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Graphic 08 / Ornate!
With a new and expanded book format Graphic 08 goes to war against functionalism. If ‘ornament is a crime’ as Adolf Loos once declared, then most of those featured in this volume shall plead guilty of attempting to transcend functionality. Function? What for?
The big surprise of Ornate! is the willingness of those featured to engage in practical ways with their environment. Patterns and illustrations are applied to floor and ceiling tiles, wallpapers, interiors and exteriors, furniture, all sorts of objects, textiles, accessories, screensavers, trailers, skateboards, crashed vans…
Ornate! features work from a variety of fields (graphics, illustration, fashion, applied-arts, architecture, graffiti, art & photography?) and an international list of contributors, including: Studio Job, Lucy McLauchlan (Beat 13), Absolute Zero Degrees, Birgit Amadori, Aya Ben Ron, Liselotte Watkins, Tal Rosner, Hanna Werning, Federico Galvani, Giuliano Garonzi, Hjarta Smarta, Yoko Ikeno, Yumiko Kayukawa, Jung Kim, Kiyoshi Kuroda, Manuel Miranda, Mr & Mrs, Linn Olofsdotter, Timorous Beasties, Nice? Also, extended interviews and recent work by Sweden Graphics, Akroe, Kam Tang, Basso & Brooke, Rob Ryan & Florence Manlik.
With an essay by Adrian Shaughnessy and a visual essay by Stefania Malmsten and Paul Davis.