INFORMATION FILE

Week 3

by Kseniia Usenko
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The websites we were provided impressed me with the quality and vivacity of the photoshops and videos especially street photos and fashion videos. Diversity of the different styles and new ideas of presenting fashion in live inspired me to make some live photos of  people connecting with my future project. 

Mostly I liked http://showstudio.com. I was happy not only see designers' and photographers' works, but also to be able to read some interviews with them and see photos of the creative process of the project.

One of the artist who had inspired me with her project was Amanda Harlech.                                                                   Amanda Harlech is a creative consultant and writer with a long association with the couturiers John Galliano and Karl Lagerfeld. She was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1997.

The video below provides the interview with her where she talks about her exhibition. I really liked her idea to link the reason she have chosen the cloth she wore today with the mood or feelings she has this day. She embodies the thought that each pierce of the garment is meaningful because we have put it on the certain day and it depicts our feeling and emotions. I loved how she organised her exhibition by connecting the mood boards ("flashpoint") with the periods of the life when she wore the clothes of certain colours. Also, I found interesting that she created a small written pierces, sketches of her life and thoughts, events to determine all the details of those life periods and reasons why she saw these colours that time. I love the way how the pierces of garment were exhibited: each dress had its personally created space under the lock and behind the bars which remained me the prison cell at the same time as help me to feelt that it is the specific time period and the private place for each of the cloth.

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Daphne Guinnes

Daphne Guinnes symbolises all the mystery of seduction. An Anglo-Irish aristocrat, considered one of the world’s most elegant women, she is the friend and muse of the most famous photographers and art directors. It is as if fate decreed that this muse with a creative temperament should meet Roger Dubuis and should personify the watchmaker’s feminine collections that exercise a fascinating and daring appeal… just like her. (http://rdujour.com/tag/daphne-guinness/)

For me Daphne always was a woman who inspired me by her empyreal and shellful style. I impressed how she can combine femininity with the rather aggressive image. I decided to do some research about her not only because I am interested in her personality, but also due to all works with her are really memorable and spicy contain the great author's language. 

 

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'A Blast of the Best' Vanity Fair's tribute to their best dressed over the years.

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http://designcollector.net

This is one of my favourite websites. It is about Russian designers and Russian art life. I loved how the main page of it designed: all links are monochrome until you put a mouse cursor on them. It seems to me that each of the link has its own style and it looks like a small treasure chest. Also, this website has varies sections about different kinds of art.

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Interactive design. Ann Hamilton’s the event of a thread

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I found Eva Hesse's Art looks very similar to the pierce we made on Monday.

Eva Hesse (January 11, 1936 – May 29, 1970), was a Jewish German-born American sculptor, known for her pioneering work in materials such as latexfiberglass, and plastics.

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Milwaukee Art Museum, gift of Friends of Art, 1970 The Estate of Eva Hesse. Hauser & Wirth Zurich, London.

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No title, 1970. Latex, rope, string, and wire, dimensions variable. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York;

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On the http://welovetypography.com website I found rather unusual image for me. That was a new fresh glance on the way of using Typography in practice. First time when I see how words can go outside the paper format and be really abstractive like hidden in the cakes.

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typography birthday cake | a subtle revelry

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Mathieu Lehanneur: LabGate

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Jerome Corgier of Atelier Graphique Pariri

One of our contributors, Jerome Corgier, has a new series of typographic studies using wood and thread to construct letterforms. He says in an email I’m going away from drawing and I’m trying more and more to sculpt : I use wood and thread to disturb letter’s forms.” 

Jerome’s studies reminds us of the explorations of the architects and designers of the Russian Constructivist movement. This photograph is of a 1:40 scale model of the Tatlin Tower. The ‘Monument to the Third International’ was conceived by Vladimir Tatlin in 1919-20 as a tribute to the Bolshevik Revolution. The Tatlin’s Constructivist tower was to be built on the Neva River in St. Petersburg from industrial materials: iron, glass and steel. 

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Florentijn Hofman CANARD DE BAIN 2007,Inflatable

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An interesting thing is that exactly a half year ago (on 18 of April,2014) in my home city Saint-Petersburg,Russia we had very similar duck floated through the Fontanka river. Later it turned out that it was a promotion of the well-known manufacturer of mobile phones – Nokia. Just a coincidence)

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Also, I found a great deal of information on the http://kemistrygallery.co.uk/archive/

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SHOWstudio: Cartes De Tendresse - Amanda Harlech / Nick Knight

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In an exclusive preview of 'Maps of Tenderness', her forthcoming, reflective ten-part collaboration with SHOWstudio, Amanda Harlech addressed crowds at The 2012 Edinburgh International Fashion Festival. The self-declared 'map-reader and pathfinder' discussed poignant ‘flashpoints’ in her fashion journey, including her life-changing collaborative relationships with John Galliano and Karl Lagerfeld.

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Nick Knight has captured high speed footage of Daphne Guinness being splashed with black and clear water for Iris van Herpen’s upcoming LiveStudio. Guinness looked positively statuesque as the streams of water covered her.

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Daphne Guinness by Bryan Adams for Zoo #29 Winter 2010

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Official Preview -- The Legend of Lady White Snake starring Daphne Guinness

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Wise Blood.

Wise Blood.
Featuring Daphne Guinness.

Director: David Parker
Co Director & DP: Carlos Veron
Producer: Alex Maxwell
Editor: Ryan Mckenna at The Mill NY
Color : Damien Van Der Cruyssen at The Mill NY
Visual Effects By Ntropic
CD/Inferno Artist: Nate Robinson
Executive Producer: Dana Townsend
Lead Compositor: Ben Mattress
CG Artist: Paul Fuller
Post Producer: Melissa Warhaftig

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http://www.typographicposters.com provided me the huge collection of the ideas and the new information about posters and Typography in the social area. I'll just leave this link here because it is a really great source.

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Alphabet T’s by Hiroaki Ohya

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Handmade Type by Tien-Min Liao

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Handmade Type is a self-intiated typographic experiment by designer Tien-Min Liao, where she explores the relationships between upper and lower-case letters.  She drew with ink on one or both of her hands to make the upper-case letter, then through movement and perspective she created the lower case letter. 

I was amazed how the artist made these letters moving and mobile. Also, I liked that she unit upper and lower-case letters, it made me feel more clearly the inextricable connection between them.

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"Tangible"

In our college library I took a book "Tangible" which impressed me with the enormous amount of the pictures consisted various ideas and ways of the interrupting Graphic design and Typography in life. I collected some pictures from this book which seemed to me the most original and creative. I loved lots of ideas and the mode of carrying out these ideas with different visualisations and materials.

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Hamster Damm. FESTIVAL DER DINGE

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MTV-ONE

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Sebastian Schoenheit 300/KNITTED CARPET

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slinkachu SNAIL GRAFF

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LucyandBart "GROW ON YOU" SERIES

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LucyandBart "EXPLODED VIEW" SERIES

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Desiree Palmen

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Nick van Woert

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Erwan Frotin

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Katrin Schacke HOW DO ORGANS AND ORGANISM KNOW WHET TO STOP GROWING? for "stanley – the open question magazine" in 2008

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Debbie Smyth PINS&THREAD

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