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 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

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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

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IdN v19n4: Shapes in Patterns p98-99

Squint/Opera – The making of the WCMC Discovery Wall (3:12)

Squint/Opera – The making of the WCMC Discovery Wall (3:12)

The making of shimmering and animated foyer installation celebrates the work of the new Belfer Research Building, part of Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC) in Manhattan.

MIRA Live Visual Arts Festival – Open Call 2015 – Barcelona, Spain

MIRA Live Visual Arts Festival – Open Call 2015 – Barcelona, Spain

The fifth edition of MIRA - Live Visual Arts Festival, to be held at different venues in the city of Barcelona during OCT/NOV, publishes the VISUAL OPEN CALL. Until 6 JUN, visual artists – individual and collective – who want to present their projects at the festival can send their proposals. Selected project will be chosen by professionals in the visual art field and members of MIRA organization. Innovation and originality of the proposals will be highly valued. Selected projects will become part of MIRA 2015 line up.

Fonzy Nils – Fitzle – Salerno, Italy

Fonzy Nils – Fitzle – Salerno, Italy

A personal project to connect illustration and graphic design in a single process. Fonzy Nils created the brand , designed the logo and bottle labels as well as a series of three illustrations as advertising campaign for the drinks.

Marx Design – Ryan Marx – Auckland, New Zealand

Marx Design – Ryan Marx – Auckland, New Zealand

“Good packaging is idea-driven. Anyone can do a stylised design that follows fads. A good piece of packaging design starts with an idea that reflects what is great/better about the product, and is then complemented by the execution. This is the formula for great packaging design.”

Ely Dagher – WAVES'98 Trailer (1:14)

Ely Dagher – WAVES'98 Trailer (1:14)

Nominated for Best Feature Film Score and Best Short Film Score, the short film premieres between 13-24 MAY in Cannes, 2015.

Sinem Erkas – Cover Art for 'Far From The Madding Crowd' by Orion, 2014 – London, UK

Sinem Erkas – Cover Art for 'Far From The Madding Crowd' by Orion, 2014 – London, UK

Sinem Erkas is a multi disciplinary Designer, Illustrator and Art Director based in London. She strives to combine thoughtful ideas with bold aesthetics to create simple and playful messages. Her practise ranges from illustration to photography, books, animation, objects and interactive projects.

STRELKA – Taipei, Taiwan

STRELKA – Taipei, Taiwan

Growing up in Vancouver, Canada, where DIY culture is a common leisure practice, Richard developed a passion towards tinkering in his free time. When he realised that there are no “design” tools or toolsets on the market, he went to work on making the ToolBook.

Topsafe London – ROID – More Than Ever (0:41)

Topsafe London – ROID – More Than Ever (0:41)

Clip for ROID’s debut solo show.

The 2015 LongXi Creative Awards is Now Accepting Entries! – Shanghai, China

The 2015 LongXi Creative Awards is Now Accepting Entries! – Shanghai, China

LongXi was founded in 1997 by the four creative gurus, Jimmy Lam, David Sun, Tomaz Mok and Peter Soh, with the common goal to raise the Chinese creative industry bar. This year marks LongXi’s 19th anniversary. LongXi is equivalent to the Olympics of the Chinese advertising, covering markets like Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and North America. It is an international creative award originating from China and operated by Chinese creative professionals. LongXi is also the only Chinese creative award included in global rankings. The submission deadline is 15 SEP 2015!

Studio Chapeaux – Hamburg, Germany

Studio Chapeaux – Hamburg, Germany

"We Design. Brands & Spaces."