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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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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Regulars: POTM

Pick of the Month

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IdN v19n6: Character Design Issue p69-97

Illustrator – Iris Moreno aka Pepitagrilla – Valencia, Spain

Illustrator – Iris Moreno aka Pepitagrilla – Valencia, Spain

Iris Moreno aka Pepitagrilla is an illustrator and pattern designer based in Valencia, Spain. With a background in interior design, Pepitagrilla has slowly moved away from this profession to pursue a colourful life with paint brushes instead.

Rocket & Wink – Gerald "Rocket" Rocketson and Petronius Amund Wink – Hamburg, Germany

Rocket & Wink – Gerald "Rocket" Rocketson and Petronius Amund Wink – Hamburg, Germany

“We realise that we cannot re-invent the wheel, but we can paint it colourfully! Actually, it’s difficult not to use colours because Wink bought 254 tubes of paint at a discount store so they really have to get used up…”

Les M Studio – Céline Merhand, Anaïs Morel – France/Luxembourg

Les M Studio – Céline Merhand, Anaïs Morel – France/Luxembourg

Poetic without compromising their functionality, the objects created by Les M are inspired by and provide a new take on the rituals of everyday life.

Antivj – 'Dry Lights' by Xavier Chassaing (3:56)

Antivj – 'Dry Lights' by Xavier Chassaing (3:56)

This experimental film lies somewhere between a site-specific installation and a performance, where choreographed lights meet organic landscapes.

Brand new alchemic series of SIDE EFFECTS prints – Beograd, Serbia

Brand new alchemic series of SIDE EFFECTS prints – Beograd, Serbia

With a brand new and exquisite art print from Davor Gromilović, the Side Effects collection continues to present and support authentic and outstanding graphic authors from the Balkan region through specially produced large-format silkscreen prints, purchased exclusively at their online shop!

Adbusters #118: Manifesto for World Revolution – Field Guide to Virtual Warfare

Adbusters #118: Manifesto for World Revolution – Field Guide to Virtual Warfare

Adbusters #118 is an incredible 160-page blast of our new Manifesto for World Revolution series — a tactical manual for fighting back against the capitalist algorithm that threatens the very essence of the human spirit. In the Field Guide to Virtual Warfare, we examine our possible futures in a landscape where technology has invaded every aspect of our political, economic and spiritual lives.

SIGGRAPH 2015 – Computer Animation Festival Trailer (3:28)

SIGGRAPH 2015 – Computer Animation Festival Trailer (3:28)

A sneak peek into #SIGGRAPH2015

Gero Doll – Limbicnation Montage 2013 (1:40)

Gero Doll – Limbicnation Montage 2013 (1:40)

Reel 2013

Belgium

Belgium

Antwerp, Ghent, Charleroi, Brussels, Liège…

Design is Future @ Barcelona Design Week 2015 – Barcelona, Spain

Design is Future @ Barcelona Design Week 2015 – Barcelona, Spain

Co-produced by toormix and BCD, Design is Future is an event that explores new approaches in design from the perspective of the profession, business and society. With a format that mixes the concept of congress and festival, Design is Future is created to promote the economic and social value of design. A discipline that facilitates the processes of innovation and also helps brands to become more visible, coherent and differential.