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IdN v16n6: The Colour Issue — Colour Sutra

Colour is at once both the most subjective and the most universal of design elements. For most of us, there is no particular rationale behind what we regard as our ‘favourite’ colours – but for a designer, making the right choice of colour combinations can mean the difference between success and failure. We talk to 10 top creatives about their approach to this fundamental issue. Their opinions are as fascinating as the examples of their work we have chosen to illustrate the article.

Contents:

It’s a colourful world
Whatever happened to classic Dutch design
Type Casting: Featuring Fábio Duarte Martins
Opulent Moments
On and Off the Wall

Specifications:

93 pages
6 varying paper stocks
4 process, spot UV
98 minutes DVD Video included

It’s a colourful world

Colour is at once both the most subjective and the most universal of design elements. For most of us, there is no particular rationale behind what we regard as our ‘favourite’ colours – but for a designer, making the right choice of colour combinations can mean the difference between success and failure. We talk to 10 top creatives about their approach to this fundamental issue. Their opinions are as fascinating as the examples of their work we have chosen to illustrate the article.

Featuring:

James Joyce / MWM Graphics / Nepomuk / Tomi and Cherry / Neasden Control Centre / HouseOfBurvo / Kustaa Saksi / Dan McPharlin / Tomer Hanuka / Nocturn

Whatever happened to classic Dutch design?

The Nehtherlands may translate into English as ‘low countries’ but when it comes to design, the Dutch are surely at the peak of this profession. Recognised as a centre of excellence and innovation in almost all creative fields, the Dutch design scene is experiencing something of a watershed. Is it still a source of inspiration to the rest of the design world? Yes, but it is changing. We ask a dozen leading Dutch creatives to explain what’s going on in their home country.

Featuring:

Novak Grafisch Ontwerp / Misha Strik / Almost Modern / Patswerk / Autobahn / Joost van Bleiswijk / Karma / Catalogtree / Florentijn Hofman / Studio Kluif / Lesley Moore / Hans Gremmen

Type Casting

Taking matters into your own hands is often a step towards discovering a talent you didn’t know you possessed. This is what happened to Portuguese graphic and type designer Fábio Duarte Martins when he tired of the hassle of finding just the right typefaces for his projects and started to design his own. Now he can’t stop!

Featuring:

Fábio Duarte Martins

Opulent Moments

The third “Twenty120” independent-film festival gathered together 20 directors from the US, the UK, France and Germany to express their thoughts on the theme In the Age of Opulence. Here they tell us why they picked the approaches they did. And don’t miss this issue’s free DVD, which encompasses all 20 of these two-minute tours de force!

Featuring:

Cass Vanini / Örn Ólason/Dan Dirckinck-Holmfeld / Adam Gault/Stefanie Augustine / Alexander Tarrant/Colin Sebestyen / Bill Sneed / Blake Haney / Evan Mathis / Evan Silver / Ezequiel Rormoser/Marcos Torres / Jarratt Moody / Jason Goodman / Jody Sugrue/Vince Diga / Jon Saunders/Tony Barbieri / Juan Delcan/Anton Ginzburg / Jun Seo Hahm / Justin Harder / Matt Eller/Bill Morrison / Mitchell Paone/Bryce Wymer / Pierre Magnol / Sebastian Onufszak / Vince Robles / Yibi Hu

On and Off the Wall

Continuing our close-up on music-poster design, we feature three graphic designers who have specialised in the genre, coming up with consistently memorable collectibles for fans of singers and bands who also happen to be among their own personal favourites. Talk about dream jobs!

Featuring:

Opion-G / Bubble Process / Boss Construction

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