A bank holiday retreat to Munich would not of been right without a trip to the Munich1972 Olympic village and checking out the information graphics by Otl Aicher.
It was a strange place, the village area seemed eerie, areas were run down and overgrown, an interesting juxtaposition of clinical meets nature.
You couldn’t help feel an over shadowing presence of the terrible things that happened here, however some really interesting architecture and beautiful examples of signage. Nearly 40 years on and and they still look timeless, a good example of univers 55 at its best, its a real shame that nature had taken over in areas. Even the way finding systems on the underground were efficiently German!
A sobering reminder of Munich massacre on the way out.
The annual Third Year Degree Fashion Show, kicked off on Friday. Studio View sponsored Jen Davis – a fantastic designer with a natural talent. She started the show with her ‘Coral’ collection, and went on to win the ‘best in show’ prize from Lancome. A brilliant effort – we really couldn’t believe how high the standards were,with over 600 people for the evening show it couldn’t have been better organised so well done tutors!
Above, Jen gets her garments together – the stress!!!
The agency is close to finishing the signage and wayfinding applications for Napier Turbochargers UK. This account is something we have been working on for some time, with many considerations having to be made to the design and implementation process. There are two other units to be installed along with the previously mentioned signage below, which is positioned on Waterside South, for those of you who live in the area.
The other two units consist of a free standing wayfinding sign, see images, and also a front facing sign, to be light internally, which is being installed around the start of June. This will be located at the front of the building, currently owned by Siemens AG and has been designed and constructed with the current building architecture in mind. The final item will be finished in PMS CG 11, with the Napier logo being formed and set flush to the front of the sign in opal white. The Free standing unit, will be finished in matt as per the Front facing sign and will be PMS CG 7. Images of the installations will follow soon.
The Interactive Design show kicked off on 15 May. The exhibition is called listen. There’s a computer suite which showcases all the Interactive projects undertaken throughout the year that encapsulates film, web, motion and installation design accompanied by an interactive installation (Wayne pictured).
We also bumped into our old friend Matt. After work experience at Studio View he’s settled himself quite nicely down the road in Nottingham. Good to see you Matt.
The long awaited Studio View stationery arrived back today. We were all a little nervous in anticipation but it’s great! It’s all been printed one colour on a Strathmore Writing – simply gorgeous! Well done team – a good job – very sexy stuff indeed.
Jim celebrates his 29th birthday today supplying breakfast to his hungry workforce. Getting stuck into his action-script 3 Joost has also managed to get stuck into three of the doughnuts! We are all hoping the extra sugar hit improves his productivity!
Jim and Heidi attended the opening of ‘Hillman in Print’ a collection of works from the legendary David hillman at The hub last Friday. The exhibition is a tribute to the fantastic contribution Hillman has made to graphic design – some of the works not bad too! www.thehubcentre.info