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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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.