March 29th, 2023
Vive la Nouvelle Vague! Film posters, visual identity and social media campaign by FL@33 for the French short film 1961 featuring the new logo FL@33 also developed the cinematic homage to Jean-Luc Godard and the French New Wave.
___ The short film was entered to the 62nd edition of the 'International Critics' Week' (Semaine de la Critique – Cannes), the oldest parallel non-competitive section of the Cannes Film Festival. 1961 was also submitted to the Short Film Corner, a program at the Cannes Film Festival dedicated to promoting and showcasing short films.
March 28th, 2023
Produced in 2023 the short film 1961 pays homage to the late Jean-Luc Godard (1930-2022) and his cinematic tour de force. This bold minimal logo was developed by FL@33 for 1961 and its film title. Photographic logo variants take centre stage in the film's poster and social media campaign.
March 13th, 2023
Tomi Vollauschek hopped on a train from London to Cambridge today to give a talk with Q&A as part of the Type Talk series at Cambridge College of Art / A.R.U. Anglia Ruskin University.
___ 'A deep-dive into two decades of high-end graphic design practice'. Thanks for inviting FL@33 – especially in such great company – sandwiched in between the amazing Liza Enebeis / Studio Dumbar and Stereohype collaborator Paul McNeil / MuirMcNeil – all in the same month.
March 6th, 2023
It is a great pleasure to announce that FL@33's Tomi Vollauschek will be giving a talk with Q&A at A.R.U. Anglia Ruskin University / Cambridge College of Art on Monday, 13 March 2023.
___ Potential subjects, mentions and anecdotes might include experimental typography, the power of three, books, a bee, more books, an apartment 33, tower cranes, happy accidents, and Stereohype collaborations and button badges – lots of button badges – and a squirrel... Maybe even a raffle to win FL@33 goodies.
<3≈ March 2023
For a sixth time FL@33's Tomi Vollauschek contributed an annual typographic interpretation to this calendar and design compendium by Italian paper company Fedrigoni. See our latest Fedrigoni 365 (2023) contribution here and our many previous designs can be found via this link.
___ The special 2023 love-themed incarnation of this beautiful publication features a new design by Tomi, who was briefed to freely interpret and create an experimental visual for the number 3 – with his allocated calendar date being 3 March.
___ A big THANK YOU to TM and Fedrigoni for getting us involved again. It is as always our pleasure to be involved in such top quality collaborative projects like this.
February 24th, 2023
FL@33 work for Equity – The Boardgame. It all started with the playfully geometric logo we developed for educational boardgame Equity. The logotype is a carefully considered modular tool box and first glimpse into what will be the starting point for a flexible identity system. The game's prototypes are currently already in advanced test-playing and fine-tuning stages. More info on our new project page.
February 23rd, 2023
Update for Tomi's recent design residency at ECV Lille – Creative Schools & Community, France.
Without further ado we finally posted a second documentation this week – rather image-heavy with work by 24 design students: it's the recent inspirational five-day-masterclass-workshop FL@33's Tomi Vollauschek ran at ECV Lille.
___ Tomi's evolving workshop Personal Projects and the Power of Three was developed to encourage experimentation, appreciation of process but also to help students to embrace failure and provoke ‘happy accidents’. The workshop aims to help students find a voice and add more personality and emotion to their work as graphic designers and visual communicators.
___ Previous workshops, lectures and jury activities at ECV Lille / Bordeaux / Aix-en-Provence, France.
February 22nd, 2023
We finally posted a documentation today of the one night only exhibition that took place a couple of months ago to launch the Love-themed publication Fedrigoni 365 (2023). The calendar and design compendium once again includes a contribution by FL@33's Tomi Vollauschek. The event was a private view that took place in London's Hoxton Arches. You can see the 2018–2023 FL@33 designs for Fedrigoni here.
December 9th, 2022
Save the date! We had so much fun last summer that we do it again – we will be out there in the wild once more... Please come and visit our Stereohype / FL@33 stand at the Illustrators' Winter Fair on Saturday, 10 December 2022, where we will offer all our 1777 beautiful button badges and bring a few optional gift boxes along. Over 100 illustrators and artists will again be part of this beautiful (and free) event in London. 11am–5pm. It's indoors in the stunning ‘Crossing’ entrance hall to the Granary building on Granary Square, King's Cross, N1C. See our previous stands here. A documentation will be posted here.
December 7th, 2022
We are playing catch-up after the pandemic chaos and skipping two years of Fedrigoni 365 exhibitions. Later this evening will be the second launch exhibition this year – this time for next year's Love-themed Fedrigoni 365 – calendar 2023 and design compendium. As in all previous years this edition also includes a contribution by FL@33's Tomi Vollauschek. It's a private view event but we will as always post pictures at flat33.com after the exhibition here in London.
See previous FL@33 contributions here.
December 3rd, 2022
FL@33's annual design initiative B.I.O. (By Invitation Only) Button Badge Series just went into its 22nd round and was released by the studio's graphic art label Stereohype. New button badges, artist sets of four and seven in elegant matchbox-style gift boxes were launched. Many of these new designs were also released as Fine Art Prints for the now 500-strong Button Badge Motif Print edition.
___ The FL@33-curated series additions feature Alex Camacho, Atelier Works, Laurie Rosenwald, Marc Atkins, Rob Sanders and Stupendous.
___ B.I.O. Series 22 features 24 new 1"/25mm button badges including FL@33's seven All You Need... badges. Now available at stereohype.com as part of their growing and already 1777-strong button badge collection by 600+ hand-picked talents from around the world. Please also check out the other annual FL@33 initiative – Stereohype's 18th annual Button Badge Design Competition – winners have just been released, too.
December 2nd, 2022
FThe winners and shortlist of Stereohype's 17th annual Button Badge Design Competition (STBBDC) were just released. FL@33 has once again been part of the over 25-strong judging panel. Huge interest in the design competition run by FL@33's graphic art label and sister-company Stereohype resulted in 458 accepted submissions this year. Congratulations to all involved! The call for entries 2023 is due to be launched in spring. See the stats, winners and runners-up at stereohype.com.
December 1st, 2022
All You Need... is our latest contribution to Stereohype's FL@33-curated B.I.O. (By Invitation Only) Button Badge Series 22 that added 24 designs by hand-picked talents to the now 1777-strong collection. FL@33 also contributes to these releases every year.
November 16, 2022
FL@33 design residency 2022 – 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 at ECV Lille – Creative Schools & Community.
___ A documentation will as always be posted as soon as possible. Previous ECV workshops, lectures and jury activities at ECV Lille, ECV Bordeaux, ECV Aix-en-Provence, France.
September 9th, 2022
Islington just now. 🖤
One day after.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926–2022
September 5th, 2022
New extended deadline to enter the 18th annual Stereohype Button Badge Design Competition is 22 September 2022.
___ See Stereohype's dedicated competition page, where you find links to contest and artwork guidelines PDF and Photoshop PSD templates.
___ The FL@33 team and the rest of the jury panel look forward to seeing this year's entries.
July 21st, 2022
The latest FL@33-designed campaign was launched today, to announce the call for entries to the 18th annual Stereohype Button Badge Design Competition (2022).
___ Like every year the over 15-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. FL@33 will also develop the call for entries 2022 campaign further until the deadline and release of this year's winners.
___ We opted for an intriguing lo-fi glitch look this year, following 18 years of ever-changing attempts to lure interested talents into Stereohype's web. Last year's call for entries for example, was a fanzine-style lo-res xerox copy machine aesthetic, the year before saw our outdoor squirrel sculpture in action and the year before that we lovingly folded origami mascot squirrels. Over the years we developed fancy glitch themes and created animations, doodles and photographs, colourful but also restrained black and white designs. We really should start to collect them all on a massive project page. Maybe for Stereohype's 20th anniversary in two year's time...
____ 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.
___ The deadline for submissions is at the end of September 9th, 2022. If you would like to know more about the design contest and how to become part of our Stereohype family, please visit stereohype.com for submission and artwork guidelines – and Photoshop templates.
July 16th, 2022
Please come and visit us at the amazing Illustrators' Summer Fair 2022 today. Badges, T-shirts and prints – many of them designed by FL@33 – will be on offer for extra special non-online prices. We will have an extra-long Stereohype / FL@33 stand inside Granary Building, Granary Square, King's Cross, London, 11am–5pm. See our previous stands here. A documentation will be posted here.
April 6th, 2022
Meanwhile in beautiful Ardèche: news just in – our Stereohype party squirrel is doing just fine. #savethestereohypesquirrel
May 17th, 2022
This nice bunch of ECV Lille graphic design students just learned how to fold a Stereohype mascot origami squirrel (and listened to a little whirlwind FL@33 history-so-far presentation). There even was a raffle and lots and lots of books to look at. And magazines and postcards. And pretzels. Finally. Stupid pandemic...
March 24th, 2022
One of our fairly rare newsletters just went out to subscribers, clients, friends and supporters, offering sneak peeks into our newly set up studio space and links to new project showcases.
March 23rd, 2022
We are open for business again!
Graphic Design: FL@33
Graphic Art products: Stereohype
The new FL@33 / Stereohype HQ main studio space in the heart of London's Islington is now up and running. The first group of design students from ECV Lille, France, where Tomi runs frequent masterclass workshops, is already booked in for a London studio visit in May. This would have been impossible just a couple of weeks ago – but now it's full steam ahead again with exciting projects in the pipeline.
___ We are always curious to see other people's work spaces – especially design studios – and thought we share a few snapshots with you to show off our spanking new A0 plan chest that we are super-happy to finally have space for.
March 14th, 2022
Even more champagne!
It is done – at last. \/\/\/\ Waldruche de Montremy Champagne – a project that started in 2018 and that was delayed by the pandemic shortly before its penciled in launch in 2020, is now officially live and featured on our website. It's been such a long time in the making... We moved studio twice in the meantime... Have a look at this fascinating (and delicious) project – everything from product development, the FL@33-designed packaging, concept generation and visual identity, a champagne logo and a family shield redesign.