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

Vacaliebres – Alberto Vacca Lepri – Genoa, Italy

Vacaliebres – Alberto Vacca Lepri – Genoa, Italy

I am fascinated by the "different" aspects of communication. I think images are a wonderful way to express something, an alternative path than words and voice. In the specifics, I have a real passion for the little marks. I mean that I like the synthesis process of shape, the symbolic meaning and above all as a vehicle of visual value.

IDRO51 – Flavio Melchiorre – Monolith (1:22)

IDRO51 – Flavio Melchiorre – Monolith (1:22)

Monolith is tribue to the Dirac Equation "(∂ + m) ψ = 0 " It describes the phenomenon of Quantum Entanglement. This sculpture is part of "Parallel Universes" artwork series made in 2015 by IDRO51.

NERDO – Discovery – TopGear 007 Special (0:30)

NERDO – Discovery – TopGear 007 Special (0:30)

Completion of Action, Cars, Guns and Martini and a little bit of good old cell animation.

Belinda Love Lee – Cardiff, UK

Belinda Love Lee – Cardiff, UK

"I see the printed work as an extension of the company's values and ethos. That means, thinking through every little detail, from paper finishes, foiling, embossing, thickness of cards ‒ all of these factors contribute to making the print a little more special and cohesive with the brand."

Islands and Rivers – Polarity Lab (Art Event Promo) (2:31)

Islands and Rivers – Polarity Lab (Art Event Promo) (2:31)

Commission from ART LOVERS for their new venture Polarity Lab explore ideas of masculinity and femininity

NERDO Creative Studio – CIELO: MotoGP™ Opening (00:23)

NERDO Creative Studio – CIELO: MotoGP™ Opening (00:23)

Cel animation for 2014 Motorcycle Racing World Championship

Claesson Koivisto Rune Architects – Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto, Ola Rune – Stockholm, Sweden

Claesson Koivisto Rune Architects – Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto, Ola Rune – Stockholm, Sweden

If you like to have some stylish patterns on your floor or wall, Claesson Koivisto Rune would be the name you should keep in mind. It is a Swedish architectural partnership, founded in Stockholm, by Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune.

Robert Seidel – Berlin, Germany

Robert Seidel – Berlin, Germany

You could sit on your favourite couch and still be able to view Robert Seidel’s latest exhibition – Magnitude, because this is an online exhibition. Robert is famous for his experimental film, video installation and environmental projects. This exhibition feature a new series of work produced during his residency with Epicenter Projects in June, 2015.

Asep Setiadi – Promote Your Events (1:10)

Asep Setiadi – Promote Your Events (1:10)

Promote your music event, club, party, DJ, fashion, festival... No third-party plugins needed!

Lucas Depolo Machado – São Paulo, Brazil

Lucas Depolo Machado – São Paulo, Brazil

"It is essential to experiment with printing processes ‒ and even create new ones, with different and unexpected materials. Try to use something cheap that nobody would ever think of. That can overcame any limitation and even inspire new ideas."