IdN v18n6: Humorous Design – Design in Contempt
IdN v18n6: Humorous Design – Design in Contempt
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IdN v18n6: Humorous Design – Design in Contempt
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IdN v18n6: Humorous Design – Design in Contempt
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Who doesn't like to make people laugh? An ability to do this always adds something special to the message being conveyed, however serious its ultimate intent, and the rewards for those designers with a universal sense of humour, and technique to match, can be huge. In this issue, we have gathered together the work and words of 11 genuinely funny designers, who all have radically different approaches. If you think that you possess a prominent funny bone, their experiences may inspire you. We hope that some of them, at least, will leave you chortling or wryly smiling.


Contents:

Motion Gallery: Best of 2011
Humorous Design: Design in Contempt
Creative City: Buenos Aires
Idea: Embroidery Art
Type Casting: Studio8 Design
Studio: A Creative Triangle
Pick of the Month

Specifications:

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


Humorous Design

Put on a smiley face

One of the commonest acronyms spawned by the Internet generation, the letters "lol" stand for "laughing out loud" and are used in computer-generated communications such as e-mail and texting to indicate that the sender finds something funny (which often elicits a "smiley face" emoticon in reply). As any stand-up comedian will tell you, making people laugh is one of the most satisfying creative experiences you can have – and rare is the designer who does not at some point in his or her career feel the urge to tickle their viewers' funny-bone.

Being funny can be hard work, but the rewards are well worth the effort. This issue presents the illustrated thoughts of 11 top designers who all have a talent to amuse.

Featuring:

Justin Barber | Lim Heng Swee aka ilovedoodle | Rétrofuturs | Marco Ugolini | EYESAW | Chloe Hanks aka Hanksy | Viktor Hertz | Mr. Bingo | Joseph Ernst | Airside | Marc Johns

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Motion Gallery: Best of 2011

Annual review of the "Best of the Best"

As a farewell to 2011, we have selected 32 brilliant videos from the last five issues of Motion Gallery, which were themed around Network Branding, Projection Mapping, Mixed Media, Infographics and 8Bit Video-Games Technology, as well as from the online channel IdN Onair. This review of the best work to have appeared over the course of a year will become an annual feature.

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Creative City: Buenos Aires

Where the boom is on the other foot

Known for being the birthplace of tango music and some of the most talented footballers on the planet, Buenos Aires is fast emerging from the slump caused by the country's economic crisis of less than a decade ago and is now attracting artists from Europe and the US, presently mired in their own financial depressions. Long admired as one of the most advanced cities in South America, with its marked European cultural heritage, the country's capital, which is where 90 percent of Argentinian designers are based, is undergoing a creative revival. But can it survive the fierce competition that is arising – both locally and from the spread of globalisation? We ask 10 top Buenos Aires-based designers for their views on the contemporary scene there.

Featuring:

Alejandra Roman | DHNN | Francisco Andriani | Gaby Hebstein | Jonathan Gurvit | Laura Guarie | Mariano Sidoni & Carne Hueso | Minga | Patricio Murphy | Pogo

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Idea: Embroidery Art

Pulling strings and embroidering the truth

When embroidery meets graphics it results in a brand-new creative outlet that pulls needles and thread and string away from the world of fashion and into the graphic-design mainstream. Rather than sewing onto lengths of material, these artists are inserting their stitches into pieces of paper – and then reproducing them in digital format. Three leading practitioners of this new take on an old art explain what it is about embroidery that so entrances them.

Featuring:

Maurizio Anzeri | Inge Jacobsen | Jazmin Berakha

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Type Casting: Studio8 Design

The founders of Studio8 Design, Matt Willey and Zoë Bather, used to share a workshop in a large premises that had been divided up into units – theirs was No. 8. So when they decided to form a company and work together, Studio8 Design was the first name that occurred to them.

Featuring:

Studio8 Design

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Studio: A Creative Triangle

Three creatives studios from three different cities – Deutsche & Japaner from Mannheim, Germany, Forest from New York and Rosario Florio and Larissa Kasper from Switzerland – meet virutally in this issue's Studio column to showcase their respective design specialities.

Featuring:

Deutsche & Japaner | Forest and Rosario Florio | Larissa Kasper

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Regulars: POTM

Pick of the Month

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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.

Binaposters: Exploring the Creative Process – Madrid, Spain

Binaposters: Exploring the Creative Process – Madrid, Spain

Binaposters by Binalogue is a set of posters depicting some of the principles that they live by in their day to day life – both the rationale and work philosophy as well as how to face any challenge. Either as a result of a conscious process or as a result of unexpected and great ‘happy accidents’, each poster becomes a blank canvas open for experimentation and creation, exploring different genres, techniques and languages.

The Swatch Art Peace Hotel 2015 – Phil Akashi – Shanghai, China

The Swatch Art Peace Hotel 2015 – Phil Akashi – Shanghai, China

Phil Akashi is participating to the Swatch Art Peace Hotel Artist Residency in Shanghai during six months till November 2015. The Swatch Art Peace Hotel Guest Artist Program is an artists’ residency program designed to bring together talented artists from around the world to experience a unique cultural environment dedicated to contemporary art.

Daylight Project Space presents 'Almond Garden' by Gabriela Maj – Hillsborough, USA

Daylight Project Space presents 'Almond Garden' by Gabriela Maj – Hillsborough, USA

A series of portraits from women's prisons in Afghanistan, Almond Garden features Maj's haunting, compassionate photographs of the inmates along with the inmates' own stories. Made over the course of four years, Maj's project is the largest record documenting the experiences of incarcerated women in Afghanistan to date. Together, the voices in Almond Garden testify to the human rights abuses many Afghan women continue to endure, and serve as a call for much-needed support from the international community in the battle for women's rights in Afghanistan.