Author Archive: Rebecca Fulleylove

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Rebecca joined us as an editorial intern after studying at Norwich University College of the Arts. She originally wrote for the site between March and June 2012 and returned in May 2015 as an editorial assistant.

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    On Sunday 7 June, Studio Moniker launched Place a Stone, a participatory memorial for the 31 people who died in Dam Square, Amsterdam on 7 May 1945. Despite the German occupation of the Netherlands ending, many towns and villages had yet to be liberated. Crowds gathered in Dam Square to celebrate, but German marines still in the area began shooting into the crowd from a balcony above the square. The motives behind the shooting still remain unclear but it was a tragedy that shook Amsterdam and the Netherlands.

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    Any fans of MasterChef series seven will remember winner Tim Anderson, the eccentric American whose final plates of food were, in his words, “a global extravaganza.” Following the dream of amateur cook to big-time chef, Tim’s got a successful cookbook out and it’s been designed by Charlotte Heal, one of our Here 2015 speakers.

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    With her understated, cool approach, it’s clear that lookbooks for funky luxury brands are Spanish designer Ana Mirats’ niche. But it’s this AW14/15 catalogue for Italian brand Kocca that caught our eye with its summery pastels and playful typography.

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    It was in 2000 that photographer Monika Merva first had the idea for her project, The City of Children. “I moved to Budapest… [and] while brainstorming the subject matter with one of my cousins, she mentioned this place referred to as ‘Children City’. I was immediately interested,” Monika explains. A government housing facility for children in need of a safe place, Children City was not known for "letting outsiders in and so the photographer’s quest of gaining access began.

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    It’s all about the context for certain projects and it would’ve been easy to assume Portuguese illustrator André da Loba just wanted to shock with his taboo graphics. But these illustrations are taken from OBSCÉNICA: Contos d’Escárnio & Textos Grotescos and OBSCÉNICA: Bufólicas, a two part anthology that showcases the work of late Brazilian poet, playwright and novelist Hilda Hilst.

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    Living and working in Cologne, graphic designer Simon Roth has a wealth of strong poster work under his utility belt of design. Bright, punchy and bold, there are multiple nuggets of cool composition and imagery in his work. While there’s an air of familiarity to some posters, like the orderly type set against elegantly folded paper, his portfolio still has great variety. Many of his posters have been created for artist talks and exhibitions, with the Simultanhalle series he designed with Lisa Pommerenke standing out most to me. It’s great to see Simon’s uninhibited use of colour not just highlighting the event but roaring about it.

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    As a kid I had the kind of roller skates that neatly fitted over your shoes. It was like being given the gift of movement, no longer did I walk, I glided. I didn’t turn corners at right angles, I danced and whirled around them. It was a sad day when they’d been adjusted as far as they could go and no longer fitted me, and the hobby had to be relinquished to my childhood. But for a small group in San Francisco roller skating is a part of their daily life and it’s the focus of Daniel Soares’ film Totally Free.

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    For a while now designer, art director and author James Victore has been answering questions about life, love and work on Youtube, Burning Questions. Answering questions sent in by viewers he talks candidly about everything and anything, from the mundane to the conceptual, which makes for great viewing.

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    Designer Marta Gawin flexes her graphical muscles in this beautiful and thoughtful identity for last year’s Ars Cameralis Festival in Katowice, Poland, creating a look inspired by the sculptures of Auguste Rodin. For the look and feel of the arts, literature, music and film festival, Marta created flat silhouettes of Rodin’s works as the main graphic theme. 

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    William Cooper Mitchell’s images taken in Nicaragua are a beautiful insight into the Central American country. Shot in black and white on 35mm film, his photographs delve deeper than the average tourist’s snapshot. “Every year I try and escape the city… to shoot some images away from my commissioned work and live on the coast for as long as possible,” William says of his month-long trip out there. It’s this immersion into Nicaragua’s pace of life that is so mesmerising and personal about this series.

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    There’s a reason why black and white is still a strong combination. It doesn’t shout, always looks cool, and allows the design to speak for itself. It’s the reason I was so drawn to German studio Morphoria’s identity and exhibition design for DIE GROSSE Kunstausstellung NRW 2015

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    Like Hieronymus Bosch for the digital age, Croatia-based Sanda Anderlon’s monumental collages are fantastically detailed and intricate. Created on her computer by painstakingly editing thousands of images she’s found online, Sanda Anderlon has a knack for capturing the smaller moments on a large scale.

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    It was in summer 2014 that we last featured the wonderful illustrations of Barbara Dziadosz. Hailing from “a little town in northern Poland” the illustrator is currently finishing her studies in Hamburg, and with one scroll through her Tumblr it’s clear she’s been hard at work.

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    The power of colour and its ability to influence our visual language is fascinating. Using colours to signal change and progression is Australian studio Grosz Co. Lab and their identity for architecture firm Ascui & Co. Architect.

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    It’s Bank Holiday weekend and one of our favourite things to do is bake up a buttery storm and shove cakes into our loved ones’ pie-holes. To bake the perfect Weekender, the recipe is simple; three cups of amazing work, two cups of creative sweetener and one cup of Friday excitement, finished off with a dusting of whimsy from the world wide web. Bake for one hour at gas mark fun-time and you’ve got yourself a wholesome, well-risen Weekender cake. So indulge and cut yourselves a sexy slice because the Weekender is BIG on taste but LIGHT in calories!

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    For the past 30 years, Michael James O’Brien has photographed drag queens from around the world. His latest exhibition Girlfriend, on show at Liverpool’s international photography festival now, displays wonderfully glamorous images that encapsulate the freedom, majesty and spirit of drag culture.

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    One glance at Instagram or any interiors blog circa 2015 and it feels like marble, or at least cheap mimicries, are decorating homes everywhere. But there’s none of the ubiquitous “funky” accessory holders or dinnerware in Tomás Alonso’s marble-based project, Lines & Waves. Exploring pattern and stackability, Tomas’ interlocking tables are a thing of true beauty. Machine-milled grooves have been cut into the top and bottom of marble blocks creating objects that look like crinkled salami and giant McCoy’s crisps.

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    I’m all for a bargain but when I hear about people queuing up at 4:30am for the big Next sale every year I can’t help but sigh. Surely sleeping is more preferable to numb lips chapping in the wind as you stand next to other haggard shoppers? Even bigger than Next’s sale is Japanese department store Laforet HARAJUKU’s annual “Grand Bazar,” which has taken sale shopping to a new level.

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    Kate Prior’s bright, tongue-in-cheek and colourful illustrations have secured her commissions for The New Yorker , ASOS, Adidas and Pitchfork among others. Kate is currently working as an in-house illustrator for Urban Outfitters in Europe and the USA, but she still remembers drawing in more humble surroundings at her parents’ house, “as a way to keep me quiet.”

  20. Be_elastic_snap_list

    Bigger is always better they say, but when you live in a flat or anywhere that’s not a barn this is impossible, as far as furniture’s concerned. Days spent walking around furniture shops, friends’ houses and skips armed with a tape measure and a recurring sense of disappointment can become disheartening even for the most optimistic shopper. You’re left with a choice; either learn carpentry or buy a table that will give you bruised shins every time you squeeze past. But fear not, for product design company Be-elastic has created SNAP to end all your table-top woes.

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    Biannual magazine Paterre de Rois seamlessly weaves contemporary culture with relevant masterpieces from the past. The latest instalment, titled Rebellion, is a hot mix of punchy, full-bleed images, engaging copy and an assortment of paper textures. Editors Molly Molloy (fashion designer for Marni womenswear) and Gianni Tozzi (creative director for FutureBrand Milan) are passionate about print, and here Molly selects five books that proudly sit on their bookshelf. Informing their work past and present, these publications have provided guidance, inspiration and visual delight in one form or another for the pair.

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    Step aside anyone who’s ever made a tutorial video before because THIS is how you really do it. This slick guide MINI has created with Paris-based Ill-Studio to introduce augmented reality (AR) to the masses turns tutorials into an artform. Another Reality shrewdly satirises popular science shows of yesteryear, mimicking the aesthetic seamlessly to introduce a concept many of us have heard about but don’t properly understand.

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    People-watching is a pastime of mine – the hellos and the goodbyes after two people have just met are my favourite moments, with clunky air-kisses and unnecessary waving being tell-tale signs of an awkward first meeting. If you’ve never got into staring at people going about their day-to-day business (why not?), Adrian Samson’s series Heatwave is a great place to start.

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    Ballsy, bizarre and a little bit racy, these Mexican pulp fiction book covers are fantastic fun and epitomise our need for a bit of weird naughtiness. The kitsch-factor is overwhelming as scantily clad women run away in terror, a man in purple spandex is surrounded by adoring cats and giant robots menacingly pick up shiny red cars.

    As part of an exhibition at New York gallery Ricco Maresca held earlier this year, the collection is a celebration of pulp paperbacks released in Mexico during the 60s and 70s. Many of the artists remain unidentified which is a shame as some of these are absolute gems. Without book titles, there’s no context for the artwork and we’re left with the ordinary and extraordinary crashing into each other in glorious fashion. According to Ricco Maresca, there’s a key difference between Mexican pulp art and the American pulp art coming out at the same time. As well as the drama and sauciness, much of Mexican pulp art prominently featured violence, sci-fi, psychedelia, and crime, making it all the more outrageous.

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    The buzz post-Olympics usually centres on the athletes, their achievements and the tirade of endorsement campaigns that inevitably follow. But what about the structures that house these magnificent quadrennial events? Often the stadiums and swimming pools have been purpose-built, but post-event many remain unused, abandoned or unimaginatively repurposed.

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    There’s a beautiful vividness to Gigi Rose Gray’s illustrations – reds are crimsons, blues are ceruleans and yellows have seeped into deep ochres. Gigi crops into the small moments and hones in on a handful of people or the facade of a building.

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    Danish studio Homework does luxury very well, so much so it’s like they’ve subtly crowned each project with a sprinkling of truffle shavings to make each one look even fancier. The monograph they’ve created for art pop provocateurs Fischerspooner is no exception with striking images bleeding into pristine white pages to create something truly handsome.

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    Shoes are functional. They keep our feet dry and safe from the elements but we have an ingrained desire to take the humble shoe beyond this purpose. We like to make them into objects we can admire, play around with and explore. For Spanish footwear brand Camper, this sense of fun is at the heart of what they do and we’re given a glimpse of this creativity in a new exhibition at the Design Museum. Life on Foot marks the 40 year anniversary of Camper and takes us on the journey from collection conception all the way to the shop floor.

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    There’s a bittersweet note to Therese Ottem’s identity for the New York City Opera. While the Swedish designer was working on the project, the company (which launched in 1943) unfortunately filed for bankruptcy and now no longer exists. But, chins up everyone and let’s appreciate the wonderful work Therese created for it anyway. Modern and fresh, the colour palette dances within the soft waves used throughout the identity. Therese manages to balance the elegance and high culture expected at the opera with the innovative and contemporary work the company was known for perfectly. The bold initials are striking and I love how they trip gracefully off the edges of gift bags and banners.

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    With beautiful composition and a real elegance to his work, Paris-based Tom Haugomat’s portfolio is like taking a sophisticated stroll in your Sunday best. While his style feels familiar, Tom’s ability to execute his images to such a smart finish separates him from the others so it’s no surprise his work has appeared in numerous magazines. Having started his career as an animator, Tom’s love for illustration soon took over, enabling him to develop his own style. A wonderful graininess and pared-back colour palette is used in each of his illustrations, and the way Tom plays with space and the figures within the image creates an atmospheric and compelling story.

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    Coming up with new ways of doing things is pretty hard, especially in our culture of instant gratification where we’re bored within 30 seconds if it doesn’t make us gasp in amazement. So when I saw Stark Films’ video for FontFont, I was bowled over by the imagination used to inject some fun and flair into their launch of new online typefaces.

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    Originally from Barcelona and now working in Finland, Magoz’s portfolio is a colourful jaunt through his editorial illustrations, which have appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines and adverts around the world.

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    The confined chaos within Astrid Korntheuer’s images hits you instantly, as though the vibrant disorder is actively trying to push its way through the edges of the photograph. The series titled Natures Morte (Still Life), was conceived by photographing 25 square metre installations the German photographer made herself using various materials to create a man-made forest of jumble.

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    Mark Lazenby is the go-to guy for collage that just works. We last featured the artist two years ago and since then his portfolio of pieced together artworks has exploded with even more impressive works and a real exploration of materials and collage techniques.

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    I’m known for my sweet tooth and ability to consume an obscene amount of cakes, sweets and biscuits in one sitting, so it’ll come as no surprise that I was instantly drawn to Will Cotton’s sugary scenes of candy-laced lands.

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    Featured back in January, Barcelona-based studio Querida has had a busy few months churning out more of its stylishly colourful and well-considered design work. One of its latest projects is this catalogue for Spanish opticians, Optiques Prats which takes the form of an incredibly stylish magazine catering for the optically challenged.

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    Identity is a hot topic these days especially with social media adding to the frenzy and completely blurring the lines between who you are and how you want to be seen. So Ricardo Ferrol and Johannes Bauer’s book created for their bachelor’s thesis while studying at Hochschule für Gestaltung Schwäbisch Gmünd in Germany and is a refreshing take on what identity means.

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    There’s a wonderful, undulating beauty to Alain Delorme’s series that initially tricks the viewer into thinking they’re seeing flocks of starlings choreographing themselves against iridescent skies. On closer inspection though, rather than capturing mass avian movements the Parisian photographer has replaced them with a myriad of plastic bags.

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    These photographs in the latest issue of the ultra-slick men’s fashion mag, Arena Homme+, are so incredibly perfect, never have I felt so giddy at the combination of slouched, neutral knitwear and ambiguous, colourful props.

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    With a portfolio bursting with fashion, editorial and portrait photography, it’s no surprise Tung Walsh’s client list is constantly growing having shot for big-wigs including A.P.C, Dolce and Gabbana, BON and W magazine among others. Capturing a mixture of models and famous folk, his style is cool, edgy and setting the standard in achieving that originality and freshness many photographers can only imitate.