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
IdN v18n6: Humorous Design – Design in Contempt
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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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Bardo – Bren Imboden, Luis Viale – Melbourne, Australia

Bardo – Bren Imboden, Luis Viale – Melbourne, Australia

“We believe that if there is a good concept behind the pack, we don’t need anything else. The communication has to be clear, simple and honest to the consumer.”

Ting-An Ho – Taipei, Taiwan

Ting-An Ho – Taipei, Taiwan

"Good design is one that benefits all mankind, whether its influence is large or small. Those who have exiled themselves to big foreign cities such as New York, Paris and Tokyo, and have won lots of awards, will never be an example for me, because I think there is still a lot for me to do here and a long way to go."

Shannnam – Hong Kong

Shannnam – Hong Kong

The collection is described as "a glimmer, a touch, a place, a continuity, a dream, captured within suspended streams of consciousness".

Tofu Design Studio – Michelle Au – Singapore

Tofu Design Studio – Michelle Au – Singapore

"Form, function, emotion. When the first two work seamlessly together to deliver a ‘reveal’ experience that’s topped off with a satisfaction that its content is well justified."

Marios Karystios – Gino's Garden Olive Oil – Lebanon

Marios Karystios – Gino's Garden Olive Oil – Lebanon

Gino’s garden organic olive oil, from Lebanon recently released a limited-quantity, olive shaped bottle for its finest quality line from the grove of Gino Haddad. Two different types of uneven olive shaped bottles were drawn, using mathematical techniques to calculate the irregular shape and volume. The ceramic bottles were brought to life by the skilful hands of Stelios Laskaris, in black gloss and green matte glaze finishes. Photography by Roger Moukarzel. The making of by Marios Karystios.

As Types Grow Older – Re-issuring 'Sadness' and 'Grimoire' – Cologne, Germany

As Types Grow Older – Re-issuring 'Sadness' and 'Grimoire' – Cologne, Germany

Felix Braden’s very first typefaces 'Sadness' and 'Grimoire' have just been published in new and revised versions at Myfonts. After the tragic end of the established Fountain Type Foundry he had to ask himself the following question: Is there still any justification for the existence of his 20 year old fonts? 'Sadness' was based on experiments during his stay at the Trier College of Design, 'Grimoire' on the other hand combines two seemingly contradicting principles – calligraphic and constructive ideas – and makes them work together. The font is based on a modular system but simulates a handwritten typeface. Both fonts are available for €5 at Myfonts with a introductory discount of 80% until 19 MAY.

Lily Kao – Toronto, Canada

Lily Kao – Toronto, Canada

“A good packaging design brings out the personality of the product and tells a story about the brand.”

Graphic Design in Paris – Conference by Slanted + HFG Karlsruhe – Karlsruhe, Germany

Graphic Design in Paris – Conference by Slanted + HFG Karlsruhe – Karlsruhe, Germany

In sync with the release of Slanted #25: Paris, The University of Arts and Design Karlsruhe teams up with Slanted to host a 1-day conference about Graphic Design in Paris featuring: HELMO (Montreuil-sous-bois), Olivier Lebrun (Paris), Émilie Rigaud (Paris), Laurent Ungerer (Paris) and Frédéric Teschner Studio (Paris).

Graphic identity for Latin American Design Festival by IS Creative Studio – Lima/Madrid

Graphic identity for Latin American Design Festival by IS Creative Studio – Lima/Madrid

LAD is an organization created with the aim of promoting Latin American Design worldwide highlighting the social potential of design using lectures, workshops, exhibitions and complementary activities. The design/branding of the LAD Festival is inspired on the international ISO A series paper standard known by all graphic designers. It represents the different countries, different cultures, connections between them and also gives the feeling of a geometric map.

ACST Design – Taipei, Taiwan

ACST Design – Taipei, Taiwan

"For me, a good design is one that is as long-lasting as possible. The most rewarding experience for me as a design professional was a short film I made about my design called The Daily You, which made some of the audiences that saw it cry."