Selamlar! New semester started today, and I invite you to join me visiting exhibition of our design student friends from @khas_vcd at @operationroom. Check out the city calendar for the details about this one and other events! I suggest us to see them before lessons start feeling overwhelming. (sad story) And save the date for first #TDKtuesdays in İstanbul, 2nd of October! We will spend time at a cute place by chatting and drinking. Join our FB group: The Design Kids İstanbul. See ya!
— Samime Çağlar
Get the low down on your fav Istanbul creatives, how they started out and if they’re hiring!
Fevkalade Co-Founders, Deniz Cem Önduygu & Emre Parlak, met doing their MA studies at Sabancı University.10 years down and they're still kicking goals. We chat about Emre's love of typography and his soon to be released display typeface, and Cem tells us about the time they reprinted some client work with their own money because of a rather large typo.
Starting off by studying graphic design, Gizem Vural, soon discovered she prefered to solve problems with illustration rather than design. Read on to hear about how Gizem discovered her abstract style and some advice for those starting out!
Fulled by caffeine Tamer Koseli gets up to some marvelous things 😀Tamer tells us all about how he drew logos all over the place when he was a kid to now pushing his personal project of drawing 5 landmarks a week!
Check out the industry standard of work in Istanbul - how it is shot, what do they present?
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Grafik Tasarımcılar Mes…
The Graphic Designers Professional Association (GMK) was established in Istanbul in 1978 under the name of Graphic Designers Professional Association. The organization has a membership enrollment range from the creative staff of advertising agencies and design studios, to academics and students; The development of graphic design in Turkey, the coming together of designers engaged in manufacturing in this area and carries the purpose of protecting the professional rights. With its activities since its establishment, the designers are brought together professionally from different production areas. At the Graphic Design Exhibition, which he organizes every year, he has been a member of the International Design Council (Ico-D) since 1993, creating and awarding a comprehensive selection of graphic products produced during that year.
Creative Mornings Istan…
CreativeMornings is a monthly breakfast lecture series for creative types. Each event is free of charge, and includes a 20 minute talk, plus coffee!
ISType (Istanbul Typography Seminars) brings together students, academics, and industry professionals to discuss issues in typography, current innovations in the field, and areas for growth in the future. The main objective is to establish a theoretical framework to learn the origins of typography and to understand where it is heading. A series of talks and applied workshops are led by nationally and internationally renowned typographers, calligraphers, and scholars.
Sense of Creativity
SENSE OF CREATIVITY seeks to discover and share the most inspiring creatives' stories.
The WeWork City
London based illustrator Doug John Miller explores small narratives of surreal and fantastical architecture. The detail in his work is quite staggering. Check out the rest of his portfolio for more.
These illustration for Orangina by Mads Berg will brighten up any rainy day.
Sawdust created a set of images for the iOS App Store highlighting the editors’ 5 favourite new games across genres including puzzle, action, strategy and sport.
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