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  • Kevin Magalhaes explores fashion as a narrative in stunning printed form

    In the 1990s, a radical change took place in the way of dressing. Fashion is crossed by the historical breaks of the time and a destructured style appears in some creators, offering an alternative to the functional or narcissistic consumption of clothes. Kevin Magalhaes associates this tendency to the notion of cynicism, which is perceived negatively and even morally condemned as the product of a Saturnian psychology, and even more the disease of a world that has ceased to believe. Cynicism is precisely trendy, in fashion. It would be in the air. It would even be the air we breathe. Yet, for Kevin, cynicism has something good; In its lucidity, it allows to go against the current. In this he participates in contemporary fashions, including dress. How does an outfit put a message through its supposedly negative presentation? The challenge for the creators is to show that fashion exceeds the clothing. That it is a vehicle of ideas and representations of society. And, beyond doubtless, a means of communication between men. A possible narrative that is the very condition of an artistic overcoming of cynicism.

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    20Sep
  • Conversas Rotterdam Publication by N/A Studio is an ode to slab

    "Conversas Rotterdam is a series of weekly informal meetings made so that we can get to know and discuss projects and interest. "  N/A Studio were invited to design the publication of the #71 - #80 series.  During the event, three Conversadores (those who talk at Conversas) bring something to share with the gathered group, for thirty minutes each. As the title suggests itself, Conversas (Conversations in Portuguese) aim at an equal set up from which both the Conversadores and the group should be able to profit. Events are open to all and the entrance is free.

    N/A Studio is a collective of two full-time graphic designers and part-time surfers from Portugal. They specialize in developing unique branding systems, editorial pages, and website designs.

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    20Sep
  • Jackson Green raves 90s style with his new project Real Bass Vol. 01

    "Real Bass Vol. 1: Welcome to tha Jungle" was a self-driven multimedia project inspired by the aesthetics of early 90s raves. It consists of a poster, a cassette with an hour-long mix on it, a longsleeve shirt, a zine, and several short promotional videos. The mix can be heard and purchased at www.yrface.bandcamp.com

    Yr Face represents the creative output of Jackson D. Green, a New York based designer working on his BFA in Packaging Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology. The work is predicated on radical experimentation and a reverent disregard for existing design.

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    *Text and images taken from Jackson Green's Behance account

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    15Sep
  • Au Chon Hin designs Macao's Fringe Festival in full color

    The Macao City Fringe Festival brings all kinds of artistic and creative works to the city, breaking the barriers of the traditional performance venues. Adopting the concept “All around the city, our stages, our patrons, our artists”, the Festival not only encourages the participation of artists, producers and artistic practitioners but also invite the general public to participate the festival as a venue provider.

    Au Chon Hin designed the 2017 Festival's identity in a brigh and colourful manner! 

    A young graphic designer born in 1990s, Au Chon Hin pays close attention to poster design and branding . His work is pithy and powerful.
    He has been selected to participate in several contemporary shows such as the 13th International Poster Biennial in Mexico, Golden Bee Moscow, Global Biennale of Graphic Design and GDC Graphic Design in China.

    Check out the project here and Au Chon Hin's work here

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    13Sep
  • Pentagram invite us to ACT,consider FACTS and reflect upon ART

    The Storefront for Art and Architecture hosted its Spring 2017 Benefit at the historic Federal Hall in Lower Manhattan. Pentagram designed the identity for the event, which featured the theme “Artifact,” inspired by the location and current politically charged moment. The graphics explore the concept of divisiveness and discord with type and image that seem to degrade, underscoring the dialectical struggle between facts and “alternative facts.”

    Support for the arts is under attack by the Trump administration, and Storefront called on its guests to “celebrate contemporary forms of practice that invite us to ACT, to consider FACTS, and to reflect upon the ART of architecture and design.”

    The location was essential to the theme. Federal Hall is an artifact itself, and the home of many foundational institutions of U.S. democracy. Originally constructed in 1700 as New York’s City Hall, the building served as the first U.S. Capitol, witnessed the inauguration of the first U.S. President, and hosted the ratification of the Bill of Rights by the First Congress. It has been a hub of debate and dialogue throughout the evolution of U.S. political history.

    Pentagram created an identity and materials for the event that capture the escalating discord across the political and media landscape while investigating the role of an artifact in this volatile climate. The graphics address issues of identity and authority with a jarring visual vocabulary that juxtaposes metal-cast blackletter typography—evoking historic documents and newspaper mastheads—with degrading bitmap letterforms and images that transform, break down and come together again.

    This year’s benefit honored the architect Denise Scott Brown, whose practice has pioneered the re-examination of existing urban forms, and Murray Moss, whose design and curation work, chiefly at his renowned store MOSS, has been formative in creating innovative objects (artifacts) from around the world. The event also launched New Artifacts, the first iteration of a new initiative called Storefront Editions that offers limited edition objects by Adam McEwen, LOT-EK and Moss with Lobmeyr.

    Pentagram collaborated with Storefront on a number of previous projects, including last year’s benefit and the exhibitions Closed Worlds, World Wide Storefront, and OfficeUS, the U.S. Pavilion at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale.

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    13Sep