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Announcement for December 14th, 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

December 11th, 2019

The FL@33 end of year round-up: 2019 Newsletter (#8) is out now featuring new work, out-of-studio-action and new product releases.

December 10th, 2019

We are very happy to announce that FL@33's Tomi Vollauschek has been appointed for a 5th year running to be visiting lecturer as part of a 2020 design residencies at ECV Lille in January and ECV Bordeaux in February – for the first time in both French cities within one year.
Tomi will run a 5-day master class workshop in Lille and workshops for graphic design students from year 2 and 3 in Bordeaux where he will also give an evening lecture. See details in our Exhibitions etc section and documentations of previous workshops and design residencies here

December 9th, 2019

Looking back at 2019 this Fleabag chair picture from September created a bit of a highlight a few months ago – so we finally decided to post it here at flat33.com, too.
___ FL@33's Agathe Jacquillat took this photo minutes before Phoebe Waller-Bridge appeared on stage to perform her award-winning one-woman play Fleabag in London's West End. We posted it on Instagram that night and received an email within hours from her personal assistant to let us know that Phoebe Waller-Bridge found the theatrical atmosphere Agathe captured 'AMAZING'.
___ And we were still over the moon from just seeing the brilliant play... Prints are now available on demand.


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 30th, 2019

AIGA Eye on Design article about FL@33's sister-company Stereohype celebrates its 15th birthday, by Emily Gosling.

November 29th, 2019

Digital Arts article These are the best badges of 2019 written by Neil Bennett about FL@33's sister-company Stereohype and its 15th anniversary, how we run and judge our design competition – and a few words about the winners of this year's 15th annual Button Badge Design Competition (2019).

November 28th, 2019

NooooooooOOOOOO – All the Likes we collected via our AddThis website plugin were unfortunately deleted when we added a secure SSL certificate to flat33.com this month. While we are now able to show off our hopefully at least somewhat reassuring 'closed padlock' symbol in our browser window – our share counts do seem to be lost for good. Thanks for sharing some FL@33 love – so we get our Likes back!
___ Picture credit: Our Mind-blown custom emoji for the FL@33-designed book The Story of Emoji.

November 9th, 2019

FL@33's annual design initiative B.I.O. (By Invitation Only) Button Badge Series just went into its 19th round and was released by FL@33's graphic art label Stereohype. Button badges, 15th anniversary gift boxes and many of them were also released as Fine Art Prints for the now 409-strong Button Badge Motif Print edition. This year FL@33 invited Babette Wagenvoort, Ciarán Meister, David Petzold, Émilie Chabridon, John Dowling, Lea Wülferth, Matt Jones, Nicola Hockley, Stewy and Struktur Design.
___ B.I.O. Series 19 features 44 badges including FL@33's vinyl-centric 45rpm Adaptors artworks. Now available at stereohype.com as part of their growing and already 1539-strong button badge collection by 500+ hand-picked talents from around the world. Do also check out the other annual FL@33 initiative – Stereohype's 15th annual Button Badge Design Competition – winners have just been released, too.

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 19th, 2019

The FL@33-designed Soul Boy logo has been screen-printed on carefully sourced organic cotton T-shirts for new London-based sportswear brand.

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

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.


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