Iain McIntosh is a prolific illustrator. He is probably best known for his work for several whisky brands, but his crafted, timeless, often witty illustrations make up a diverse portfolio.
The magazine this year will be taken on a personal level, a piece that the Poool Team hope to offer to people as something that they want to keep forever. Packed with interviews with Casey Neistat, Patrick Clair and Oliver Jeffers and features by Studio Blup, Bartholot, Conrad Roset and many more. The magazine’s cover will be designed exclusively by Si Scott and will come with a poster designed by Noelia Lozano.
The mag will be exclusively available to all attendees of the OFFF Barcelona on May 15th – 17th.
East London design collective Bread have been working together since 2011. Creating a wide variety of projects that range from adorning artwork across London’s most iconic architecture to collaborating on their own Lacoste boot.
Oh and for our Hackney based readers, some of you might recognise their very special ‘The Walls Have Ears” mural that spread for 100 metre’s around Hackney Wick, the leading walk to the Olympic Park in East London.
I caught up with Luke from Bread to find out a little bit more about the past and the future…
“In early 2013 we set about planning a series of not-for-profit projects that challenge the norm. Like most agencies our business is built on collaboration, and this forms the foundation of our first project.
100/100 is a live collaborative experiment between the public and a carefully selected group of 100 artists, illustrators, designers and writers whose work we admire.
Our friends at The Liverpool Craft Beer Co. have brewed us our very own beer. A beautifully balanced 5% wheat beer, made from blood oranges, coriander seeds, Belgium candy and a variety of hops.
In December we asked the public to help name our beer. Out of 1,000 entries we have shortlisted 100 names from our online naming tool and now 100 collaborators are creating 100 unique labels for each.
100 bottles, 100 names, 100 collaborators, 100 unique identities.”
Mild-mannered illustrator and FFF contributor Edward McGowan by day. Super side project alter ego Parko Polo by night.
French image maker Benoit Challand focuses on digital art, 3D illustration and typography. The level of detail in some of these are pretty incredible.
There is also a great interview with Mr. Olins on Design Boom.
Barcelona-based graphic design studio Atipus have a new portfolio online packed with excellent work of a variety of media and fields, ranging from brand identity to packaging or web services.
Oh no? Oh Yes! On the 9th May Out The Box goes into its 7th round. This time Edelstall have teamed up with the Kestnergesellschaft in Hanover to bring the event to a larger audience. To warm up the new venue we’re bringing Bauhaus-University young-guns Yoshiko Jentczak, Viola Kristin Steinberg und Julia Wagner, collectively known as »Oh No Oh Yes« to talk about things.
For those of you who have never heard of Out The Box, it’s a talk format where we ask talented speakers to come and chat about objects we place in a box in front of them. The speaker doesn’t have a clue as to what will be in the box, providing the audience with a completely unpredictable, unscripted and unrehearsed impression of the speaker.
So far we’ve had the likes of Eike König, Deutsche & Japaner, Mario Lombardo, Andreas Uebele and Willem Stratmann visit us in Hannover.
Tickets and more Informationen: www.outtheboxevent.de/next-event
Ustwo just released Monument Valley, a mobile game inspired by the work of M.C. Escher, where architecture from around the world is the main character. Guided by silent Princess Ida, the game is an exploration of mysterious monuments, hidden paths and optical illusion.
“We set out to create an interactive experience in which every screen is a piece of art worth hanging on a wall.”
The game features exquisite buildings and structures that encourages discovery and thought. The emphasis is on the environment, each stage of the game was thought as a graphic design piece of art and a medium of cultural significance.
Last week saw BCNMCR (sponsored by Shillington College and organised by designer Dave Sedgwick) take place across Manchester, including a day of talks from Barcelona studios SOLO, TOORMIX, LAURA MESEGUER, ATIPUS, CLASE BCN, and TWO POINTS. A total of eleven studios (including FFF favourites Alex Trochut and Brosmind) are involved in this years free exhibition at Northern Quarter venue Twenty Twenty Two (formerly 2022NQ), which opened on March 27 and runs until April 23rd, with most designing exclusive new work especially for the show. A few of us from FFF descended upon the city to see what we could learn from our European friends in the beautiful setting of the Halle.
Needless to say, the talks were brilliant – full of humour, insight and passion.
‘Lore of the North’ is an Arts Council funded project and book by Lord Whitney that explores Yorkshire myths and folklore, with lettering by Amy Rodchester, illustration by Tommy Davidson and photography by James Rhodes.
The book and map are available to purchase online if you’re a fan of the mythical and mysterious.
Liking some of these clever identities from Telling Stories in Manchester.
If you’ve been enjoying Patatap as much as we have, it’s well worth checking out creator Jono Brandel’s blog where he talks about the process and motivation for creating it, as well as showing some early renderings.
The motivation behind Patatap is to introduce the medium of Visual Music to a broad audience. Artists working in this field vary in discipline but many aim to express the broader condition of Synesthesia, in which stimulation of one sensory input leads to automatic experiences in another.