Facekini, not Pussy Riot










For two weeks only, we’re giving a workshop at Royal Academy of Art, The Hague about the contemporary meaning, usage of the mask and new strategies where masking is applied today. We’re guest teachers at PlayLab, the class of Roosje Klap and Job Wouters. Last week, students came up with quite some good examples. Face-kini being one.

What we learned in the West is that the skin tan is basically a business model and one of the main reasons for going to the beach. While in China, some are going to extraordinary lengths to avoid getting a bit of sun with a new item of beachwear – dubbed the Facekini – causing something of a stir in the coastal tourist city of Qingdao, Shandong Province.

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on September 30, 2012 at 12:58 pm, filed under Chinese sugar, Fashion, Folk, Research, Utterly China, Workshop. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Call it Tuesday in Cancun

The Trending Topic is an online magazine about Post Internet behavior. You can’t think away The Internet anymore. You cannot create something contemporary without taking its effects into account. The Internet is no longer just a promise, it’s a fact. The first issue, #OPTIMZE., is made by the 2nd year graphic design students of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie as an assignment posed by Jonathan Puckey and Pinar Demirdag.

 Call It Tuesday In Cancun is the contribution of Gaile Pranckunaite, Lesley ‘t Lam, Sophie Rogg to The Trending Topic.

This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on December 16, 2011 at 1:18 pm, filed under Graphic design, Internet, Photography, Various, Workshop. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

#OPTIMIZE_RTVLD

One half of the Pinar&Viola is now teaching at Rietveld Academy, together with Jonathan Puckey.
The assignment consists of making the first issue of the online magazine #TrendingTopic together surrounding the theme OPTIMIZE. #TrendingTopic is an online magazine about Post Internet behavior. You can’t think away The Internet anymore. You cannot create something contemporary without taking its effects into account. The Internet is no longer just a promise, it’s a fact. According to the quote above, you might not even want to use the word technology anymore to describe it. #TrendingTopic uses The Internet, technology and everything else which relates to au courant as its paintbrush.

Shout out for all the students, they did a great job for the first week. Here are some of the first research examples that they came up with.

HOTEL trailer from Benjamin Nuel on Vimeo.


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This entry was written by Pinar&Viola, posted on November 8, 2011 at 3:34 pm, filed under Graphic design, Internet, Various, Workshop. Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink.

Arnhem workshop

Two weeks ago, we gave a workshop at ArtEz to the students of 3rd year graphic design, where we asked them to make a seamless ecstatic pattern.
Big up for all, they surprised us with their break neck speed of working. Here is a pattern done by Nils Rotgans.

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Info-glut workshop at Chaumont

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Workshop & exhibition at Chaumont

Starting from Monday 23, we’ll be giving a workshop at Chaumont Poster Festival around the theme “open texts”, alongside with Vier5, Lust, Thomas Huot-Marchand, Nicolas Filloque and Adrien Zammit, Grégory Ambos and Régis Tossetti, Sacha Leopold et Thibaut Robin.

Also, our Détox Dior poster will be shown within the exhibition 13 à Cheval, together with Michiel Schuurman, Paul Cox, Paul Elliman, Séverin Millet, Olaf Ladousse, Hector de la Vallée, Bonnefrite, Guillaumit, Arrache-toi un œil, Jochen Gerner, Jocelyn Cottencin & Jean-Marc Ballée.

If you happened to be there, just come and say hello!

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Workshop at MIX

Pinar&Viola gave an Ecstatic Surface Design wokshop of 5 days at MIX Academy Amsterdam.

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