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 p20-21

IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics p22-23

IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics p22-23

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IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics p32-35

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IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics p42-43

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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 p8-9

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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 p50-51

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IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics p64-65

IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics p68-69

IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics p68-69

IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics p72-73

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 p82-83

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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

IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics p100-101

IdN v19n2: Sexual Graphics p100-101

The 'Consumer' T-shirt by SHOK-1 – London, UK

The 'Consumer' T-shirt by SHOK-1 – London, UK

A 30+ year veteran of painting in the streets and a hardcore gamer since the early 80's, SHOK-1 painted the image inspired by the classic videogame character to create a witty metaphor on our modern consumer culture. The original artwork was spraypainted on a wall in Germany in his unique X-ray style using cutting-edge freehand techniques pioneered by the artist. No stencils or tape were used to achieve the intricate translucent effects.

BlinkmyBrain –  Alphabetic (2:03)

BlinkmyBrain – Alphabetic (2:03)

A personal project that created to explore new possibilities with type animation and design.

Lienke Raben – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Lienke Raben – Amsterdam, Netherlands

“The local design scene, as opposed to the advertising scene where I worked before, is less about the big brands and more about the freedom and time to create something awesome. Animators and illustrators that I know really have a passion for what they do and my experience is also that they’re all a little bit weird, in a good way.”

Circle Culture presents "Exposure" by Jonathan Yeo – Hamburg, Germany

Circle Culture presents "Exposure" by Jonathan Yeo – Hamburg, Germany

Circle Culture is pleased to announce the solo exhibition "Exposure" by Jonathan Yeo, which will be opened on July 9th, 2015 in Hamburg. The exhibition will primarily consist of Yeo's Leaf Works, created using the artist's unique and celebrated form of pornography collage. It will be the first – and possibly the last – time these works will be shown together as a group in their own right. The artist will be present exclusively for the Opening Reception.

Serial Cut™ – DIESEL – Melting Props (2:10)

Serial Cut™ – DIESEL – Melting Props (2:10)

S/S 2015 Window Display for DIESEL Italy

Jonas' Design – Jonas Merian – Shanghai, China

Jonas' Design – Jonas Merian – Shanghai, China

Jonas is currently working on various upcycled design projects, where he makes unique, handmade furniture and home accessories out of reclaimed, reused and repurposed materials.

TRUTH Interactive Postcard by Eddie Lin wins iF Design Awards – Taipei, Taiwan

TRUTH Interactive Postcard by Eddie Lin wins iF Design Awards – Taipei, Taiwan

This typography series showcases Chinese characters using patterns from other writing systems such as Arabic, Thai, among others. TRUTH presents characters on proverbs said by remarkable people seeking for the true value of existence. Recognized by the iF DESIGN AWARD 2015, Eddie have used temperature-sensing ink to cover-up characters untile they have been touched and felt.

Rolls-Royce presents new commission by Isaac Julien during Art Basel 2015 – Basel, Switzerland

Rolls-Royce presents new commission by Isaac Julien during Art Basel 2015 – Basel, Switzerland

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will present the first public showing of Isaac Julien’s new work Stones Against Diamonds during Art Basel in Basel, 2015. The work, commissioned as part of the Rolls-Royce Art Programme, will be shown at the Kirche Elisabethen, Basel, from 16-17 JUN 2015. Following the preview during the Venice Biennale last month, the video installation will be shown on a larger scale than previously seen, as a unique site specific installation filling the magnificent interior of the imposing church across ten screens.

Art Monaco 2015 – Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Art Monaco 2015 – Monte-Carlo, Monaco

From July 9 to July 12, 2015, a new sumptuous venue will be created right in the middle of the business district, known as the “playground of the rich and famous”. The Principality of Monaco will artistically transform 5,000 square meters into a contemporary and modern art show at Art Monaco’15!

Lamesville – Idler: A New Modular Typeface Family (1:06)

Lamesville – Idler: A New Modular Typeface Family (1:06)

This is a promotional video I created to promote a typeface that I designed. The video explains how the unique layering system of the typeface works.