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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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.

Typographic 2015: A design festival for people who use type – New York

Typographic 2015: A design festival for people who use type – New York

Typographics is a 10-day design festival devoted to contemporary typography, with talks, workshops, and tours focusing on where typography is today and where its future may lie. It will be held at Cooper Union in New York City as a combined effort of Type@Cooper and the Herb Lubalin Study Center. The highlight of Typographics is an intensive two-day conference centered on the use of type for publications, advertising, corporate identity, and user interfaces. A series of workshops tours and labs have been scheduled with the festival.