Sweet november wanted to welcome us with the COLDEST weather I suppose. And I am welcoming you with this exciting news: The TDK Awards for this year are launching soon! You should check it out! Take a look at our city calender, you'll see lots of stuff there. Also, our 2nd #TDKtuesdays İstanbul meet up will be held at 6th of November, we will make a design tour around the city, details are at our FB group! 4th İstanbul Design Biennial is continuing, I'll visit @SALTGalata, catch you there :)
— 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?
Our top picks for recommended articles, blogs and companies in Istanbul.
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.
Man v’s nature
I came across Irenaeus Herok’s Insta feed (@iherok) today and was blown away. He takes images of remote locations around the world, specialising in landscape and portraiture photography. I find his aerial photography, such as these images of highways surrounding Dubai in the UAE, particularly fascinating. Whist our screens are currently (…)
Queensland Theatre 2019
For The People created a strong season identity for Australia’s fastest growing theatre the Queensland Theatre. An interplay of darkness and light with strong contrasting colours on a backlit set, inspired by the dramatic lighting of the stage. Together with photographer Tim Jones and his team, they created eight unique (…)
Digging this cover artwork by Ju Mu monster for Susobrino’s Mapajo!
A look behind the scenes during the making of Alphaputt. Sennep co-founder Matt Rice takes us through the team, process and motivation behind their latest mobile game where crazy golf meets typography. Alphaputt is now available for pre-order on iOS. You can listen to the full interview below. We worked together with Sennep (…)
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