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Archive for April, 2011

vis iuncta validior est

Posted on April 15th, 2011 by williamd

How important do workers’ unions remain in modern society? A project on the importance (or lack) of the workers union. “Unions need to be alone, for them to work properly” “My opinion is that there aren’t less trade unions because people don’t like trade unions, I think there’s less unions because they’ve gone to work […]

The Other (Time / Seperation / Identity)

Posted on April 14th, 2011 by williamd

What is the other? How is it defined? How do we define it? The Other is the relationship between two parties, their otherness brought about by differences in language, representation, lifestyle, histories. They could be physically removed or very far apart from each other, their lives could also be completely intertwined and reliant on one […]

Part-Time Pioneer

Posted on April 12th, 2011 by williamd

Alexander von Humboldt—as a historical character, philosopher, explorer, and educator—serves as the inspiration and starting point for the project. “Part-Time Pioneer” is a research-based art installation, taking a wide, historical approach to the concept of the “pioneer.” This figure, particularly present in the development of American history, is a vessel that contains projections of hope, […]

Eva Teppe

Posted on April 12th, 2011 by williamd

Design and art direction of a photography book for the talented Eva Teppe, made alongside Basics09. Published in spring 2011 by Kerber Verlag.

Watch Me Move

Posted on April 12th, 2011 by williamd

Exhibition scenography, design, planning with chezweitz&roseapple, for an animation exhibition at The Barbican. Reviews: The Independent The Huffington Post

Luke Casey Japan

Posted on April 11th, 2011 by williamd

Photography book of Luke Casey‘s photography in Japan.

81 People

Posted on April 11th, 2011 by williamd

The graphic design yearbook for Bristol UWE, with Laura Parke, Sophie Dutton, Olie Kay and Dan Alford. Printed in a run of 2000 with grouped screen-printed covers, on the occasion of the exhibition 81 People.

Toilets & Benches

Posted on April 10th, 2011 by williamd

“[On designing for need] …to do this is precisely to engage in the social and political life of the community. Designers can take part in the initiation of briefs by society but as citisens not as designers.” — Peter Lloyd Jones, part of a radio talk on designing for need   Design and art direction […]

HILFSBEREIT IN VORDERGRUND!

Posted on April 5th, 2011 by williamd

4000 times for Don’t Panic Berlin with Léo Favier. Don’t Panic Berlin operate advertising and distribution for events in the spheres of music, art, literature, fashion and everything in between. For the May 2010 poster we created a poster based on the concepts of advertising, taking slogans and phrases seen in everyday Berlin advertising. We […]

Pangaea / The Imaginary Airport

Posted on April 5th, 2011 by williamd

Newspaper designed and written by William Davis, with illustration by Richard Sanderson conceived by both for an exhibition at Lev Kaupas, winter 2010. An airport with abstract rules, as transient a space as real life airports, there for an indirect purpose. A short newspaper to be regarded as a proposal for a proposal, a set of ideas, an […]

Mapping the City

Posted on April 5th, 2011 by williamd

How to look at a city as a series of networks, social patterns, ideas. Workshop with Jeroen Sikma in Leeds, thanks Jess and Jen!

WDPHOTOS

Posted on April 5th, 2011 by williamd

A photo journal since January 2004: www.wdphotos.com Review on Cluster Mag.

Schriftliche Variationen

Posted on April 5th, 2011 by williamd

Various fonts from various sources. Schriftli: based on a font by Knud V. Engelhardt in 1929 Che Varia: customised version of Folio Tionen: based on a 1953 poster for the maiden voyage of the ship ‘Campania’ Please get in touch if you’d like versions of any.