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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IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics p42-43


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 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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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

Kayan Kwok – A Poster Per Day For 365 Days – Hong Kong

Kayan Kwok – A Poster Per Day For 365 Days – Hong Kong

Kayan Kwok is an artist, illustrator and graphic designer based in Hong Kong. She has been on a project for the past year titled: “A poster per day for 365 days”. Vintage, retro, pin up, collage are the keywords for the works of Kayan Kwok. She is fascinated by American advertisments in the 1920-1960 – from which she draws inspirations from.

Bad Trip by Michael Arnold – London, UK

Bad Trip by Michael Arnold – London, UK

BAD TRIP is the name of a small site project of psychedelic illustrated gifs! Michael Arnold is a self-taught Illustrator, Animator and Designer working in the Editorial and Commercial industry. His work moves across different mediums whilst still retaining it’s slick, patterned and colourful feel.

Artilize – TALES – Taipei, Shanghai

Artilize – TALES – Taipei, Shanghai

”We deem our products as sophistication off springs from masterpieces; that they are a part of a long cultural continuum but are also fresh and fun”, say Tony Tseng, design director of TALES.

Studio Kluif exhibits in South Korea – The Netherlands

Studio Kluif exhibits in South Korea – The Netherlands

In celebration of the new South Korean government identity system, the Ministry of Culture, Sport & Tourism has decided to sponsor a special exhibition for the public. 50 design companies from all over the world are invited to design 2 works. One that reflects the ideal graphic representation of their national government identities and one that reflects their graphic interpretation of Korea. The collective works will be displayed on August 15th during the 70th anniversary of the Korean Independence Day and during the 2015 IDC Eeum Design Connects event in Gwangju from October 17th till the 23th.

Tien-Min Liao – Handmade Type (0:18)

Tien-Min Liao – Handmade Type (0:18)

Self-initiated project.

QUIET LIFE announces the all new Tropical Capsule Release – Los Angeles, USA

QUIET LIFE announces the all new Tropical Capsule Release – Los Angeles, USA

QUIET LIFE is excited to announce the new Quiet Life 'TROPICAL' capsule release. This 5 piece collection was produced in limited quantities and consists of a Short Sleeve Woven Shirt, Beach Short, Snapback cap and two 5 panel caps. All made in USA. Now available in select stores and at thequietlife.com!

Tetsuya Toshima – Tokyo, Japan

Tetsuya Toshima – Tokyo, Japan

With international experience working in many field of design and art, including branding, design consulting, interactive design, films, music, architecture and interior design, Tetsuya Toshima continues to seek out visual-communication challenges through his art.

Mash Creative creates identity and packaging for Tenzing Skincare – London, UK

Mash Creative creates identity and packaging for Tenzing Skincare – London, UK

Working in collaboration with Socio Design, Mash Creative designed a brand and packaging system for the first release of Tenzing products. The new brand features an iconic mountain marque designed to lead the storytelling of Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and act as a metaphor for ‘conquering life’. The geometry and cleanliness of the marque was offset with a robust serif logotype, helping to communicate the historical background of Tenzing Norgay and position the products for a male audience.

Letterproeftuin – Yorit Kluitman, Timon Van Der Hijden, Jaron Korvinus – Rotterdam, Netherlands

Letterproeftuin – Yorit Kluitman, Timon Van Der Hijden, Jaron Korvinus – Rotterdam, Netherlands

Based in Rotterdam, but with a knack for appearing at design festivals and events all over Europe, Letterproeftuin is a collective that revels in the circus of design performance and open-source spectacle. The group sees itself as “neo-craft” in coming up with ideas such as “The World’s Smallest Print Company”.

COOEE – Tin Can (1:25)

COOEE – Tin Can (1:25)

Visual identity for Dutch production company, Tin Can.