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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Jonathon Lau – Sydney, Australia

Jonathon Lau – Sydney, Australia

Award winning motion designer Jonathon Lau recently re-branded Foxtel’s bio channel, coming up with a complete change of DNA and programme offerings. The brand revolves around the concept of the “lens”, a graphical circle that is used to focus in on what’s important, and represents the station’s commitment to curate quality content.

HÜZÜN – An ISTphoto documentary project – Istanbul, Turkey

HÜZÜN – An ISTphoto documentary project – Istanbul, Turkey

HÜZÜN is the name of an ISTphoto project which is a growing collection of pictures from Istanbul started since 2013. The pictures are shown in different exhibition traveling trough Germany and Turkey. ISTphoto is Valeska (Istanbul/ Leipzig) and Miriam (Budapest/ Istanbul), both freelance designer and photographer.

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).