The Center For Book Technology (CFBT)

March 30th, 2010





The Center For Book Technology (CFBT) is interested in how texts, images, and content are displayed and presented to readers. While exploring relationships of: author and designer, author and content, author and reader, designer and author, designer and content, designer and reader.
The CFBT is soliciting content for a study into how and what the reader reads into a text. This project is interested in design’s relationship to its content, and content’s relationship to design . . .

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kaugummi open call

March 30th, 2010

kaugummi exhibition – open call for art zines

Kaugummi Books announces an open call for artists and publishing houses producing zines and artists books focusing on contemporary drawings and photography.
The selection will be shown in may and june 2010 in Rennes – France. This exhibition is called Kaugummi & Friends and is curated by Bartolomé Sanson for Kaugummi Books. This exhibition is part of the ninth edition of Periscopages festival and will be shown in other galleries later this year.

Nieves in Tokyo / No.12 Gallery & Utrecht

March 29th, 2010





Nieves in Tokyo
No.12 Gallery & Utrecht

Nieves at No.12 Gallery, April 10th – 21st, 2010
2nd Zine Library at No.12 Gallery, featuring a selection of more than 600 Zines from the collections of Taro Hirano and Benjamin Sommerhalder. Enjoy Zines by publishers from around the world while sitting in a chair and sipping tea in a relaxed atmosphere.

Nieves at Utrecht, April 13th – 21st, 2010
an extensive selection of Nieves Books and browse through all of Stefan Marx‘ publications by the Lousy Livin Press, Rollo Press and Nieves. The dedicated Stefan Marx exhibition Caribics features dance scene paintings, travel drawings and flags.

Graphisme en revue / Richard Hollis

March 29th, 2010





Graphisme en revue
Spécial Richard Hollis

Richard Hollis, graphiste et historien du graphisme, vit et travaille à Londres. Auteur de livres de référence dans ce domaine, il a porté un intérêt particulier au « style suisse » dont il a connu de nombreux protagonistes. En tant que praticien, il conçoit des projets d’identité visuelle, de signalétique et d’édition, essentiellement dans le secteur culturel.

Avec Richard Hollis et Catherine de Smet

vendredi 9 avril, 19h30
Centre Pompidou, Paris

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Onomatopee / the Form and the Frame #1

March 29th, 2010







Onomatopee Research Project
the Form and the Frame
On opinion media as a window to reality: a case study in editorial design

Each medium has its own group as the target of its communication. In everyday use each medium both has its core readership and incidental consumers. These groups are addressed by an idiosyncratic use of language and image, of visual and textual rhetoric.
An editorial board chooses a specific approach and in doing so applies a specific form. That is what editorial design is. Editorial design gives colour and takes positions. Editorial design is politics.
But which position is actually taken and in what sense is this position coloured? At this moment, there are many discussions about what our media landscape is offering. Public broadcasting would no longer disseminate rightist opinion, and every opinion magazine is set aside as leftist by populist commentators. A lack of clarity seems to have emerged concerning the identity of the media and our identification with the media. What is left, what is right, and what is pure reporting? What do we want to engage with?
“the Form and the Frame” engages in the construction of media. Onomatopee has assembled editorial boards to investigate the editorial design of specific opinion magazines; to approach their typical usage of text and image. The investigations will include formal aspects such as the relation between image and text, the normative content of the headlines and so on: hard facts. “the Form and the Frame” ignores actual subjects as described in actual news, it does not touch upon actual issues. Through its formal approach it places the normative framework on the agenda . . .

Opening #1 of 2
Friday April 9th, 20:00
Exhibition open until May 30
Onomatopee, Eindhoven

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The movie title stills collection

March 26th, 2010







The movie title stills collection,
A collection containing hundreds of main titles from feature films, from classic and recent films.

FALKE PISANO and WILL HOLDER at castillo/corrales

March 24th, 2010





Falke Pisano and Will Holder talk about how their longtime conversation shaped Figures of Speech – Pisano’s new artist book, just published by JRP Ringier/Christoph Keller Editions, that Holder edited and designed.

What does the book form produces in relation to the characteristic circulatory nature and dynamic of Pisano’s work?
Does it freeze it, slow it down, or put it further into motion?
And how does it relate to Louis Zukofsky’s famous:

Infinite is a meaningless word: except – it states
The mind is capable of performing
an endless process of addition.

The book will also be discussed with respect to two other outstanding publications that Will Holder edited and designed recently, almost concurrently: For the blind man in the dark room looking for the black cat that isn’t there (2009), the companion book for the eponymous exhibition curated by Anthony Huberman, and The Otolith Group: A Long Time Between Two Suns (2010).

Saturday March 27, 6-9 pm
castillo/corrales, Paris

Posted in Art, Graphic Design

Cinetoko presents ROEL WOUTERS aka XELOR

March 24th, 2010




Cinetoko presents ROEL WOUTERS aka XELOR
Most known for his contribution to music videos, but also acclaimed for his side projects where men and machine, roosters and paint clash! His ideas demand an effort from collaborators and viewers, but surely worth the ride.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010, 9pm
Zeebelt Theater, The Hague

Posted in Art, Graphic Design

Uglycute

March 24th, 2010

Uglycute is a design and architecture office based in Stockholm, Sweden. Founded in 1999 by Andreas Nobel, interior designer, Fredrik Stenberg, architect, Markus Degerman and Jonas Nobel, artists. We are working to expand the concept of design by crossbreeding it with our different professions and trying to analyze its impact on society by not only practicing but also writing, teaching and organizing workshops.

Posted in Architecture, Design

O.K. Festival / 3 Days of Magazines

March 24th, 2010





O.K. Festival shows survey of beautiful and strange magazines.

O.K. Festival / 3 Days of Magazines, a unique three-day event entirely devoted to the independent magazine. The programme features an exposition of special magazines and workshops by renowned magazine designers, as well as debates on various topics, festivities and interesting encounters.
Thousands of independent magazines exist worldwide, with millions of readers. Their magazines are usually spread in limited edition and behind them is an active new scene of magazine design. During the O.K. festival the most striking examples will be gathered in an exhibition. There will be room for Dutch art, design and architecture magazines like Mister MotleyOne Page Magazine from the Netherlands, the Spanish art magazine La Más Bella, which takes on a marvelously original form for every new issue (ranging from a candy machine to a wallet), the Swiss ‘Nimes’, the Finnish A4 Casino, the South African music magazine BruceLee, the English magazine slash diary ‘Karen’ and periodicals like Yummy and Meat Magazine, the lifestyle glossy for carnivores.

Creative director William van Giessen sees the independent magazine as an answer to the uniformity of the mass media: ‘The printed media are falling victim to increasingly strict formats. Sales figures reign. In the gaping hole they leave behind the independent magazine manifests itself. Everything that is excluded by the mainstream media finds its place here. In this sense, the independent magazine offers a sanctuary to designers, illustrators and writers. It is at times defiant and headstrong but always brimming with energy and playfulness. Readers from across the world are increasingly drawn to its versatility, originality and creativity. Whereas the printed media are trying to come to terms with diminishing advertising revenues, the independent magazine thrives. It achieves this by embracing the new media and ‘social networking’, phenomena that large publishers are still struggling to understand.

16, 17 and 18 April 2010.
Villa Sonsbeek, Arnhem

SHOW ME YOUR TRUE TYPE!

March 24th, 2010

True type is an event organised by graphic design students who invited their professors to talk/expose their vision on graphic design of today, their own environment, their own work, interests, ideals.
Organized by Wouter Moons, Maxime Heirbaut and Rosalien Eggermont.
With Jan & Randoald, Inge ketelers, Joris Verdoodt, Eva Moulaert, Renata Vanhorenbeeck, Didier Deschrijver, Frederik Berlaen, Michael Bussaer, Jef Cuypers, Peter Van De Cotte…

April 22, 2010
Sint Lucas Gent

Posted in Graphic Design

Kueng Caputo

March 22nd, 2010

Sarah Kueng & Lovis Caputo

Posted in Design

Officeabc (updating)

March 22nd, 2010

OFFICEABC

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BENI BISCHOF / DARK SPLENDOR

March 22nd, 2010

BENI BISCHOF
DARK SPLENDOR

Beni Bischof exhibition.

March 26th – April 24th, 2010
Milieu, Galerie/Artspace, Bern

Posted in Art

Laura Pappa

March 20th, 2010

Laura Pappa

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Job Wouters in SCHRANK8 Home Gallery

March 19th, 2010

Schrank8 presents Job Wouters
Schrank8 is a 1930’s showcase cabinet originally from Germany. It’s now part of the living room & studio of Hansje van Halem in Amsterdam. Every two months an artist will be invited to fill the cabinet.
The opening of the second Schrank8 exhibition will take place on Friday April 2nd with the work of designer, illustrator and pen man Job Wouters (a.k.a. Letman) who will fill the shelves of the cabinet.

April 2nd – April 25th 2010
Schrank8, Amsterdam

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Designed by Fraser Muggeridge studio

March 19th, 2010

Designed by Fraser Muggeridge studio is an exhibition of 48 new books, each unique and made up of 48 different publications designed by Fraser Muggeridge studio. The limited edition book has been meticulously reformed, as an amalgam of 48 selected books and catalogues, from 2001 to present, designed for clients including Bookworks, Lund Humphries and Tate Publishing. With 192 pages of contrasting form and content, Designed by Fraser Muggeridge studio is a reconfiguring of separated leaves in which typography, image, ink and paper can either clash or complement in their new formations.

All 48 books will be on display in an installation at Kaleid editions, alongside a selection of the original publications. A limited edition booklet will be available for purchase.

from 31 March to 25 April 2010
Kaleid editions, London

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You Say Potato I Say Fuck You

March 19th, 2010

You Say Potato I Say Fuck You

Posted in Miscellaneous

Slavs and Tatars / book presentation in Paris

March 18th, 2010





Presentation of Love Me, Love Me Not: Changed Names,
a book by the collective Slavs and Tatars.

Recently published by onestar press as part of their ongoing artists’ book series, Love Me, Love Me Not: Changed Names uses textual diagrams to investigate the nominal tug-of-wars enacted over cities throughout the Eurasian region. As different political entities exercised control over the cities, naming enacts dominion in a way that the artists describe as “entire metropolises caught like children in the spiteful back and forth of a custody battle.” Love Me, Love Me Not was recently featured in the group show The Past is a Foreign Country at the Centre of Contemporary Art ’Znaki Czasu’ in Torun, Poland.

Monday 22 March, 2010, 18 – 21h
Three Star Books, Paris

Posted in Art, Graphic Design

Florian Lamm

March 17th, 2010

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Florian Lamm

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