IdN v20n5: Organic Ornaments – Ornamental. Not Supplemental.
IdN v20n5: Organic Ornaments – Ornamental. Not Supplemental.
IdN v20n5: Organic Ornaments – Ornamental. Not Supplemental.
IdN v20n5: Organic Ornaments – Ornamental. Not Supplemental.
IdN v20n5: Organic Ornaments – Ornamental. Not Supplemental.
IdN v20n5: Organic Ornaments – Ornamental. Not Supplemental.
IdN v20n5: Organic Ornaments – Ornamental. Not Supplemental.
IdN v20n5: Organic Ornaments – Ornamental. Not Supplemental.
IdN v20n5: Organic Ornaments – Ornamental. Not Supplemental.
IdN v20n5: Organic Ornaments – Ornamental. Not Supplemental.
IdN v20n5: Organic Ornaments – Ornamental. Not Supplemental.
IdN v20n5: Organic Ornaments – Ornamental. Not Supplemental.
IdN v20n5: Organic Ornaments – Ornamental. Not Supplemental.
IdN v20n5: Organic Ornaments – Ornamental. Not Supplemental.
IdN v20n5: Organic Ornaments – Ornamental. Not Supplemental.
IdN v20n5: Organic Ornaments – Ornamental. Not Supplemental.
IdN v20n5: Organic Ornaments – Ornamental. Not Supplemental.
IdN v20n5: Organic Ornaments – Ornamental. Not Supplemental.
IdN v20n5: Organic Ornaments – Ornamental. Not Supplemental.
IdN v20n5: Organic Ornaments – Ornamental. Not Supplemental.
IdN v20n5: Organic Ornaments – Ornamental. Not Supplemental.
IdN v20n5: Organic Ornaments – Ornamental. Not Supplemental.
IdN v20n5: Organic Ornaments – Ornamental. Not Supplemental.
IdN v20n5: Organic Ornaments – Ornamental. Not Supplemental.

Ornamental Design is sometimes regarded as being merely a decorative element, usually involving lots of patterns and the intricate interweaving of flowers. It is however, a fundamental mistake to compartmentalise art into two camps – the functional and the decorative. There is no reason why the two should not fuse into one impactful entity.


Contents:

Motion Gallery: Black and White
Feature: Organic Ornaments
Creative City: Athens
Studio: Multi-talented Multi-disciplinarians
Icon: Iconic story-telling
Projects: Zebra Earns its Stripes with "140"
Editorial: Contextualizing cultural influences

Specifications:

108 pages
6 varying paper stocks
4C process + spot UV + vanish
Online access to tv.idnworld.com included


Feature: Organic Ornaments

Let's go orna-mental!

Ornamental Design has moved from the pure-art/architecture fields to more commercial usage and is now a staple of graphic design, albeit sometimes rather looked down upon as a “secondary” discipline. Is this kind of design “merely” decorative or can it play an important role in the overall impact of an illustration when it comes to selling a product?

We look at the work of eight leading creatives who specialise in this kind of art. They all agreed that it is impossible to separate the purely ornamental from the functional. Both aspects serve a purpose and putting them together can result in a doubling of effectiveness.

Featuring:

Antonio Rodrigues Jr | Maren Esdar | Dawn Gardner | Pomme Chan | My Name is Wendy | Underscore | Lena Steinkühler | Oamul

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Motion Gallery: Black and White

Unfading those monochrome memories

With a full-spectrum colour palette now brilliantly available to all, it is felt that restricting oneself in black-and-white must be a kind of masochism and that the outcome is bound to be more boring than a fully realistic approach. Yet many directors still relish the atmospheric effects that only B&W can achieve – and the technical challenges that go along with its use. In these exclusive interviews, three of today’s leading exponents of what might be thought of as a dying art explain the attraction of this apparently limiting technique – and the sense of fulfillment it can bring.

Featuring:

Filip Sterckx | MRfrukta | Mr Kaplin and more!

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Creative City: Athens

Cradle of European design, updated!

Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities, with a recorded history going back at least 7,000 years. Situated in the south of Greece, it sprawls across the central plain of Attica, and has long been considered as one of the foundation pillars of Western civilization. The fine arts of this ancient city have exercised an enormous influence on the culture of many countries throughout the world. And historical landmarks such as the Parthenon are still revered for their iconic contribution to global art and architecture.

Featuring:

BeetRoot | Bend | Blaqk | Monologue | Thisismybworld | Vasgrav

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Studio: Multi-talented, Multi-disciplinarians

Les Produits de l’Epicerie | Dave Sedgwick | Luciano Marx | Double-Eleven Design Studio | Things I Did

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Icon: Iconic story-telling

Thomas Wood | Forma & Co.

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Projects: Zebra Earns its Stripes with "140"

Zebra

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Editorial: Contextualizing cultural influences

Adrian Meseck | Francesco Muzzi

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Leolab – Mexico City, Mexico

Leolab – Mexico City, Mexico

"Good packaging is all about understanding the three dimensions and the way the object will interact with the space and the final user. It is all about the impact, concept and final materials. Good packaging is meant to enhance the product’s features and transmit the brand values. Finally, good packaging has got to be original, creative, functional and environmentally friendly."

Happycentro Studio – Verona, Italy

Happycentro Studio – Verona, Italy

"Every single package asks for a peculiar way of developing it. And even if generic, we think that this is the first main rule because it contains the idea that the designer should avoid using the package just to express his own idea, a style exercise. Content comes first."

Beyonderground 2015 – Hasselt, Belgium

Beyonderground 2015 – Hasselt, Belgium

Beyonderground, the international festival of graphic creativity, is returning to its hometown of Hasselt between 24 APR and 03 MAY! The festival has 2 parts: "Graphic City" is the graphic takeover of the city and its public space. Exhibitions and installations address the general public while visitors can attend workshops and so make their artistic contribution to this "Beyonderground Graphic City". Part two is an "indoor event" conference at Muziekodroom, where more than 50 graphic artists will talk about their work and give workshops and performances.

nendo – Oki Sato – Tokyo, Japan

nendo – Oki Sato – Tokyo, Japan

"Cup Noodle pleases eaters with its taste – we wanted to entertain them visually."

Bigote Films – A-MEDIDA (4:09)

Bigote Films – A-MEDIDA (4:09)

Official Music Video for Phi-Life Cypher – Herbaholics

OFFF Barcelona – 2015 Teaser (1:11)

OFFF Barcelona – 2015 Teaser (1:11)

Video by Atelier/Masmachos

Arithmetic Creative – Vancouver, Canada

Arithmetic Creative – Vancouver, Canada

The design agency that believes in necessary, useful and beautiful.

Danny Sangra – CASUAL SCI-FI: The Future (ish) (4:07)

Danny Sangra – CASUAL SCI-FI: The Future (ish) (4:07)

A short film about a guy, cutlery and the future (ish).

PINWU – Hangzhou, China

PINWU – Hangzhou, China

Each member at PINWU integrate their unique personality and cultural experiences into enriching the brand with a distinct international flavor. Based in Yuhang, China, they have spent extensive time and research on the area’s traditional materials, like Bamboo, Silk Floss, Porcelain and Paper.

Beatrice Menis – Stockholm, Sweden

Beatrice Menis – Stockholm, Sweden

"I always try to add some story-telling when I’m working on a new design to engage the potential customer."