IdN v19n3: The Line Issue – Artist on the Front Line
IdN v19n3: The Line Issue – Artist on the Front Line
IdN v19n3: The Line Issue – Artist on the Front Line
IdN v19n3: The Line Issue – Artist on the Front Line
IdN v19n3: The Line Issue – Artist on the Front Line
IdN v19n3: The Line Issue – Artist on the Front Line
IdN v19n3: The Line Issue – Artist on the Front Line
IdN v19n3: The Line Issue – Artist on the Front Line
IdN v19n3: The Line Issue – Artist on the Front Line
IdN v19n3: The Line Issue – Artist on the Front Line
IdN v19n3: The Line Issue – Artist on the Front Line
IdN v19n3: The Line Issue – Artist on the Front Line
IdN v19n3: The Line Issue – Artist on the Front Line
IdN v19n3: The Line Issue – Artist on the Front Line
IdN v19n3: The Line Issue – Artist on the Front Line
IdN v19n3: The Line Issue – Artist on the Front Line
IdN v19n3: The Line Issue – Artist on the Front Line
IdN v19n3: The Line Issue – Artist on the Front Line
IdN v19n3: The Line Issue – Artist on the Front Line
IdN v19n3: The Line Issue – Artist on the Front Line
IdN v19n3: The Line Issue – Artist on the Front Line
IdN v19n3: The Line Issue – Artist on the Front Line
IdN v19n3: The Line Issue – Artist on the Front Line
IdN v19n3: The Line Issue – Artist on the Front Line
IdN v19n3: The Line Issue – Artist on the Front Line
IdN v19n3: The Line Issue – Artist on the Front Line
IdN v19n3: The Line Issue – Artist on the Front Line
IdN v19n3: The Line Issue – Artist on the Front Line
IdN v19n3: The Line Issue – Artist on the Front Line
IdN v19n3: The Line Issue – Artist on the Front Line
IdN v19n3: The Line Issue – Artist on the Front Line
IdN v19n3: The Line Issue – Artist on the Front Line

A line is so much more than just the distance between two dots. It is the fundamental building-block that every artist employs – even if, like Jackson Pollock, they are simply dribbling paint onto a horizontal canvas. It is a signifier of innate talent: the critics speak of "bold" lines and "subtle" lines. One would be hard-pressed to think of any work of art that did not involve lines – even Malevich's notorious 1915 "Black Square" wouldn't have worked without an outline to define it.


Contents:

Motion Gallery: Editing
The Line Issue: Artists on the Front Line
Creative Country: Iceland
Studio: Synoptic Office, Brogen Averill
Pick of the Month

Specifications:

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


The Line Issue

Putting their art on the line

For all that it is fundamental to any visual art-form, be it illustration, animation, fashion or furniture design, sculpture or installation, architecture… anything in fact that is made to be looked at, there are some creatives who specialise in lines, who use them them as the principal springboard for their work.

The boldness, or delicacy, with which lines are drawn can be indicative of innate artistic talent, because the line is the basic building-block of all art. Even those artists who do not first sketch out what they want to paint but straightaway apply paint to canvas usually "outline" the overall appearance of their imagined concept before filling in the detail.

Featuring:

Ayaka Ito | Doug Johnston | Gavin Worth | Iemza | Jay Wilson | Lang/Baumann | Minjeong An | Moneyless | Vasilj Godzh | Zim&Zou

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Motion Gallery: Editing

The Perfect Cut

In the making of movies, small or large, the editing process is crucial. The "delete" button may have replaced a pair of scissors, but in today's post-production world, versatility is all-important. Discover the secrets of mixing and matching on a minuscule budget, of making the mundane appear quite marvelous. Of keeping the action rolling in smooth sequences while the background is constantly changing. Of employing all the technical wizardry now available. We present 31 mind-blowing videos created by 23 motion units that have got the art of editing down to perfection. Let their expertise inspire you!

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Creative Country: Iceland

Volcanic passion unleashed in cold climate

Ever since the first settlers arrived, this remote and inhospitable scenery has inspired Icelanders to represent it in art. The country's small population has led to intense competition as well as creating a communal spirit and a hands-on approach that does not allow the luxury of much specialisation. Here we present the work – and words – of 13 "Young Vikings" in the hope that they will give you a flavour of what's hot and happening in this cold climate.

Featuring:

Baddý Design | Arnar Freyr Guðmundsson | Björgvin Friðgeirsson | Bobby Breidholt | Þorleifur Gunnar Gíslason | Marandros | Thorunn Arnadottir | Ragnar Freyr | Guðbjörg Tómasdóttir | Guðmundur Ingi Úlfarsson | Sig Vicious | Dóri Andrésson | Siggi Odds

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Studio

A pair of one-offs

Two heavyweight design studios from opposite sides of the Pacific with practically nothing in common except their commitment to originality and innovation: Synoptic Office from the US and Brogen Averill of New Zealand showcase some of their most eye-popping projects for your delight and enlightenment.

Featuring:

Synoptic Office | Brogen Averill

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Regulars: POTM

Pick of the Month

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Brandon Wall – Sevenly Animation (1:36)

Brandon Wall – Sevenly Animation (1:36)

Animation by Brandon Wall

'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.