A very crisp graphic layering style. His take on illustration is really interesting, that he strives to create something a camera can’t.
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Stussy – Hiroshi Tanabe from Stussy on Vimeo.
Tanabe was born in Kanagawa and studied fine art and sculpture at Tama Art College and the Accademia Di Brella in Milan. With linework and a graphic style that draws influence from traditional Japanese woodcuts, Tanabe’s work is epitomized by a marriage of old-world beauty and a modern sparseness.
Tanabe has exhibited work internationally and has been commissioned by a veritable who’s who list of power players in the worlds of fashion and style like Anna Sui, Shiseido, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Le Sportsac, British Vogue, Barney’s New York, Sony and Harper’s Bazaar.
This is always a massive question; “will type die, will ebooks kill typefaces, old printing techniques are back in but is it a novelty?” etc…
It is hard to believe print will die and with the variety of new platforms to express on maybe type will grow and develop in to something bigger (if possible)?
The main issue seems to be how the letter formations are drawn and how type designers can get away with more on screen as it is forgiving. But as long as there are real foundries that care, surely there will always be a place for beautiful type.
“The main points that arose included the evolution of type and whether words may ultimately become obsolete as technology and globalisation progress. Physical print is still in demand – there has been a resurgence in letterpress and the Adana press is back in production in Japan – but whether this is a new trend or a final swansong remains to be seen,” she says. - designer Sarah Hyndman
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A really defined style that Keiichi Tanaami has been known for and his collaboration with Stussy is another trip into his surreal world in which he has created over the years.
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Stussy Guest Artist Series: Keiichi Tanaami from Stussy on Vimeo.
Keiichi Tanaami was born in 1936 as the eldest son of a textile wholesaler in Tokyo. He was 9 years old when Tokyo was bombed during the Great Tokyo Air Raid of World War II in 1945. Images seared into the back of his mind at this time would become major motifs in his art works: roaring American bombers, searchlights scanning the skies, firebombs dropped from planes, the city a sea of fire, fleeing masses, and his father’s deformed goldfish swimming in its tank, flashes from the bombs reflecting in the water….
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We just had to publish this video, the level of craftsmanship involved and time; just makes you appreciate what has been created by the simple method steam bending wood.
The 2012 Eisteddfod Chair designed by Andrew Lane from Future Sun Films on Vimeo.
A short documentary tracing the design ideas behind and demonstrating the making of the official chair for The National Eisteddfod of Wales 2012. The chair is awarded to the winning Bard in the poetry competition and has been designed by Andrew Lane.
The film hears Andrew talking about his influences for the design and shows him actually making the chair in his Monmouth workshop.
Music track ‘Diagoro’ by Lucas Miranda – www.oscilloid.net
We stumbled across this delight the other day thanks to the wonder that is social media. What you are seeing is a brilliant piece of marketing utilising Google maps and an office art instillation.
The Concept behind The Office is Dead is to market an old building that is to become a space for creatives and design studios. The tour is great fun and it is such a refreshing way to sell office space.
You can read a detailed crit at Creative Review Here
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Winner of 2012 Vimeo awards, this short animation plays on some of films best and most loved title sequence designs. Brilliantly executed and great paring of sound effects and ambience
A History Of The Title Sequence from Jurjen Versteeg on Vimeo.
An amazing craftsman, Holger harks back to some thing similar to what Milton Glaser has said in the past .
“Using your mind and being creative is not something you can retire from as it is the way we are built.”
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THE CHAIR DESIGNER II the story of Holger Drews from FLOW MEDIA on Vimeo. Holger is a character. He lived a high-paced, fully emerged life in the 60′s and 70′s as one of the key figures in the danish Hippie movement, but his real passion always stayed his love for furniture design and his work with wood.
His story is a story of a life lived in the extremes, a story of passion and deep thoughts on the meaning of life.
Production by FLOW MEDIA
Simon Sticker & Emile Carlsen
Original Score by Emile Carlsen
Such a beautifully crafted instrument with an unbelievable process, but as the saying goes “if it’s worth doing it’s worth doing right!”
The Art of Making, Alma Flamenca from Deep Green Sea on Vimeo.
Pieces of wood, love, knowledge and 299 hours of work, condensed in a 3 minute film.
Directed & VFX – Spiros Rasidakis, Dimitris Ladopoulos
Director of photography – Nikos Mexis
Editing – Yiannis Kostavaras
Sound design – Nikos Tsines
Guitarist & composer – Edsart Udo De Haes www.edsartudodehaes.nl
Guitar maker – Vassilis Lazarides www.lazaridesguitars.com
Visite el sitio oficial en www.theartofmaking.net
A great short talking to Basics09 in Berlin and what influences them.
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typesetting // Episode 2: Basics09 – Berlin from Mat Budelman on Vimeo.
Video for typesetting // Episode 2: Basics09 – Berlin
Editing: Mat Budelman
Post-production: Mat Budelman
Audio: Mat Budelman
Footage: Donovan Brien
Music by motionless (motionlessmusic.com)
To see more of Basics09′s fantastic work, visit www.basics09.de
FURTHER I from Edwin Europe on Vimeo.
This video shows some of the inhouse teachings here at The Narrative.
It starts with an idea, a design of a product that the creator believes in but that idea/design will only go so far. It is at this point where the branding and messaging starts.
The key factor of branding is The Narrative, to get people to engage with your story thus helping them to engage with your product. Because with out The Narrative they’ll just be another pair of jeans.
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