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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IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics p13

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IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics p32-35

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IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics p44


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 p45

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IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics p64-65

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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 p94-95

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IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics p100-101

Marx Design – Ryan Marx – Auckland, New Zealand

Marx Design – Ryan Marx – Auckland, New Zealand

“Good packaging is idea-driven. Anyone can do a stylised design that follows fads. A good piece of packaging design starts with an idea that reflects what is great/better about the product, and is then complemented by the execution. This is the formula for great packaging design.”

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.