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

Leolab – Mexico City, Mexico

Leolab – Mexico City, Mexico

"Good packaging is all about understanding the three dimensions and the way the object will interact with the space and the final user. It is all about the impact, concept and final materials. Good packaging is meant to enhance the product’s features and transmit the brand values. Finally, good packaging has got to be original, creative, functional and environmentally friendly."

Happycentro Studio – Verona, Italy

Happycentro Studio – Verona, Italy

"Every single package asks for a peculiar way of developing it. And even if generic, we think that this is the first main rule because it contains the idea that the designer should avoid using the package just to express his own idea, a style exercise. Content comes first."

Beyonderground 2015 – Hasselt, Belgium

Beyonderground 2015 – Hasselt, Belgium

Beyonderground, the international festival of graphic creativity, is returning to its hometown of Hasselt between 24 APR and 03 MAY! The festival has 2 parts: "Graphic City" is the graphic takeover of the city and its public space. Exhibitions and installations address the general public while visitors can attend workshops and so make their artistic contribution to this "Beyonderground Graphic City". Part two is an "indoor event" conference at Muziekodroom, where more than 50 graphic artists will talk about their work and give workshops and performances.

nendo – Oki Sato – Tokyo, Japan

nendo – Oki Sato – Tokyo, Japan

"Cup Noodle pleases eaters with its taste – we wanted to entertain them visually."

Bigote Films – A-MEDIDA (4:09)

Bigote Films – A-MEDIDA (4:09)

Official Music Video for Phi-Life Cypher – Herbaholics

OFFF Barcelona – 2015 Teaser (1:11)

OFFF Barcelona – 2015 Teaser (1:11)

Video by Atelier/Masmachos

Arithmetic Creative – Vancouver, Canada

Arithmetic Creative – Vancouver, Canada

The design agency that believes in necessary, useful and beautiful.

Danny Sangra – CASUAL SCI-FI: The Future (ish) (4:07)

Danny Sangra – CASUAL SCI-FI: The Future (ish) (4:07)

A short film about a guy, cutlery and the future (ish).

PINWU – Hangzhou, China

PINWU – Hangzhou, China

Each member at PINWU integrate their unique personality and cultural experiences into enriching the brand with a distinct international flavor. Based in Yuhang, China, they have spent extensive time and research on the area’s traditional materials, like Bamboo, Silk Floss, Porcelain and Paper.

Beatrice Menis – Stockholm, Sweden

Beatrice Menis – Stockholm, Sweden

"I always try to add some story-telling when I’m working on a new design to engage the potential customer."