The world wide web, through Ill-Studio's eyes
Working across various disciplines including art direction, graphic design, photography, typography and motion design, Parisian multidisciplinary platform, Ill-Studio is currently exhibiting at London's KK Outlet…
The exhibition, entitled 72 Dots Per Inch, takes inspiration from the world wide web, and follows on from the studio's recent publication, Moodcyclopedia, an encyclopedic book of the studio's references and how these have influenced its work.
The show is chock-full of weird and wonderful found, doctored and collaged imagery – all found on t'internet and printed as a series of monochrome prints. The studio members have also taken photographs based on internet images but re-imagined off-line and shot in-camera.
Specially for the show, the studio has directed a video entitled Graphics Interchange Formats (still shown above) which takes the shape of a giant animated gif, that references and celebrates the amateurism of YouTube culture.
72 Dots Per Inch runs until March 31 at KK Outlet, 42 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6BP.
More details at kkoutlet.com
Find out more about the rich and varied work of Ill-Studio at ill-studio.com
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I'm such a huge fan of this studio and have loved their output for several years but I must say I was disappointed with this show. For me it felt like a whole lot of style over substance. I liked some of the work but for the most part it just felt like on trend, student hipster work. Peter Sutherland anyone? http://www.petersutherland.net/
Yes - I'd echo what Charlie has said. Didn't seem to be much in the way of originality. Very disappointed as I had high hopes for the show. Nic
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