Friday, November 20, 2015

IdN Extra 12: ALIX #01 – Legendary Characters of the Alternative Culture

Legendary Characters of the Alternative Culture

ALIX presents you the legendary characters of the alternative culture, and also the scene newcomers, who are creating a whole universe apart from the establishment. Because, let’s not kid ourselves, the best things that happen around us are barely visible for the mainstream, and the majority of them don’t get any exposure in the main international showcases nor model in the Victoria’s Secret catwalk.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

IdN v22n4: Identity & Patterns

Pleasures & Pitfalls of Following a Pattern

Patterns are everywhere we look – on our clothing, building surfaces, interiors, branding, packaging… but when and how are they best incorporated into a design? The appeal of their usage is obvious, the repetitive elements bring with them a calming vibe, a sense of instant familiarity. But they can also create problems, especially when co-opted across a wide ID spectrum.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Makeshift #13: Healing Issue

A personal patch kit for the mind, body, and soul

This issue features sea-faring psychiatry, handmade hearing aids, and improvised maternity wards along the creative path toward healing. If you hit roadblocks in your own work, hack them, build around them, and make it better.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

IdN v22n3: Designer Typefaces

Which type are you – Trained or Instinctive?

Is there a downside to making your own lettering rather than commissioning a specialist or buying off the shelf? We ask 13 top designers for their views on this crucial question, illustrated by examples of their work.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

IdN Extra 11: Cercle – Conversations & Images on Insects

Insects – Conversations & Images

Appealing or revolting, insects undeniably remain the masters of the world, whatever people think. 80% of living beings are insects. Considered by some as parasites, pests or dirty, they are useful, organised and abound in colours and shapes. Small kings of contradiction, they could not pass by unnoticed. In this issue, insects were tasted, smelled, observed and even touched! A selection of viewpoints and practises that sway, crawl or fly over the upcoming pages. Lovingly collected, carefully observed or furiously exhibited for some, insects reveal themselves as temporal markers, work base, art material and solution for the future for others. Insects wreak havoc.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

IdN v22n2: Collective Studios

Collective Farming for Creatives

There is a growing trend away from the formal, hierarchical design studio towards loosely amalgamated peer groups often called collectives. We talk to nine such entities about the advantages of working this way.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Makeshift #12: Laws & Orders

You are the Sheriff around these parts now

This issue contains marriage detectives, self-made superheroes, and do-it-yourself gunsmiths finding creative paths toward justice. If you hit roadblocks in your own work, hack them, build around them, and make it better.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Adbusters #118: Manifesto for World Revolution

Field Guide to Virtual Warfare

Adbusters #118 is an incredible 160-page blast of our new Manifesto for World Revolution series — a tactical manual for fighting back against the capitalist algorithm that threatens the very essence of the human spirit. In the Field Guide to Virtual Warfare, we examine our possible futures in a landscape where technology has invaded every aspect of our political, economic and spiritual lives.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

IdN v22n1: Colour and Graphics

Nailing their Colours to the Mask

You’ll be stunned by this, probably our most colourful issue ever! We kick off with a major feature on 9 leading creatives who have made a name for themselves with their exuberant approach to colour. Read why — and how — they handle it.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

IdN Extra 10: buyMeDesign

IdN Extra 10: buyMeDesign Living Like A Designer

Designer products and items are all the craze these days. Although technically every product is crafted by a designer, what sets a designer product apart is the ability to transcend it’s own usability and functionality, perhaps even emanate its own character and style. In this special issue, we feature 160+ products from 38 designers and studios. From designer homeware and furnishings to everyday objects, wearable products and items to fashion accessories.