BranD is a trade magazine for those who deal with brand design for those who want to stay updated on what is happening in this world, engaged in the incessant search for its renewal. Bimonthly, it is published in Hong Kong by Sendpoints Publishing Co. Ltd.
Its pages talk in depth about design and typography through the analysis of dozens and dozens of brand design projects from all over the globe. BrandD defines a new way of looking at communication design by presenting, researching and displaying excellent works including visual art, advertising, products, graphics, interiors, architecture, etc. Each issue also includes articles and insights from sector.
The Community section brings together designers, artists, art directors, marketing specialists and business strategists to reflect on communication design for business.
Number of pages: 200
Dimensions: 29,5 x 22,5 cm
Art and music are inseparable, Matisse said: “A tone is just a color; two tones are a chord, which is life ”. In the history of art, there are countless musical elements in famous paintings, but the visual design of music albums has evolved in various forms from the initial pure art. No matter how beautiful the music is, no matter how the media that support it change, the image that accompanies it is just as important as what we are about to hear.
In this number:
1. In 1983 Keith Haring designed a series of works for the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. Each work in the series was limited to 80 copies and all were screen printed. BranD has selected 2 works from this series for the cover of issue 56. To restore the colors of the original works, BanD prints the cover with spot colors. Respecting the contract with the Keith Haring Foundation, this issue is published in a limited edition.
2. An interesting illustration, like music, has a soul. In 2019, to celebrate BB King's 94th birthday, Google Doodle teamed up with illustrator Steve Spencer and animator Nayeli Lavanderos to make a 2-minute animated video retracing the life of the iconic "King of the Blues. ".
3. Musical visual design isn't that bad nowadays! BranD's team interviewed Shine Lee, the director of MVM (one of Modern Sky's visual design labels), Tao Lu, the co-founder of XYZ Lab, and Aaron Lowell Denton, American artist and designer.
4. What is the manifesto of indie music? We talk to Karl Henkell, Record Magazine Editor-in-Chief, Fei Tu, the co-founders of Old Heaven Books and indie music label Qiii Snacks Records, and explore a wider and more interesting world of music.
5. Alex Jenkins, British illustrator and cartoonist, tells how he created a brand new MV story for the GSG album by Leah Dou, an emerging singer-songwriter in China.
6. Can rock stars be represented through textile art? By sewing unconventional materials, British artist Jane Sanders portrays iconic musicians.
7. This issue includes musical visual projects from around the world of vinyl, CD and cassette tapes.
8. Without ever compromising with the digital age, the disc continues to store music and warm the world. To recapture the musical culture of an era, this issue of BranD presents the interesting process of producing a cassette and a vinyl record.