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

Kayan Kwok – A Poster Per Day For 365 Days – Hong Kong

Kayan Kwok – A Poster Per Day For 365 Days – Hong Kong

Kayan Kwok is an artist, illustrator and graphic designer based in Hong Kong. She has been on a project for the past year titled: “A poster per day for 365 days”. Vintage, retro, pin up, collage are the keywords for the works of Kayan Kwok. She is fascinated by American advertisments in the 1920-1960 – from which she draws inspirations from.

Bad Trip by Michael Arnold – London, UK

Bad Trip by Michael Arnold – London, UK

BAD TRIP is the name of a small site project of psychedelic illustrated gifs! Michael Arnold is a self-taught Illustrator, Animator and Designer working in the Editorial and Commercial industry. His work moves across different mediums whilst still retaining it’s slick, patterned and colourful feel.

Artilize – TALES – Taipei, Shanghai

Artilize – TALES – Taipei, Shanghai

”We deem our products as sophistication off springs from masterpieces; that they are a part of a long cultural continuum but are also fresh and fun”, say Tony Tseng, design director of TALES.

Studio Kluif exhibits in South Korea – The Netherlands

Studio Kluif exhibits in South Korea – The Netherlands

In celebration of the new South Korean government identity system, the Ministry of Culture, Sport & Tourism has decided to sponsor a special exhibition for the public. 50 design companies from all over the world are invited to design 2 works. One that reflects the ideal graphic representation of their national government identities and one that reflects their graphic interpretation of Korea. The collective works will be displayed on August 15th during the 70th anniversary of the Korean Independence Day and during the 2015 IDC Eeum Design Connects event in Gwangju from October 17th till the 23th.

Tien-Min Liao – Handmade Type (0:18)

Tien-Min Liao – Handmade Type (0:18)

Self-initiated project.

QUIET LIFE announces the all new Tropical Capsule Release – Los Angeles, USA

QUIET LIFE announces the all new Tropical Capsule Release – Los Angeles, USA

QUIET LIFE is excited to announce the new Quiet Life 'TROPICAL' capsule release. This 5 piece collection was produced in limited quantities and consists of a Short Sleeve Woven Shirt, Beach Short, Snapback cap and two 5 panel caps. All made in USA. Now available in select stores and at thequietlife.com!

Tetsuya Toshima – Tokyo, Japan

Tetsuya Toshima – Tokyo, Japan

With international experience working in many field of design and art, including branding, design consulting, interactive design, films, music, architecture and interior design, Tetsuya Toshima continues to seek out visual-communication challenges through his art.

Mash Creative creates identity and packaging for Tenzing Skincare – London, UK

Mash Creative creates identity and packaging for Tenzing Skincare – London, UK

Working in collaboration with Socio Design, Mash Creative designed a brand and packaging system for the first release of Tenzing products. The new brand features an iconic mountain marque designed to lead the storytelling of Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and act as a metaphor for ‘conquering life’. The geometry and cleanliness of the marque was offset with a robust serif logotype, helping to communicate the historical background of Tenzing Norgay and position the products for a male audience.

Letterproeftuin – Yorit Kluitman, Timon Van Der Hijden, Jaron Korvinus – Rotterdam, Netherlands

Letterproeftuin – Yorit Kluitman, Timon Van Der Hijden, Jaron Korvinus – Rotterdam, Netherlands

Based in Rotterdam, but with a knack for appearing at design festivals and events all over Europe, Letterproeftuin is a collective that revels in the circus of design performance and open-source spectacle. The group sees itself as “neo-craft” in coming up with ideas such as “The World’s Smallest Print Company”.

COOEE – Tin Can (1:25)

COOEE – Tin Can (1:25)

Visual identity for Dutch production company, Tin Can.