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

Marx Design – Ryan Marx – Auckland, New Zealand

Marx Design – Ryan Marx – Auckland, New Zealand

“Good packaging is idea-driven. Anyone can do a stylised design that follows fads. A good piece of packaging design starts with an idea that reflects what is great/better about the product, and is then complemented by the execution. This is the formula for great packaging design.”

Ely Dagher – WAVES'98 Trailer (1:14)

Ely Dagher – WAVES'98 Trailer (1:14)

Nominated for Best Feature Film Score and Best Short Film Score, the short film premieres between 13-24 MAY in Cannes, 2015.

Sinem Erkas – Cover Art for 'Far From The Madding Crowd' by Orion, 2014 – London, UK

Sinem Erkas – Cover Art for 'Far From The Madding Crowd' by Orion, 2014 – London, UK

Sinem Erkas is a multi disciplinary Designer, Illustrator and Art Director based in London. She strives to combine thoughtful ideas with bold aesthetics to create simple and playful messages. Her practise ranges from illustration to photography, books, animation, objects and interactive projects.

STRELKA – Taipei, Taiwan

STRELKA – Taipei, Taiwan

Growing up in Vancouver, Canada, where DIY culture is a common leisure practice, Richard developed a passion towards tinkering in his free time. When he realised that there are no “design” tools or toolsets on the market, he went to work on making the ToolBook.

Topsafe London – ROID – More Than Ever (0:41)

Topsafe London – ROID – More Than Ever (0:41)

Clip for ROID’s debut solo show.

The 2015 LongXi Creative Awards is Now Accepting Entries! – Shanghai, China

The 2015 LongXi Creative Awards is Now Accepting Entries! – Shanghai, China

LongXi was founded in 1997 by the four creative gurus, Jimmy Lam, David Sun, Tomaz Mok and Peter Soh, with the common goal to raise the Chinese creative industry bar. This year marks LongXi’s 19th anniversary. LongXi is equivalent to the Olympics of the Chinese advertising, covering markets like Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and North America. It is an international creative award originating from China and operated by Chinese creative professionals. LongXi is also the only Chinese creative award included in global rankings. The submission deadline is 15 SEP 2015!

Studio Chapeaux – Hamburg, Germany

Studio Chapeaux – Hamburg, Germany

"We Design. Brands & Spaces."

Shotaro Kitada – Japanese Illustrator – Portland, USA

Shotaro Kitada – Japanese Illustrator – Portland, USA

Shotaro Kitada is Japanese illustrator currently based in Portland, USA. It has been described that his style is one of impulsive chaos – almost obsessive freak-like sketchbook collage from start to end. Check out the very talented Shotaro Kitada's website today!

James Dawe creates experimental illustrations of Freja Beha Erichsen for Art-Fashion Magazine – London, UK

James Dawe creates experimental illustrations of Freja Beha Erichsen for Art-Fashion Magazine – London, UK

James Dawe is a London born and based artist and commercial illustrator whose original take on diverse subjects can be relied upon to throw up the unexpected. One of his latest commissions is from Sixth Finger Magazine where he created evocative portraits of Freja Beha Erichsen.

Saad Moosajee – Graphic Designer, Artist and Illustrator – Providence, USA

Saad Moosajee – Graphic Designer, Artist and Illustrator – Providence, USA

Saad Moosajee is a Graphic Designer, Artist and Illustrator currently based in Providence, Rhode Island. He has worked for clients including Electronic Arts, The Rhode Island School of Design and Nike in addition to lecturing at OFFF Barcelona and ING Dubai.