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

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics

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

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics

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

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics

IdN v18n1: Flat (Free*) Graphics

Fonzy Nils – Fitzle – Salerno, Italy

Fonzy Nils – Fitzle – Salerno, Italy

A personal project to connect illustration and graphic design in a single process. Fonzy Nils created the brand , designed the logo and bottle labels as well as a series of three illustrations as advertising campaign for the drinks.

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.