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Volume 1

ideaah!s


JUNE 2008 - JUNE 2010

RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards ..................................................................... NOVEMBER 2009

Masterpiece Music Masterpiece Album

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The Heart of Cooking RIBA Academic Membership Superstrings

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Volume 1 PUBLISHED JANUARY

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MARCH 2010

Musician’s Benevolent Fund Musicians Give RIBA voxpop animation

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Tamasha

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Istanbul / Alacati Southbank Sinfonia / Elgar

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100% Design

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Parliament Choir 10th Birthday London Festival Opera Bilbao

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Curious English

© Aubrey Kurlansky : Guggenheim, Bilbao 2010

ideas reflections musings writings photographs ............................................ and plain ‘good old’ graphic design.


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I love the English language it’s so malleable, adaptable and so full of nuance and subtlety. It’s simply delicious. Most of my ideas start with language. Ideas born out of words, become images, that resonate alongside catch-phrases or slogans. Take the word AAH! (exclamation essential). It can mean a moment of recognition, a microsecond of pleasure or a sense of knowing. Which leads me to - the key to great ideas - create surprises and leave ‘a smile in the mind’ of the viewer.

David Stuart and Beryl McAlhone coined the phrase with the title of their classic book ‘A Smile in the Mind’. That pretty much sums up what I love about design. I learnt my craft in the pre-digital era and whilst not an ‘old-fashioned’ designer (having successfully embraced and mastered all the new technology) I learnt early on to value ideas. Not only did I embrace the concept that all great design begins with a great idea, but I was schooled in the classic arts of graphics - like drawing, print-making, typography, photography and concept generation. The

new tools, available to us as designers, make the job faster, but not necessarily better, or easier, and at the end of the day the computer and the programmes we use are merely tools. Without an idea to drive them, computers are just dormant electronic marvels. hen I first started working, ideas were tried, tested and executed in sketch-books or on drawing tables. Now they all exist on a hard-disc capable of storing vast amounts of information. HOWEVER I love the process of solving problems, and often much that is discarded is still of interest, and has an intrinsic value, in that it charts the process and progress of solving a design or communication problem. And what better way than to store and record that process than in a digital sketchbook? So in keeping with the trend to ‘make it digital’ I present the work from my studio completed during the last 24 months, during 2008 / 2009 / 2010, in a new format. Enjoy and thank you for looking.


The RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards 2008

Representing the work of architectural student’s from around the world, presents us with an interesting challenge each year. The brief requires us to develop a symbol or device that is easily adaptable for print (tickets and invitations), display (exhibition panels) and audio-visual presentation, which is then animated and shown on plasma screens and in a multimedia format. We have made good use of the circle, which represents the two medals awarded each year, reinventing it as a graphic form and discovering many beautiful and surprising permutations along the way.

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The RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards 2009

Famous for 15 seconds, or thereabouts the students enjoy their moment of glory on stage, during the presentation of the awards. In true WARHOLIAN style, in 2009 our graphic experiments found us exploring many colourful and vibrant variations of the circle theme.

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The RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards 2009

We found a collection of coloured foam letters, scattered them on a mirror and made a soapy mess around them. The clouds were reflected in the mirror, thereby creating a mesmerising, floating world. Finally we covered the mirror in a lime green jelly and arranged the letters, like a message on a birthday cake. Then captured it all on camera.

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We took the letters outside, for a walk...


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and then stuck the results onto steamy glass.


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and finally settled for a strong, graphic and colourful solution.


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© Aubrey Kurlansky 2010

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For 2010 THE CHALLENGE was how to re-invent the AWARD’S identity, using the same material as in previous years, as a starting point?


The RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards 2010

10 The student’s submissions are received on DVD as a selection of 20 of the best images that define their projects.

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We started there...


The RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards 2010

10 All fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable

We went ‘back to black’. Considered simple shapes that represented architecture in its most basic form, and finally sent a square on a progressive mathematical rotation until a new solution flowered in front of our eyes.

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Frank Lloyd Wright


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The RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards 2010

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Masterpiece Music | November 2009


MASTERPIECE MUSIC

When designing logos, NOTHING CAN REPLACE A PENCIL AND A LAYOUT PAD. I love to start by sketching, letterforms, symbols, combinations of letters and icons. It’s a visual treasure-hunt. Sometimes, by swapping my pencil for a stick shaved to a blunt end and covered in ink, or a big fat decorator’s brush and a large sheet of paper, new and exciting letterforms are discovered.

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Masterpiece Music | November 2009


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Masterpiece Music | November 2009


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Masterpiece Music | November 2009


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Masterpiece Music | November 2009


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Masterpiece Music | November 2009


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Masterpiece Music | November 2009


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Masterpiece Music | November 2009


Masterpiece Music | November 2009

Wa s t h a t y o u r s h a do w o n m y w a l l In t h e m i d dl e o f t h e n i g h t I t h i n k I h e a r d y o u c a l l Wa s t h a t y o u p l a y i n g w i t h m y h a i r A r e y o u g i v i n g m e a fr i g h t , a r e y o u r e a l l y , r e a l l y t h e r e A n d I t h i n k I’d l i k e t o m e e t y o u , s h ak e y o u b y t h e h a n d L i k e a n o r di n a ry m a n I’d r e a l l y l o v e t h e c h a n c e t o s e e y o u , m a y b e u n de rs t a n d Yo u’r e a n o r di n a ry m a n

A n d I t h i n k I’d l i k e t o m e e t y o u , s h ak e y o u b y t h e h a n d L i k e a n o r di n a ry m a n I’d r e a l l y l o v e t h e c h a n c e t o s e e y o u , m a y b e u n de rs t a n d Yo u’r e a n o r di n a ry m a n

Photos © Aubrey Kurlansky / Words from Ordinary Man © Andy Duerden 2010

D o e s i t m a t t e r t h a t I’m h e r e , do e s i t m a t t e r t h a t I’m n e a r Do you mind me living in you r ti me D o e s i t m a t t e r t h a t I’m t h e r e ,

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Masterpiece Music | June 2010

Masterpiece

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ANDY DUERDEN


rememberance of things past THE LA ST P I E C E O F T H E I C E - C R E A M C O R N E T

Š Aubrey Kurlansky 2010

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Take a break!


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The Heart of Cooking


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The Heart of Cooking


RIBA Academic Membership

RIBA Academic Membership

Turn a negative into a positive and create an irresistible proposition.

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MindWorks

How do the RIBA sell the idea of ACADEMIC MEMBERSHIP to schools of architecture, both in the UK and abroad?


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RIBA Academic Membership


UN UNNOTICED UN UNACHIEVABLE UN UNFULFILLED UN UNAMAZED UN UNPOPULAR UN UNPRODUCTIVE UN UNREWARDING UN UNCONVINCED

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RIBA Academic Membership


Introducing RIBA Academic Membership

With this new class of membership, we are offering RIBA candidate courses and RIBA recognised schools of architecture the opportunity to develop closer links with the RIBA. The RIBA is one of the world’s foremost architecture organisations – the professional body responsible for setting benchmarks in architecture education, both in the UK and worldwide.

UNNOTICED UNACHIEVABLE UNFULFILLED UNAMAZED UNPOPULAR UNPRODUCTIVE UNREWARDING UNCONVINCED

When your school becomes an RIBA Academic Member, you will add real benefits to your academic offer – from lectures and exhibitions, online debate and discussion, to student prizes, bursaries, and podcasts.

We have kept the annual subscription fee low to encourage as many schools as possible to participate. Working together we can achieve much more… for your school, for academics, for students, and ultimately for the future of the profession.

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RIBA Academic Membership


RIBA Academic Membership

How membership benefits architecture education

debates

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Recognised as among the best in the world, UK schools of architecture are extraordinary places, and the RIBA – as the UK body for architecture and a major global player – enjoys a unique position in relation to this community. By working closely together, RIBA Academic Membership… opportunities for students and staff –  creates by catalysing initiatives, promoting debate and

academic innovation – and inspires  encourages future thought leaders of the profession exhibitions

yearbook

podcasts

communication and dialogue between  develops schools – the RIBA validates schools across the

UK and as far afield as Chile, Hong Kong and india, so we have the contacts to develop an exchange of information and ideas within this global academic community

greater dialogue with government and  facilitates practitioners – through contact with key influencers

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in government we hope to give schools a political platform at a critical time. We also aim to unite practice and academia in a constructive atmosphere events, services and benefits – designed  delivers to reflect the interests and needs of academic staff and students

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bringing together people and ideas in stimulating, unexpected ways


MindWorks

RIBA Academic Membership

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RIBA Academic Membership


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RIBA Academic Membership


Prose & Poems

7 NIGHT SCENTED JASMINE

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9 The figs have gone to sleep, but not the cicadas, nor me. Their engine hum is the same each night, scratching the stars into heaven and blistering the moon. The nights are hot and dry and even the dust is thirsty, crying out for rain - the memory of you hangs like a mantle - omniscient and oppressive, tugging at my heart as if to hold me back. 9 Tears scratch at my eyes and mingle with the sweat already gathered there. My throat too dry to convulse, twitches with emotion. To say one’s heart breaks is so wonderfully apt - like a dam wall before the flood, the tears well up, and with a convulsive crack and a wracking sob the wall bursts, drowning the night scented jasmine.

A N I G H T I N A L ACAT I

© Aubrey Kurlansky 2010

© Aubrey Kurlansky : Helena in a bathrobe 2009

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9 The lights are always on around 2am in the morning. A television flickers and delivers a barely audible drone. The local cadre are still in the teashop, playing backgammon, attention turned away from the street as they do every night. A cat skulks, suspiciously hair raised in a snarl. Night is the time for cats and games and slow walks down the same cobbled street, with the scent of Jasmine making bearable the litter strewn corners where plastic bottles gather and conspire.


Musician’s Benevolent Fund

THE SECRET TO ANY GREAT CAMPAIGN IS IN UNDERSTANDING THE PROBLEM CLEARLY. THE SOLUTION USUALLY FOLLOWS.

COPY RIGHT

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------WORDS & IMAGE MAKE A MAGIC COMBINATION.

LOVE MUSIC SUPPORT MUSICIANS MUSICIANS BENEVOLENT FUND looks after musicians of all ages and from all backgrounds. We were entrusted to develop a series of ads targeted at different stakeholder constituencies. In addition we were asked to create a logo and series of marketing ideas for a fund-rasing campaign.

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I FIND THAT ONCE THE COPY IS IN PLACE, CREATING A STUNNING VISUAL IS A WHOLE LOT EASIER.


Musician’s Benevolent Fund

Your notes will be music to their ears. With your help we support musicians of all ages (9-99) and from a variety of backgrounds. (picture story)

The Musicians Benevolent Fund: music and musicians, alive and well.

He should be singing the blues, not living them. With your help we support musicians of all ages (9-99) and from a variety of backgrounds. (picture story)

When her eyesight failed, we helped to keep her focused. With your help we support musicians of all ages (9-99) and from a variety of backgrounds. (picture story)

The Musicians Benevolent Fund, keeping music and musicians alive.

From minor to major. With your help we support musicians of all ages (9-99) and from a variety of backgrounds. (picture story)

The Musicians Benevolent Fund, love music, support musicians.

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The Musicians Benevolent Fund, love music, support musicians.


Musician’s Benevolent Fund

Like opera, life has its comic and its tragic turns. BUT unlike opera, when tragedy strikes in life, the hero or heroine CANNOT walk away when the curtain comes down. That’s where we step in...

Love music. Support musicians.

___________________ ADVERTISEMEN T F O R G LY N D E B O U R N E O P E R A P R O G R A M M E

© Aubrey Kurlansky 2010

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we are there to provide a happy ending


Like opera, life has its comic and its tragic turns. BUT unlike opera, when tragedy strikes in life, the hero or heroine CANNOT walk away when the curtain comes down. That’s where we step in... With your help we support musicians of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds. Whether it’s helping a professional musician or singer cope with illness or injury, making it possible for an elderly musician to stay in their own home or supporting young musicians to achieve their full potential, we give help to musicians when they need it most. Love music. Support musicians. ___________________ ADVERTISEMEN T F O R G LY N D E B O U R N E O P E R A P R O G R A M M E

© Aubrey Kurlansky 2010

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Musician’s Benevolent Fund


Musician’s Benevolent Fund

You can help turn major setbacks into minor inconveniences.

© Photo: Getty Images - composite Aubrey Kurlansky 2010

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With your help we support musicians of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds. Whether it’s a grant to buy a student a new instrument, assistance with buying a wheelchair or making it possible for an elderly musician to stay in their home, we give help to musicians when they need it most.


Musician’s Benevolent Fund

musicians gi e if you love one, support the other

MUSICIANS IN CRISIS (professional musicians who have a major illness, accident, emotional problem etc) MUSICIANS STAYING CONNECTED (older musicians and their well-being) MUSICIANS LAUNCHPAD (those at the beginning of a professional career)

REQUIRED! A memorable 'campaign identity' that will encourage musicians to support the fund-raising effort through donating time, thereby encouraging music-lovers in general to support the cause. The main message is 'donate' - the campaign should encourage the recipient to donate to the MBF

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create a logo for use as a device for a fundraising campaign with three distinct strands:


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Launchpad

HELP

Stay Connected

HELP

Musicians in Crisis

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Launchpad

Stay Connected

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MUSICIANS

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Stay Connected ( TA K I N G CA R E O F O L D E R M U S I C I A N S A N D T H E I R W E L L- B E I N G )

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Musician’s Benevolent Fund


Musicians in Crisis ( P R O F E S S I O N A L M U S I C I A N S W H O H A V E A M A J O R I L L N E S S , A C C I D E N T, E M O T I O N A L P R O B L E M E T C )

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Musician’s Benevolent Fund


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Final campaign logo

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Bitterness is never sweet HE L E N A & F O U N TA I N - B I L B AO 2 0 1 0

Š Aubrey Kurlansky 2010

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Take another break!


The RIBA Education Council vox pop animation

The video vox populi are intended to prepare everyone for the afternoon workshops, but also address the morning theme which is... WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF AN EDUCATION IN ARCHITECTURE? DIVERSITY? SUSTAINABILITY? ENGAGEMENT? EFFICIENCY? INNOVATION?

RIBA EDUCATION COUNCIL ANIMATION

SOUND BITES

{An 8 second film to be played during a council meeting at which the future of an education in architecture was hotly debated DAVID FOX

architecture is resource management

architecture is not 99% service 1% design

an architects’ drawing is only a means to an end

Composed in photoshop the images were stitched together by SAKR design. --------------------------------------------------

a drawing exists is to communicate something pushing the boundaries and educating clients

The sound was recorded at the RIBA by Glenn Keiles. The final composite movie was made by IAN ROY and delivered to a receptive audience in Birmingham.

getting the basics right – good detailing, air-tight construction, efficient energy systems, good site management

See the final movie here 

preparation for an uncertain and fluid

JEREMY TILL

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architecture is truth and beauty


the present educational system prepares for an elite and self-centred version of architecture obsessed with salvation through exquisite design

THE RIBA COUNCIL MET IN MARCH LAST YEAR TO

OUR CLIENT HAD THIS TO SAY OF THE RESULT:

DEBATE THE CONTENTIOUS ISSUE OF ‘THE FUTURE

Smash hit. The movie was very well received, and we are already being asked for copies; everyone was glued to it. The Council is learning to pronounce the word ‘viral’, and loving it. The President and CEO were very pleased, and best of all positively surprised by the power of design to communicate the various messages. Many thanks to you, and all the team who worked so hard to make this a success; please pass on our congratulations to everyone involved. I know you were all put under an absurd amount of pressure, but delivered a great concept and splendid movie to an unfeasible deadline. As always, it was a pleasure working with you.

OF AN EDUCATION IN ARCHITECTURE’. WE WERE ASKED TO PROVIDE A SHORT FILM TO BE PLAYED, IN BETWEEN SESSIONS, THAT WOULD PRESENT CANVASSED OPINIONS OF THOSE ENGAGED IN THE TEACHING AND PRACTICE OF ARCHITECTURE. WE OPTED TO USE STRONG GRAPHICS (INSTEAD OF TALKING HEADS) PRIMARLIY BECAUSE WE BELIEVE IN ORDER TO GRAB PEOPLES ATTENTION AND CONVEY THE ESSENCE OF WHAT THEY ARE SAYING, THE IMMEDIATE POWER OF MOVING GRAPHIC IMAGES IS FAR MORE EFFECTIVE. PRODUCED IN UNDER 10 DAYS FOR A VERY MODEST BUDGET:

CLIENT: RIBA

abandoning the Victorian obsession with Parts 1/2/3, which results in unacceptable levels of student stress and debt education should allow multiple voices to succeed, not just the skilled maker more part-time and work based learning is inevitable and to be welcomed offer multiple routes through to a single, and tough, gateway innovation and invention are overused - applied too often to issues of form and technique DEREK COTTRELL architects are the servants of society educating for a more diverse future a more diverse profession TOM JEFFERIES engage the idea of collaborative practice the definition of the architect needs to be radically redrawn an unwillingness to undertake apparently boring or difficult design tasks must engage the idea of collaborative practice at a fundamental level

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The Medalsvox Student Awards 2008 The RIBA RIBA President’s Education Council pop animation

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TAMASHA Theatre Company

“Not even our eyes belong to us!” from THE HOUSE OF BILQUIS BIBI 

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by Federico García Lorca

A TAMASHA AND HAMPSTEAD THEATRE PRODUCTION

TAMASHA THEATRE COMPANY is celebrating its 21st Year with a new production adapted from Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba. We were commissioned to create a striking image that would work hard to appeal to Asian audiences and attract general bookings for a ‘summer slot’ at the Hampstead Theatre. We were inspired by the themes in the play to create an image that was both ‘sexy and summery’ but that would not alienate a more conservative audience.

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THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA


Better to love a bir and cage it, than cage your own gir When the bird’s ne is destroyed, there TAMASHA Theatre Company

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NE A C T Oe


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(Jasmin - national flower)

........................................................ Better to love a bird and cage it, than to cage your own girls. ........................................................

When the bird’s nest is destroyed, there is hope she will grow to love her cage. ........................................................ Not even our eyes belong to us. ........................................................ Matters of the heart, stay in the heart.

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The youngest daughter of BILQUIS BIBI has died a virgin. No one say anything… Let us bathe her body and dress her in clothes of mourning… Can you hear me? She died of heartbreak for her father.

The pages marked with dry flowers to remind her of all her admirers.


TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

Istanbul is a surprising mix of the conservative and cosmopolitan melding an old-world muslim culture with a vibrant, edgy and contemporary zeitgeist.

the historic Ottoman Empire still exerts a strong pull and influence over both young and old and whilst the city manages to accommodate all the trappings of a modern and prosperous society, the unease felt by many traditionalists as the new world seeks to replace the old, sometimes explodes sharply into focus.

Its a noisy, bustling, dirty, loud, crowded but beautiful city of minarets and domes proudly proclaiming the glory of God, shimmerimng high above the Bospherous

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Although a young and energetic society,


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TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY


GL A S S - E Y E D CAT - I STA N B U L 2 0 1 0

© Aubrey Kurlansky

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TRAVEL WELL


S C R E A M - I STA N B U L 2 0 1 0

© Aubrey Kurlansky

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TRAVEL WELL


Introduction & Allegro

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Southbank Sinfonia


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Southbank Sinfonia

SHOWCASE


100% Design | September 2010

100% design Development and refinement of a robust visual identity programme the current logotype is comprised of the words (the signature) 100% design london and for sub sectors 100% futures 100% materials 100% detail

The proposal is to drop the word london and create a strong template that will work across a variety of media and be easily adapted to suit all future applications. Our recommendations for the logotype are twofold: Strengthen the logotype to create a more compact and unique device Adopt an additional ‘consumer brand’ device to carry the logotype which would form the basis of a template and make for an easily managed identity system

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Presentation by Lime Marketing & AKD | 6 September 2010


100% Design | September 2010

relative elements of the percentage sign rearranged to create a unique and more compact symbol

strokes of the percentage sign thickened, to match the weight of the numbers

Original

Evolved - stronger and more compact

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LOGOTYPE DEVELOPMENT


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100% Design | September 2010


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100% Design | September 2010


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100% Design | September 2010


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100% Design | September 2010


100% Design | September 2010

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20 - 23 September 2011 Earls Court, London ---------------------------------www.100percentdesign.co.uk


20 - 23 September 2011

20 - 23 September 2011

Earls Court, London

Earls Court, London

www.100percentdesign.co.uk

www.100percentdesign.co.uk

Connecting cutting edge contemporary interiors, innovative lighting and the industry’s freshest talent with the professional world of architecture and design

Connecting cutting edge contemporary interiors, innovative lighting and the industry’s freshest talent with the professional world of architecture and design

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100% Design


100% Design

20 - 23 September 2011 Earls Court, London www.100percentdesign.co.uk

20 - 23 September 2011 Earls Court, London

Connecting cutting edge contemporary interiors, innovative lighting and the industry’s freshest talent with the professional world of architecture and design

Connecting cutting edge contemporary interiors, innovative lighting and the industry’s freshest talent with the professional world of architecture and design

ideaaah!s - the work of the AKD studio 2008 / 2009 / 2010

www.100percentdesign.co.uk


20 - 23 September 2011

20 - 23 September 2011

Earls Court, London

Earls Court, London

www.100percentdesign.co.uk

www.100percentdesign.co.uk

Connecting cutting edge contemporary interiors, innovative lighting and the industry’s freshest talent with the professional world of architecture and design

Connecting cutting edge contemporary interiors, innovative lighting and the industry’s freshest talent with the professional world of architecture and design

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100% Design


HAPPY 10TH BIRTHDAY

The RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards 2010

17 March 2010

Prestigious programme printed two Pantone specials in Gold and Purple with embossed detail on front cover and full colour text pages Stock Stephen Smart - cover and Phoenix Motion - text.

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WESTMINSTER HALL


London Festival Opera | October 2010

Refined

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Another chance to sharpen my pencil and put point to paper, this time refining an existing logo and creating a secondary branding device for a Night at the Opera


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London Festival Opera | October 2010


The PASSION of

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London Festival Opera | October 2010


F I N A L R E V I S E D LO G O


English “spoken by millions, but mastered by so few” ......................

It’s idiosyncratic and beautiful at best, but maddening and incomprehensible at worst. O N T H E N E X T F E W P A G E S W E P R E S E N T F O R Y O U R A M U S E M E N T A N D E N T E R T A I N M E N T:

CURIOUS

words | occasional INSPIRATIONAL & puzzling discoveries

BROUGHT TO YOU BY A U B R E Y K U R L A N S K Y D E S I G N : T H I S E D I T I O N - A N A G R A M S


Curious words

is the most imperfect and expensive means yet discovered for communicating thought $ Language is the means of getting an idea from my brain into yours, without surgery… $ …it’s a funny language in which a fat chance and slim chance are the same thing… $ …and stranger still when skating on thin ice can get you into hot water. $ .....

If these quotations don’t bring a smile to your mind, perhaps the little collection of gems on the next page, may cause a crease or two.

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Language


CURIOUS

words | occasional INSPIRATIONAL & puzzling discoveries

BROUGHT TO YOU BY A U B R E Y K U R L A N S K Y D E S I G N : T H I S E D I T I O N - FOREIGN SIGNS

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Curious words


IN A BANGKOK TEMPLE:

COCKTAIL LOUNGE, NORWAY:

DOCTORS OFFICE, ROME:

DRY CLEANERS, BANGKOK:

IT IS FORBIDDEN TO ENTER A WOMAN, EVEN A FOREIGNER, IF DRESSED AS A MAN

LADIES ARE REQUESTED NOT TO HAVE CHILDREN IN THE BAR

SPECIALIST IN WOMEN AND OTHER DISEASES

DROP YOUR TROUSERS HERE FOR THE BEST RESULTS

IN A NAIROBI RESTAURANT:

ON THE ATHI RIVER HIGHWAY:

IN A TOKYO BAR:

MENU OF A SWISS RESTAURANT:

CUSTOMERS WHO FIND OUR WAITRESSES RUDE OUGHT TO SEE THE MANAGER

TAKE NOTICE: WHEN THIS SIGN IS UNDER WATER, THIS ROAD IS IMPASSABLE

SPECIAL COCKTAILS FOR THE LADIES WITH NUTS

OUR WINES LEAVE YOU NOTHING TO HOPE FOR

HOTEL, TOKYO:

ON A POSTER AT KENCOM:

HOTEL, JAPAN:

HOTEL, ZURICH:

GUESTS ARE REQUESTED NOT TO SMOKE OR DO OTHER DISGUSTING BEHAVIOURS IN BED

ARE YOU AN ADULT THAT CANNOT READ? IF SO, WE CAN HELP

YOU ARE INVITED TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE CHAMBERMAID

BECAUSE OF THE IMPROPRIETY OF ENTERTAINING GUESTS OF THE OPPOSITE SEX IN THE BEDROOM, IT IS SUGGESTED THAT THE LOBBY BE USED FOR THIS PURPOSE

AIRLINE TICKET OFFICE, COPENHAGEN:

A LAUNDRY IN ROME:

IN A CITY RESTAURANT:

SIGN, BLACK FOREST, GERMANY:

WE TAKE YOUR BAGS AND SEND THEM IN ALL DIRECTIONS

LADIES, LEAVE YOUR CLOTHES HERE AND SPEND THE AFTERNOON HAVING A GOOD TIME

OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK AND WEEKENDS

IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN ON OUR BLACK FOREST CAMPING SITE THAT PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT SEX, FOR INSTANCE, MEN AND WOMEN, LIVE TOGETHER IN ONE TENT UNLESS THEY ARE MARRIED WITH EACH OTHER FOR THIS PURPOSE

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INSTRUMENT C O M P O S I T E S O R I G I N A L LY C R E AT E D F O R T H E ORCHEST R A O F T H E AG E O F E N L I G H T E N M E N T

Š Aubrey Kurlansky 2010

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Instrument composites


thank you for looking MUSEUM S P E CTATO R S , G U G G E N H E I M , B I L B AO

Š Aubrey Kurlansky 2010

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Reflections in the Guggenheim / Bilbao


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