“I attended a lecture by Karel Martens in 2005. He was talking about how much his work is based on the limitations of printing techniques such as letterpress and litho. I felt very jealous, because my computer doesn’t have any limits. Being able to produce anything feels like a heavy weight on my shoulders. Every single decision becomes so full of meaning; I could have done it in thousands of other ways. Tools are able to create a little world of logic that break up all these decisions into larger pieces. You’ve already solved a number of problems by creating the tool and now you’re left to spend more attention on performing the design.”
Jonathan Puckey is a graphic designer and programmer based in Amsterdam. Jonathan uses programming as a important part of his design process and instead of relying on already existing tools, he creates his own. Jonathan will give a lecture on his work and talk about his attitude towards graphic design.
Konst & Teknik has invited fellow artists and designers to create and image using Jonathans “Delauney Raster” tool. The result is collected in the publication ‘Trace a Face’, for sale during the evening (and later online at www.konst-teknik.se).
Contributers in the publication are 1:2:3, Europa, Fageta, Florian Ludwig, Harm van den Dorpel, Kristina Brusa, Laurenz Brunner, Martijn Hendriks, Martin Ström, NODE Berlin Oslo, Ola Persson, Stefan Narancic and Åbäke.
“Trace a Face” is the first in a series of collaborative projects initated by Konst & Teknik under the name ‘&’.
Thursday November 6, 19.00
Kvarngatan 14, Stockholm (Subway: Slussen)
Helsinki Biennale 2008
25 oct 2008 – 25 jan 2009
Helsinki Biennale 2008 is a World Fair. In the basement of Design Museum 13 pavilions typical for World Fairs are built by 50 Finnish and almost 100 foreign artists. Installations, drawings, paintings, photography, video and audio works will be seen among others.
A newspaper style magazine without limitations in content aside from a superior theme.
#0, the beta-version, is all about the circle.
30 oct – 30 nov 2008
Opening 30 oct
Lecture by Paul Ellimann 31 oct
Zero-One Design Center, Seoul, South Korea
30 oct – 30 nov 2008
Vernissage Jeudi 30 octobre
A timely debate – Wim Crouwel & Jan van Toorn
In 1972, graphic designers Wim Crouwel and Jan van Toorn debated their ideas and beliefs before an audience at Amsterdam’s Museum Fodor.
On 2 November, in commemoration of that now-historic night, the pair will converse before an audience once more.
2 nov 2008
Register by 25 October at firstname.lastname@example.org
With James Goggin, Richard Hollis, Will Holder, David Reinfurt, Dexter Sinister, etc …
from within the current exhibition WOULDN’T IT BE NICE …
29, 30, 31 Oct 2008
Somerset House, London
Rendez-vous sauvage est un camion de marchand transformé en galerie d’art contemporain itinérante. Rendez-vous sauvage veut bouleverser le schéma habituel des expositions pour établir un échange direct et spontané avec le public …