Singapore is one of the fastest growing countries in Asia, with an up-and-coming creative scene. The danger is that during this rapid period of growth, we may forget our roots and heritage. It is with this in mind that we embarked on this issue, to document and celebrate the past through the minds of talented local artists. Some recent, some older, these fragments of the past will be a guaranteed trigger for nostalgia.
Victory Journal Issue 6 explores two elements any glory-seeking city kid is brutally familiar with: blood and asphalt. Its trained eye moves through time and tone from Anthony Blasko’s wine-dark photos of the UFC title fight between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson, to illustrator David Rathman’s watercolor impressions of the Montreal Grand Prix, to legendary photo-realist Jerome Liebling’s portraits of handball players in Miami Beach. The excerpt from Rick Telander’s classic 1974 basketball tome, Heaven is a Playground, presents an old-school view of Brooklyn, while Massaer Ndiaye and Alessandro Simonetti spotlight Senegal’s long wrestling tradition. It is glory soaked in healthy sweat.
As director of his production company ‘Ganga’, Francesco specializes in music video clips, creative documentaries, visual art and advertising. Among others he produces video clips for some of the greatest Italian musicians such as Max Gazzè, Caparezza, Sergio Cammariere and Giorgia e Nada.
Base Design & Delvaux: “From the Kingdom of Belgium”
Established in 1829 in Brussels, Delvaux is the oldest luxury leather goods manufacturer in the world – and Base was entrusted with the challenge of translating its international ambition into an elegant and contemporary visual identity. Initial efforts focused on creating a new visual language reflecting Delvaux’s future personality. This personality is summed up by a new logo and the baseline “From the Kingdom of Belgium”. Pierre Daras, Art Director at Base, explains: “Each intervention, whether graphic or plastic must be seen as a moment of grace, a moment suspended in time”. Base and Delvaux have been working closely together for more than two years, as part of a long-term project that is generating both enthusiasm and new challenges.
Les Vandales is a graphic design studio based in Paris, specialised in motion design and video mapping.They were recently appointed to create videos and designing backdrops for ETAM – presented at the Paris Fashion Week 2014 with music performances by Breakbot, Kavinsky, Azealia Banks, Massive Attack, Eve and Cassius.
No Fly is really about innovation “on the run” while maintaining the utmost creativity during the process. The project is always open to surprising ideas and even for non-professionals to submit their work.
Having worked with prestigious magazines including Vogue, Harper’s Baazar, Elle to name a few, Yves Lavallette specialises in fashion photography, art direction and photo editing. Inspired by the tragic events that took place in the suburbs of London, one of his latest project is “Dale Farm” featuring Camille Razat. The photo shoot was done in both colour and B/W, together with a film that will be released at a later date. Please check out the work of the very talented Yves Lavallette by visiting his website today!
They created this beast and took the liberty to relocate it to a new home, another desolate desert, in order to blur the line off its new context. This project welcomes the change, winter is almost gone and a new season is coming, as well as ice age is gone and global warming took the lead, the desert welcomes this iconic beast as a new guest, although its future remains uncertain.
Dsignedby Says Ciao to Milano Design week with Obranch and Table T
Leading design house on OLED and LED combined designs, dsignedby will be exhibiting at Nhow hotel (Address: Via Tortona, 35, 20144 Milan, Italy) lobby during the Tortona Around Design week April 8-13th . Coming from the deep roots of architectural design, architect and designer Irena Kilibarda has mastered the art of combining the simplicity with classic touches and added the high tech OLED lighting tiles in her designs. With its international success, dsignedby design company will say “ciao” to Milano design week for the 4th time with the following products.
Glenda Lopez S/S14 “The Fancy Popcorn” (Valencia, Spain)
Jewelry designer Glenda Lopez launches her new collection S/S14 “The Fancy Popcorn” in which four enamelled colours merge with gold plated pieces. The Fancy Popcorn is a sweet evocaction to childhood, a fantasy of delicate delicious flavours, elevated to their highest level, the most exquisite, Jewels. All this within an extraodinary fantasy setting, which incorporates a world where the impossible becomes possible, popcorn is converted to jewelry. A dosis of pure sweetness in small delicate pieces, but extremely appetising.
The Tokyo Designers Week is going to presents Tokyo creativity and technology in design, art, avant-garde fashion, music, media art and sushi. Organized by NPO Design Association (Japan), it will connect with more than 60 DESIGN WEEKs in the world, starting from this year’s exhibition in Milan. Under the theme of “TOKYO IMAGINE”, this exhibition will be comprised of various contents expressing Tokyo. The contents include “Oh! Furoshiki Exhibition”, “Ito Jakuchu Inspired Exhibition”, “Things for Japanese Food”, “TOKYO CREATIVE Exhibition” by Japanese companies “TOKYO CREATORS Exhibition” by professional designers, and “SUSHI POWER PARTY”.