Editorial illustration is more than just an added extra to give a page of dense type eye-appeal — it can actually add significantly to the interpretation of a story, especially if it features a face. We asked 10 specialists to share their trade secrets with us.Read more... Get the issue...
180 is an international creative agency which is based in Amsterdam and LA. Set up in October 1998 with adidas as its founding client and has enjoyed unprecedented growth and success. 180 now has a roster of international clients including Sony, Amstel, Opel, Omega and Glenfiddich and employs 150 + members of staff from 24 different countries. This international angle is essential to keep the creative outlook global.
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Adbusters #114: Blueprint for a New World Part III (Corpo) – Birth of the Corporate Charter Revocation Movement
With the Birth of the Corporate Charter Revocation Movement, we resist, rebuke and reverse the corporatization of everyday life, beginning with a crash course on the history of corporations. Adbusters #114 will help you remember America’s revolutionary roots, recalling a time when corporate capitalism was kept in line by the people… and remind you that it can and will happen again.Read more... Get the issue...
COLORS 89: Moving House – In the past quarter century, the world’s migration rate has doubled. Today, 232 million migrants live abroad, and 90 million more are currently packing their bags. COLORS 89 – Moving House follows their journeys.
While Spanish homeowners are setting up house on the streets after getting evicted from their homes, Chinese workers are moving into shipping containers in Shanghai. Indian temple devotees are sacrificing toy airplanes in return for a visa; halfway across the world, Mexican vacationists are voluntarily getting chased by fake US border patrol at a local tourist attraction. We’ve investigated people's motives to move, the borders they cross, the things they carry and the obstacles they surmount. Including a few tips on how to build a temporary shelter and a set of maps to put you on the right path, in case you are looking for one.Read more... Get the issue...
Keeping things simple is never as simple as you think. As we all know from tidying our desks or emptying our closets, the hardest part is deciding what to throw away. Similarly, many rounds of reductions have to be gone through before a minimalist artist is happy with the end-result.Read more... Get the issue...
There are so many things that print can do that digital media can’t. Its tactile qualities, even the sound and smell of paper and ink, make printed matter unique and timeless. But whoever said that print and digital cannot co-exist? Most designers today work with both and prove that digital need not be its enemy but, rather, a collaborator.Read more... Get the issue...
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.Read more... Get the issue...
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...
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...