Next up is a promo by one of last year’s Creative Futures, Robert Seidel. Robert shot this video for Zero 7 track Futures (featuring José González) in just two-and-a-half weeks using a variety of crushed objects. The video was sadly deemed too uncommercial to be used, with Duckeye commissioned to shoot a new version, but we think it is well worth a viewing.
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One of the most loaded questions any Londoner can ask another is the seemingly innnocent, “So, where do you live?”. In a city as property obsessed as London, divulging your address reveals far more than your post-code. In London, you are where you live.
Peter Dawson, of design studio Grade, recognises as much in his response (above) to a brief from the International Society of Typographic Designers. Dawson was one of 18 designers invited to take part in the ISTD’s My London/My City exhibition.
Here we go again. Today’s Observer Magazine proudly proclaims itself to be “The Design Issue” and yet, with wearisome predictability, we search its glossy pages in vain for any acknowledgement that design can, just sometimes, be about the organisation and dissemination of information and ideas. Unless, of course, those ideas are rendered in ruinously expensive polycarbonate.
Graphic design’s invisibility in the British national press long ago ceased to be a surprise. Now it’s just downright rude.