NEWWORK magazine is a large-format newspaper publication for readers who appreciate the value of new ideas. Designed and published biannually by studio NEWWORK, issue no.1 shows a selection of contributors solely from New York. Seven artists chosen by studio newwork present new ideas and images of art, design, high fashion, culture, and politics. From art directors to business leaders, from design students to curators, audience can find exiting new work and talent. Customized typefaces to reflect each contributors’ work stimulate thinking about typography in graphic design.
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One of Sweden’s most important postwar designers, Stig Lindberg created whimsical studio ceramics during a long career with the Gustavsberg pottery factory.
“Veckla” vase, white stoneware with clear matte glaze, 1950s, $265.00 – $680.00, by Stig Lindberg, from Freeforms
When In New York, visit the current exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Design and the Elastic Mind. If you can’t make it, the website is fun.
Exhibition: Design and the Elastic Mind, New York, MoMA
Barnaby Barford (b.1977) graduated from the Royal College of Art and has worked with prestigious companies including Nymphenburg as well as creating his one-off pieces. (shown here)
Mary had a little lamb, (Price on request), by Barnaby Barford, at David Gill Galleries
Above. ’Huit Carrres,’ Versailles, France
The Paris based, Swiss artist Felice Varini works with a space’s reality and where it appears fragmented when viewed from all other angles. Working with the factual reality of existing architectural space, both interior and exterior. His site-specific paintings intervene on the spaces in the exact condition they were found, highlighting the architecture as opposed to concealing it.
Isamu Noguchi, American (1904-1988), was the illegitimate son of Yone Noguchi, a Japanese poet who had gained great acclaim in the United States. More of a sculptor than a designer, the everyday objects he created are best seen as sculptures with a practical value, “things for everyone’s pleasure”. His sculptural style exerted a lasting influence on the whole organic design language of the 1950s. The furniture he designed for Herman Miller Vitra and Knoll are still in production today.
Isamu Noguchi Products: (top to bottom) Herman Miller Table, Knoll Cyclone Dining Table, Radio Nurse Speaker, Akari lamp
In an era of jewel encrusted everything, if you are going to wear it — may as well brand it.
Designer Gas Masks, (Not for Sale), by Designer Gas Masks
(from top to bottom) Dubai Dancing Tower, Dubai Marina Bay Tower, Architecture Foundation London, price on request, by Zaha Hadid, at Rove