December 4th, 2019
Our contributions to Stereohype's FL@33-curated B.I.O. (By Invitation Only) Button Badge Series 19 that added 44 designs to the now 1539-strong collection. The designs were also applied to the more recently introduced Button Badge Motif Print edition that now features over 400 designs with commissioned artworks from talents we invite from around the world. FL@33 also contributes to these releases every year.
___ This time FL@33's Tomi Vollauschek created four minimal creations for vinyl lovers – a celebration of the good old 7" single record and various 45rpm Adaptors – the title of this set.
December 2nd, 2019
For a third year running FL@33 contributed a typographic interpretation to a calendar and design compendium by Italian paper company Fedrigoni. The project page is now live. See our Fedrigoni 366 (2020) contribution project page here, the documentation of recent launch event here previous FL@33 designs for Fedrigoni here.
November 28th, 2019
We now have a fancy SSL certificate for flat33.com and are in the process of updating all our embedded Vimeo files that went BOOM in the process. Please bear with us while we are updating dozens of individual code snippets accordingly so that you can enjoy all our moving image work again throughout the website. Update: Vimeos and QuickTimes are up and running again.
___ Unfortunately it does also appear that we – at least temporarily – lost all our social media likes on individual project pages even though AddThis claimed this would not happen. We will try to recover everything. In the meantime please help us and click like and/or share when you do see something you appreciate. Thank you! 8)
November 23rd, 2019
Yay! Stereohype will come out of its virtual online shell again this Christmas to meet real people in real life. This promises to be socially awkward – yet fun! Please come and visit us again this year! We will have a scrumptious double-length Stereohype / FL@33 stand at the House of Illustration Winter Fair 2019 that takes place on Saturday, 14 December, 11am–5pm.
___ It's indoors again this year – inside the entrance area of the Granary Building, The Crossing, Central Saint Martins next to House of Illustration, King's Cross, London, 2 Granary Square, N1C 4BH.
___ We will post a documentation here afterwards. See our two stands from 2018 here and here. We offer smiles and direct eye contact for all. Follow the squirrel and the silver helium balloons (and ask for a free copy of our book Stereohype 2004–2014). In the meantime please find more info at houseofillustration.org.uk
November 8th, 2019
We posted a documentation of yesterday's private view launch exibition of Fedrigoni 366 – calendar 2020 and design compendium– that also includes this year's FL@33 contribution. The event was a private view that took place in London's Protein Gallery.You can see the 2018–2020 FL@33 designs Fedrigoni here.
October 18th, 2019
On 7 November 2019 the launch exibition will take place of calendar 2020 and design compendium Fedrigoni 366 – that also includes this year's FL@33 contribution. It's a private view event but we will post pictures here soon after the exhibition at London's Protein Gallery. The design contributions are all still top secret but you can see previous FL@33 designs here.
September 6th, 2019
Our call for entries campaign 2019 for Stereohype is in full swing. Many origami squirrels later and we find ourselves very close to the deadline to submit designs to the 15th annual Stereohype Button Badge Design Competition. The deadline to submit is Monday night 9 September 2019.
____ Expecting hundreds of submissions from around the world again the 23-strong judging panel is looking forward to seeing this year's submissions. The Jury includes FL@33 and other badge-loving writers, previous winners and hand-picked artists and designers.
September 5th, 2019
The first batch of one inch button badges for London-based Soul Boy. T-shirts are currently being screen-printed and we will post more pictures featuring the FL@33-designed type treatment for this new sports merchandise brand.
August 26th, 2019
Bye bye nature and fresh air. We are back in London again after time abroad to work but also relax, breathe fresh air and recharge.
___ We are now officially back in the studio and open for business. Graphic Design: FL@33, Graphic Art products: Stereohype
August 16th, 2019
Following our contributions to the 2018 and 2019 editions of the 365/366 calendar project FL@33 was invited again this year by Italian paper company Fedrigoni to contribute a visual interpretation of a randomly allocated day of the year (2020).
___ This is a work in progress detail of the visual by FL@33 that will form part of the calendar and design compendium Fedrigoni 366 (2020).
July 12th, 2019
The excellent design blog Creative Boom features the new identity FL@33 developed for Location 68 – a consultancy for bespoke golfing experiences.
June 18th, 2019
Just sent out to subscribers, collaborators, supporters and clients: the new extra long and comprehensive catch-up FL@33 Newsletter #7 celebrating FL@33's 18th birthday!
___ Today we finally catch up with recent and new FL@33 work, workshops, lectures and press. Please find previews and links below including a beautiful visual identity project for Location 68 – a new consultancy for bespoke golfing experiences. There is also type treatment for Soul Boy, elegant 15th Stereohype anniversary packaging design, rainbow origami squirrels and badge and print artworks for graphic art label Stereohype, illustrations for Royal College of Art's RCA Secret and paper company Fedrigoni and workshop / lecture activities for ECV Lille.
June 17th, 2019
New FL@33 work: type treatment for Soul Boy – a soon-to-be-launched merchandise brand for Miragushi Tennis – a fitness business run by tennis coach and personal trainer Marvin Bramble at the at Barbican's Golden Lane Sport and Fitness in London. Colour variants are now being developed, top-quality garments are being sourced and the first Soul Boy range of T-shirts and badges is due to be released later this year...
June 14, 2019
Check out our Instagram channel where we post observations, happy accidents, really beautiful things and the odd ugly gem – all sorts of shenanigans in other words – that will not be posted at flat33.com.
___ Currently we are in the process of going through our old work archives to make space for newer items. Before they go into the shredder with the rest of piles of ancient print-outs and files we check for the odd gem of course and post them on Insta (@flat33studio). Here a post from today:
The things we keep... An early dummy and final edits with comments and corrections of the original English edition of our book Postcard and the French and German translation we also checked. The Spanish were on their own.
June 4th, 2019
New FL@33 work for Stereohype: elegant matchbox-style gift boxes with foil-blocked mascot squirrel motif in rose-gold for a whole new level of Mmmmh!
___ Stereohype will be celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. To mark this milestone the graphic art label and online boutique decided to shift gear and up its game by introducing a new sophisticated way to package Stereohype's beautiful button badge collection. All Stereohype customers will from now on receive their online orders in one of these gift boxes.
May 20th, 2019
Today the latest FL@33-designed campaign was launched featuring quite a few lovingly folded origami mascot squirrels and calling for entries to the 15th annual Stereohype Button Badge Design Competition.
____ Stereohype is the studio's sister-company – graphic art label, online boutique and platform for artists and designers from around the world and this competition always attracts many hundreds of similarly international submissions.
___ Like every year the over 20-strong judging panel also includes FL@33 and Stereohype co-founders Agathe and Tomi together with badge-loving writers, previous winners and hand-picked artists and designers.
___ The deadline for submissions is at the end of September 9th, 2019. If you would like to know more about the contest please visit stereohype.com for submission and artwork guideline.
April 26th, 2019
We run Masterclass workshops and give lectures at ECV Lille and ECV Bordeaux every now and then and sometimes we welcome some of their students when they are in London. This great bunch from ECV Lille popped to visit us at our FL@33 / Stereohype HQ. Always a pleasure! Photo by Sébastien Delobel and Anna-Marie Porreca.
March 21st, 2019
FL@33's Agathe Jacquillat and Tomi Vollauschek created three postcard artworks for the annual exhibition and fundraising event RCA Secret 2018 in London. A selection of Agathe's Road Works photographs joined Tomi's #loadingmuseum postcard contributions: screenshots of news clips with the loading / streaming icons that look like monocles and nose rings or beards positioned on the faces of politicians. Happy accidents frozen in time as one-off art postcards. Funny that these politicians are not exactly known for supporting the Arts but here they are generating money for Royal College of Art students.
February 19th, 2019
January 30th, 2019
Evening lecture by FL@33's Tomi Vollauschek talking about FL@33 and Stereohype activities, experiences, tips and tricks. The talk forms part of a 5-day FL@33 design residency at ECV Lille (École de Communication Visuelle / School of Visual Communication) also including a FL@33 master class workshop and a surprise raffle / tombola after the talk.
January 28th, 2019
Just took a quick snapshot secretly of a surprise poster for the FL@33 talk on Wednesday that ECV Lille made.
January 28th, 2019
FL@33 design residency 2019 – Tomi Vollauschek, co-founder of FL@33 and Stereohype will be in France this week to run another of his inspirational five-day-masterclass-workshops with FL@33 talk at ECV Lille – École de communication visuelle. The evolving workshop covers aspects of design thinking, design process and design philosophy and aims to inspire students to develop their own strong voice through experimentation and personal projects. See documentations of previous FL@33 workshops here: 2013 at MICA in Baltimore, 2016 at ECV Lille and 2017 and 2018 at ECV Bordeaux. This year's documentation with dedicated page.
January 2nd, 2019
We wish you a healthy, happy and creative 2019!
December 24th, 2018
*** Happy holidays from all at the temporary FL@33 HQ. ***