Trying to work on your own is flat out self-censorship – there’s nothing left to do.
The mobility of the population and international trade is experiencing exponential growth. Design studios and agencies will all tell you the same thing – it is becoming difficult to work on your own. Professions increasingly spill over into one another and information and skills are soaked up from other places all leading to a widespread state of multi-skilling.
The cross-over between disciplines is part of a process that cuts across all professional spheres: science, new technology, design, sociology, urban planning, not to mention music and graphic design, which all come together for the time of a project (which strives to be all-encompassing) with an approach that promotes creativity and innovation.
A resourceful use of our resources and knowledge is essential: processes become intelligent and make the most of the know-how of more specialised sectors in their network. It was high time. A journey through Scandinavian graphic design, a look at the relationship between music and images and a close-up on the question of representation, whether it is for an individual or an organisation – these are just a few of the topics we tackle in this issue.
The time has come to take on the vast array of content that is available and do whatever you like with of it, just as long as it’s sustainable! Have a great summer and see you in September!