The Wayfinders
IdN v17n5: Wayfinding+Signage – The Wayfinders
IdN v17n5: Wayfinding+Signage – The Wayfinders
IdN v17n5: Wayfinding+Signage – The Wayfinders
IdN v17n5: Wayfinding+Signage – The Wayfinders
IdN v17n5: Wayfinding+Signage – The Wayfinders
IdN v17n5: Wayfinding+Signage – The Wayfinders
IdN v17n5: Wayfinding+Signage – The Wayfinders
IdN v17n5: Wayfinding+Signage – The Wayfinders
IdN v17n5: Wayfinding+Signage – The Wayfinders
IdN v17n5: Wayfinding+Signage – The Wayfinders
IdN v17n5: Wayfinding+Signage – The Wayfinders
IdN v17n5: Wayfinding+Signage – The Wayfinders
IdN v17n5: Wayfinding+Signage – The Wayfinders
IdN v17n5: Wayfinding+Signage – The Wayfinders
IdN v17n5: Wayfinding+Signage – The Wayfinders
IdN v17n5: Wayfinding+Signage – The Wayfinders
IdN v17n5: Wayfinding+Signage – The Wayfinders
IdN v17n5: Wayfinding+Signage – The Wayfinders

Most graphic-design courses these days involve at least one way-finding/signage assignment, but relatively few designers choose to go into the discipline full-time. In this enlightening feature, we have asked some 14 path-finders studios and individuals, first-timers and old hands to tell us what it is about pointing people in the right direction that so appeals to them. And to explain the challenges and pitfalls as well as the satisfactions involved.


Contents:

Type in Motion: The moving finger writes and, having writ, moves on
The Wayfinders: Showing us the way forward
Japan: Sons (and daughters) of the rising sun
Playback: Technical necessity is the mother of artistic invention
Pick of the Month

Specifications:

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


Type in Motion

The moving finger writes and, having writ, moves on.

Does moving type move you? Kinetic typography has become almost as crucial a weapon for motion designers as typography itself is for their graphic-design counterparts. In this DVD Collection, we bring together some 35 motion works that involve text that moves be it scrolling, dynamic or fluid, as the different techniques are known. One movie-maker even predicts that a kinetic approach will be brought to bear as part of the new technology that is changing the face of print publication iPads, Kindles and the like. The idea of words and letters that change shape or colour as you read them has been around for more than 100 years, but it could be on the verge of its biggest breakthrough yet.

IdN v17n5: Wayfinding + Signage

IdN v17n5: Wayfinding + Signage

IdN v17n5: Wayfinding + Signage

IdN v17n5: Wayfinding + Signage

IdN v17n5: Wayfinding + Signage

IdN v17n5: Wayfinding + Signage


The Wayfinders

Showing us the way forward

Most graphic-design courses these days involve at least one way-finding/signage assignment, but relatively few designers choose to go into the discipline full-time. Those that do find the challenge of working within very clearly defined parameters as stimulating as the instant feedback they receive from seeing how the public reacts to their directional creativity. And whether it is in architectural or graphic way-finding, a director's work is likely to be around for a lot longer than most other kinds of commissions. In this enlightening feature, we have asked some 14 path-finders studios and individuals, first-timers and old hands to tell us what it is about pointing people in the right direction that so appeals to them. And to explain the challenges and pitfalls as well as the satisfactions involved. The interview answers are set amid examples of the work in question. We think you will enjoy the journey.

Featuring:

Autobahn | Collider | Hiromura Design Office | Lamosca | Magnus Andersen | Marque | Michelle Brook | Mike and Maaike | Nicolas Vrinaud | NOSIGNER | P-06 Atelier | Studio Hinrichs | TERADADESIGN | Triboro

IdN v17n5: Wayfinding + Signage

IdN v17n5: Wayfinding + Signage

IdN v17n5: Wayfinding + Signage

IdN v17n5: Wayfinding + Signage

IdN v17n5: Wayfinding + Signage

IdN v17n5: Wayfinding + Signage

IdN v17n5: Wayfinding + Signage

IdN v17n5: Wayfinding + Signage

IdN v17n5: Wayfinding + Signage

IdN v17n5: Wayfinding + Signage

IdN v17n5: Wayfinding + Signage

IdN v17n5: Wayfinding + Signage


Creative Country: Japan

Sons (and daughters) of the rising sun

Japan has long been recognised as a giant of the design world, with its uniquely influential contributions such as manga and anime, but is the identity of its leading artists becoming increasingly blurred as globalisation via the Internet takes hold in what was once a very insular society? We asked a dozen top Japanese creatives for their answer to this and other questions, including some who have made their names far beyond the borders of their birthplace. Your image of the design scene in Japan could be in for some drastic revision!

Featuring:

Hideto Fujimoto | Kasiwa Sato | Leeay Aikawa | Maki Kahori | Nendo | Ryohei Yoshiyuki | Shiho Matsubara | sosososo | Studio Crocodile | Youtaro Morita | Yuko Shimizu

IdN v17n5: Wayfinding + Signage

IdN v17n5: Wayfinding + Signage

IdN v17n5: Wayfinding + Signage

IdN v17n5: Wayfinding + Signage

IdN v17n5: Wayfinding + Signage

IdN v17n5: Wayfinding + Signage

IdN v17n5: Wayfinding + Signage

IdN v17n5: Wayfinding + Signage

IdN v17n5: Wayfinding + Signage

IdN v17n5: Wayfinding + Signage


Playback

Technical necessity is the mother of artistic invention

UK-based short-film-makers George Wu and Emma Fitzgerald both believe in a back-to-basics approach to their craft. They find that the painstaking work involved in eschewing all the latest technology often leads to solutions that have greater relevance to the concept and hence results in work that is more profound.

Featuring:

George Wu | Emma Fitzgerald

IdN v17n5: Wayfinding + Signage

IdN v17n5: Wayfinding + Signage

IdN v17n5: Wayfinding + Signage

IdN v17n5: Wayfinding + Signage

The 'Consumer' T-shirt by SHOK-1 – London, UK

The 'Consumer' T-shirt by SHOK-1 – London, UK

A 30+ year veteran of painting in the streets and a hardcore gamer since the early 80's, SHOK-1 painted the image inspired by the classic videogame character to create a witty metaphor on our modern consumer culture. The original artwork was spraypainted on a wall in Germany in his unique X-ray style using cutting-edge freehand techniques pioneered by the artist. No stencils or tape were used to achieve the intricate translucent effects.

BlinkmyBrain –  Alphabetic (2:03)

BlinkmyBrain – Alphabetic (2:03)

A personal project that created to explore new possibilities with type animation and design.

Lienke Raben – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Lienke Raben – Amsterdam, Netherlands

“The local design scene, as opposed to the advertising scene where I worked before, is less about the big brands and more about the freedom and time to create something awesome. Animators and illustrators that I know really have a passion for what they do and my experience is also that they’re all a little bit weird, in a good way.”

Circle Culture presents "Exposure" by Jonathan Yeo – Hamburg, Germany

Circle Culture presents "Exposure" by Jonathan Yeo – Hamburg, Germany

Circle Culture is pleased to announce the solo exhibition "Exposure" by Jonathan Yeo, which will be opened on July 9th, 2015 in Hamburg. The exhibition will primarily consist of Yeo's Leaf Works, created using the artist's unique and celebrated form of pornography collage. It will be the first – and possibly the last – time these works will be shown together as a group in their own right. The artist will be present exclusively for the Opening Reception.

Serial Cut™ – DIESEL – Melting Props (2:10)

Serial Cut™ – DIESEL – Melting Props (2:10)

S/S 2015 Window Display for DIESEL Italy

Jonas' Design – Jonas Merian – Shanghai, China

Jonas' Design – Jonas Merian – Shanghai, China

Jonas is currently working on various upcycled design projects, where he makes unique, handmade furniture and home accessories out of reclaimed, reused and repurposed materials.

TRUTH Interactive Postcard by Eddie Lin wins iF Design Awards – Taipei, Taiwan

TRUTH Interactive Postcard by Eddie Lin wins iF Design Awards – Taipei, Taiwan

This typography series showcases Chinese characters using patterns from other writing systems such as Arabic, Thai, among others. TRUTH presents characters on proverbs said by remarkable people seeking for the true value of existence. Recognized by the iF DESIGN AWARD 2015, Eddie have used temperature-sensing ink to cover-up characters untile they have been touched and felt.

Rolls-Royce presents new commission by Isaac Julien during Art Basel 2015 – Basel, Switzerland

Rolls-Royce presents new commission by Isaac Julien during Art Basel 2015 – Basel, Switzerland

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will present the first public showing of Isaac Julien’s new work Stones Against Diamonds during Art Basel in Basel, 2015. The work, commissioned as part of the Rolls-Royce Art Programme, will be shown at the Kirche Elisabethen, Basel, from 16-17 JUN 2015. Following the preview during the Venice Biennale last month, the video installation will be shown on a larger scale than previously seen, as a unique site specific installation filling the magnificent interior of the imposing church across ten screens.

Art Monaco 2015 – Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Art Monaco 2015 – Monte-Carlo, Monaco

From July 9 to July 12, 2015, a new sumptuous venue will be created right in the middle of the business district, known as the “playground of the rich and famous”. The Principality of Monaco will artistically transform 5,000 square meters into a contemporary and modern art show at Art Monaco’15!

Lamesville – Idler: A New Modular Typeface Family (1:06)

Lamesville – Idler: A New Modular Typeface Family (1:06)

This is a promotional video I created to promote a typeface that I designed. The video explains how the unique layering system of the typeface works.