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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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 p90-91

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IdN v18n4: Mono Graphics p92-93

Studio Axel Pfaender – Berlin Boombox Lemon – Berlin, Germany

Studio Axel Pfaender – Berlin Boombox Lemon – Berlin, Germany

A mobile speaker made from recycled cardboard and flat packed as a DIY kit.

Bad Taste, Megabytes – Edith Fung – London, UK

Bad Taste, Megabytes – Edith Fung – London, UK

This project imagines a future in which Google enters the construction industry with a pilot housing scheme in Abbey Wood. Utilising opensource technologies and global data analytics (and adhering to the opensource principle of individual customisation), residents are offered a choice of components from the vast onsite SketchUp Warehouse. This model therefore promises to address the housing crisis through providing exactly what the market demands. This project is part of the Royal College of Art Show 2015 – sweeping up the student award at New London Architecture and is now being exhibited at the Building Centre in Bloomsbury, London, until 17 SEP, 2015.

Faak & Paat Studio – Bordeaux, France

Faak & Paat Studio – Bordeaux, France

They are the creatives behind typography projects including: 26 Type (an experimental all-caps typeface, originally design for clothing label Ignorant Lobby), Delicate Typeface (elegant and contemporary serif stencil with a geometric twist), Deus Typeface, Quimper, Hold up, Impactum, and a whole lot more!

.M Contemporary presents 'No Place Like Home' – Sydney, Australia

.M Contemporary presents 'No Place Like Home' – Sydney, Australia

'No Place Like Home' seeks to celebrate the artistic practices of Australia’s emerging and established contemporary artists alongside their international contemporaries in order to highlight the universal theme of connection or disconnection to place. The main focus of the exhibition will deal with the cultural and historical relationships forged within the aesthetic experiences of these artists.

A Sequence of Operations – New Window × Rogier Arents – Breda, Netherlands

A Sequence of Operations – New Window × Rogier Arents – Breda, Netherlands

New Window is a platform that gives an insight into the making process of art and design. Designer Rogier Arents’ contribution to ‘One Window #1’ is a series of prints entitled ‘A Sequence of Operations’. His aim is to apply the principles of the digital algorithm onto the analogue screen printing technique, resulting in a series of fifty unique silk screen prints inspired by the use of colour halftoning in screen printing and computer generated images.

Brandon Wall – Sevenly Animation (1:36)

Brandon Wall – Sevenly Animation (1:36)

Animation by Brandon Wall

'Walking Through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black' by Nemanja Jehlicka – Belgrade, Serbia

'Walking Through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black' by Nemanja Jehlicka – Belgrade, Serbia

Walking Through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black is Nemanja Jehlicka’s first solo exhibition. The exhibition showcases a number of works documenting the work-in-progress nature of any project. The idea was to give a physical embodiment to the different stages of creative thinking and execution, ranging from midway-through-process graphic ruminations to ideas rejected by clients, which are oftentimes more interesting than the final output / approved solution.

KOMET presents Soirée Graphique #8 – Berne, Switzerland

KOMET presents Soirée Graphique #8 – Berne, Switzerland

Soirée Graphique founded by KOMET is a platform for creatives from a variety of fields, such as graphic design, visual arts, and photography. It fosters visual design, inspires new art and reflects the latest trends in contemporary graphic design. The concept of Soirée graphique lets two worlds meet: On one side, we have the original graphic design poster; on the other side, we have the reinterpretation of the photographers and visual artists. Each artwork is created specifically for the event and gets published as a limited edition print.

Meet My Project – 'Are You Talking to Me?' – Paris, France

Meet My Project – 'Are You Talking to Me?' – Paris, France

The mission of Meet My Project is to promote design and contemporary creativity and unite the various actors of the design world supporting this process – designers, publishers, manufacturers and distributors. Meet My Project aims as well to increase appreciation for design across the society by highlighting the values delivered through design and by making design accessible and understandable to the large public.

Sex, Drugs & Helvetica 2015 – Melbourne/Brisbane

Sex, Drugs & Helvetica 2015 – Melbourne/Brisbane

Sex, Drugs & Helvetica is an event like no other. Described as “industry espionage” and “work experience at six studios in one day”, it’s an exclusive look at the highs, the hurdles and the learning curves behind six different projects. It’s insightful presentations. It’s unparalleled interviews. It's an opportunity to not only be surrounded with other like-minded creatives, but to meet and talk with six Australian and internationally renowned designers.