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

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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

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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 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

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."