Todays Art 2006
Graphic stills meet Architecture during Todaysart 2006
In the center of The Hague, the stylish white city hall by architect Richard Meyer will function as a public space gallery when 10 of the worlds finest graphic designers and illustrators, curated by Maxalot Gallery from Barcelona, will use the big white surfaces of the structure as their canvas.
Through hi-end projection equipment, two installations that incorporate world's strongest slide projectors, the building will be lit up by artworks especially created for this show that uses the elements of the building to change the center city square into an exhibition space for the two nights of the festival.
The installation will be responsible for a slide show as big as 32 x 32 meters. Visitors of the festival will enjoy seeing the building change face every 15 minutes, making each design show 4 times over two days. Using 4 powerful 7000W slide projectors (HARDWARE brand) installed by ADCPRO from Belgium, each carrying one 18x18cm slide, projecting from two sides of the building one image will be put together.
EBOY are widely credited for starting the new wave in pixel-based graphics. Mixing popular culture and commercial icons into their wild imaginary worlds, EBOY build three-dimensional illustrations filled with robots, cars, guns and girls. Their unique style has gained them a cult following among graphic designers worldwide, as well as a long list of commercial clients.
WEWORKFORTHEM is the creative duo of Michael Cina and Michael Young. Since
their uniting as a single identity, they have gone on to create endless
amounts of work in all scopes of the creative arena. WEWORKFORTHEM's unique
approach is why their work has been sought after by a diverse group of
companies, art galleries, architects, musicians and also for their live
performances. The work they have created over the years reflects knowledge
of post WW2 modernist theory with modern day technology and abstraction.
Build is a Graphic Design studio which prides itself on its craft-like approach to print. It was founded in 2001 by Michael C. Place & Nicky Place.
With 16 years of experience & this love of print as its starting point, Build has since established itself as a studio with an almost obsessive attention to detail. Projects include corporate identities, websites, moving image, magazine re-design, exhibition design, product design, and [almost] everything in between!
Clients range from international to independent, and include Nike, Faber&Faber Publishing, Magma Books, Sony, Nokia, IdN Magazine, Channel4, Siemens, Getty Images, Timothy Saccenti Photography, Ninja Tune Records, CMP Publishing & MTV.
Build is Michael, Nicky, Brockmann & Betty.
Build. Print With Love.
INOCUO DESIGN (Barcelona)
Barcelona's most sought-after design team Inocuo, recently formed a collective bringing elements of fine art to their street culture roots. The result of this unlikely fusion is a strong, fresh and unmistakable trademark style which graces a plethora of party posters, digital animations and sleeve-work for trip- and hip-hop artists with, among others, Ninja Tunes and Cristal Records.
KENZO MINAMI (KOBE, JAPAN)
After gaining global attention on the back of his features in multiple publication includes i-D, W Magazine, V Magazine, Flaunt Magazine, Blackbook, Kenzo's wide spectrum of art and design projects range from personal to corporate including.
He was the first Artist commissioned to do mural painting for Nike's first art project space in New York. He also contributed for the shows at Visionaire Gallery and Phillips de Pury & Company for W magazine as well as Scope Art Fair for Jaguar and W magazine.
He has since been commissioned by the likes of Raf Simons, Colette, International DeeJay Gigolo, Fuse, VH1, Sharp, Seven New York, I Heart, Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Converse, Earnest Sewn, Hankyu, Clubking, Kidrobot, Mogul Electro, Studio Distribution, Compost Records, Vacant, Tribeca Grand Hotel among others.
Most famously, he featured in the "I am What I am" ad campaign by Reebok among Jay-Z, 50 cent, Lucy Liu, Christina Ricci, Allen Iverson, Yao Ming, Basquiat, and others. He was one of the selected few artists for its "Artist Series" and his campaign was run together with that of Basquiat.
PIXELNOUVEAU (Costa Rica)
Diego Vargas a.k.a PIXELNOUVEAU was born in Costa Rica in 1980. He studied architecture and urbanism for a few years in San Jose Costa Rica. After leaving the architecture major he became a self-taught graphic computer artist.
Later, his first work is as a designer for M‰e "fashion, art and entertainment", he produced advertising and promotional products along with Costa Rican designers Marco Kelso and Rocket. Meanwhile, he continued to learn about software became involved with video and animation. He created a series of exercises and short videos with visual narrative applying 3D and layering animation technologies; his material was later shown at electronic music concerts and events, where he VJd mixing graphics and videos in real time at events in sync with the music, using applications of "video triggering" and experimental post-production. Alongside with plastic artist Ignacio Quiros he formed an electronic music project "Poptrova" playing guitar and working with images. He currently works for advertising agency Jotabeq Grey and as a freelance graphic designer.
Universal Everything (Sheffield)
Universal Everything was founded by Matt Pyke in 2004, after 8 years at the internationally renowned studio, The Designers Republic. The studio does not limit itself to graphics alone, working on projects ranging from music to retail to fashion to architecture to advertising and broadcast projects worldwide, and boasts an enviable client list including Canon, Casio, Colette, MTV, Nike and Nokia.
Universal Everything works with a global network of high-profile collaborators across a range of media.
MARCO ESCHLER (The Hague)
Marco's work is a mix of his excellent photography skills and the use of grapical software where he uses his images to mix powerful thought provoking stills that stick to you.
It has been 27 years since I began photography, and 14 years since the time that I decided to that up photography as my life's work on a professional basis.
During all this period what captured my interest was colours and black& white in all it's nature.
the camera is an extension of my eye leading me to adventures in every part of the world as you can see in this online catalogue of a part of my work.
Since the digital revolution in the world of photography I have managed to digitise most of my previous work and switched partly to this new and exciting medium.
PETER ZUIDERWIJK (The Hague)
I have been working as an independent graphic designer since 1999 in the The Hague, The Netherlands. After my graduation at The Royal Academy in The Hague I pursued an additional master course in Graphic Design at Post-St. Joost in Breda. Within my work I mainly focus on analytical processes that raise questions about perception and interpretation. Next to commissioned work that include clients as the Dutch Council of Culture and the Dutch National Aviation Theme Park Aviodrome I work on semi-independent projects. Since 2002 I teach Image Development en Editorial Design at The Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. At the moment I work and live in Baltimore where I teach graphic design at the Maryland Institute College of Art.