No typography, no images, no color — just paper. These were the rules for the first PAPER PASSION workshop I held at Singapore’s renowned NTU School of Art, Design and Media, earlier this year. The goal was to explore and visualize the essence of paper. What intrinsic qualities does paper have that made it a source of inspiration through the millenia? And why is paper continuing to play a role in our daily lifes, even at a time where most of its practical benefits have been taken over by Facebook and Windows Office?… Read More >
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In March this year Peter Saville’s design for the Blue Monday sleeve celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of its release. Its many anecdotes are widely known; That its inspiration was a computer floppy disc, found in New Order’s recording studio as they embarked on ever more sophisticated computer-generated music. And that it was so expensive to produce each copy sold made a financial loss for Factory Records.The sleeve’s colourful edge design may initially have been presupposed as continuance of the floppy disc’s appropriation – assumed simply as techno-digital decoration necessary to complete a picture. Yet three months later when the band released their critically acclaimed second album, a colour chart on the back cover revealed to those who studied carefully; these eye-catching arrangements conveyed information. The transformation of Joy Division’s legacy into New Order’s electronic new sound could not have had a more appropriately enigmatic start. Read more >
Little known outside the graphic design world, Richard Hollis is described as “the graphic designer’s designer” by Emily King, curator of the exhibition at Gallery Libby Sellers. A retrospective of his projects since the late 1950s, consisting of around one hundred items, all are —