International Times (it),
countercultural newspaper published in London, England, primarily in the 1960s and 1970s.
Archives : http://www.internationaltimes.it & http://www.international-times.org.uk/ITarchive.htm
Graphic Design Festival Breda (GDFB) is a biannual festival on graphic design. The festival goes into present developments on this subject and a large part of it takes place in the public space.
From 8 to 30 may 2010 the second edition of GDFB will take place. A festival that will surprise the public and inspire the professionals by showing the communicative powers of graphic design within our daily visual culture. In a surprising though perceptible manner, talented designers connect graphic design, technology (like new media), social context (the presence of graphic design in one’s own environment / daily life) and the individual (the consumer).
The festival is not only meant for designers, but aims for a broader public. In the course of 3 weeks GDFB will reach the audience with presentation in the public space, thus creating something to think about your personal connection to visual culture . . .
8-30 May 2010, Breda
Faced with the challenge of presenting their work in a way that celebrates both the individuality of each designer and the spirit of the class as a whole, the students decided to take their work off the walls. In a gesture that reduces the exhibition to its most essential form, all works will be placed on the floor. As the title implies, Off the Wall is unorthodox and intuitive. Instead of grouping the work by maker or medium, it will be arranged loosely, letting visitors make their own links and connections between objects. By presenting their work on the floor, on the same surface that viewers stand, the designers ask the viewers to engage with objects they encounter. Each piece becomes accessible, allowing visitors an opportunity to pick up, read, view and directly experience all works on display.
During Yale’s intense, two-year program, students build a coherent, investigative, and experimental body of work, culminating in a thesis. Though each student’s thesis project expresses a singular methodology, they share common features: the application of a visual method to studio work and the writing and design of a catalogue raisonné. Alongside designers’ print, video, and interactive work, Off the Wall will feature the fifteen thesis books, which contextualize the designers’ work in relation to their emerging practices.
May 15-22, 2010
Closing reception: Saturday, 7-10 pm, May 22, 2010
Yale University, New Haven CT
THANKS FOR SHARING!
What is an art zine? How does it differ from an editorial art magazine or a blog? And why do more and more artists internationally seem to be interested in this particular publishing format?
For the opening weekend of THANKS FOR SHARING! they have invited artists, collectors, distributors and curators from all over Germany and Switzerland to discuss this rise of interest in zines, their popularity among contemporary artists, the revival of DIY-culture with its appealingly easy implementation of ideas and potentials for stylistic experimentation.
More than 300 issues from 24 different countries have been submitted in response to the open call. They will be shown in the D21 galleries.
from 8 – 30 May 2010
D21 Kunstraum, Leipzig
Finissage of the Situation Room: an exhibition of works by graphic designers Na Kim, Our Polite Society (Jens Schildt & Matthias Kreutzer), Nina Støttrup Larsen, Janna & Hilde Meeus, Karl Nawrot.
+ the presentation of Echo’s Book, a publication of the Department of Reading edited by Sönke Hallmann and designed by Paul Gangloff.
Saturday 24 April, 8pm,
gallery P/////AKT, Amsterdam
Mannam (Korean for meeting) investigates the relationships between Korean and non-Korean designers.
In 1991, the first known webcam went live, broadcasting the fill status of the Trojan Room coffee pot at Cambridge University’s Computer Laboratory. Known as XCoffee, the cam was linked to the internet in 1993 and ran continuously until 2001, when it was disconnected and sold at auction. Today, consumer webcams are used less as do-it-yourself monitoring devices but instead to allow real-time communication between two or more people, or to display web-accessible images of a public space (see SF State’s venerable FogCam).
Along these lines, Temporary Authority connects Project No. 8 and 8b via a simple web feed, but filters the images through modified camera software, rendering each space in XCoffee-era ANSI graphics. Additionally, portraits documenting various project participants are collected, printed, and hung at both locations.
April 25 – May 30, 2010
Project No. 8 and 8b, New York
A festive symposium will accompany the book launch of Uncorporate Identity by Metahaven. Swiss publisher Lars Müller, London-based design collective Brave New Alps, British designer John Morgan, and architecture historian and urbanist Wouter Vanstiphout will join the debate, together with theorist Marina Vishmidt and designers Vinca Kruk and Daniel van der Velden of Metahaven. In a series of provocative short lectures, the speakers will react to the book and its overall theme.
A compendium of ideas and a source for debate, Uncorporate Identity is an ambitious collection of design projects around visual identity and politics. It presents the visual projects and writings of design studio Metahaven along with a host of contributing writers. Organized as a sequence of five chapters, each comprising case studies, notes and essays, it explores, visually and textu- ally, the paradoxes of identity in a networked world.
Tuesday April 27 2010, 8 pm
Venez découvrir, autour d’un verre, Manystuff #1, One possible catalyst, publication de design graphique.
Avec la participation de/ With:
Christian Brandt, Lorena Cardenas, Change is good, David Conte, Pinar Demirdag, Neil Donnelly, Laurent Fétis, Kees de Klein, Wayne Daly, Bear Demen, EventArchitectuur, Experimental Jetset, Robin Gadde &team, Rob Giampietro, Hannes Gloor & Stefan Jandl, Catherine Guiral & David Cluzeau, Arnaud Daffos, Vincent Lalanne, Aurélie Guérinet, Rikard Heberling, Hey Ho, Hyoun Youl Joe, Julia, Konst & Teknik, Sacha Leopold, Olivier Marcellin, Fanette Mellier, Pipi Parade, Please Let Me Design, Thibaut Robin, Grégoire Romanet, Mathias Schweizer, Maki Suzuki (Åbäke), Pierre Vanni, Karen Willey, Ivor Williams
Typographie: Jean-Baptiste Levée, Émilie Rigaud, Damien Fauret
Design graphique: SA|M|AEL (Samuel Bonnet & Maël Fournier-Comte )
Vendredi 23 avril 2010, 18h30-21h30
Salle annexe, ECV
7 Cité de l’Ameublement, 75011 Paris
Métro Faidherbe Chaligny, ligne 8
Partenaire de l’événement:
ECV , Ecole de Communication Visuelle, 1, rue du Dahomey, 75011 Paris, www.ecv.fr
Remerciement: Marie Pantanacce
Disponible en ligne prochainement/Available online very soon
La Noche de los Libros Mutantes se presenta por primera vez en Madrid el 23 de abril de 2010. Esta iniciativa presenta un programa de actividades en torno a las publicaciones autogestionadas, fanzines, y proyectos editoriales independientes. Las actividades se desarrollarán a lo largo del viernes día 23 y hasta la madrugada del sábado 24. Será una oportunidad única tanto para participantes como para asistentes para conocer el contexto editorial emergente de la ciudad de Madrid.
La Noche de los Libros Mutantes will be presented for the first time in Madrid on April 23, 2010. This initiative presents a program of activities around self-managed publications, fanzines, and independent publishing projects. Activities will be developed over Friday 23 and Saturday 24. Is a unique opportunity for both participants and attendees to learn about the emerging publishing context of the city of Madrid.
The offset printing industry was revolutionized through the introduction of digital design methods in combination with mechanical production. This development has not yet affected traditional letterpress and relief printing methods, which have since been marginalized.
Wood type now! seeks to transform these traditional mechanical production methods into the 21st century by revolutionizing the way that prints are designed and produced by incorporating new peripheral hardware (i.e. lasercutter). Through the process of exploring the possibilities in regards to materials used and the way the classic printing block and set up are interpreted, the project redefines the conventional boundaries of the subject matter – as opposed to recreating a status quo with new means – and unlocks new frontiers.
This research catalog in form of a web-site, documents the design-principles and –techniques wich have been aquired through extensive practical tests. The potential is further expressed by the design and production of a poster series. The catalog, as well as the exemplary translation, are meant to show a broad range of possibilities in a contemporary context without trying to be conclusive, rather inviting further experimentation and interpretation.
“On January 22nd, 2010 I started the project of designing and building one chair each hour that I was at this site. Four chairs per day over six days. Each hour started with a drawing and ended with a new chair prototype. This project was about unpacking the hour and thinking in situations. The collection of twenty four chairs could be considered a full day of work.”
A number of young designers in Europe and America are attempting to develop their own paths in exploring graphic design through innovative small-scale practices. Many of the designers featured here were born in the 1970s and 1980s, coming of age in commercial practice in the digital environment. The majority of those featured operate within the sphere of graphic design production from the approach of a more personal practice, inflecting their work with nuanced, idiosyncratic conceptual and formal approaches.
While widely varied due to cultural context and social/environmental differences, all have a kinship in unique approaches to developing formal options for clients. The use of the word “option” as applied here is perhaps the most relevant key point for the latest wave of graphic design from abroad- perhaps the “solution” as an end result of graphic design as a process is a dead methodology. What are instead offered are graphic “options” in lieu of “solutions”- inquiries answered with inquiries, questions answered with questions. The work featured offers playful, tentative answers instead of cold, hard end results.
With Annelys de Vet,Bart de Baets, Brice Domingues, Cobbenhagen Hendriksen, HIT, Julia, Julia Born, Karl Nawrot, Marie Lusa, OK-RM, Project Projects, Roger Willems, St.Pierre & Miquelon, and many more . . .
“In late 2005, The New York Times Magazine’s On Language column, a weekly reflection on current usage of the English language (traditionally written, since 1979, by William Safire), took a new visual turn. Instead of simply typesetting the headline each week in standard fashion, then-Art Director Arem Duplessis (who is now the Design Director) saw an opportunity to create something more; a forum for typographic play. He proposed that a different artist, designer or illustrator interpret that headline every week instead.
Five years and well over two hundred contributors later, the On Language column has become a showcase for contemporary typography. The New York Times Magazine is proud to announce an exhibition of these works . . .” (from The Society of Publication Designers)
We Have IUAV was a workshop at CLASVEM Graduate Degree in Visual Art and Design at the Venice School of Architecture (IUAV).
We Don’t Have-IUAV (2010) discover things by doing, begin things without knowing where they lead. A hands on learning experience, learning from others whilst they learn from you. Learning how to learn . . .
The workshop will last four weeks and result in an exhibition that presents the outcome for each participant.
Application deadline May 31
Jost Hochuli est un typographe et un graphiste suisse internationalement reconnu pour son travail de qualité et d’inventivité dans le domaine du design de livre.
Sa présentation intitulée Systematic Book Design sera l’occasion de découvrir son travail et d’en savoir davantage sur ses positions qui ont marqué de nombreux designers à travers le monde.
Mercredi 21 avril 2010, 19h30
Palais de Tokyo, Paris
Réservation obligatoire : firstname.lastname@example.org