The Tokyo-based photography art duo Zoren Gold and Minori Murakami of Zoren & Minori translate their love for photography and art into spellbinding imagery by exploring free forms of photographic expression.
Nordic Youngblood is a compilation of previously unpublished work by sixty-six up-and-coming Scandinavian designers from various disciplines. The book features fresh material and is a must have for those who want to see where Nordic design is heading.
Non-Format is a London-based design studio comprised of the Norwegian Kjell Ekhorn and the Brit Jon Forss. This creative team has built a formidable international reputation with exceptional graphic design and illustrations that are strikingly innovative and fresh yet have a timelessness that goes beyond fleeting style trends.
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If one can identify any trend in today’s diverse design, it would be the new flirtation with geometrical forms and solid colours. The book that documents this development is accordingly called NeoGeo.
Basic forms such as circles, squares and triangles are being increasingly used in creative work. One sees crystalline structures, diamonds, rhombi, patterns and grid-like frames. Elements influenced by the psychedelic and OpArt of the 1960s and 70s are being combined with the acid colours of the late 80s.
Formed in 2000, visual design agency Neasden Control Centre work for anyone bright and daring enough to hire them - art galleries, ad agencies, book publishers, bars, clubs, charities, design agencies, shops, musicians and magazines. Sought after in London and beyond, their commissions have included Esquire, Big Issue, 4AD and MTV.
Narita Inspected, the seal of approval slapped on scanned luggage at Tokyo's Narita airport,places an x-ray focus on the capital's graphic design community.
"The naive is a childlikeness, where it is no longer expected." Friedrich von Schiller
A minimalist design vocabulary is currently being reinvented by a troop of young graphic designers who are rediscovering the stylistic elements reminiscent of classic graphic design such as silkscreen printing, classical typography, hand lettering, woodcutting and folk art and integrating them into their work. Naïve documents this extraordinary renaissance of Classic Modernism, from the 1940s to 1960s, in contemporary graphic design.