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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Ely Dagher – WAVES'98 Trailer (1:14)

Ely Dagher – WAVES'98 Trailer (1:14)

Nominated for Best Feature Film Score and Best Short Film Score, the short film premieres between 13-24 MAY in Cannes, 2015.

Sinem Erkas – Cover Art for 'Far From The Madding Crowd' by Orion, 2014 – London, UK

Sinem Erkas – Cover Art for 'Far From The Madding Crowd' by Orion, 2014 – London, UK

Sinem Erkas is a multi disciplinary Designer, Illustrator and Art Director based in London. She strives to combine thoughtful ideas with bold aesthetics to create simple and playful messages. Her practise ranges from illustration to photography, books, animation, objects and interactive projects.

STRELKA – Taipei, Taiwan

STRELKA – Taipei, Taiwan

Growing up in Vancouver, Canada, where DIY culture is a common leisure practice, Richard developed a passion towards tinkering in his free time. When he realised that there are no “design” tools or toolsets on the market, he went to work on making the ToolBook.

Topsafe London – ROID – More Than Ever (0:41)

Topsafe London – ROID – More Than Ever (0:41)

Clip for ROID’s debut solo show.

The 2015 LongXi Creative Awards is Now Accepting Entries! – Shanghai, China

The 2015 LongXi Creative Awards is Now Accepting Entries! – Shanghai, China

LongXi was founded in 1997 by the four creative gurus, Jimmy Lam, David Sun, Tomaz Mok and Peter Soh, with the common goal to raise the Chinese creative industry bar. This year marks LongXi’s 19th anniversary. LongXi is equivalent to the Olympics of the Chinese advertising, covering markets like Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and North America. It is an international creative award originating from China and operated by Chinese creative professionals. LongXi is also the only Chinese creative award included in global rankings. The submission deadline is 15 SEP 2015!

Studio Chapeaux – Hamburg, Germany

Studio Chapeaux – Hamburg, Germany

"We Design. Brands & Spaces."

Shotaro Kitada – Japanese Illustrator – Portland, USA

Shotaro Kitada – Japanese Illustrator – Portland, USA

Shotaro Kitada is Japanese illustrator currently based in Portland, USA. It has been described that his style is one of impulsive chaos – almost obsessive freak-like sketchbook collage from start to end. Check out the very talented Shotaro Kitada's website today!

James Dawe creates experimental illustrations of Freja Beha Erichsen for Art-Fashion Magazine – London, UK

James Dawe creates experimental illustrations of Freja Beha Erichsen for Art-Fashion Magazine – London, UK

James Dawe is a London born and based artist and commercial illustrator whose original take on diverse subjects can be relied upon to throw up the unexpected. One of his latest commissions is from Sixth Finger Magazine where he created evocative portraits of Freja Beha Erichsen.

Saad Moosajee – Graphic Designer, Artist and Illustrator – Providence, USA

Saad Moosajee – Graphic Designer, Artist and Illustrator – Providence, USA

Saad Moosajee is a Graphic Designer, Artist and Illustrator currently based in Providence, Rhode Island. He has worked for clients including Electronic Arts, The Rhode Island School of Design and Nike in addition to lecturing at OFFF Barcelona and ING Dubai.

Sid Jumala – Metal Stargazer – Ghostfuck (3:13)

Sid Jumala – Metal Stargazer – Ghostfuck (3:13)

Event video