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

Black & White Project Space presents Anastasia Ax 'The World As Of Yesterday' – Brooklyn, New York, USA

Black & White Project Space presents Anastasia Ax 'The World As Of Yesterday' – Brooklyn, New York, USA

Black & White Project Space is excited to present New York City premiere of the award winning performance The World As Of Yesterday by the Swedish artist Anastasia Ax, one of the most innovative installation and performance artists working today. In The World As Of Yesterday, Anastasia uses her body and black ink to stage a live intervention with compressed shredded paper bales.

Brussels Art Days 2015 – Brussels, Belgium

Brussels Art Days 2015 – Brussels, Belgium

Brussels gallery weekend was launched in 2008 and immediately became a key moment in Brussels yearly contemporary art life. Year after year, the organization grew, together with the amount of galleries taking part and the quality of the program and activities scheduled during the weekend. Brussels Art Days also brought to the city a stronger international audience of art lovers and profesionnals to position Brussels as an active and dynamic part of contemporary art world and network.

Foam presents 'Magnum Contact Sheets' – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Foam presents 'Magnum Contact Sheets' – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Magnum Contact Sheets shows the magic surrounding the all-encompassing ‘decisive moment’ and how iconic images come to exist. This exhibition offers insight into the working methods of the world’s most famed journalistic photographers, by looking at their original contact sheets. The exhibition consists of more than 100 contact sheets and offers a chronological overview of outstanding historical moments from the 1930s to 2010. Work can be seen by renowned photographers such as Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, David ‘Chim’ Seymour, Eve Arnold, Elliott Erwitt, Martin Parr, Jim Goldberg, Susan Meiselas, Trent Parke, Paolo Pellegrin and Alec Soth.

VOLUME 2015 | Another Art Book Fair – Sydney, Australia

VOLUME 2015 | Another Art Book Fair – Sydney, Australia

Artspace in partnership with Perimeter Books (Melbourne) and Printed Matter, Inc. (New York) are pleased to announce the exhibitors for the inaugural VOLUME 2015 | Another Art Book Fair. The first iteration of this biennial fair includes a diverse range of artists, designers, publishers and arts institutions, each exhibiting independently produced, artist-led publications and related materials that are responsive, discursive, irreverent, and that function as creative and politically engaged modes of communication.

Quattrolinee transform drops and shapes in Watercube – Torino, Italy

Quattrolinee transform drops and shapes in Watercube – Torino, Italy

Established in early 2012, Quattrolinee was born as a group of eclectic designers who experiment in various fields of visual art: from graphic design to architecture to design. They were recently challenged to a rebrand exercise for Watercube Fountain in which the job was to combine creativity and engineering required in water control to give shape to the unpredictable.

Rob Draper – Worcestershire, UK

Rob Draper – Worcestershire, UK

Rob hopes his embellishments will bring a surprised smile to the strangers’ faces rather than being discarded and bin-bound. When he is not pursuing this serendipitous hobby, Draper works as a freelance designer of lettering and type for brands and agencies worldwide.

Leica Fotografie International presents Bruce Gilden – American Made – Hamburg, Germany

Leica Fotografie International presents Bruce Gilden – American Made – Hamburg, Germany

Leica Fotografie International (LFI) presents 'American Made', an exhibition of pictures by the exceptional American photographer, Bruce Gilden. On display will be 6 brand new, large-format, nerciless yet spectacular colour photographs that Gilden took during his 40 day trip throughout the United States. They are part of the well-known Postcards from America Magnum project.

20th Milano Film Festival 2015 – Milan, Italy

20th Milano Film Festival 2015 – Milan, Italy

Since twenty years Milano Film Festival supports the independent cinema and Italian and international talents. A research involving both languages and contents, with a special attention to those productions which succeed in using new technologies and rethinking formats and genres. The twentieth edition continues along the path started by the two directors Alessandro Beretta and Vincenzo Rossini of great attention to the most recent production, young filmmakers who experiment with new languages and the most courageous international cinemas.

The Other Art Fair Sydney 2015 – Sydney, Australia

The Other Art Fair Sydney 2015 – Sydney, Australia

The Other Art Fair, Sydney’s first ever artist-led art fair will present a vibrant and diverse public program for all ages. From adult arts and crafts workshops to live music performances, active public installations and culture scouting tours, The Other Art Fair will be a three day experience designed to delight, challenge and inspire audiences.

Jr.canest – TakePart: Participant Media - Waiting For 'Superman' (2:07)

Jr.canest – TakePart: Participant Media - Waiting For 'Superman' (2:07)

Infographic animation that highlights some very serious issues in America today