Matthias Hoch.Silver Tower
Kunstmuseum Kloster Unser Lieben Frauen Magdeburg
21 January – 23 March 2014
In his project “Silver Tower”, the photographer Matthias Hoch depicts a previously unknown view of the Dresdner Bank skyscraper that, at 166 metres, was the highest building in Germany in 1978. The artist’s photographs now being exhibited in Magdeburg document the traces left behind by the removal of the Silver Tower in 2009.
About seven years ago, Christian Schwartz from Commercial Type was intrigued by an experiment that seemed to be well-known amongst musicians. While playing songs from memory, they detect a special colouring to the music - their “signature” flows with and into it. Schwartz transferred this experiment to his line of work: font development.
33pt 201720.06.2017 – 23.06.2017
Business Design Centre, Islington
15–19 January 2014
As part of the 26th London Art Fair the guest curators of this year’s Photo50 exhibition are once again set to present 50 works by selected artists. The fair is a major event in the UK’s modern and contemporary art calendar. With the title “Immaterial Matter,” Charlie Fellowes and Jeremy Epstein, directors of the London gallery Edel Assanti, will exhibit photographic works by a total of seven artists.
In The Making
Design Museum, London
22 January – 4 May 2014
The new exhibition at the London Design Museum, curated by designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, founders of the London-based industrial design studio barberosgerby, is devoted to the beauty of products in mid-manufacture. In order to display this, they have assembled a selection of things like cricket bats, felt hats, shoes, boots, light bulbs, marbles, pipes, pencils, coins and horns.
Mia Seeger Prize 2014.Announcement
Closing date: 14 March 2014
The prize which is named after Design expert and consultant Mia Seeger (1903–1991) was launched to support young designers who, in her words, endeavoured to create “useable, thoughtful designs”. Submissions for the 2014 prize are now eagerly awaited from students and graduates.
Design Plus Award 2014
7 – 11. February 2014
The year 2014 will also begin with an update on good design. At a special exhibition from 7 to 11 February 2014 at Ambiente in Frankfurt, the world’s most important consumer goods trade fair, outstanding products will be presented with the Design Plus Award.
FHK Henrion.A centenary celebration
Bridewell Hall. St Bride Foundation, London
15 January 2014, 7pm
This year we would have been British graphic designer ‘s FHK Henrion hundredth birthday. Henrion is known primarily for his work as a poster artist and trailblazer in the field of corporate identity. To mark the occasion, the publishing house Unit Editions is holding an evening event to celebrate the life and work of the German-born designer.
25. InternationalerBFF-Förderpreis & Reinhart-Wolf-Preis
Haus der Wirtschaft Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart
– 9th February 2014
On the 10th January, the winners of the International BFF Promotion Prize & Reinhart Wolf Prize were announced in Stuttgart. The award includes prize money amounting to €12,500 for the best final degree project work in the field of photography. Further, the most outstanding piece of work which is judged "best of the best" in the competition, is also singled out for an additional award, namely the Reinhart Wolf Prize. This includes a year’s free loan for a Leica M9 camera.
I am Swed(ish)
Swedish Photography, Berlin
17th to 26th January 2014
To coincide with Berlin’s Fashion Week, there will be an exhibition on the 16th January starting at 6 pm featuring the collaborative efforts of two Stockholm art schools. Although this is the second time that the Tillskärarakedemi fashion design academy and the Kulturama school of photography have worked together, it is the first time the fruits of their cooperation have been presented to the public.
Ready to Print.Art and Advertising at Wolfensberger
Swiss National Museum Zurich
- 28 February 2014
Up until the end of February the Swiss National Museum is honouring the family-run Wolfensberger company. Founded in 1902, the company housed a state-of-the-art lithographic printing works, an associated art salon and a sales gallery. The exhibition demonstrates how the areas of graphics and art merge; areas of work which were carried out on the company’s premises for over a hundred years.
Radiant. Antje Hanebeck
Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
14 January – 29 March 2014
The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) in Doha, Qatar, in collaboration with East Wing, is presenting the exhibition “Radiant”, a new international platform for contemporary photography. To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the opening of the museum the artist Antje Hanebeck is showing wonderful heliogravures, – a 19th century technique for reproducing photographs on copperplates.
22nd February – 2nd March 2014
It is almost that time again: Design Week, Germany’s biggest design event, is about to open its doors in the Bavarian capital. Over a period of nine days, professional designers, new comers, representatives of the business sector and interested guests will meet to exchange creative ideas and opinions in numerous conferences and workshops in and around Munich.
Pauluskirche am Campus Haspel, Wuppertal
7 February 2014
Building associations are joint ventures by several people who want to redevelop owner-occupied districts or rebuild existing neighbourhoods. A symposium organised by the Bergische Universität Wuppertal will be discussing the motivation, the conditions and the potential with which they do this.
Behind the Mask.Andy Gotts portraits for BAFTA
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form N° 251.Designer Quo Vadis?
In our last issue, we looked at the current state of design, focusing in particular on the lack of a clear definition of design and the consequences of this. In the second part of our “Quo Vadis?” series, we put the question to designers – taking a look at those who shape the discipline.
7 – 11 February 2014
The world‘s most important consumer goods trade fair, Ambiente offers numerous events, special presentations and award ceremonies – including the German Design Award, and the results of the Design Plus competition. Featuring the Talents area within the Dining and Living sections of the fair, and with the Next area as a regular feature presenting creative young companies, Ambiente specifically promotes emerging talent.
13 – 19 January 2014
One of the biggest interior design trade fairs in Europe will open its gates once again in 2014, featuring the established names in furniture design as well as providing a number of forums for emerging talent. Living Interiors will show the best contemporary designs of the day, and the section Pure Village promises a specially designed exhibition architecture to offer a little more comfort to visitors.
form helps victims of the typhoon catastrophe in the Philippines
We are following the current situation in the Philippines with the greatest concern. Typhoon Haiyan, which swept through the Philippines on 8 November, destroyed entire coastal villages, infrastructures and lines of communication. More than 13 million people are affected by the consequences of the typhoon. Many of them are suffering and are desperately waiting for help. Among them are several million children who are in particular need of help. The global children’s charity Plan International Deutschland e.V. is providing emergency relief on the ground.Many of those affected have lost their homes and all their worldly possessions. There is a lack of food and water, as well as medication and shelter; it is a race against time. Many children have been separated from their parents and are especially in need of protection. Having lost their families and homes they are now wandering the streets. They have been through terrible suffering and urgently need our help.
The experts and emergency relief teams of Plan International have come together from all over the world to provide aid in the Philippines. In particular they are providing emergency shelters, drinking water and food, which are still lacking. Plan is also providing emergency relief in very remote areas that are hard for relief teams to access. (Source: Plan International)
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Forwards in Three Directions
As computers get smaller and more powerful, their design faces a choice: recede from view, upgrade to consumer fetish, or adopt a new metaphor.
Experiments with Glass
Few materials are so versatile, so hard to work with, or so fragile. Perhaps this is what makes glass so popular with designers – it is a huge challenge, both technically and aesthetically.
Local Projects, a New York-based media design studio founded by Jake Barton in 2008, has recently won a prestigious National Design Award for their interactive programmes for museums and other non-profits which have literally changed the landscape of cultural education.
Design and the Machine
21–23 Nov 2013
A three-day conference on the history of research and visions for humanmachine systems beginning in the second half of the 20th century, and how this impacts upon the emerging roles of technology in design. Protagonists of design processes that incorporate computers, information technologies and communication engineering at an early stage will also be featured.
Conditional Design Workbook
A Dutch team of designers developed the Conditional Design method, which is governed by controlled workflows and encourages openness towards unexpected results. The book illustrates the system in ten workshops.
Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt
11. Okt 2013
There are now dozens of different design disciplines, but what does the term “design” now mean exactly? Which varieties have disappeared and which new ones have joined the pack? And why is it all so hard to define?