On the rare occasion when I had more than 20 crumpled Euro notes nestling in my pockets while living in Barcelona, the lure of ROJO magazine was often too hard to sway from. From the reassuring Mook (magazine/book) weight of the publication to the inviting documentation of journeys, processes and finished works from artists synonymous to the streets of cities like Barcelona, Buenos Aires or Berlin. Alongside other Spanish publications such as Serie B, Neo 2 and Pasajes Diseno - ROJO played a formative part to my years in Barcelona, inspiring and introducing artists who did not define themselves as solely a product designer, a graphic designer or an architect. Some great news then that they are about to release a film introducing some of these artists. Check the Nova trailer above, directed by Isaac Niemand and featuring music by the excellent Bradien.Above: Vimeo trailer of Nova. Film directed by Isaac Niemand 2010.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
目前棲身於挪威的 Alexander 間不容緩地推行影音表演計劃 DO IT!，他相信聲音加視覺的音場造景時代即將到來，聲音與設計的加乘魅力即將成為日常享受之一。......
....yup! Just before December break, Taiwanese design magazine DPI contacted me regards an interview and feature of my work in their 'Keen Creative Generation' issue. They picked up on my graphic work via the Norwegian illustration trio Cupofill and the above poster, which I designed for a DO IT! Oslo event featuring Mweslee and Telephones in June last year. The magazine came out a few weeks ago, and I am currently waiting to receive a physical copy by post. Get it on with Google translator if you want to read a preview on the DPI site here.
Above: images from DPI magazine 'Keen Creative Generation', January 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
1INA100 is a fresh label with Edinburgh roots. Freddie Webb and Aldo Kahane came up with the idea to showcase work from artists through limited edition t-shirt designs. Each garment is silk screen printed by hand, numbered then signed by the contributing artist - giving each item a unique touch and a personal intro to the artists work. The label garnered a healthy wee amount of press at the tail end of 2010 on sites like Dezeen and the online shop/blog/zine Holy Ghost. My better half picked up on the buzz and out-gifted me, as usual, with a delivery of the above design by Nina Lilliebjerg-Heder. Check out Nina's blog for some ethereal snaps.
images of 1ina100 products: t-shirt design by Nina Lilliebjerg-Heder 2010
Friday, January 7, 2011
For the past two years I have been living in Norway, initially working as a project leader for a material and trends company (Nordic Materials) in an idyllic town on the West coast and latterly going it alone as a graphic designer in Oslo (Alexander Horne). I went head to head with the harsh Winters, learned how to run a single person company the hard way and met some life affirming folks - particularly through music. Takk for sist Norge, from 2011 I am based in London.
photos: Norway 2008 - 2010 by Alexander Horne