SISI ARESS

December 31st, 2009

SISI ARESS
“Hello, my name is Rebecca Stephany. Since 2004, I’ve been working together with Christine as Sisi Aress. We’re interested in the possibilities of teaching or accompagning workshops for design students, as we believe that teaching in its academic sense is actually impossible in an artistic environment. the only thing we can do is create challenging situations that motivate students to investigate and re-question who they are as designers, who they could be and what they actually want to say. We believe in the individual potential of mistakes or disabilities and we’re interested in failure as an ultimate opportunity to grow.”

Posted in Graphic Design

If You Could Collaborate

December 31st, 2009


Job Wouters & Roel Wouters

If You Could Collaborate
The If You Could Collaborate contributors have been challenged to produce something a little unexpected, by working with a partner of their choosing from any discipline, profession or background. There is no brief to answer, or format to honour – the only limit being the enterprise and imagination of the artists involved, and a liberal 12 month deadline.
The If You Could Collaborate will feature the artwork produced by all 33 pairings at the A Foundation Gallery. The work ranges from classic framed pieces, to more ambitious, experimental sculpture, film and installation. Alongside the exhibition is an accompanying catalogue, comprehensively charting the process each individual project.

15 – 24 January 2010
A Foundation Gallery, London

mrcrdsgn / conférences de Ian Party et de 5.5 Designers

December 30th, 2009

Conférences mrcrdsgn
mercredi 06 janvier 2010

5.5 designers – Vincent Baranger, Le rôle du designer, 15h30
Ian Party, Louis XIV n’est pas monté au col du Sanetsch… mais aurait sans aucun doute feuilleté SangBleu ou l’histoire de nouvelles polices de caractère suisse, 18h30

Université Paris 8, Saint-Denis

Posted in Art, Graphic Design

A Day of Colour: The Infinite Attribute

December 29th, 2009


Exhibition view of ‘”Shapes, Dimensions, Possibilities”

A Day of Colour: The Infinite Attribute
a discussion program which also marks the close of Shapes, Dimensions, Possibilities, a project by Mirjam Thomann, with an installation to reinvigorate your perception of space.

On this “day of colour” our contributors, including graphic designer James Goggin, writer and artist Kristina Lee Podesva and Mirjam Thomann, will present their investigation into the modes in which colour functions in the contemporary visual cultural realm -its culturalization, commoditization or any other adoption- as inspiration for the process of selecting the new colour of ‘Shack and Fence’, Casco’s interior structure.

10 January 2010, 14.00 – 17.00
Casco, Office for Art, Design and Theory, Utrecht, the Netherlands

Posted in Art, Graphic Design

Designing information before designers

December 29th, 2009

Designing information before designers
Print for everyday life in the 19th century

an illustrated talk and exhibition

Paul Stiff, Paul Dobraszczyk, and Mike Esbester suggest that many interactions of everyday life in the nineteenth century were conducted through, and recorded by, ephemeral printed documents, the varied texts and graphic configurations of which made new demands on newly literate audiences.
They think that Victorian ‘information design’, done before the emergence of professional designers, is an intelligent but little known ancestor of today’s graphic design. They aim to show what can be learned about and from it.

Monday 11 to Friday 29 January 2010
Illustrated talk Thursday 14 January 2010 at 7.00pm
St Bride Library, London

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Clip/Stamp/Fold – Murcia

December 29th, 2009


Clip/Stamp/Fold
The Radical Architecture of Little Magazines 196X–197X

until january 17, 2010
Colegio de Arquitectos de Murcia, Spain

OPEN CALL FOR ZINES

December 22nd, 2009

D21 Kunstraum announces an open call for artists who have produced one or more ZINES in 2009. They will be shown as part of an exhibition in Leipzig in May 2010 that aims to present the diversity of contemporary ArtZine culture.

Ed Ruscha

December 20th, 2009

Ed Ruscha

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The Form of the Book Book

December 20th, 2009

The Form of the Book Book, now available
A collection of essays on book design by Catherine de Smet, James Goggin, Jenny Eneqvist, Roland Früh & Corina Neuenschwander, Richard Hollis, Sarah Gottlieb, Chrissie Charlton, Armand Mevis
Edited by Sara De Bondt and Fraser Muggeridge
Published by Occasional Papers

Posted in Graphic Design

Atelier de création graphique

December 19th, 2009

ACG_SOS

Atelier de création graphique

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EXTRA ARTISAN TRADE WORKSHOP EXPORT COMPLETE IMPORT PROGRAMME

December 18th, 2009

Extra artisan trade workshop export complete import programme, by Neda Firfova, is an interactive book, designed in the attempt to preserve old shop signs and their important graphic design value. This book is designed in a way that the content is hidden and remains a surprise until the reader decides to engage him/herself into discovering it. How much and in which way the content is discovered depends solely on the reader and therefore, each reader is capable of creating his own personalized copy, at any time.

The shop signs featured in Extra artisan trade workshop export complete import programme come from the Skopje Old Bazaar. They have functioned through the years with the utmost originality of advertising strategy. Shop owners had changed, businesses had developed, practices had closed down but the standard of hand produced typography and masterfully created neon signs have remained. These signs have been standing proud, inseparable from their cityscape, growing into signs of the times, rather than signs of retailing communication.

Exhibition from December 18th to december 26th 2009
Vacant, Tokyo

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Gerrit Rietveld Academie Open Day

December 18th, 2009

Gerrit Rietveld Academie (Amsterdam) Open Day
Friday January 29th 2010 from 10h00 till 20h00

During the Open Day all departments present themselves by means of small exhibitions and other presentations. Teachers and students answer all sorts of questions about the education. The Open Day is a good way of finding out what a study at the Rietveld Academie is about.
During the Open Day you also have the opportunity to show your portfolio to one of our teachers during one of the consultation hours. To register for the consultations during the Open Day, please send an e-mail to apply@grac.nl.

Rietveld Open Dag 6 from Gerrit Rietveld Academie on Vimeo.

The Malady of Writing. A project on text and speculative imagination

December 18th, 2009

The Malady of Writing – A project on text and speculative imagination – is a collection of books, opuscula, pamphlets and single pages written by artists that together constitute a singular library.

While traditionally a distinction is made between art books and theoretical/critic/biographical texts written by artists, what we have here are fictional texts: academic fiction, literary fiction, political fiction and poetic fiction. Books that are produced – and often published – by artists but that are not artists’ books. These are a different sort of novel and fiction, works that would not likely be successful in the literary world, given that success in that world mainly depends on two factors: the channels for distribution and the experimental nature of the texts.

The circuits of distribution determine the presence of books in the places where one regularly goes to find a novel. These projects are possible because the artists themselves, small/independent publishing houses or art institutions/centres decide to publish them. There are no literary agents and, therefore, they live on the border of – or, rather, in parallel to – the major companies that specialize in publishing literature. On the other hand, with these texts the reader engages in an exercise of reinventing language and writing that is necessarily related to the artist’s production. These books are read by those who are interested in contemporary art, regardless of whether this is the intention of the artist . . .

Participating in this project Fia Backström, Stuart Bailey, Becky Beasley, Julian Beck, Erick Beltrán, Kim Beom, Bernadette Corporation, David Bestué, Iñaki Bonillas, Ashley Booth Klein, Thomas Boutox, Kristian Byskov, Mariana Castillo, Daniela Castro, Heman Chong, Keren Cytter, Dexter Sinister, Tim Etchells, Chris Evans, Matthias Faldbakken, Richard Foreman, Uqbar Foundation, Justine Frank, Ryan Gander, Dora García, Goldin+Senneby, Hadley & Maxwell, Karl Holmquist, Daniel Jacoby, Miranda July, Hassan Khan, Viola Klein, Bitsy Knox, Irene Kopelman, Zak Kyes, Lea Lagasse, Guillaume Leblon, Arvo Leo, Melissa Lim, Rita McBride, Jorgen Michaelsen, Helen Mirra, Jonathan Monk, Fabio Morais, Valérie Mrejen, Marc Nagtzaam, Ingo Niermann, Miguel Noguera, Ahmet Ögüt, Terje Overas, Sener Ozmen, Adrian Piper, Falke Pisano, Olivia Plender, Seth Price, Roee Rosen, Joe Scanlan, Ashkan Sepahvand, Frances Stark, Michael Stevenson, Rupert Thomson, Sue Tompkins, Jalal Toufic, Nickel van Duijvenboden, Jan Verwoert, Oriol Vilanova, Marc Vives, Rodolfo Walsh and Adrian Williams.
Curator: Chus Martínez

picture : Adrian Williams “The Right Triangle”, 2008

until April 25th, 2010
Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona

Posted in Art, Graphic Design

Beni Bischof – Guerilla Galerie

December 18th, 2009

Beni Bischof exhibition at the Guerilla Galerie
Opening: Friday, December 18 2009, 6pm
Exhibition: December 19th and 20th 2009
St. Gallen

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White Spots Black Holes

December 17th, 2009


(Monsters where used to mark unexplored territories on maps until 19th century)

White Spots Black Holes

Matthias Görlich initiated a research-project investigating the role of mapping in political decision-making processes based at Institute for Designresearch Design2Context, University for the Arts Zurich.

The research project White Spots Black Holes investigates the role of mapping in political decision-making processes. Maps have always been tools to visualize and to consolidate power, to communicate stability. Maps do also communicate and create identity as they are visualizations of includity and excludity, of difference, contrast, closeness and distance not only in spatial but also in contextual relation.
Designers are more and more often confronted with the visual communication of complex systems and processes. As the design of communication is closely linked to its content, it is also responsible for developing adequate visual forms for this content. This leaves great potential for political and economical actors to channel their interests . . .

Posted in Art, Graphic Design

Typeface as Program – ECAL

December 17th, 2009

Typeface as Program – ECAL

This publication continues the ECAL design series initiated with ECAL Graphic Design and ECAL Typography. The project began with a simple question: is there such thing as a computer program capable of taking over the routine tasks of letter design? This issue, both artistic and digital, led the professors and the students of the Masters in Art Direction of the ECAL to imagine exchanges back and forth between digital type specifications and the actual shape of letters …

La publication poursuit la série consacrée au design par l’ECAL, avec notamment ECAL Graphic Design et ECAL Typography“>ECAL Typographie. Le projet
s’est ouvert par une simple question de courbes : peut-on se doter d’un outil informatique qui prenne en charge les tâches routinières du dessin de lettres ? Une question artisanale et numérique : celle d’imaginer un aller-retour entre la description numérique des caractères typographiques et leur dessin …

Edited by François Rappo.
Texts by Peter Bilak, Jürg Lehni, Erik Spiekermann.
Published with ECAL, University of art and design Lausanne.
JRP|Ringier

vernissage/book launch
le mardi 19 janvier 2010 à 17 h / Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 17:00
mudac, Lausanne

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Five Prints by Radim Peško

December 16th, 2009

s/f presents Five Prints by Radim Peško, printed as editions of 13 in phosphorescent ink. Word sequences are set in the typeface Boymans designed in 2003 as part of the identity developed by Mevis & Van Deursen for the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The typeface is loosely based on Lance Wyman’s multi-layered identity design for the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. In Wymans font, the repeated outlines of the individual characters referred to motifs in Mexican folk art, transformed and used for the Boijmans typeface they are a metaphor for the museums new wrap-around building and the curatorial structures expressed by this architecture [1]. Designed by Peško in ten weights, each font consists of three versions: single, double and triple lines. When combined, layered or coloured the typeface generates endless variations.

1] Angus Hyland and Emily King, Visual Identity and Branding for the Arts (London: Laurence King Publishing, 2006), 113.

Preview: Thursday 17 December, 9–11 pm
split/fountain, New Zealand

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Jonas Hegi

December 16th, 2009

Jonas Hegi

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Stefan Marx – Kunstverein exhibition

December 16th, 2009

Stefan Marx – Kunstverein exhibition

For 2010 the artist Stefan Marx will be presenting an installation in the entire building of the Kunstverein. The principle underlying the exhibition is variability, continuous change in the course of the year. This dynamic approach is consonant with the place and in keeping with Marx’ artistic practice.

December 19th, 2009 – November 28th, 2010
Der Kunstverein, Hamburg

Posted in Art, Illustration

Julie Van Severen

December 15th, 2009

Julie Van Severen

Posted in Graphic Design

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