• COLORS 88: Protest – Over the past three years, people in more than 80 countries across the world have taken to the streets to protest against their governments. But only in 6 of the above countries did governments finally fall.
    COLORS 88: Protest – Over the past three years, people in more than 80 countries across the world have taken to the streets to protest against their governments. But only in 6 of the above countries did governments finally fall.

    COLORS 88: Protest tells stories of how protests start, spread, triumph, are repressed and sometimes become revolutions. From South Korea's anti-uprising volunteer corps to female drivers in Saudi Arabia; from Mexico's labor rights superheroes to fully-armed guns rights demonstrators in the United States; from the pigs left to roam the main square of Nairobi, Kenya, to Palestinians dressing like blue aliens from Hollywood film Avatar, we've interviewed, photographed, and illustrated popular uprising across the world. Plus, Occupy, Tahir, FEMEN sextremists and a series of illustrated DIY protest techniques and strategies: how to use a mattress as a shield, chain yourself to a tree, and hold your breath until it’s all over.

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  • IdN v20n6: Edible Graphics – Designing for Food
    IdN v20n6: Edible Graphics – Designing for Food

    Even though everyone has to eat to survive, persuading us to buy certain food items or dine in certain restaurants can be a tricky proposition, so fierce is the competition in both cases. Put an identical product in both plain and designed packaging and it is a pretty sure bet which will outsell the other. The issue features projects related to food – designed to make you drool by 14 food-conscious creatives. Grab them while they’re still hot off the drawing board!

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  • IdN Extra 09: Red Thread – Navigating the labyrinth of contemporary communication design
    IdN Extra 09: Red Thread – Navigating the labyrinth of contemporary communication design

    Red Thread looks inside the Communication Design program at Swinburne University of Technology, one of the premiere programs of its kind internationally. The book focuses on the ground breaking Industry Placement program and the Honours curriculum, two components that make the course one of the most emulated for its excellence in design teaching and practice. Featuring interviews with a group of outstanding young Australian designers who have experienced the program, the book discusses the value of industry exposure in supporting the needs of industry and advancing its stakes. Essays by current staff address the program’s key emphases and its role in supporting designers transition to industry.

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  • COLORS 87: Looking at Art – So you want to be an artist?
    COLORS 87: Looking at Art – So you want to be an artist?

    What distinguishes a conceptual masterpiece from a bit of urban debris? A renowned painter from a commercial designer? Is copying allowed in art, and if so, says who? From a 12 million dollar shark carcass to England's most prolific forger family, from North Korea’s #1 atelier to the fig leaf that hides David’s package. COLORS 87: Looking at Art explores how we teach, buy, sell, and steal art today. *Plus the Switzerland's ultra-secret art vaults and the crime behind the Mona Lisa.

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Creators
  • BVD
    BVD

    “At BVD we live and design by our core value – simplify to clarify. Therefore, it was important to create a clearness in the graphics, that would work as a compliment to the crowded fair. The work itself contains a lot of different shapes and patterns. However, the mix is precisely measured in every single detail.”

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  • Atelier Olschinsky – Peter Olschinsky, Verena Weiss
    Atelier Olschinsky – Peter Olschinsky, Verena Weiss

    “Challenges are all about the right decisions to make. When you’re free to use everything, you still have to select carefully, because you just can’t have it all. Even in maximalism, less is sometimes more. Our aim is to create pieces that stand for themselves and last a little longer than current fashion trends. The really great thing about maximalism is that you can add much more emotion, fantasy and personal style to your work.”

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Pick of the Month
  • WeTransfer reveals winning Face This T-shirt designs
    WeTransfer reveals winning Face This T-shirt designs

    The Dutch Face This foundation reveals the winning T-shirt designs of their first international T-shirt design contest on a WeTransfer wallpaper. The two T-shirts are designed using the foundation’s Indonesian kids’ drawings. The proceeds of the tees generate funding for the school of the Indonesian kids who created the drawings. Internationally awarded artists Kate Gibb and Marguerite Sauvage praise the designs for the way the designers integrated the Indonesian kids’ drawings into their design.

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  • 'Lab Grotesque' by Stockholm Design Lab
    'Lab Grotesque' by Stockholm Design Lab

    Stockholm Design Lab is very proud to present Lab Grotesque – a typeface designed and developed in close collaboration with Letters from Sweden. For more than 15 years Stockholm Design Lab have designed custom typography for global brands and businesses, from IKEA and Scandinavian Airlines to Stadium and Velux. These carefully designed typefaces have been exclusively produced for our clients, never available for a larger audience to use.

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Upcoming Events
SYSTEM DESIGN – More than 100 years of Everyday Chaos
SYSTEM DESIGN – More than 100 years of Everyday Chaos

What do Lego bricks; underground networks and espresso cups have in common? Most of the time we don’t even notice them. They are all systems and they govern our everyday life. For many years, the system idea has been formative in the world of design. The exhibition SYSTEM DESIGN features over 100 years of design history oscillating between system and chaos with more than 100 exhibits by international designers such as Jonathan Ive, Otl Aicher, Charles and Ray Eames, Egon Eiermann, Marcel Breuer and Massimo Vignelli. Photo by Daniel Zakharov.

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  • Art Wars Sweden
    Art Wars Sweden

    A lineup of 20 Swedish artists including Charlotte Gyllenhammar, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Carolina Falkholt, Makode Linde, Linda Spåman, Peter Johansson, Bea Szenfeld, Tobias Bernstrup are participating in the “Art Wars Sweden” at the Arts Centre 3rd Floor in Carnegie Sugar Mill at Gothenburg Harbor.

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  • A Design Film Festival 2015: Dior and I
    A Design Film Festival 2015: Dior and I

    A Design Film Festival presents the Asia premiere of Dior and I from 17 to 25 January 2015 at Shaw Theatres Lido. Dior and I brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons' first haute couture collection as its new artistic director-a true labor of love created by a dedicated group of collaborators. Melding the everyday, pressure filled components of fashion with mysterious echoes from the iconic brand's past, the film is also a colorful homage to the seamstresses who serve Simons' vision.

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  • Touch Wood by GayBird
    Touch Wood by GayBird

    In collaboration with Jaffa Lam, thecaveworkshop and Ware, "Touch Wood" is a cross-media collaboration, in expanding imagination of nature from wood sculpture to digital audiovisual. Composer GayBird, who creates electronic music, has always wanted to change its cold impression. In his first new media music performance - Digital Hug in 2011 was successfully affected audiences with its sensational and romantic quality. In new adventure, GayBird attempts to connect electronic sound/music with nature, with a belief that nature is the widest existence and foundation of life.

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  • Mario Marino – Retrospective 2011-2014
    Mario Marino – Retrospective 2011-2014

    Journeying to exotic parts of the world, Marino records his presence in foreign lands with portraits of its people. From India to Africa and across the ocean to Cuba, the resulting body of work forms a remarkable social document and a unique record of communities. Penetrating below the surface, Marino reveals the personalities beneath the images and offers the viewer a glimpse at their identities, aspirations, hopes and dreams as communicated through their portraits. Always central to his pictures is an empathetic connection to his subjects.

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  • Clutter and Kidrobot presents the 1st Annual DTA DUNNY Show!
    Clutter and Kidrobot presents the 1st Annual DTA DUNNY Show!

    What began as a simple idea to allow artists to work live on stage at the 2014 New York Comic Con, has grown into something so much greater. On January 10th, The Clutter Gallery will open its doors to an incredible month long exhibit of customized 20” and 8” Dunnys, titled The DTA Dunny Show with pieces crafted by some of the industry's most established and emerging artists.

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