IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics – Visual Orgasm
IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics – Visual Orgasm
IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics – Visual Orgasm
IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics – Visual Orgasm
IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics – Visual Orgasm
IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics – Visual Orgasm
IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics – Visual Orgasm
IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics – Visual Orgasm
IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics – Visual Orgasm
IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics – Visual Orgasm
IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics – Visual Orgasm
IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics – Visual Orgasm
IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics – Visual Orgasm
IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics – Visual Orgasm
IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics – Visual Orgasm
IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics – Visual Orgasm
IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics – Visual Orgasm
IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics – Visual Orgasm
IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics – Visual Orgasm
IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics – Visual Orgasm
IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics – Visual Orgasm
IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics – Visual Orgasm
IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics – Visual Orgasm
IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics – Visual Orgasm
IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics – Visual Orgasm
IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics – Visual Orgasm
IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics – Visual Orgasm
IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics – Visual Orgasm
IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics – Visual Orgasm
IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics – Visual Orgasm
IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics – Visual Orgasm
IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics – Visual Orgasm

We're pretty sure we've already got your attention just with the use of that word "sexual" because nothing arouses so much interest or is capable of stirring up so much controversy. With the help of 11 top-flight practitioners who have flirted with the bare-all approach, we examine the pros and cons of using sex to spice up your portfolio – and present some eye-popping examples of their work to help you make up your mind about this ever-burning issue.


Contents:

Motion Gallery: Pause Fest
Sexual Graphics: Visual Orgasm
Creative Country: Thailand
Studio: A2/SW/HK, Berg, Greenspace, Kent Lyons
Pick of the Month

Specifications:

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


Sexual Graphics

Beating a path through the sexual-design minefield

Sex sells – be it newspapers and magazines, movies and stage productions, novels and memoirs, art or even music. At the same time, it can be a turn-off for viewers with a conservative outlook on the matter. So when it comes to sex in design, the pros and cons of using it have to be carefully weighed.

And then an even more difficult question has to be posed: is sex being used simply to grab the viewer's attention or does it have an integral part to play in the design concept? Does it enhance the message being conveyed or detract from it?

Featuring:

Autumn Whitehurst | David Alexander Slaager | Denzil & Siddhi | Erik Foss | Jamie McCartney | John Ryan Solis | Jorge Champrrp | Malika Favre | Michael Viviani | Mike Jeter | Who Killed Mickey

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Motion Gallery: Pause Fest

Taking digital time out in Melbourne

Go back to the future! Re-live – or experience for the first time – 2011 November's first major digital festival to take place in Melbourne, Australia. See all the works that were screened plus amazing behind-the-scenes footage from this scintillating seven days of fun in the Victoria sun in this issue's DVD. And don't miss our one-on-one interview with the man behind it all, George Hedon, who pulled the whole enterprise together with the help of just two other people.

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IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics p5

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IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics p10-11


Creative Country: Thailand

Can creativity unite a divided nation?

The land of smiles, paradisiacal beaches and Buddhist stoicism has recently been put to some severe tests, experiencing major political turmoil and calamitous natural disasters. But throughout it all, the creative community held fast – and the country's advertising industry is even making inroads on international awards. Find out where today's Thai scene is at with this lowdown from 11 of its leading artists/designers.

Featuring:

Tarin Yuangtrakul | Chatchanok Wongvachara | Eakkarlak Sangtongchai | Norrasak Ramasute | Prompt Design | Ise Ratta Ananphada | Suralert Jirawangso | Sulaimarn Poh-Asae | Paputh Nimchuar | Unchalee "Leee" Anantawat | Eyedropper Fill

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IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics p68-69

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IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics p72-73


Studio

Our biggest "Studio" article yet, featuring four top design firms – A2/SW/HK, Berg, Greenspace and KentLyons, all of which are located in the UK. But notwithstanding the similarity of their creative environments, they each have a radically different approach to the artistic endeavors they undertake.

Featuring:

A2/SW/HK | Berg | Greenspace | Kent Lyons

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IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics p77

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IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics p86-87


Regulars: POTM

Pick of the Month

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IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics p90-91

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IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics p100-101

'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.

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."

Cauboyz – Teaser - Plastic letters (0:29)

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.