In late summer, ONLINEPRINTERS and Forward launched an open call for posters focusing on the one topic that has never been more accurate than in 2020: Creative Crisis. We asked creatives what they were doing during Corona lockdown? What has been their inspiration, who has been their muse? We wanted to see how a worldwide crisis made them creative and how COVID-19 affected their artwork. No matter if the piece was created during the lockdown or right after.
Micol Talso is the Art Director of Toiletpaper Magazine, a label that can be applied to a variety of objects and situations, starting from a magazine to a party, a girlfriend or a design object. We spoke to her about Toiletpaper as a project, her workflow and how to juggle several roles in life.
Ines Alpha likes blurring the frontiers between reality and fiction. And by being a 3D makeup artist she makes reality more fantastic and surreal. We had a chat with Ines Alpha about her 3D makeup routine, Kim Kardashianesque beauty standards and about creating an Alpha planet.
Graphic artist, print-maker and designer Anthony Burrill is best known for his “Work Hard & Be Nice To People” poster. The thought-provoking phrase has become something of a mantra within the design community. It reflects the persuasive and up-beat style of communication that we connect with Anthony’s work and that we have all come to love.
Interview by Marco Markovic
When Drieke Leenknegt started working for Nike, sneakers were something you bought for doing sports, period. At a time, when there was no such thing as hype around sportswear, when nobody would even have dreamt of people queuing for a pair of shoes.
London-based ecoLogicStudio is an architectural and urban design practice specialized in environmental design, urban self-sufficiency and building integrated nature. One of their newest project installations is the urban curtain for Climate-KIC, the EU's most prominent climate innovation initiative. The curtain is called Photo.Synth.Etica and was built to capture CO2 from the atmosphere.
Hugo Livet, Paris-based artist and designer, made a surprise discovery by NASA to his newest inspiration. He imagined broken off ice-chunks as his raw material to digitally create geometric sculptures, capturing the beautiful structure of those icy giants.
American sculptor Ken Kelleher is specialized in the creation of large scale digital sculptures around the world. Digital works are set into real landscapes like streets, galleries or small places, and the result seems incredibly real.
MADE started its crowdsourcing and crowdfunding platform TalentLAB at the end of 2017, asking young and emerging designers to submit projects that they would like to see realized. Designers upload their proposals to the website. MADE then curates collections from these designs and the products that prove most popular and will get funding, will be put into production. We sat down with three designers, who participate in the first TalentLAB collection, and talked with them about their products, their background and much more.