July 30th, 2020
Congratulations to all RCA 2020 graduates! We were honoured to be invited to be part of a super-interesting Zoom webinar panel of Royal College of Art alumni to talk about tips and tricks and experiences to share with current students and this year’s RCA Visual Communication graduates. Introductions by: Richard Doust and Lol Sargent. Host: Michele Jannuzzi. Alumni: Mark Bonner, Michele Jannuzzi, Chrissy Levett, Hazel Macmillan, Morag Myerscough, Amelia Noble, Sophie Thomas and FL@33's Tomi Vollauschek. It was recorded and will hopefully soon be available to a wider audience. We’ll keep you posted.
July 3rd, 2020
Our move is going really well. We are up and running again. Wishing you a nice weekend! *:) + 8)
July 1st, 2020
Happy birthday FL@33! Today is our studio anniversary and we are moving to a new London address this week. Crazy times indeed. It’s been 19 years already that FL@33 started its space odyssey in 2001!
___ More info when this whirlwind is settling down a little... This is a scan of a mini Polaroid showing FL@33 founders Agathe and Tomi in 2001 at the Royal College of Art's Master of Arts graduation ball at the Ministry of Sound club in London.
June 28th, 2020
FL@33 goes penthouse (for a bit). In between houses for a few weeks: our move from London's Clerkenwell via Southwark, just behind Tate Modern, to beautiful Barnsbury.
May 15th, 2020
We are over the moon that the FL@33-designed Stereohype certification seal – that is embossed in Button Badge Motif Prints – is one of two designs featured in the new book Modern Heraldry: Vol. 2 by Counter-Print. The second design is a family crest we redesigned but can't talk about it yet as it wasn't officially launched because of the pandemic... Volume 1 was also reprinted at this occasion and also features two FL@33 creations.
___ The type of the Stereohype seal was set with a thinner weight so that it looks just right when pressed through the 310gsm Hahnemühle German Etching paper of the fine art prints. The D-pin and back of badge is life-sized – like the original 25mm/1" Stereohype badges.
May 5th, 2020
Sneak peak... Beautiful foil samples for our archive arrived today from the printers. The FL@33-designed project is still on ice because of the pandemic and we can not wait to share all the details. A substantial branding and packaging project we have been working on for ages... Soon, hopefully. #sigh \/\/\/\ Stay safe and take care.
March 31st, 2020
The online documentation is now live featuring some of the results from the second round of inspirational workshops Personal Projects and the Power of Three that FL@33's Tomi Vollauschek ran in February 2020. Projects were created by year 2–3 graphic design students at ECV Bordeaux. Additional footage may still be added to our documentation page.
March 14th, 2020
The Planet Earth glitch reaches London and while still healthy we pro-actively self-isolate. Stay safe and take care!
March 12th, 2020
March 8th, 2020
An ongoing Arts Affaires-commissioned exhibion opportunity allowed us to update our ongoing 8min 20sec FL@33 project with new and remastered 1080p full HD 8min 20sec video composition andnew super-high-resolution sequence prints. These new artworks by FL@33's Tomi Vollauschek are now exhibited in Paris. Update: the installation was launched just days before the first European lockdowns. The usually busy office spaces are more or less abandonded now but the exhibition will run for at least a year. Strange times... The show must go on.
March 5th, 2020
Using FL@33's original 8min 20sec recordings from the Arc de Triomphe in Paris: we created a first ever version of 8min 20sec (Cars #2, 2020) – in 1080p full HD, no less – together with remastered super-high-resolution sequence prints. The new 8min 20sec (Cars #2) print will also be on display in FL@33's forthcoming exhibition in Paris.
March 4th, 2020
Char De Voile #2 is a new artwork for a forthcoming exhibition of our ongoing FL@33 project 8min 20sec. This latest addition form part of a remastered and new series ofsuper-high-resolution sequence prints that will be on show in Paris soon, next to new 1080p full HD remasters of 8min 20sec video compositions. This one is based on original video footage that was recorded in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France, where a Char De Voile (Sand Yachting / Land Sailing) race took place.
March 3rd, 2020
The new super-high-resolution sequence print 8min 20sec (Cars #1, 2020) is now ready for a forthcoming FL@33 exhibition in Paris. In tandem with new print versions we also remastered the 8min 20sec Cars #1 video patchwork in 1080p full HD quality.
February 23rd, 2020
Tomi goes France once again — T — at Bordeaux Airport. The FL@33 design residency 2020 at ECV Bordeaux (École de Communication Visuelle / School of Visual Communication) kicks off tomorrow with two 5-day year 2 and 3 graphic design workshops and an evening lecture about life, work and everything in between, followed by a raffle / tombola with FL@33 / Stereohype goodies for students.
___ The inspirational FL@33 workshop Personal Projects and the Power of Three was fine-tuned and adjusted for younger students. A documentation will as always be posted as soon as possible.
February 22nd, 2020
Just in time before heading to another 5-day FL@33 design residency with workshops and lecture at ECV Bordeaux, we finally finished the online documentation of the ECV Lille masterclass workshop FL@33’s Tomi Vollauschek ran earlier this month.
February 2nd, 2020
A new 8min 20sec video composition using original video footage that was recorded in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France, where a Char De Voile (Sand Yachting / Land Sailing) race took place in spring 2019. New super-high-resolution sequence prints and a 1080p full HD video patchwork join this collection and ongoing FL@33 project. New artworks will also be added to the forthcoming exhibition in Paris.
February 1st, 2020
Time flies when you are having fun. The FL@33 design residency 2020 at ECV Lille (École de Communication Visuelle / School of Visual Communication) came to an end today with a great exhibition and student presentations of this week's inspirational FL@33 masterclass workshop Personal Projects and the Power of Three. We will as always post a documentation at flat33.com as soon as possible. A big MERCI BEAUCOUP and BRAVO to all the participating students.
Next step: ECV Bordeaux later this month...
January 26th, 2020
More 8min 20sec project updates: a new 1080p full HD remastered video composition of People #3 is now ready and will soon be added to our project collection. A new super-high-resolution version of the sequence print People #3 will also be exhibited in a forthcoming installation in Paris.
___ The people from above were originally recorded in 2002 in Paris from the Eiffel Tower that offers a bird’s-eye view to the surrounding city and the pedestrians below.
January 24th, 2020
The FL@33-designed custom Havana Club Especial bottle, that we created for the exhibition 100 Pieces of Havana in 2008, has been acquired by a private collector in Germany. Our La Bodeguita del Medio-inspired bottle is now in the permanent Arno Schwarz collection. We updated the project page with additional pictures.
January 22nd, 2020
Apart from lectures 8min 20sec (Cars #3, 2004/2009/2020) was last screened in public in 2009 in London Transport Museum when it was still a version with the then new 720p DVD widescreen resolution. The new 2020 1080p full HD remaster looks great and we will update our Vimeo file and page ASAP. More info on the updated and new Paris exhibits soon... Project page (see also sequence prints).
January 21st, 2020
New work and updates – Preparations are in progress for a full HD 2020 remaster of FL@33’s good old video patchwork artwork 8min 20sec (Cars #3, 2004/2009/2020) for a forthcoming exhibition in Paris.
___ Apart from lectures last screened in public in 2009 in London Transport Museum when it was still a then new 720p DVD widescreen resolution. The new 2020 1080p full HD version looks great and we will update our Vimeo file and page ASAP. More info on the updated and new Paris exhibits soon...
January 5th, 2020
Tomi trapped inside The Seeing Space by Olafur Eliasson, Tate Modern, London.
January 2nd, 2020
Wishing you a healthy, happy and altogether satisfying and creative 2020! Oh—and peace on Earth we should say, considering this random fireworks picture we took with a strange new night mode setting...
December 29th, 2019
RIP Vaughan Oliver (1957–2019)
'Such devastating news today. Vaughan Oliver has died. He was a larger than life person, my design hero, an immense inspiration for me and a whole generation of graphic designers. Vaughan was a gentle, humble and generous man I had the pleasure to meet a few times over the years. We even hugged once.
___ I had the honour to feature his beautiful work in some of my design studio’s books and he collaborated with my graphic art label by contributing button badge designs and a commissioned poster.
___ Vaughan’s work is one of the reason’s why I fell in love with many of my now favourite bands, why I became a graphic designer and why I eventually moved to the UK where I subsequently met my wife and mother of my children. My thoughts are with his family now.
___ My sincere condolences to his family and loved ones. I very briefly met his son Callum, his wife Lee a few times and I saw a video recording of the birth of his son Beckett during a Vaughan Oliver lecture many moons ago in the 90s. I am deeply shocked about Vaughan’s passing. He left us far too early. One of a kind. One of the very greats. He didn’t want to accept his first royalties for his Down To Ten Men poster and asked me to buy something nice for my newborn daughter at the time. What a lovely Mensch. I am truly heart-broken. Shine on! #rip 🖤'
Picture credits | The photo was taken at Vaughan’s Where is My Mind / Pixies exhibition in London in 2016, shortly before one of Vaughan’s inspirational lectures. From left to right: FL@33's Tomi Vollauschek (with our FL@33 copy of Vaughan’s Stereohype posters on Tomi's back that Vaughan kindly signed that evening), Charles Thompson aka Black Francis aka Frank Black, Vaughan and Callum Oliver.
December 24th, 2019
*** Happy holidays! ***