Frankfurt-based illustrator and designer Nadine Kolodziey is a visual communicator of brightly formed shapes and character whose work we’ve championed previously. Working from her studio in Frankfurt on personal work alongside travelling to work at Hort in Berlin, Nadine is a prolific creative full of colourful talent.
Recent projects from Nadine include impressive commissions from Google 25 with Die Zeit and YouTube. Both companies employed her collage-esque illustrational style, with her primary colour choices producing instantly eye-catching work. For Die Zeit, Nadine created work “about the generation of the reunion of east and west Germany in 1989,” she explains. “I was selected as a graphic artist, born around that time asked to illustrate different aspects of the Post-Unification-Generation.” The work that followed considered the possibilities for learning and development, addressing the theme of reunion, “made of hand cut plastic, melted together in a heat press”. For YouTube, Nadine worked on their creators issue a printed book translating fan based comments from top Youtube bloggers into artworks.
Nadine has additionally been transferring her illustrated design works into three dimensional pieces in Selfie Park inspired by how “everyone likes to go for a walk. Strolling around with no predicted aim to relax and find inspiration in constant, non-directed movement,” the designer tells It’s Nice That. “My thought was, do we stroll in the park in a similar way to how we scroll through the internet and instagram?” Therefore, the Selfie Park is a graphic-based installation, a handmade artificial park enabling the user to take a physical stroll in graphic surroundings.
Nadine’s next project with be a solo exhibition at Patina Art Cafe, Tokyo, a residency in Halle, and work within the new Salto Mag. Alongside her already hectic schedule, the designer has begun lecturing about her work in Eindhoven and Berlin.
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