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

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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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The 'Consumer' T-shirt by SHOK-1 – London, UK

The 'Consumer' T-shirt by SHOK-1 – London, UK

A 30+ year veteran of painting in the streets and a hardcore gamer since the early 80's, SHOK-1 painted the image inspired by the classic videogame character to create a witty metaphor on our modern consumer culture. The original artwork was spraypainted on a wall in Germany in his unique X-ray style using cutting-edge freehand techniques pioneered by the artist. No stencils or tape were used to achieve the intricate translucent effects.

BlinkmyBrain –  Alphabetic (2:03)

BlinkmyBrain – Alphabetic (2:03)

A personal project that created to explore new possibilities with type animation and design.

Lienke Raben – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Lienke Raben – Amsterdam, Netherlands

“The local design scene, as opposed to the advertising scene where I worked before, is less about the big brands and more about the freedom and time to create something awesome. Animators and illustrators that I know really have a passion for what they do and my experience is also that they’re all a little bit weird, in a good way.”

Circle Culture presents "Exposure" by Jonathan Yeo – Hamburg, Germany

Circle Culture presents "Exposure" by Jonathan Yeo – Hamburg, Germany

Circle Culture is pleased to announce the solo exhibition "Exposure" by Jonathan Yeo, which will be opened on July 9th, 2015 in Hamburg. The exhibition will primarily consist of Yeo's Leaf Works, created using the artist's unique and celebrated form of pornography collage. It will be the first – and possibly the last – time these works will be shown together as a group in their own right. The artist will be present exclusively for the Opening Reception.

Serial Cut™ – DIESEL – Melting Props (2:10)

Serial Cut™ – DIESEL – Melting Props (2:10)

S/S 2015 Window Display for DIESEL Italy

Jonas' Design – Jonas Merian – Shanghai, China

Jonas' Design – Jonas Merian – Shanghai, China

Jonas is currently working on various upcycled design projects, where he makes unique, handmade furniture and home accessories out of reclaimed, reused and repurposed materials.

TRUTH Interactive Postcard by Eddie Lin wins iF Design Awards – Taipei, Taiwan

TRUTH Interactive Postcard by Eddie Lin wins iF Design Awards – Taipei, Taiwan

This typography series showcases Chinese characters using patterns from other writing systems such as Arabic, Thai, among others. TRUTH presents characters on proverbs said by remarkable people seeking for the true value of existence. Recognized by the iF DESIGN AWARD 2015, Eddie have used temperature-sensing ink to cover-up characters untile they have been touched and felt.

Rolls-Royce presents new commission by Isaac Julien during Art Basel 2015 – Basel, Switzerland

Rolls-Royce presents new commission by Isaac Julien during Art Basel 2015 – Basel, Switzerland

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars will present the first public showing of Isaac Julien’s new work Stones Against Diamonds during Art Basel in Basel, 2015. The work, commissioned as part of the Rolls-Royce Art Programme, will be shown at the Kirche Elisabethen, Basel, from 16-17 JUN 2015. Following the preview during the Venice Biennale last month, the video installation will be shown on a larger scale than previously seen, as a unique site specific installation filling the magnificent interior of the imposing church across ten screens.

Art Monaco 2015 – Monte-Carlo, Monaco

Art Monaco 2015 – Monte-Carlo, Monaco

From July 9 to July 12, 2015, a new sumptuous venue will be created right in the middle of the business district, known as the “playground of the rich and famous”. The Principality of Monaco will artistically transform 5,000 square meters into a contemporary and modern art show at Art Monaco’15!

Lamesville – Idler: A New Modular Typeface Family (1:06)

Lamesville – Idler: A New Modular Typeface Family (1:06)

This is a promotional video I created to promote a typeface that I designed. The video explains how the unique layering system of the typeface works.