IdN v19n4: Shapes-in-Pattern – Shaping Their Own Patterns
IdN v19n4: Shapes-in-Pattern – Shaping Their Own Patterns
IdN v19n4: Shapes-in-Pattern – Shaping Their Own Patterns
IdN v19n4: Shapes-in-Pattern – Shaping Their Own Patterns
IdN v19n4: Shapes-in-Pattern – Shaping Their Own Patterns
IdN v19n4: Shapes-in-Pattern – Shaping Their Own Patterns
IdN v19n4: Shapes-in-Pattern – Shaping Their Own Patterns
IdN v19n4: Shapes-in-Pattern – Shaping Their Own Patterns
IdN v19n4: Shapes-in-Pattern – Shaping Their Own Patterns
IdN v19n4: Shapes-in-Pattern – Shaping Their Own Patterns
IdN v19n4: Shapes-in-Pattern – Shaping Their Own Patterns
IdN v19n4: Shapes-in-Pattern – Shaping Their Own Patterns
IdN v19n4: Shapes-in-Pattern – Shaping Their Own Patterns
IdN v19n4: Shapes-in-Pattern – Shaping Their Own Patterns
IdN v19n4: Shapes-in-Pattern – Shaping Their Own Patterns
IdN v19n4: Shapes-in-Pattern – Shaping Their Own Patterns
IdN v19n4: Shapes-in-Pattern – Shaping Their Own Patterns
IdN v19n4: Shapes-in-Pattern – Shaping Their Own Patterns
IdN v19n4: Shapes-in-Pattern – Shaping Their Own Patterns
IdN v19n4: Shapes-in-Pattern – Shaping Their Own Patterns
IdN v19n4: Shapes-in-Pattern – Shaping Their Own Patterns
IdN v19n4: Shapes-in-Pattern – Shaping Their Own Patterns
IdN v19n4: Shapes-in-Pattern – Shaping Their Own Patterns
IdN v19n4: Shapes-in-Pattern – Shaping Their Own Patterns
IdN v19n4: Shapes-in-Pattern – Shaping Their Own Patterns
IdN v19n4: Shapes-in-Pattern – Shaping Their Own Patterns
IdN v19n4: Shapes-in-Pattern – Shaping Their Own Patterns
IdN v19n4: Shapes-in-Pattern – Shaping Their Own Patterns
IdN v19n4: Shapes-in-Pattern – Shaping Their Own Patterns
IdN v19n4: Shapes-in-Pattern – Shaping Their Own Patterns
IdN v19n4: Shapes-in-Pattern – Shaping Their Own Patterns
IdN v19n4: Shapes-in-Pattern – Shaping Their Own Patterns

Patterns are easy, right? Just come up with a nice little design, then copy-and-paste it ad infinitum. Well, nothing could be further from the truth. We decided to reduce the parameters even further – and asked seven creatives who utilise mainly shapes to achieve their desired effect, how the tight discipline involved both constrains and liberates them. It is a lot more complicated than you might think – but the results can be deeply satisfying.


Contents:

Motion Gallery: Collage
Shapes in Patterns: Shaping Their Own Patterns
Creative Country: Russia
Type Casting: Julius Hui
Idea: Why paper can still cut it
Studio: 3group / Aoki
Pick of the Month

Specifications:

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


The Shapes-in-Pattern Issue

Shaping their own path

Do you know what a drop repeat is? Or an allover, a foulard, a floral, or a conversational? They are all terms from the world of pattern design. There doesn't seem to be one for pattern design that is based on the use of shapes – but that is what this issue's main feature is all about.

Shapes are a fundamental constituent of almost any form of visual art. As featured artist Andy Gilmore puts it: "Pattern design is about harmony in all its elements – form, colour and composition". The ability to envisage the big picture, to see the wood for the trees, is a rare one. Merely reproducing over and over what looks good on a sheet of paper or a computer screen won't cut it: it is the overall effect that counts.

Featuring:

Sigrid Calon | Zeitguised | Metric72 | Gareth O'Brien | Sergey Sbss | Andy Gilmore | Nelio

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IdN v19n4: Shapes in Patterns p13

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IdN v19n4: Shapes in Patterns p20-21

IdN v19n4: Shapes in Patterns p22-23

IdN v19n4: Shapes in Patterns p22-23

IdN v19n4: Shapes in Patterns p28-29

IdN v19n4: Shapes in Patterns p28-29


Motion Gallery: Collage

Much more than just patchwork

Ever since Braque and Picasso experimented with this centuries-old technique at the start of the 20th century, it has played a leading role in modern visual communication, becoming especially prevalent in recent years in cinematography or motion art. New elements and new methods of mixing them together have made for some exciting new developments. In this DVD, we bring you 31 such radical departures from 25 talented motion directors – all of which will pin you back in your seat with a mixture of astonishment and admiration.

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IdN v19n4: Shapes in Patterns p5

IdN v19n4: Shapes in Patterns p8-9

IdN v19n4: Shapes in Patterns p8-9

IdN v19n4: Shapes in Patterns p10-11

IdN v19n4: Shapes in Patterns p10-11


Creative Country: Russia

Living up to its revolutionary heritage

Russia, prior to and during the early days of the revolution, made a huge contribution to the world's artistic patrimony – in literature, dance, music and art. Now that the straitjacket of Stalinist orthodoxy and Socialist Realism has been removed, what remains of that glorious past? Are today's Russians as innately talented as their celebrated forebears? And what is the world of design like for its 21st-century disciples? What are their hopes and fears, the challenges they face, the obstacles they have to overcome? We asked half a dozen talented new Russian creatives to tell us the "pravda" (truth) about the contemporary design scene in their native land.

Featuring:

Alex Frolov | Irina Batkova | Zutto | Andrey Belikov | Eibatova Karina aka Eika | Protey Temen

Edited by:

Arseny Vesnin | designcollector.net

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IdN v19n4: Shapes in Patterns p37

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IdN v19n4: Shapes in Patterns p48-49


Type Casting

Design with a difference: Chinese versus Roman fonts

Fonts have always been a key factor in contemporary graphic design, but inventing new type-faces on the foundations of the original Chinese font families, with their huge variety of potential combinations and complications, is a challenge that those who have only dealt with the Roman alphabet can scarcely comprehend. Hong Kong-based graphic designer Julius Hui is a seasoned practitioner of both forms – and here he shares with us the fundamental differences between the two and gives us the benefit of his vast experience.

Featuring:

Julius Hui

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IdN v19n4: Shapes in Patterns p56-57

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IdN v19n4: Shapes in Patterns p60


Idea

Why paper can still cut it

Paper is often used for commercial and promotional design purposes, in window displays for upmarket department stores, for instance, or as the background to some blockbusting TV advertisements. The fusion between state-of-the art visual technologies and old-school hand-made paper creations has proved to be a perfect marriage. We talk to some specialists in the field, idealists who are keeping an old tradition alive, and ask them why, as well as how, they do it.

Featuring:

Noelia Lozano | Hattie Newman | Pattern Matters | The Makerie Studio | Sarah Bridgland | Yulia Brodskaya

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IdN v19n4: Shapes in Patterns p61

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IdN v19n4: Shapes in Patterns p70-71


Studio

Polish and Swedish set-ups in the spotlight

A trail-blazing graphic studio from Poland, 3group, and a cool outfit from Sweden, Aoki, which specialises in clients from the worlds of culture and fashion, share a knack of coming up with distinctive brands and identities. Different approaches, but a like-minded attention to detail and belief in the power of the imaginative process and creative freedom.

Featuring:

3group | Aoki

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IdN v19n4: Shapes in Patterns p73

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IdN v19n4: Shapes in Patterns p74-75


Regulars: POTM

Pick of the Month

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IdN v19n4: Shapes in Patterns p84-85

IdN v19n4: Shapes in Patterns p86-87

IdN v19n4: Shapes in Patterns p86-87

IdN v19n4: Shapes in Patterns p98-99

IdN v19n4: Shapes in Patterns p98-99

Milan van de Goor – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Milan van de Goor – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

“In short, I see the Dutch design scene as experimental, driven and innovative. We embrace thinking in a creative and original way to approach design through experimentation. Also, in the interactive area, Dutch creatives create refreshing designs with a certain sobriety that benefits the user.”

Ji Lee – Word as Image (2:00)

Ji Lee – Word as Image (2:00)

Visualize the meaning of a word, using only the graphic elements of the letters forming the word, now there’s a book called “Word as Image” containing nearly 100 words.

Smider Sound Agency launches New Website! – Milan, Italy

Smider Sound Agency launches New Website! – Milan, Italy

Smider is a sound agency based in the heart of Milan. Founded by Guido Smider, the agency offers an unconventional flavour driven by a taste for experimental compositions mixed with the use of traditional instruments.

Kayan Kwok – A Poster Per Day For 365 Days – Hong Kong

Kayan Kwok – A Poster Per Day For 365 Days – Hong Kong

Kayan Kwok is an artist, illustrator and graphic designer based in Hong Kong. She has been on a project for the past year titled: “A poster per day for 365 days”. Vintage, retro, pin up, collage are the keywords for the works of Kayan Kwok. She is fascinated by American advertisments in the 1920-1960 – from which she draws inspirations from.

Bad Trip by Michael Arnold – London, UK

Bad Trip by Michael Arnold – London, UK

BAD TRIP is the name of a small site project of psychedelic illustrated gifs! Michael Arnold is a self-taught Illustrator, Animator and Designer working in the Editorial and Commercial industry. His work moves across different mediums whilst still retaining it’s slick, patterned and colourful feel.

Artilize – TALES – Taipei, Shanghai

Artilize – TALES – Taipei, Shanghai

”We deem our products as sophistication off springs from masterpieces; that they are a part of a long cultural continuum but are also fresh and fun”, say Tony Tseng, design director of TALES.

Studio Kluif exhibits in South Korea – The Netherlands

Studio Kluif exhibits in South Korea – The Netherlands

In celebration of the new South Korean government identity system, the Ministry of Culture, Sport & Tourism has decided to sponsor a special exhibition for the public. 50 design companies from all over the world are invited to design 2 works. One that reflects the ideal graphic representation of their national government identities and one that reflects their graphic interpretation of Korea. The collective works will be displayed on August 15th during the 70th anniversary of the Korean Independence Day and during the 2015 IDC Eeum Design Connects event in Gwangju from October 17th till the 23th.

Tien-Min Liao – Handmade Type (0:18)

Tien-Min Liao – Handmade Type (0:18)

Self-initiated project.

QUIET LIFE announces the all new Tropical Capsule Release – Los Angeles, USA

QUIET LIFE announces the all new Tropical Capsule Release – Los Angeles, USA

QUIET LIFE is excited to announce the new Quiet Life 'TROPICAL' capsule release. This 5 piece collection was produced in limited quantities and consists of a Short Sleeve Woven Shirt, Beach Short, Snapback cap and two 5 panel caps. All made in USA. Now available in select stores and at thequietlife.com!

Tetsuya Toshima – Tokyo, Japan

Tetsuya Toshima – Tokyo, Japan

With international experience working in many field of design and art, including branding, design consulting, interactive design, films, music, architecture and interior design, Tetsuya Toshima continues to seek out visual-communication challenges through his art.