Marteen Van der Ende is a Dutch photographer based in Switzerland. The MB&F M.A.D. Gallery presents an exhibition of his latest work, “Gutenberg re-engineered”. As lovers of printed matter and having collaborated with MB&F for many years, we must recommend this event.
Maarten has chosen the world of printing as the subject for this fantastic photographic showpiece – and the exhibition title is a neat tip of the hat to Johannes Gutenberg, the 15th century pioneer of the printing press. “Gutenberg re-engineered” is a series of beautifully captured images of machinery and tools from the realm of printing.
Cliff Kuang is design editor at Fast Company, where he oversees design coverage in print and online. He is the founding editor of its spin-off, Co.Design, which in 2011 won the National Magazine Award for best online department and draws over 2 million readers a month. Recently, his work was collected in The Best Business Writing of 2012. Prior to Fast Company, he has been an editor at I.D. magazine and The Economist online. His work has also appeared regularly in WIRED, Popular Science and GOOD. We decided to shoot Cliff 10 questions to get his views on all things brand and design, present and future.
English summary: One of the new voices of Art in Barcelona, Cesar Biojó refreshes the local scene with his painting. This young colombian artist (Cali, 1981), graduated of Art History and Fine Arts at Florida State University (2005), has recently finished a PhD program at the University of Barcelona, place where he’s living for 6 years till now. His characteristic flawless technique on canvas and his own perception of it, tunes him with the spirit of contemporary culture with an audience looking for an unusual visual aesthetics.
English summary: Travelling in Haïti was a big challenge for the European guy that I am. Going back to my roots for the first time transformed me, thanks to an important cultural heritage. Culture is everywhere in Port-au-Prince, everyone believes being an artist and it gives the town a magical atmosphere despite the perpetual chaos. As I did with my trip in Berlin, I’ll try to share shortly some memories and pictures with you. Close your eyes, put Sweet Micky in your ears and drink a Barbancourt glass, you are in Haïti!… more
Antonin Baudry was appointed Cultural Counselor for France in the United States (French Embassy) and Permanent Representative for French Universities in the United States in September 2010. Since then, he has worked tirelessly to promote the best of french culture, language and education across the United States. We were fortunate enough to work with Baudry and his team on branding French culture in America.
English summary: Today we would like to share with you the creative work of Gonzalo Cutrina. Magic is the name of his new fashion scarves, earrings and necklaces Collection, inspired by the tricks of magicians. Gonzalo’s trick is very simple: make original, powerful and funny pieces created for women with strong personality. It is an ode to fantasy and freedom…
The Brazilian brothers Fernando and Humberto Campana are currently the most recognized Latinamerican industrial designers in the world. Their work, based on the use of natural and economic materials, already occupies a place in major international museums.
In Chile, other designer brothers have also made a name for themselves with their work. We are taking about The Andes House, bravo! and Losgogo, important figures in the furniture and objet design. … more