Weekly Round-Up: 29th January 2016

Weekly Round-Up: 29th January 2016

Posted 29 January 2016 by Nirvana CPH

Welcome to the Nirvana weekly news round-up; a selection of the week’s most important and exciting  stories, brought to you every Friday, from across the worlds of fashion, luxury retail, design and advertising – in short, all those elements that influence our world of Creative Production.

 

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Why Fonts Matter, and how they impact your mood (It’s Nice That)

“Physically, we use our voice, facial expressions. gestures and posture to convey a wide range of emotional cues from the subtle to the dramatic. Typefaces and the way they are used provide a similarly extensive emotional range typographically.”

 

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A Practice for Everyday Life’s luxurious identity for bootmaker John Lobb (Creative Review)

“The new look combines contemporary designs with subtle nods to the company’s history. The logo is based on an early one found on a shoebox in the brand’s archive which dates back to 1937. Lettering has been refined and serifs removed to create a more modern look, but the distinctive J gives the word mark some character.”

 

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Future stars: up-and-coming designers rule the roost at Maison et Objet 2016 (Wallpaper*)

“As always, there were appealing finds from smaller brands and up-and-coming designers. Shibui’s onion-shaped wooden mortars and pestles made a welcome addition to their thoughtfully designed accessories for the kitchen, while French studio Coming B’s clever side tables with integral swivelling trays suggested that they’re definitely ones to watch.”

 

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Interview with Jessica Lomax, NIKE’s senior tech knit designer (Designboom)

“Whilst studying design in London, at Istituto Marangoni, I apprenticed at Giles Deacon, Roksanda Ilincic, Jens Laugesen and Alexander McQueen, where I learnt my craft. After graduating I started working at Aquascutum, where I became interested in outerwear, before moving on to work with Hussein Chalayan. it was here, that a collaboration marked my start in sportswear.”

 

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45 Years director Andrew Haigh to make Alexander McQueen biopic (The Guardian)

“The biopic will be based on a script by playwright Chris Urch, author of Land of Our Fathers and The Rolling Stone. It’s thought he’ll be working from Blood Beneath the Skin, a biography of McQueen written by Andrew Wilson.”