IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics – Colour Toning
IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics – Colour Toning
IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics – Colour Toning
IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics – Colour Toning
IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics – Colour Toning
IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics – Colour Toning
IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics – Colour Toning
IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics – Colour Toning
IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics – Colour Toning
IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics – Colour Toning
IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics – Colour Toning
IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics – Colour Toning
IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics – Colour Toning
IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics – Colour Toning
IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics – Colour Toning
IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics – Colour Toning
IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics – Colour Toning
IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics – Colour Toning
IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics – Colour Toning
IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics – Colour Toning
IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics – Colour Toning
IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics – Colour Toning
IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics – Colour Toning
IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics – Colour Toning
IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics – Colour Toning
IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics – Colour Toning
IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics – Colour Toning
IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics – Colour Toning
IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics – Colour Toning
IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics – Colour Toning

It is not nostalgia-design, though some of it has a decidedly old-fashioned feel to it, and it is not minimalist design as such, except when it comes to the use of colour. It is what has become known as mono-graphics — where because of budgetary restraints or a self-imposed restriction, the design is printed in only one or two colours. Mono-graphics doesn't have to mean monotonous. Less colour often makes for more context. We got 9 experts in this issue to demonstrate the incredible visual strength that can be created by using just one or two hues.


Contents:

Motion Gallery: Infographics
Mono-Graphics: Speaking in a mono tone
Creative City: Stockholm
Studio: Cody Haltom, IWant, Quadrado, The Consult, Unit Editions
Pick of the Month

Specifications:

102 pages
6 varying paper stocks
4C process + spot UV + vanish
110 minutes DVD Video included


Mono-Graphics Issue

Colour Toning

Neither "nostalgia" nor "minimalist" — though it has a lot in common with both styles — mono-graphic design is best defined by its attitude to colour, which is very much that of "less is more". Utilising very few colours — sometimes even just one — it turns this apparent limitation into a virtue by concentrating more intensely on the design itself and the impact it can make with a reduced number of hues.

Stripping away the non-essentials and making what's left work harder is never easy. There is always a temptation to go on adding and "improving", despite the obvious risk that this entails of gilding the lily. Where mono-graphics are concerned, that option is just not available, so the designer is forced to become more resourceful, more efficient or simply cleverer.

Featuring:

Alexander Lis | Andre Gallo | Fifty And Fifty | Heath Killen | Hello Poster | Luke Insect Studio | Marius Roosendaal | Raw Color | Stephen Kelleher

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IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics p13

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Motion Gallery: Infographics

Bringing bald facts to life

Motion infographics are to be found everywhere — on the Internet, in TV commercials and programmes, and in educational films. Their basic goal is to help the viewer digest the information presented to them as painlessly, indeed pleasurably, as possible. But how do their designers set about them? How do they absorb all the material they need to understand before deciding how to demonstrate it? And to what extent does the type of data to be illustrated affect the visual outcome? This compilation has more than 30 brilliant infographic motion works, movies and animations, to show you how lively and aesthetically pleasing such instructional efforts can be.

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IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics p5

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Creative City: Stockholm

Islands (sometimes) in the Sun

The Swedish capital, comprising as it does many small islands, boasts an abundance of greenery and water, obviously, and this gives it a very laid-back vibe. Ideal, therefore, for artistic inspiration. We asked 10 local creatives to tell us about the design scene in Stockholm and to guide us through some of their favourite spots in the city.

Featuring:

Decida | Henrik Nygren Design | Johan Bjorkegren | Karl Grandin | Museum Studio | Nille | Slobodan Zivic Creative | Stockholm Design Lab | Suprb | Zion Graphics

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IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics p60-61

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IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics p64-65


Studio

Whether you are a one-man band or a creative duo, it is the quality of the work you produce rather than the amount that will open the door to the best clients, both in terms of remuneration and creative challenges. We feature five studios with very different approaches and simply let their work speak for itself.

Featuring:

Cody Haltom | IWant | Quadradao | The Consult | Unit Editions

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IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics p69

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IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics p82-83


Regulars: POTM

Pick of the Month

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IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics p86-87

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IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics p90-91

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IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics p92-93

IDRO51 – Flavio Melchiorre – Monolith (1:22)

IDRO51 – Flavio Melchiorre – Monolith (1:22)

Monolith is tribue to the Dirac Equation "(∂ + m) ψ = 0 " It describes the phenomenon of Quantum Entanglement. This sculpture is part of "Parallel Universes" artwork series made in 2015 by IDRO51.

NERDO – Discovery – TopGear 007 Special (0:30)

NERDO – Discovery – TopGear 007 Special (0:30)

Completion of Action, Cars, Guns and Martini and a little bit of good old cell animation.

Belinda Love Lee – Cardiff, UK

Belinda Love Lee – Cardiff, UK

"I see the printed work as an extension of the company's values and ethos. That means, thinking through every little detail, from paper finishes, foiling, embossing, thickness of cards ‒ all of these factors contribute to making the print a little more special and cohesive with the brand."

Islands and Rivers – Polarity Lab (Art Event Promo) (2:31)

Islands and Rivers – Polarity Lab (Art Event Promo) (2:31)

Commission from ART LOVERS for their new venture Polarity Lab explore ideas of masculinity and femininity

NERDO Creative Studio – CIELO: MotoGP™ Opening (00:23)

NERDO Creative Studio – CIELO: MotoGP™ Opening (00:23)

Cel animation for 2014 Motorcycle Racing World Championship

Claesson Koivisto Rune Architects – Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto, Ola Rune – Stockholm, Sweden

Claesson Koivisto Rune Architects – Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto, Ola Rune – Stockholm, Sweden

If you like to have some stylish patterns on your floor or wall, Claesson Koivisto Rune would be the name you should keep in mind. It is a Swedish architectural partnership, founded in Stockholm, by Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune.

Robert Seidel – Berlin, Germany

Robert Seidel – Berlin, Germany

You could sit on your favourite couch and still be able to view Robert Seidel’s latest exhibition – Magnitude, because this is an online exhibition. Robert is famous for his experimental film, video installation and environmental projects. This exhibition feature a new series of work produced during his residency with Epicenter Projects in June, 2015.

Asep Setiadi – Promote Your Events (1:10)

Asep Setiadi – Promote Your Events (1:10)

Promote your music event, club, party, DJ, fashion, festival... No third-party plugins needed!

Lucas Depolo Machado – São Paulo, Brazil

Lucas Depolo Machado – São Paulo, Brazil

"It is essential to experiment with printing processes ‒ and even create new ones, with different and unexpected materials. Try to use something cheap that nobody would ever think of. That can overcame any limitation and even inspire new ideas."

Glassfin – Malaysia Coca-Cola Collectors Fair 2015 (1:45)

Glassfin – Malaysia Coca-Cola Collectors Fair 2015 (1:45)

Promo video for Malaysia 5th Annual Coca-Cola Collectors Fair, May 2015