2nd Pictoplasma Conference, 11 - 14 October 2006, Berlin, Germany. ///// Confirmed speakers, presenters and revisiting friends: Airside (UK), Tim Biskup (USA), Jon Burgerman (UK), Gary Baseman (USA), Doma (ARG), eBoy (GER), Sune Ehlers (DK), Friends With You (USA), Furi Furi (JP), Derrick Hodgson (CA), Nathan Jurevicius (AUS), Motomichi Nakamura (USA), Akinori Oishi (UK), Passion Pictures (UK), Pete Fowler (UK), Rob Reger (USA), Rinzen (AUS), Fons Schiedon (NL), Ian Stevenson (UK), Studio aka (UK), The London Police (NL), Wayne Horse (NL) and many, many more...
Übersee is an international magazine about visual culture and inspiration. It is a source book for the creative world that is about forcing diversity and provoking new questions. It is about synergy and it is about different models of being and doing.
by Peter Thaler, edited by Robert Klanten, Nicolas Bourquin
book design by Nicolas Bourquin (onlab)
Die Gestalten Verlag Berlin
A selection of works from over 9000 entries. This volume delves into the world of contemporary character design.
For pictoplasma its all about the power of reduced character visualization, and its usage as an global language.
In 2003, Hansje van Halem graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, and her work has since covered just about every typographic application there is: reports, catalogs, invitations, typefaces, exhibition typography, newspapers, and magazines. (“Mainly in black and white,” she admits.) Van Halem’s clients have included VPRO, a Dutch television broadcasting company; Droog Design, an industrial design collective; Amsterdamse Kunstraad, a municipal department for art and culture; and Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.