• 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
  • Camille Walala
    Camille Walala

    “Pattern can play an important role in brand recognition. It can create a look that is iconic and playful. Adding patterns to an identity can make it straightaway more memorable. But you want to make sure that your patterns are timeless and don’t follow too much of a trend as they could become out-of-date very quickly” 

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Pick of the Month
  • Alice Tye – Illustrator
    Alice Tye – Illustrator

    Alice Tye is an illustrator based in London, UK. Her works have been published internationally for she has worked for clients in the likes of KENZO, Creative Review, The Gourmand Magazine, OneFineStay and Printed Pages to name a few. Alice was shortlisted for the V&A Student Illustration Award 2013 and was also one of Its Nice That's Grads 2013.

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  • Paloma Rincón – Photographer
    Paloma Rincón – Photographer

    Paloma Rincón is a photographer based in Madrid, Spain. She creates photographic images where different languages and techniques get mixed up. The result showcases interesting worlds where shapes, textures, materials, lights and typography blend together living in harmony inside fine, rich, and detailed graphic compositions. The dynamic still life photographies from Paloma Rincón combine an accurate use of technique and the creativity of a craftsman.

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Upcoming Events
The Big Design Market 2014
The Big Design Market 2014

The Big Design Market is the biggest market of its kind in Australia, bringing together the best of independent Australian and international design for 3 huge days of shopping! The iconic Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne provides a stunning backdrop for fashion and accessories, homewares and textiles, lifestyle and kids' products, stationery and books.

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  • Inno Design Tech Expo 2014 by HKTDC
    Inno Design Tech Expo 2014 by HKTDC

    HKTDC Inno Design Tech Expo is taking place from 4-6 Dec to inspire your business ideas. Apart from showcasing local designs and technologies, global innovations from China, Czech Republic, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan etc. will be the talk of the town. “Creative and Tech Start-ups Zone” and “3D Printing Solutions” will also make their debut. The 3-days event will house 50+ seminars, forums and workshops giving hottest tips in living design, innovative marketing and brand strategies, fundraising for young entrepreneurs etc. Register now!

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  • Singapore International Film Festival 2014
    Singapore International Film Festival 2014

    The Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is the largest and longest-running film event in Singapore. Founded in 1987, the festival has become an iconic event in the Singapore arts calendar that is widely attended by international film critics, and recognized worldwide for its focus on Asian filmmakers and the promotion of Southeast Asian films. The SGIFF is committed to nurture and champion Singaporean talents in the art of filmmaking and brings to the city, the highest standard for the enrichment of cultural life in Singapore.

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  • SIGGRAPH Asia 2014
    SIGGRAPH Asia 2014

    Asia’s largest computer graphics (CG) event, SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 is going to be hosted in Shenzhen, China for the first time. Held from 3 to 6 December, the conference will include a diverse range of programs, including: Business Symposium, Computer Animation Festival, inspiring Courses, showcase of Emerging Technologies, and more! Over 7,700 attendees from over 60 countries are expected, making the conference and exhibition the largest and most respected computer graphics conference in Asia.

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  • DesignEd Asia Conference 2014
    DesignEd Asia Conference 2014

    ACTION! – Doing Design Education – We must do in order to learn, just as we must learn in order to do. Designers are doers. Beyond the “skills” and “knowledge” of the respective design disciplines, design education needs to prepare students with the tactical and interpersonal capacity to navigate the world in which they are designing and construct the positive change that they are envisioning. Join us for the 10th annual DesignEd Asia Conference at HKCEC on 2-3 December, 2014 to get into the action!

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  • Business of Design Week (BODW) 2014
    Business of Design Week (BODW) 2014

    Business of Design Week (BODW), Asia’s annual flagship event on design, innovation and brands will be held on Dec 1 – 6 at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Partnering with Sweden this year marks the 10th anniversary of partnership between Hong Kong Design Centre and Sweden. A group of stellar speakers from Sweden and around the world has been lined up by BODW to share the most forward looking design ideas with the public and members of the industry. In addition, DFA Awards Presentation Ceremony is slated to be held during Business of Design Week (BODW) 2014 to promote design awareness and develop creativity. Five top awards will be conferred during the week to honour and recognise distinguished Asian design gurus, excellent design projects and potential young design talents – all of them have the potential to increase the quality and vibrancy of life in Asia.

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Places

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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!

    Read more... Get the issue...
  • 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.

    Read more... Get the issue...

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