There are an almost infinite number of Iphone skins, covers and cases available today, but Hannover-based Eden aimed to do something a little different.
Looking to create something unique, Eden have produced a range of sustainable, FSC-certified, wooden veneer covers which actually replace the glass backplate of your phone. The iPhone remains exactly the same original width, meaning it can fit into docking stations.
FFF have one of these to give away, in order to win it, simply send us an FFF-worthy post. All we need is a link to an agency, photographer, illustrator or event who we haven’t previously featured. Not as easy as you might think! At the moment the covers are on available for the Iphone 4 & 4s (our giveaway cover is for the 4s).
We’ll pick and post our favourite submission tomorrow and a natural Eden cover will be on it’s way to the winner.
All entries to submissions[at]formfiftyfive.com Mark them “Eden – Giveaway Post“.
It’s been in the pipeline for over a year, but finally the new FFF site is almost ready for launch. We’ve partnered with our friends at the excellent AÃRK Collective to run a competition to celebrate.
The competition is simple:
AÃRK = timekeeper & style, so guess the day the newly styled FFF site will go live.
We’ll pick a winner from the correct guesses, who’ll get to choose a sweet new timepiece from AÃRK’s Classic range. To narrow it down, we’ll be launching sometime in the next month.
To play just tweet the date of your guess, making sure you include the hashtag: #FFFlaunch.
For example “??/03/13 #FFFlaunch”. Easy.
For more information on AÃRK Collective and their stunning watches, find them on Facebook.
Last month we helped launch the Nokia Lumia 820 Design Challenge with a simple aim: What students from three of the world’s most prestigious design schools (Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Finland, Parsons, USA and Central Saint Martins, UK) could accomplish when given a Nokia Lumia 820 shell as a blank canvas for their bright ideas.
The response was great! Hundreds of stunning designs were submitted of which fifteen were shortlisted. Over the last two weeks, the public voted for their top three and we can now reveal the three wining designs.
Third place goes to Density of Our Identity by William Doherty, who is currently studying under the Erasmus exchange program at Lahti University of Applied sciences in Finland.
Second goes to Aist? Jakimavi?i?t? at Lahti for her stunning design, Shaped.
But alas, there can be only one winner, and that honour goes to Marisa Glick at Parsons. With an incredible 12.55% of votes! Her reward? A prestigious paid internship with Nokia in London. Aiste, William and Marisa will also each win a Nokia Lumia 820 with their cover design on it, as well as a trip to Social Media Week in NYC.
Each of their designs will also be created on fifty limited edition Nokia Lumia 820 shells!
Nokia are giving three of the world’s top universities the great opportunity to design artwork for the multi-coloured shells of their latest handset in the Nokia Lumia 820 Design Challenge.
Between now and the 3rd of February, students from the Institute of Design & Fine Arts at Lahti University of Applied Sciences (Finland), Parsons, The New School for Design (New York) and Central Saint Martins College of Arts & Design (London) UK will go head to head to win some great prizes!
A jury (including myself representing FFF) will shortlist fifteen designs to go forward to a public vote on Nokia’s Facebook page, where you can vote for your favourite.
The designer with the most votes will get the chance to kickstart their career with a paid design internship at Nokia in London. They’ll also win a Lumia 820 with their own cover design, and a trip to Social Media Week in NYC. Plus, their design will be showcased and produced as a limited edition of 50!
Can’t wait to see what they’ll come up with :)
And the winner of our ‘SHE’ best image-caption competition is…
“In the year 2375, a traditionally dressed Prince Harry MXII represents Earths best hope in the first inter-planetary bean polo championship.” — Matthew Burvill
Congratulations Matt, you win a copy of Brosmind’s new, exclusive two-part comic SHE, packed full of bonkers drawings and a crazy narrative.
On May 13th, the miniclick photography talks are joining forces with Hungry Eye Magazine to screen Anton Corbijn’s Control at the Duke of York’s Picturehouse in Brighton as part of the cities’ Festival Fringe. The screening will also include a discussion on the aesthetics of the time with Stephen Mallinder, formally of Cabaret Voltaire, highly acclaimed post-punk act and Factory records stablemates of Joy Division.
To commemorate the screening, four local designers were asked to produce posters for the event. Graphic designers Mark Ferguson of Very Own Studio and Chris Harrison of Harrison & Co, and illustrators Billy Mather and Ryan Gillett all rose to the challenge and produced four beautiful and one-off pieces. The posters, printed on heavyweight 350gsm recycled paper, are produced as a limited edition run of 30 each and available to purchase as sets.
We have a set of 4 posters to give away to one lucky winner. All you have to do is answer the following question. From where did Peter Saville appropriate the image used on the front of Joy Division’s debut album Unknown Pleasures? Send an email with your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org. The competition closes on May 12th and we will announce the winner in the comments section below.
This London is an online documentary film competition that seeks to discover and celebrate the most talented and innovative storytellers with a unique perspective on London. Through the power of these stories The Smalls, Boat Magazine and Guardian Travel hope to illuminate and bring meaning to the current mood and movements in this great city.
Click here to find out about the prizes, judges, rules and deadline.
Munro House in Leeds, England, are commissioning a rather exciting new public art project. They’re looking for applicants to create something on the exterior of this 1930s warehouse turned creative hub – the building gets great public exposure (being on all of the main transport links) so whatever goes on there will be seen by a lot of people.
“We want you to create something that grabs passersby, car drivers and train passengers by the short and curlies, generates some chat, enlivens the surroundings and makes the residents proud. We want to put Munro House on the map and we believe the talent is out there to do it.”
There’s an initial budget of £10k and the deadline for responses is 3rd March, so get your skates on if you fancy entering. There are no restrictions (geographical or otherwise) on who can enter. I’m on the judging panel representing FFF and am pretty darn excited to see what people put forward.
Interested applicants are invited to come and check out the venue on Weds 15th Feb to discover more about the venue and its residents.
More details and RSVP info can be seen on the Culture Vulture website.
Well travelled Italian Scots designer Pete Rossi has spent some time this year working at the fantastic Studio Astrid Stavro in Majorca, where he had a chance to work on some great publishing projects. The Spanish Advertising Annual 2011 ‘Club de Creativos’ is well worth a look; it features exquisite pencil drawn illustrations on uncoated paper stock in the annual’s ‘Ideas’ section, contrasted beautifully with full colour reproductions on coated paper for the ‘Execution’ section. Pete has also recently returned from a visit stateside, where he was bestowed with the honour of Young Gun 2011 by the Art Directors Club of New York. A truly impressive achievement, doing Scottish design proud — congratulations Pete.
To celebrate the release of director/designer Mike Mills’ new film Beginners, in cinemas July 22nd, we’re are offering two lucky winners the chance to win a pair of tickets each to an exclusive preview screening of the film plus Q&A with Mike Mills on Monday 11th July.
From writer/director Mike Mills comes Beginners, a comedy/drama about how deeply funny and transformative life can be, even at its most serious moments. Beginners imaginatively explores the hilarity, confusion, and surprises of love through the evolving consciousness of Oliver (Golden Globe Award nominee Ewan McGregor). Oliver meets the irreverent and unpredictable Anna (Mélanie Laurent of Inglourious Basterds) only months after his father Hal Fields (Academy Award nominee Christopher Plummer) has passed away.
Director Mike Mills is also an established graphic designer/illustrator who has worked with some of the world’s largest brands on their advertising campaigns, as well creating album covers and music videos for music artists such as Moby, Beastie Boys, Beck Sonic Youth and Yoko Ono.
To be in with the chance of winning a pair of tickets to this exclusive screening + Q&A, simply tell us what Arthur (the dog) is thinking in this still from the film. The two wittiest answers will win!
Answer by email to submissions[at]formfiftyfive.com, making the subject BEGINNERS.
Terms and Conditions • Competition open to UK residents only • No cash alternative is available • Screening + Q&A will be taking place in London on 11th July, winners must be available to attend on that day
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Daniel from Graphical House got in touch to tell us about the new Scotland Can Make It initiative which they have designed the identity and website for. Initiated by Creative Scotland and inspired by London 2012 and Glasgow 2014, Scotland Can Make It! aims to celebrate Scottish creativity and stimulate the relationship between the country’s creative and manufacturing sectors. Against the backdrop of these two major sporting events, Scotland Can Make It! will present six new, limited edition souvenirs, designed and manufactured entirely in Scotland and leaving a lasting material legacy from Scotland’s dynamic and imaginative cultural landscape.
The project has been designed to enable relationships and collaborations between Scotland’s creative practitioners and our manufacturing industries. As the name suggests, all the souvenirs will be produced in Scotland and applicants are asked to suggest a manufacturing company they could work with. The six winning entrants will each work closely with Panel on the research and development of their designs. Each successful commission will receive a £1000 fee and a maximum budget of around £2000 will be allocated to the development and production of each souvenir prototype.
Scotland Can Make It! is not just open to designers and makers: music, textiles, accessories, books, stationery, clothing, prints and homewares are amongst the types of work the organisers would be interested in seeing submissions for, and proposals for inter-disciplinary collaborations involving writers, musicians, visual artists and designers are particularly welcome. Application packs can be downloaded at www.scotlandcanmakeit.com from Monday 6 June 2011, when the project will formally launch. Submissions are invited from established and emerging creative practitioners and will be judged by a panel of creative practitioners and industry experts, including current Turner Prize nominee Martin Boyce, leading design retailer Sheridan Coakley, Rob Young (Editor-at-large, The Wire), Christina Jansen (Curator, The Scottish Gallery), and Creative Scotland’s Leonie Bell (Creative Programmer: London 2012 and Glasgow 2014). All submissions must be received by 5pm on Monday 25 July.
In 2012, an exhibition featuring the souvenir prototypes and a behind-the-scenes look at all the design and manufacturing processes involved to date will tour Scotland.
Submission instructions Download application packs from www.scotlandcanmakeit.com
There’s a nice selection of photos of the winning, highly commended and commended work from the Review 2010 on Antalis McNaughton’s Flickr page, including the fantastic Maybourne Papers from Construct, who were the overall winners. Congratulations to Construct, and all the other finalists.