Objectified

A peek at the upcoming design documentary “Objectified”, by Gary Hustwit, the director of “Helvetica”. The trailer features the voices of Jonathan Ive, Andrew Blauvelt, Marc Newson, and Karim Rashid. The song is “I Like Van Halen Because My Sister Says They Are Cool” by El Ten Eleven. 

Objectified premieres at film festivals and events worldwide starting this March, more info here:http://www.objectifiedfilm.com

About the film

Objectified is a feature-length independent documentary about industrial design. It’s a look at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets. It’s about the people who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on a daily basis. It’s about personal expression, identity, consumerism, and sustainability. It’s about our relationship to mass-produced objects and, by extension, the people who design them.

Through vérité footage and in-depth conversations, the film documents the creative processes of some of the world’s most influential designers, and looks at how the things they make impact our lives. What can we learn about who we are, and who we want to be, from the objects with which we surround ourselves?

Read director Gary Hustwit’s post about the film.

ILLUSTRATIVE ZURICH 2008

From October 17th to October 26th ILLUSTRATIVE´s 4th forum of illustrative an graphic arts will take place in the Zurich Messehallen. Conceived in 2006 by Pascal Johanssen and Katja Kleiss in Berlin, ILLUSTRATIVE is an annual forum, and the only one of it´s kind worldwide that presents the latest inclinations which run the gamut of illustrative and graphic art in one exhibition.
Illustrative art is fresh, humorous, and easily accessible: the scope of work displayed in ILLUSTRATIVE ranges from psychedelic wall paintings, to erotic neon pop art, while presenting monumental town views, as well as quasi photo-realistic drawings. The special sensitivity to artistic quality and a mix of analogue and digital techniques give a special progressiveness to the illustrative arts. This has decisively influenced the development of contemporary art for some time now.
The latest ILLUSTRATIVE has expanded in comparison to previous years. It now includes a central exhibition, section exhibitions, temporary workshops, and a forum for presentations and conferences.

A list of the artists exhibiting.

Here’s your ticket, and please, follow the line.

Paper Galore II


REAL FANTASIES – New Photography from Switzerland

A highly constructed selection of Swiss photographers with the purpose of identifying trends in Swiss contemporary photography, although some of the work is more than 5 years old. Worth, all the same.

Archive Fever: Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art.
Catalogue from the exhibition at the International Center of Photography.


Photography: Crisis of History. JOAN FONTCUBERTA, ED.

A must have.

12. vfg Nachwuchsförderpreis
Was at the opening of the exhibition. Nothing I haven’t seen in Dublin.

Purple Fashion Magazine
With articles about Terry Richardson amongst others. A pretty weird nudity section included.

Photography Now Journal for Photography and Video Art
The best way to digest their humongous web site database.

Eye Magazine
The International Review of Graphic Design. Full of delicious fonts, everywhere.