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

KOMET presents Soirée Graphique #8 – Berne, Switzerland

KOMET presents Soirée Graphique #8 – Berne, Switzerland

Soirée Graphique founded by KOMET is a platform for creatives from a variety of fields, such as graphic design, visual arts, and photography. It fosters visual design, inspires new art and reflects the latest trends in contemporary graphic design. The concept of Soirée graphique lets two worlds meet: On one side, we have the original graphic design poster; on the other side, we have the reinterpretation of the photographers and visual artists. Each artwork is created specifically for the event and gets published as a limited edition print.

Sex, Drugs & Helvetica 2015 – Melbourne/Brisbane

Sex, Drugs & Helvetica 2015 – Melbourne/Brisbane

Sex, Drugs & Helvetica is an event like no other. Described as “industry espionage” and “work experience at six studios in one day”, it’s an exclusive look at the highs, the hurdles and the learning curves behind six different projects. It’s insightful presentations. It’s unparalleled interviews. It's an opportunity to not only be surrounded with other like-minded creatives, but to meet and talk with six Australian and internationally renowned designers.

Thobias Studio – Thibault Priou, Jonas Obadia – Paris, France

Thobias Studio – Thibault Priou, Jonas Obadia – Paris, France

"French design is forever evolving and asking questions and creating ideas that I do not see happening as often in other big cities around the world. I think this plays a great role in why it continues diversifying and re-examining itself, which makes it unique."

Cauboyz – Teaser - Plastic letters (0:29)

Cauboyz – Teaser - Plastic letters (0:29)

Teaser – French cinema halls "Les Amants Parallèles" LP by Vincent Delerm. Stop-motion with plastic letters on colored papers.

LeOsler Font by Antipixel – Buenos Aires, Argentina

LeOsler Font by Antipixel – Buenos Aires, Argentina

Antipixel is a graphic design studio run by Julia Martínez Diana, based in Buenos Aires, with main focus on display handwritten fonts, branding & web design. It has recently released LeOsler – a decorative, fun, handwritten font which will bring a personal look to your work. This font includes the Latin, Greek and Cyrillic alphabets, and can be used in a wide range of languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Polish, Czech, Vietnamese, Russian, Greek, among many others.

Alice Sung – The End (12:23)

Alice Sung – The End (12:23)

"...take a sad song and make it better."

Curvy Conference & Exhibition – Sydney, Australia

Curvy Conference & Exhibition – Sydney, Australia

Curvy is celebrated internationally as an institution for the empowerment and promotion of the most inspiring female leaders of the world’s creative industries. The two-day conference runs across September 4 and 5, and comprises invigorating panel discussions led by Kate Hurst, Director of Hurst & Co, and featuring such creative female powerhouses as Naomi Shepherd (Facebook & Instagram Australia), Katie Rigg-Smith (CEO of Mindshare), Jess Scully (Founding Director and Curator of Vivid Sydney), Elle Glass (Managing Editor of RUSSH Magazine) and many more.

Intersections (after Lautréamont) – 2015 CIFO Grants & Commissions Program Exhibition – Miami, USA

Intersections (after Lautréamont) – 2015 CIFO Grants & Commissions Program Exhibition – Miami, USA

Caught in the dilemma between being the edge and the top, between being surface and symbol, the idea of reinventing Miami as ‘the capital of Latin America’ can be problematic. A sense of belonging and spreading roots have gained authority over the stereotypes of ‘the city of sun and frivolity’ or ‘the nostalgic city of temporary refuge.’ While that does not exclude the risk of replacing old labels with new, seen from another perspective, the willingness of acceptance, and even pride, in becoming ‘another capital for Latin Americans’ is remarkable.

Charley Massiera – Paris, France

Charley Massiera – Paris, France

“I now have my own graphic-design studio, and in order to stay focused on my work, I always keep in mind the ten rules in How To Work Better, by Peter Fischli and David Weiss: 1. Do one thing at a time. 2. Know the problem. 3. Learn to listen. 4. Learn to ask questions. 5. Distinguish sense from nonsense. 6. Accept that change is inevitable. 7. Admit mistakes. 8. Say it simple. 9. Be calm. 10. Smile.”

Wong Sockying – Singapore

Wong Sockying – Singapore

Her passion for art and design keep her constantly on the lookout for the next exciting project or collaboration likely to make an impact. Recently, some of her work has been presented by international publisher Artpower. A designer well worth you keeping an eye on.