The London-based design studio Hi-ReS! (Handsome information – Radical ent-ertainment Systems!) was founded by Alexandra Jugovic and Florian Schmitt in 1999. Over the last years, Hi-ReS! has established itself as one of the leading studios worldwide in the realization and implementation of sophisticated interactive commercial projects.
Best known for their bold and spirited design sense, Big Active have built a formidable international reputation in the areas of music and editorial graphics. Believers in the seductive spirit of collaboration, the London-based studio is associated with a number of influential illustrators and photographers. The creative synergy of these image-makers with the core design team is an essential part of Big Active’s aesthetic and way of working.
The fascinating beauty and inventive possibilities of hair is revolutionising the human body-extending filament into one of the most attractive mediums for creative experimentation in contemporary visual culture. Hair'em Scare'em documents this palpable trend into a visual sourcebook that presents a captivating collection of hairy works in graphic design, photography, illustration as well as interior design, fashion and jewelry design.
23 fairy tales are lovingly illustrated by Gestalten favourites. Childhood friends such as Hansel and Gretel or Cinderella are featured in addition to less well-known but no less wonderful protagonists. The visual updates underline the relevance and timeless language of these all-time classics.
Liebevoll bebildert von Gestalten-Favourites, verdeutlichen und unterstreichen die neu untermalten Klassiker wie Hänsel und Gretel, Aschenputtel und Rumpelstilzchen, aber auch weniger bekannte wie Jorinde und Joringel oder Gevatter Tod, Aktualität und zeitlose Sprache dieser All Time Classics.
Stripes, numbers, colors, and logos – the graphic visual look of a racecar has to stand out from all the others as they go zooming by. Most people don’t know that racing cars from the likes of Porsche, Ferrari, Maserati, and Lotus were given their looks not by marketing strategists or designers, but by pure chance. Go Faster is a collection of over one hundred examples of racecar design that documents the carefree anarchy in which they were created.
Youth culture and brands have always had a convoluted relationship both influencing and feeding off each other alike. The term “gepflegt krass” is German slang used mainly by youth culture for awesome or cool. Gepflegt:KRASS takes youth culture and the visual culture of brands as a starting point to investigate this complex correlation and incisively analyses the multifaceted dynamic of branding culture.
The occupation of space is a trend that can currently be recognized in many creative fields. While furniture and product design were once largely driven by classical industrial and interior design, these disciplines are now also being shaped by the visual culture of graphic design and high-tech production processes. These new influences are contributing to the creation of furniture and interiors that go beyond anything previously designed or imagined.