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 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

Serial Cut™ – DIESEL – Melting Props (2:10)

Serial Cut™ – DIESEL – Melting Props (2:10)

S/S 2015 Window Display for DIESEL Italy

Jonas' Design – Jonas Merian – Shanghai, China

Jonas' Design – Jonas Merian – Shanghai, China

Jonas is currently working on various upcycled design projects, where he makes unique, handmade furniture and home accessories out of reclaimed, reused and repurposed materials.

TRUTH Interactive Postcard by Eddie Lin wins iF Design Awards – Taipei, Taiwan

TRUTH Interactive Postcard by Eddie Lin wins iF Design Awards – Taipei, Taiwan

This typography series showcases Chinese characters using patterns from other writing systems such as Arabic, Thai, among others. TRUTH presents characters on proverbs said by remarkable people seeking for the true value of existence. Recognized by the iF DESIGN AWARD 2015, Eddie have used temperature-sensing ink to cover-up characters untile they have been touched and felt.

Rolls-Royce presents new commission by Isaac Julien during Art Basel 2015 – Basel, Switzerland

Rolls-Royce presents new commission by Isaac Julien during Art Basel 2015 – Basel, Switzerland

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will present the first public showing of Isaac Julien’s new work Stones Against Diamonds during Art Basel in Basel, 2015. The work, commissioned as part of the Rolls-Royce Art Programme, will be shown at the Kirche Elisabethen, Basel, from 16-17 JUN 2015. Following the preview during the Venice Biennale last month, the video installation will be shown on a larger scale than previously seen, as a unique site specific installation filling the magnificent interior of the imposing church across ten screens.

Art Monaco 2015 – Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Art Monaco 2015 – Monte-Carlo, Monaco

From July 9 to July 12, 2015, a new sumptuous venue will be created right in the middle of the business district, known as the “playground of the rich and famous”. The Principality of Monaco will artistically transform 5,000 square meters into a contemporary and modern art show at Art Monaco’15!

Lamesville – Idler: A New Modular Typeface Family (1:06)

Lamesville – Idler: A New Modular Typeface Family (1:06)

This is a promotional video I created to promote a typeface that I designed. The video explains how the unique layering system of the typeface works.

This is Experience Design. We are Trapped in Suburbia. – The Hague, Netherlands

This is Experience Design. We are Trapped in Suburbia. – The Hague, Netherlands

‘This is Experience Design. We are Trapped in Suburbia’ is a monograph of the work and philosophy of Dutch Experience Design agency, Trapped in Suburbia and published by Coltrane and Dixon.

We Are Royale & Omelet – Save the Drop (1:00)

We Are Royale & Omelet – Save the Drop (1:00)

A water conservation awareness campaign in conjunction with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Youth Experimental Studio (YES) – Kool A.D. – Hickory (4:12)

Youth Experimental Studio (YES) – Kool A.D. – Hickory (4:12)

Official music video for the track "Hickory", from Kool A.D.'s album Not O.K

Socio Design – London, UK

Socio Design – London, UK

SocioDesign are an experienced design and strategy agency based in London Bridge, South London. They help transform brands and businesses through carefully crafted design and rigorous strategic thinking.