Monday, 29 November 2010

Blog of the Week

Slanted #12 OUT NOW

Beat That If You Can! – “Slanted #12 – Women, Typography, Graphic Design” versteht sich als Bühne für außergewöhnliche und intelligente Arbeiten von Frauen – nicht, weil das so etwas Besonderes wäre, sondern eigentlich eine Selbstverständlichkeit ist. Bei dem Fokus auf das Feld des Visuellen ist es eigentlich zuerst einmal vollkommen egal, von welchem Geschlecht typografische oder grafische Arbeiten verfasst werden. Jedoch ist unbestreitbar und auffallend, dass noch immer relativ wenige Frauen in den Feldern Grafik-Design (etwas mehr) oder Typografie (deutlich weniger) sichtbar sind. Slanted will seinen Teil zu mehr Sichtbarkeit für zumindest einige Schrift- und Grafik-Designerinnen beitragen. Design von Frauen ist nämlich mindestens genauso gut. Beat That If You Can! 


Friday, 19 November 2010

Winners of the Swatch Young Illustrators Award 2010

The YIA 2010 has been decided and the winners are announced. In all three categories of Illustration, Book Art and Animation there has been honored an outstanding artist. In addition there was the "Swatch Special Prize" which was announced by the jury and handed out to a talented Illustrator from France.
The ceremony took place at the "Alte Münzfabrik" in Berlin, Mitte while next door there was the grand opening of the winter season´s "Opium Den" exhibition at Direktorenhaus.
Both events drew many visitor´s attention and gave a glimpse of how it will be at the "Illustrative 2011 Festival" next year may, which will exhibit all the nominees and winners of this years Young Illustrators Award and many more exciting artists.
For a closer look on all the winners and captured moments of the night please visit our website


Friday, 29 October 2010

Swatch Young Illustrators Award 2010

The Swatch Young Illustrators Award, the world’s most important prize for contemporary illustration, will be awarded on November 5th at Direktorenhaus, Berlin. The nominees and the guests from the international creative industries are being welcomed with a grand gala dinner. The jury, consisting of renowned publicists and art experts, will present prizes to the winners in the categories of illustration, animation and book art.

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Tuesday, 26 October 2010

A Night at the Opium Den at Direktorenhaus

November 5th from 9pm at Direktorenhaus
Entry with Guestlist spot only - go here to register.

With “Opium Den” a new season opens at Direktorenhaus. On the occasion of the new exhibition Direktorenhaus’ doors are opened on the 5th November for a night of artistic extremes as internationally renowned artists transform the building -- which is located by the old harbour of the Spree river next to Alexanderplatz-- into an unreal and magical scenery. Direktorenhaus will be filled with performance both oblique and subtle that blur the lines between performer and audience. In the Opium Den everything is possible: the dark, the daunting, the psychedelic and the decadent.

Find out more about this by visiting the Direktorenhaus website.


Thursday, 7 October 2010

Blog of the Week

Born in 2005 Providermag is the Italian spotlight pointed on the internationally sneakers culture with the aim to grow this culture in our beautiful country.
Providermag is a cross-channel information of streetwear, music, art, design and events.

Our slogan is “I Love My Sneakers , a message seemingly superficial, but behind which lurks the idea that the shoe is the most important external element representative of the personality of the person who wears it .
Embodying this concept for us the shoes, how can you not love them?

From this slogan were born stickers, pins and t-shirts, including the special black series limited edition sold exclusively in top sneaker stores in Italy, each of which has customized the back of our t-shirt with a phrase that represented the soul of their store.


Wednesday, 6 October 2010

WHO, Talents Agency

WHO is the first creative talent agency in Portugal. At present, it is the only Portuguese agency involved in the exclusive promotion and management of freelance artists.

The agency also manages an online domain/portal dedicated to presenting national and international creative portfolios.

WHO was established in 1999 by Ema Ceveira at a time when there was little support available to new and emerging artists. The majority of local artists lacked job opportunities, marketing, promotion and arts management. WHO was conceived in response to their needs and for the past 10 years, has been providing support and a variety of permanent arts management solutions.


Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Blog of the Week

Atypica is an Argentine art blog based on their magazine "Atypica: for people who do everything for the love of Art".

Atypica observes trends in order to discover new things in design and culture.  It walks the streets taking in the highlights observed by it's eye for the unique.  Atypica listens to the background music and pumps the volume only when it's worth it.  It smells what's coming, what's coming back in and what has past it's used by date.  It feels the ground tremble when something stamps hard, and grabs at what others leave out for being too strange.


Monday, 13 September 2010


"Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”    Henry Ford
At WEISSWERKSTATT Henry Ford’s iconic statement has been turned on its head. Direktorenhaus is a factory where anything can happen just so long as it’s WEISS.


Thursday, 9 September 2010

Lorenzo Petrantoni's Illustration

Lorenzo Petrantoni's passion for graphic design together that of the period of the late 1800s brings him to create magical illustrations.  Through the assembly of images retrieved from old dictionaries, he gives new life to books, events and characters that would otherwise have been forgotten on the shelves of some dusty bookshop. 


Wednesday, 8 September 2010


On the first floor the FASHION RE:Loaded workshop presents another way of unveiling and exposing presupposed structures. Fashion RE:Loaded is a swap party, to take part you need to bring your no-longer worn clothing to swap for new favourites.