IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics – Graphics with Dimension
IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics – Graphics with Dimension
IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics – Graphics with Dimension
IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics – Graphics with Dimension
IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics – Graphics with Dimension
IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics – Graphics with Dimension
IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics – Graphics with Dimension
IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics – Graphics with Dimension
IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics – Graphics with Dimension
IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics – Graphics with Dimension
IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics – Graphics with Dimension
IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics – Graphics with Dimension
IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics – Graphics with Dimension
IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics – Graphics with Dimension
IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics – Graphics with Dimension
IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics – Graphics with Dimension
IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics – Graphics with Dimension
IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics – Graphics with Dimension
IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics – Graphics with Dimension
IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics – Graphics with Dimension
IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics – Graphics with Dimension
IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics – Graphics with Dimension
IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics – Graphics with Dimension
IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics – Graphics with Dimension
IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics – Graphics with Dimension
IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics – Graphics with Dimension
IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics – Graphics with Dimension
IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics – Graphics with Dimension
IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics – Graphics with Dimension
IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics – Graphics with Dimension

What is now known as "tactile design" is coming increasingly into vogue as designers grow disenchanted with what they perceive as the soul-lessness of digital techniques and feel a need to be more involved with their material, more hands-on. We have gathered designers who came to the concept of tactile design after having started out in the digital field, to demonstrate how tactile illustrations jumps off pages, billboards and screens.


Contents:

Motion Gallery: Onair Ident + Network Branding
Tactile Illustration Special: The whole world (of design) in your hands
Creative Country: Czech Republic
Branding: What is good branding?
Studio: TAF
Type Casting: Underware
Pick of the Month

Specifications:

114 pages
6 varying paper stocks
4C process + flourenscent pantone + vanish
106 minutes DVD Video included


Tactile Illustration Special

The whole world (of design) in your hands

Tactile design, apart from that made specifically to aid the blind, is essentially hand-crafted work that is then photographed and used for advertising campaigns, identity systems or illustration. The hands-on aspect is increasingly appealing to designers tired of relying on their computers.

As with craft design itself, tactile slows down the whole creative process and seems to make a more immediate emotional impact, with its inevitable small imperfections lending it a human touch. We interview, and show the work of 8 leading "touchy-feely" designers!

Featuring:

Chrissie Macdonald | Collider | Julien De Repentigny | Le Creative Sweatshop | Me Studio | Rebecca Maeve Manley | This is it Collective | Tony Benna

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics


Motion Gallery: Onair Ident + Network Branding

How to channel your creative energies?

Bumpers, promos, idents, teasers... the world's TV stations are in a fierce battle for your subconscious mind now that multi-channel satellite and cable delivery systems — and zapping through them with the remote control — have become the norm. This presents designers with an enormous opportunity — and a stiff challenge.

If it grabs attention, anything goes. See what the experts have to say on the subject – and view some of the solutions they have come up with.

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics


Creative Country: Czech Republic

A lively design scene — Czech it out!

After a century of political upheaval, how is this land-locked new nation in Central Europe facing up to the challenges of globalisation? If the work – and the words – of our 11 featured creatives is anything to judge by, the answer is "With a lot of talent and enthusiasm, thank you".

Featuring:

Welcometo.as | Anymade | Aakk Forever | Laboratory | m2s | Symbiont | dressing.org | Jan Vranovsky/Visualscream | Jakub Straka | Cutulu | Milan Nedved

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics


What is good branding?

Trans-Atlantic approaches to creating identity

Two experts in identity packaging – both born in the UK, but now working on opposite sides of the ocean – give you their considered opinion on the matter.

Featuring:

Mash Creative | Manual

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IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics


Studio: TAF

Furniture that is fun as well as functional

Swedish design duo TAF believe that with enough ingenuity, the ordinary can be made extraordinary. But it has to be useful – and it has to have a sense of humour.

Featuring:

TAF

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IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics


Type Casting: Underware

A German, a Dutchman and a Finn were so crazy about type that they got together to set up their own foundry. Now they not only turn out some fantastic fonts, but hold workshops for like-minded enthusiasts who may want to follow their example.

Featuring:

Underware

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IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics

Jonathon Lau – Sydney, Australia

Jonathon Lau – Sydney, Australia

Award winning motion designer Jonathon Lau recently re-branded Foxtel’s bio channel, coming up with a complete change of DNA and programme offerings. The brand revolves around the concept of the “lens”, a graphical circle that is used to focus in on what’s important, and represents the station’s commitment to curate quality content.

HÜZÜN – An ISTphoto documentary project – Istanbul, Turkey

HÜZÜN – An ISTphoto documentary project – Istanbul, Turkey

HÜZÜN is the name of an ISTphoto project which is a growing collection of pictures from Istanbul started since 2013. The pictures are shown in different exhibition traveling trough Germany and Turkey. ISTphoto is Valeska (Istanbul/ Leipzig) and Miriam (Budapest/ Istanbul), both freelance designer and photographer.

Bardo – Bren Imboden, Luis Viale – Melbourne, Australia

Bardo – Bren Imboden, Luis Viale – Melbourne, Australia

“We believe that if there is a good concept behind the pack, we don’t need anything else. The communication has to be clear, simple and honest to the consumer.”

Ting-An Ho – Taipei, Taiwan

Ting-An Ho – Taipei, Taiwan

"Good design is one that benefits all mankind, whether its influence is large or small. Those who have exiled themselves to big foreign cities such as New York, Paris and Tokyo, and have won lots of awards, will never be an example for me, because I think there is still a lot for me to do here and a long way to go."

Shannnam – Hong Kong

Shannnam – Hong Kong

The collection is described as "a glimmer, a touch, a place, a continuity, a dream, captured within suspended streams of consciousness".

Tofu Design Studio – Michelle Au – Singapore

Tofu Design Studio – Michelle Au – Singapore

"Form, function, emotion. When the first two work seamlessly together to deliver a ‘reveal’ experience that’s topped off with a satisfaction that its content is well justified."

Marios Karystios – Gino's Garden Olive Oil – Lebanon

Marios Karystios – Gino's Garden Olive Oil – Lebanon

Gino’s garden organic olive oil, from Lebanon recently released a limited-quantity, olive shaped bottle for its finest quality line from the grove of Gino Haddad. Two different types of uneven olive shaped bottles were drawn, using mathematical techniques to calculate the irregular shape and volume. The ceramic bottles were brought to life by the skilful hands of Stelios Laskaris, in black gloss and green matte glaze finishes. Photography by Roger Moukarzel. The making of by Marios Karystios.

As Types Grow Older – Re-issuring 'Sadness' and 'Grimoire' – Cologne, Germany

As Types Grow Older – Re-issuring 'Sadness' and 'Grimoire' – Cologne, Germany

Felix Braden’s very first typefaces 'Sadness' and 'Grimoire' have just been published in new and revised versions at Myfonts. After the tragic end of the established Fountain Type Foundry he had to ask himself the following question: Is there still any justification for the existence of his 20 year old fonts? 'Sadness' was based on experiments during his stay at the Trier College of Design, 'Grimoire' on the other hand combines two seemingly contradicting principles – calligraphic and constructive ideas – and makes them work together. The font is based on a modular system but simulates a handwritten typeface. Both fonts are available for €5 at Myfonts with a introductory discount of 80% until 19 MAY.

Lily Kao – Toronto, Canada

Lily Kao – Toronto, Canada

“A good packaging design brings out the personality of the product and tells a story about the brand.”

Graphic Design in Paris – Conference by Slanted + HFG Karlsruhe – Karlsruhe, Germany

Graphic Design in Paris – Conference by Slanted + HFG Karlsruhe – Karlsruhe, Germany

In sync with the release of Slanted #25: Paris, The University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe teams up with Slanted to host a 1-day conference about Graphic Design in Paris featuring: HELMO (Montreuil-sous-bois), Olivier Lebrun (Paris), Émilie Rigaud (Paris), Laurent Ungerer (Paris) and Frédéric Teschner Studio (Paris).