IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue – Character Building
IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue – Character Building
IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue – Character Building
IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue – Character Building
IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue – Character Building
IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue – Character Building
IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue – Character Building
IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue – Character Building
IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue – Character Building
IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue – Character Building
IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue – Character Building
IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue – Character Building
IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue – Character Building
IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue – Character Building
IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue – Character Building
IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue – Character Building
IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue – Character Building
IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue – Character Building
IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue – Character Building
IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue – Character Building
IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue – Character Building
IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue – Character Building
IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue – Character Building
IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue – Character Building
IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue – Character Building
IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue – Character Building
IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue – Character Building
IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue – Character Building
IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue – Character Building
IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue – Character Building
IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue – Character Building
IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue – Character Building

A good story, in any medium, is only as interesting as the characters in it. How do you invent a fictional being with which the whole world can identify? If we knew the answer we'd be millionaires, but there are plenty of people out there trying hard to come up with the next Mickey Mouse or Homer Simpson. We talk to some of them about the difficulties and satisfactions of this challenge and ask them what advice they would give to someone starting out on the character-building path.


Contents:

Motion Gallery: Pattern/Symmetry
Character Design Issue: Character Building
Creative Country: Norway
Idea: Movie Poster
Interactive Design II: Keeping tabs on some of the best in the business
Pick of the Month

Specifications:

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


Character Design Issue

Designers with a lot of Character

We all grew up with various fictional characters that helped us adjust to the real world around us and with which we formed often quite strong bonds.

The soft toys whose comforting presence in our bed at night helped us to get to sleep were probably among the earliest, followed by those in the story-books from which our parents used to read to us. Kids have strong imaginations and it was not difficult to regard these characters as actual living beings, imbued with the different personalities that we chose to give them.

Featuring:

Craig&Karl | Din-Dong | Geneviève Gauckler | James Jarvis | Kevin Lyons | NC Empire | Sticky Monster Lab | Superdeux | Yum Yum

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IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue p32-33


Motion Gallery: Patterns/Symmetry

What immortal hand or eye could frame thy fearful symmetry?

The possibilities for symmetry and pattern-making in design are literally endless. Transforming mathematical measurements into aesthetically pleasing works of art is a task that increasing numbers of animators are setting themselves. We look at this latest trend in motion graphics through the eyes some of those who have become particularly adept at it.

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Creative Country: Norway

Transforming a tradition of excellence

Norway has it all – scenic beauty, a wealth of natural resources and a rich cultural heritage. But the design scene in this Scandinavian kingdom is undergoing some profound changes, thanks largely to newfound affluence and a clear-sighted vision of the benefits that a thriving commercial-art sector can bring. We asked a clutch of young creatives to tell us what it's like to live and work in this enlightened ambience – and where it might all be leading.

Featuring:

Esra Røise | Bureau Bruneau | The Metric System | MVM | Randi Antonsen | Bleed Design Studio

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Idea: Movie Posters

The Power of Movie Posters

Vintage movie posters are hard to come by – and worth a small fortune. A study of the genre since the earliest days of cinema tells us a lot about the changes that society has undergone, though today's anything-goes approach to the art owes more to technical liberation than altered tastes. A pair of recognised experts in the field give us the benefit of their vast experience.

Featuring:

Tomasz Opasomski | Marcell Bandicksson

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Interactive Design: Part II

Keeping tabs on some of the best in the business

After our last issue's exploration of the growing importance of eliciting a digital response from potential end-users, we continue with this theme – asking three extremely polished practitioners for their thoughts on the matter. It seems that there's no getting away from sheer application when it comes to inventing apps.

Featuring:

Kerem Suer | Tangible Interaction | Tree Axis

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IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue p76


Regulars: POTM

Pick of the Month

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IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue p69-97

Threaded Magazine Ed.18 – The Curiosity Issue – Auckland, New Zealand

Threaded Magazine Ed.18 – The Curiosity Issue – Auckland, New Zealand

Threaded magazine is a publication that is all about people as designers and designers as people exploring who they are and what drives them to do their work.

Project Emotional by EURODANCE Studio – Berlin, Germany

Project Emotional by EURODANCE Studio – Berlin, Germany

Icon, Smiley, Sticon have becomed quickly a full part language. But often they keep the same design, cute and colorfull. The aim of the Project Emotional is to create a series of emoticon minimal and fancy. Each Icon correspond to a feeling or a notion. But the interpretation is more free. Symbol or hackneyed clichés were avoided. In the end, about 100 icons: a tired cat, a smiling dog, a collection of has-been T-shirts... and many more!

Roger – TV Land Summer Rebrand 2015 (1:18)

Roger – TV Land Summer Rebrand 2015 (1:18)

Creative production studio Roger recently partnered with TV Land on a comprehensive rebrand including a new logo and on-air look.

Pavel Paratov – ALQUIMIA Animated Type (1:05)

Pavel Paratov – ALQUIMIA Animated Type (1:05)

Animated Type. Follow the style of Pavel Paratov previous video — Respublica Bookstore Reel

Odd Matter Studio – Els Woldhek, Georgi Manassiev – Floter – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Odd Matter Studio – Els Woldhek, Georgi Manassiev – Floter – Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Inspired by the use of cork in fishing floats. A very old an common use for the incredibly light and natural cork material.

Tien-Min Liao – Sugar of the day (1:50)

Tien-Min Liao – Sugar of the day (1:50)

Self-initiated project.

Cooee – Leon Dijkstra. – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cooee – Leon Dijkstra. – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Cooee is an Amsterdam-based studio founded in 2010 and run by Leon Dijkstra. It specialises in visual communication with a strong focus on publication design and visual identities.

Pierre Kiandjan – Graphic Designer – Paris, France

Pierre Kiandjan – Graphic Designer – Paris, France

Pierre Kiandjan is a 28-year-old self-taught graphic designer from Paris, France. He studied broadcast technology and management sciences, and have worked for four years as a broadcast producer in a French national public radio network. Pierre draws inspiration from music album artworks, optic art, and Mœbius comics. Through colours, he creates illusion of motion, space, or temperature. The challenges are gathering simple shapes within complicated blendings. Pierre often uses cross shadow and light effects with eclectic shades and patterns – in attempt to shake things up a little in the realm of optic art.

108 Stories of Social Innovation in 10DAYFEST – Hong Kong

108 Stories of Social Innovation in 10DAYFEST – Hong Kong

The Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation (J.C.DISI) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) will organize its third 10DAYFEST from 25 September to 4 October with over 20 events under the theme of "Design and Society". All events are free to public. This year 108 change-makers are invited to showcase their socially innovative projects, stories and backgrounds, which are meant to inspire positive changes for Hong Kong.

Samuel Vanhoegaerden Gallery presents 'Studio Job – The Banana Show' – Belgium

Samuel Vanhoegaerden Gallery presents 'Studio Job – The Banana Show' – Belgium

Samuel Vanhoegaerden Gallery presents The Banana Show – Studio Job's solo exhibition "Drawings and Objects" – A book presentation of 'Desegnajoj' – Launch of Range Rover Evoque by Studio Job. Opening on Friday, 7 AUG, 4pm. Exhibition runs until 27 SEP, 2015.