Over the past few years we’ve swooned at the beautifully designed, endlessly imaginative work of Studio Swine, whose constant experiments in the field of sustainable design seem to yield nothing but desirable results. We became so infatuated in fact, that we decided to run a whole magazine profile on the duo in the Winter issue of Printed Pages, tracking them down to a temporary studio in east London to quiz them about their process and motivations.
They’d just returned from a yachting voyage into the North Atlantic Gyre, where they’d been harvesting plastic and turning it into furniture on board with the help of a custom-made device that remoulds materials with the magnified rays of the sun. Although they’d only been back on solid ground for a few short days, we managed to get them to scrub up for a photo shoot too.
Below are a selection of images from their shoot with photographer Tom Cockram that yielded too many great results to squeeze into our feature – a snapshot of a talented, and let’s face it, very photogenic, pair at work in their one-off workspace.
- Masoud Morgan on creating a sense of destruction and suspense in 3D typography
- "I felt I saw the world with different eyes": Jaimy Gail on photographing the concept of normalcy
- “Being open to different influences helps drive experimentation”: Dalbert Vilarino on his restless style
- Daniel Stuhlpfarrer melds phonetics, architecture, and iconography in his variable typefaces
- Mike Osborne’s images of Washington DC are a darkly comedic glimpse at American power
- Cigarettes, bums and plenty of stone: Meet digital artist Diego Sanchez Barcelo
- Graphic Design is Mental: Tips for looking after your state of mind as a designer
- Greta Grotesk is a typeface in homage to the teenage activist’s handwriting
- “Animation is now a must for posters”: Sunny Studio on design for the digital age
- Graphic designer Karolina Pietrzyk works exclusively through collaborations
- “The signs were completely radical”: Margaret Calvert looks back on her illustrious career
- A glimpse at the 226 Japanese posters on display at Stedelijk Museum