Zimoun : Compilation | Will be featuring in Brighton Festival 2014

Using simple and functional components, Zimoun builds architecturally-minded platforms of sound. Exploring mechanical rhythm and flow in prepared systems, his installations incorporate commonplace industrial objects. In an obsessive display of simple and functional materials, these works articulate a tension between the orderly patterns of Modernism and the chaotic forces of life. Carrying an emotional depth, the acoustic hum of natural phenomena in Zimoun’s minimalist constructions effortlessly reverberates.

The work of Zimoun can be seen at Brighton University from the 3rd of May to the 25th of May as part of Brighton Festival 2014.

Font Men

Typography and font can absolutely make or break a piece of design or art, understanding that, can completely change the way a person uses a font. If you’re into graphic design then you should definitely know this, font’s can play a pivotal role in the creation process of a design. This little clip shows how Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones view fonts, for them it becomes a lifestyle. If you do graphic design, you should definitely sit and watch this clip, it may help you with how you use type creatively…

Making War Horse.

Just under 3 minutes of great footage exploring the behind the scenes making of War Horse. This will appeal to theatre lovers and prop designers alike! When getting a good look at the building of the puppet horse, the movement of it is incredibly accurate and the design is obviously incredibly well thought out. Based in The National Theatre in London, the play has been running now since 2007 and has proven to be one of the most popular plays to visit in London.

Mr Smith’s Letterpress Workshop, South Kensington

Never assume all design is better with a computer. This short documentary looks at Kelvyn Smith. He owns a traditional letterpress workshop in South Kensington, but creates work that fits well with contemporary and current design. This gives a great insight into how varied the design industry still is, with traditional trades like this still being great for design but unfortunately suffering under the weight of technology. If you like design or art and like being hands on with your work then have a watch and take some notes!

kid icarus // the screen printing duo

A quick and short but very well filmed and interesting clip about Screen printing company ‘Kid Icarus’ in Canada. It doesn’t exactly cover the process involved, but it might inspire you to give screen printing a try?

Brighton Festival / 3 May – 25 May 2014

‘Brighton Festival has been at the forefront… an arts festival that makes connections with the real world’ The Times

Brighton Festival is an annual celebration of music, theatre, dance, circus, art, film, literature, debate, outdoor and family events – taking place in venues both familiar and unusual across Brighton & Hove for three weeks every May.

Now in its 49th year, Brighton Festival is an innovative commissioning and producing festival, which continues to win critical acclaim for its ambitious and daring programme. As England’s biggest curated mixed arts festival, Brighton Festival attracts some of the innovative artists and companies (and some of the most adventurous audiences) from the UK and around the world.

In 2014, we welcome the critically-acclaimed choreographer Hofesh Shechter as our sixth Guest Director. Previous Guest Directors have included poet, writer, broadcaster and former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen; actress and human rights campaigner Vanessa Redgrave; Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi; renowned visual artist Anish Kapoor; and celebrated musician Brian Eno.

Unnamed Soundsculpture | Daniel Franke & Cedric Kiefer

This motion creation followers the real movements recorded from a person. The well animated and created figure is a brilliant example of basic human form. As the music plays the figure moves and dances, one minute it can look like a collapsing building, the next it has the unmistakeable form of a person holding a strong figure. Definitely worth a watch as it shows a really interesting example of simple movement.