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Hort @ KK Outlet

I have come across Hort’s work, specifically the Nike promotion ‘Witness’ with Lebron James. Basically an agency that really looks like that they still enjoy their work even though they are celebrating being 20 years old – reminds me of the energy of the work of Neasden Control Centre.

So it is great to see they have a free exhibition at the KK Outlet – (KesselsKramer) – found via the always on the money: It’s Nice That.

Exhibition Runs: 12 – 27 September over in Hoxton Square, N1

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Printout – Designing difference

First time that I have made it to a Printout event. What a great hour / hour and an half – organised and hosted by Jeremy Leslie (MagCulture) and Steve Watson (Stack). 3 interesting magazines given a showcase by their designers – (Winter / A magazine for all seasons, Talc and mono-cultur). Printout events (I think) focus just on magazines but any designer or non-designer, in any field, (basically everyone) for that matter should check these events out. Just £6.

My preference in terms of subject and design would be Winter (designed/created by Ana Lessing and Kevin Braddock) and mono-cultur (designed/created by Kai van Rabenau). Certainly will be making a trip to Magma (if they stock them) to get myself a copy.

Some poor questions from the audience (either too long winded/self-important or just plain drunk!) – ended the night – questions that I have thought of since – how far from the initial designs, layout is the finished product?, who is the audience for these magazines and who buys them?, why do the contributors give up their time for small independent magazines – do they get something from this? and lastly how long did it take to put together – (last question from Chung).

For a far more detailed commentary on the night, check out Steve Watson’s site.

(Can’t quite work out at 3 in the morning if Steve Watson’s – Stack is the same as Monocle’s – The Stack..?)

Filed under: Design, Magazine, Read, Reference, Shop, Talks, Visit, , , , , , , , , , , ,

Nike Training Club

Nike Training Club promo and app (which is free) seem to be all over my twitter feed – created by AKQA.

‘Your own personal trainer anytime, anywhere. Inspired by elite athletes and Nike expertise, the Nike Training Club app is an entirely new way to get fit. Customised workouts. Professional guidance and support. Your own music. Exclusive rewards. All in the palm of your hand.’

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Filed under: Advertising, Design, Graphic, UX design, , , , , ,

Designing News – Francesco Franchi

Designing News by Francesco Franchi – ‘In Designing News, award-winning editorial and infographics designer Francesco Franchi conveys his vision for the future of the news and media industries. He evaluates the fundamental changes that are taking place in our digital age in terms of consumer expectations and the way media is being used. The book then outlines the challenges that result and proposes strategies for traditional publishing houses, broadcasting companies, journalists, and designers to address them.’

Looks absolutely amazing. Published by Gestalten – yours for £45…seen via @MrMattWilleybook_featured_6

A short film from Franchi talking about the book.

Filed under: Design, Infographics, Read, Reference, Shop, , , , , , ,

Modernist typography – Vince Frost

Carlo Giannasca’s (partner of  Vince Frost) epic 94 slide presentation on ‘Modernist typography and the swiss grid‘. Nothing more to day than click away…

(Original post had this as Vince Frost’s- I stand corrected…)

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Nike – W+K

YESTERDAY YOU SAID TOMORROW – a random find on the web – really simple ad for Nike by Wieden and Kennedy (presumably the New York office) from a few years ago I believe. No glitz, no glamour – just straight-talking…

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Type Only – Unit Editions

Unit Editions (Tony Brook and Adrian Shaunghnessy) have a new book that is all about type.

Visuals from It’s Nice That.

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Converse

Converse’s latest ad campaign – SHOES ARE BORING WEAR SNEAKERS – is pretty special. Love the photography and overall feel of this work. Quite hard to find much information about the designers or photographer – possibly put together by Amplify?

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The Church of London

Been aware of The Church of London for a while – still own their Attack the Block issue from Mar ’11 – but just to remind myself of them and the really exciting design work they do with the magazine/publishing arena..

The work for Little White Lies (which is consistently great), Huck and Dainese Legends (only seen on screen) is worth checking out…LWL concept each issue is based upon the feature film (images below from TCOL). A selection of their work…

They also host events in their studio – 71a Leonard St

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Alex Fowkes

Work by Alex Fowkes for Sony – Sony Music Timeline.

Covering 150sqm – made from CNC cut vinyl…seen via Mr Cup (aka Fabien Barral)

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