Chen Chen & Kai Williams
Chen Chen & Kai Williams is a New York based design studio working in furniture, products and materials. It was founded in 2011 by Pratt Institute graduates Chen Chen and Kai Williams.
2014 TDC Medal winner and Font Bureau co-founder David Berlow discusses designing typefaces and experiencing multiple technology transitions in the type business. It is difficult not to be nostalgic.
EXOBIOTANICA -BOTANICAL SPACE FLIGHT
"Plants on the earth rooted in the soil, under the command of gravity.
Roots, soil and gravity – by giving up the links to life, what kind of “beauty” shall be born?
Within the harsh “nature”, at an attitude of 30,000 meters and minus 50 degrees Celsius,
the plants evolve into EXBIOTA (extraterrestrial life).
A pine tree confronting the ridge line of the Earth.
A bouquet of flowers marching towards the sun hit by the intense wind.
Freed from everything, the plants shall head to the space.”
That’s the project of the Japanese Artist Azuma Makoto who decided to confront his art to the space dimension. Beautiful.
Play&Type is a creative Studio directed by Raquel Orellana and Paco Díaz, specialized in brand creation and visual communication, based in Barcelona.
Play&Type’s main criterion based on a balance between timeless and contemporary design. They believe in simplification to emphasize the essence.
Finding Vivian Maier
I saw this amazing movie a couple days ago which I think you should see…
Finding Vivian Maier is the critically acclaimed documentary about a mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers and, discovered decades later, is now among the 20th century’s greatest photographers. Directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel, Maier’s strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never before seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her.
Maier’s massive body of work would come to light when in 2007 her work was discovered at a local thrift auction house on Chicago’s Northwest Side. From there, it would eventually impact the world over and change the life of the man who championed her work and brought it to the public eye, John Maloof.
Currently, Vivian Maier’s body of work is being archived and cataloged for the enjoyment of others and for future generations. John Maloof is at the core of this project after reconstructing most of the archive, having been previously dispersed to the various buyers attending that auction. Now, with roughly 90% of her archive reconstructed, Vivian’s work is part of a renaissance in interest in the art of Street Photography.
You may not have heard of Jonathan Hoefler or Tobias Frere-Jones but you’ve seen their work. Before their recent split, they collectively ran the most successful and well respected type design studio in the world, creating fonts used by everyone from the Wall Street Journal to the President of the United States.
Font Men, gives a peek behind the curtain into the world of Jonathan and Tobias. Tracking the history of their personal trajectories, sharing the forces that brought them together and giving an exclusive look at the successful empire they built together.
Font Men is an official selection of SXSW from production company dress code.
Homework is a Danish creative studio with an impressive production in visual identity, packaging, print and editorial design solutions, mainly in the fashion field, and a graphic style defined by their great ability for visual synthesis and their extraordinary typographic selection.
Collective Quarterly — Issue Ø: Marfa
Un magazine intimiste qui explore le processus de création en voyageant de ville en ville. Pour ce premier numéro Ø le Collective Quarterly visite Marfa au Texas en présentant de nombreux artistes et artisans.
A intimate publication that explores the design process traveling through different cities. For that first issue Ø the Collective Quarterly visits Marfa in texas and presents a number of artists and craftsmen.
pre-order the issue here.
Pour la seconde année, Manchester accueillera BCNMCR, le meilleur du graphisme contemporain Barcelonais. Une sélection de renommée internationale, des studios indépendants et des designers venus de cette ville présenterons leur travaux dans une exposition gratuite à TwentyTwentyTwo, du Jeudi 27 Mars au Mercredi 23 Avril 2014. Dans cette nouvelle édition, vous pourrez voir les créations d’Alex Trochut, Brosmind, Solo, Toormix, Laura Meseguer, Atipus, Clase Bcn, Two Points, Folch Studio, Forma&Co et Berto Martínez.
For the second year, Manchester will host BCNMCR, the best in contemporary graphic design from Barcelona. A selection of internationally-renowned, independent studios and designers hailing from this city will showcase their work in a free exhibition at TwentyTwentyTwo, between Thursday 27 March and Wednesday 23 April 2014. In this new edition, you will see the creations of Alex Trochut, Brosmind, Solo, Toormix, Laura Meseguer, Atipus, Clase Bcn, Two Points, Folch Studio, Forma&Co and Berto Martínez.
Jessica Walsh - Like Knows Like
Retour sur le court documentaire réalisé par Like knows Like sur Jessica Walsh, designeuse, directrice artistique et illustratrice travaillant à New York. Récente partenaire du célèbre Stefan Sagmeister, ils fondent ensemble le studio Sagmeister & Walsh. Elle enseigne également à l’École des arts visuels de NY et son travail a remporté de nombreux prix. Récemment Warner Bros a acquis les droits du film de son side-project virale appelée «40 Days Of Dating”
Return to the short documentary directed by Like Knows Like about Jessica Walsh who is a designer, art director and illustrator working in New York. Recent partner of the famous Stefan Sagmeister, they found the studio Sagmeister & Walsh. She also teaches at the School of Visual Arts and her work has won numerous design awards. Recently, Warner Bros. has acquired the film rights of her viral side-project called “40 Days Of Dating”