graphics alive |
hong kong |
march 2006 |
p.6, pp.95-97, p.141, p.162 |
The book includes our entire stereohype
clothing range and some of our B.I.O.
series button badges.
How graphic-design has entered our lives. A wide-ranging survey showing
how graphic designers & illustrators are applying their skills
in variety of fields. From sneakers to t-shirts, from wallpapers to
toys, from furniture to household products, from big to small, from
head to toe.
A world of graphic arts appearing on our daily items –
From fashion, toys, furniture, to household products, featuring design
by more than 70 ingenious artists from around the world.
A new graphic arts world is appearing in our lives. Graphic design
is everywhere, touching everything we do, everything we see, and everything
we buy. The current state of the graphic design industry is a bustling
one. Graphic design is no longer the supporting character, but the
leader in designing the visual tone of any brand or any product. Every
day the effort becomes more and more challenging for today’s
graphic designers to envision and create unique designs with powerful
messages to compete with the multitude of ads that seep into our daily
In this book, we talk about graphics that create some kind of relationship
with us. It is not only a relationship between audience and the entity,
like we would get from reading a book or seeing a poster, but also
a relationship with our lives. This relationship encompasses all the
design disciplines - including fashion design, architectural design,
industrial design, interactive design, etc. Most of us can recognize
the value of good design in major undertakings such as building a
house; few of us give it much thought in our daily items. Graphics
that appear in our daily living and our surroundings are very often
mostly neglected or forgotten. To a lot of people, design is like
a trend, but rather an art of making objects look beautiful. It is
true that many designers are going under the trend, however, good
design isn’t reliant on anything. It can be made with tools
on a computer; it can be made with fabric; it can even be made by
a paper box that people are going to dump.
Discover the omnipresent power of living graphic design around you.
From big to small, from head to toe, the survey comprises of study
of top international brands to unique projects by design experts and
also up-and-coming designers.
Akinori Oishi, Angela Lidderdale, Antoine+Manuel, Asteria, BIC, Birgit
Amadori, Boris Hoppek, Carmen Garcia Huerta, Chillichilly, Container,
Dave White, Diana Dart, Dibone, Dustin Amery Hostetler, e-Types, eBoy,
eP, Evah Fa, FL@33, Friends With You, fuseproject, Geneviève
Gauckler, Grotesk, Hanna Werning, House Industries, JB, Jeremy Ville,
Jody Barton, Jon Burgerman, Joshua Longo, Kinpro, Klaus Happaniemi,
Koa, Maja Sten, Marc Atlan, MASA, Michael Sans, Miki Amano, Multistorey,
MusaCollective, Naughtyfish, National Forest, Neasden Control Centre,
Niko Stumpo, Panagrafik, Pandarosa. PKMlta, Potipoti, Raoul Sinier,
REBEL8, redstr/collective, Rinzen, The Ronin, Sarah Chihat, ShuffleArt,
Shufflesome. SpY, Stefan Marx, Stephanie Wenzel. Stephen Bliss, Suso33,
Syrup Helsinki, TADO, Toyculture.com, Trafik, Tsang Kin-wah, Vault49,
Viagrafik, Yacada, Yummi Design, Zedz