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 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

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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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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 p74-75


Regulars: POTM

Pick of the Month

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IdN v19n4: Shapes in Patterns p84-85

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IdN v19n4: Shapes in Patterns p86-87

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IdN v19n4: Shapes in Patterns p98-99

.M Contemporary presents 'No Place Like Home' – Sydney, Australia

.M Contemporary presents 'No Place Like Home' – Sydney, Australia

'No Place Like Home' seeks to celebrate the artistic practices of Australia’s emerging and established contemporary artists alongside their international contemporaries in order to highlight the universal theme of connection or disconnection to place. The main focus of the exhibition will deal with the cultural and historical relationships forged within the aesthetic experiences of these artists.

A Sequence of Operations – New Window × Rogier Arents – Breda, Netherlands

A Sequence of Operations – New Window × Rogier Arents – Breda, Netherlands

New Window is a platform that gives an insight into the making process of art and design. Designer Rogier Arents’ contribution to ‘One Window #1’ is a series of prints entitled ‘A Sequence of Operations’. His aim is to apply the principles of the digital algorithm onto the analogue screen printing technique, resulting in a series of fifty unique silk screen prints inspired by the use of colour halftoning in screen printing and computer generated images.

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.