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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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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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.

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.

Thobias Studio – Thibault Priou, Jonas Obadia – Paris, France

Thobias Studio – Thibault Priou, Jonas Obadia – Paris, France

"French design is forever evolving and asking questions and creating ideas that I do not see happening as often in other big cities around the world. I think this plays a great role in why it continues diversifying and re-examining itself, which makes it unique."

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Cauboyz – Teaser - Plastic letters (0:29)

Teaser – French cinema halls "Les Amants Parallèles" LP by Vincent Delerm. Stop-motion with plastic letters on colored papers.

LeOsler Font by Antipixel – Buenos Aires, Argentina

LeOsler Font by Antipixel – Buenos Aires, Argentina

Antipixel is a graphic design studio run by Julia Martínez Diana, based in Buenos Aires, with main focus on display handwritten fonts, branding & web design. It has recently released LeOsler – a decorative, fun, handwritten font which will bring a personal look to your work. This font includes the Latin, Greek and Cyrillic alphabets, and can be used in a wide range of languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Polish, Czech, Vietnamese, Russian, Greek, among many others.

Alice Sung – The End (12:23)

Alice Sung – The End (12:23)

"...take a sad song and make it better."

Curvy Conference & Exhibition – Sydney, Australia

Curvy Conference & Exhibition – Sydney, Australia

Curvy is celebrated internationally as an institution for the empowerment and promotion of the most inspiring female leaders of the world’s creative industries. The two-day conference runs across September 4 and 5, and comprises invigorating panel discussions led by Kate Hurst, Director of Hurst & Co, and featuring such creative female powerhouses as Naomi Shepherd (Facebook & Instagram Australia), Katie Rigg-Smith (CEO of Mindshare), Jess Scully (Founding Director and Curator of Vivid Sydney), Elle Glass (Managing Editor of RUSSH Magazine) and many more.

Intersections (after Lautréamont) – 2015 CIFO Grants & Commissions Program Exhibition – Miami, USA

Intersections (after Lautréamont) – 2015 CIFO Grants & Commissions Program Exhibition – Miami, USA

Caught in the dilemma between being the edge and the top, between being surface and symbol, the idea of reinventing Miami as ‘the capital of Latin America’ can be problematic. A sense of belonging and spreading roots have gained authority over the stereotypes of ‘the city of sun and frivolity’ or ‘the nostalgic city of temporary refuge.’ While that does not exclude the risk of replacing old labels with new, seen from another perspective, the willingness of acceptance, and even pride, in becoming ‘another capital for Latin Americans’ is remarkable.

Charley Massiera – Paris, France

Charley Massiera – Paris, France

“I now have my own graphic-design studio, and in order to stay focused on my work, I always keep in mind the ten rules in How To Work Better, by Peter Fischli and David Weiss: 1. Do one thing at a time. 2. Know the problem. 3. Learn to listen. 4. Learn to ask questions. 5. Distinguish sense from nonsense. 6. Accept that change is inevitable. 7. Admit mistakes. 8. Say it simple. 9. Be calm. 10. Smile.”

Wong Sockying – Singapore

Wong Sockying – Singapore

Her passion for art and design keep her constantly on the lookout for the next exciting project or collaboration likely to make an impact. Recently, some of her work has been presented by international publisher Artpower. A designer well worth you keeping an eye on.