IdN v22n2 Collective Studios


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Category: Magazines

Subjects: Graphic Design, Illustration

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IdN (International designers' Network) is an international publication for creative people on a mission to amplify and unify the design community. It is devoted to bringing designers from around the globe together to communicate with, learn from and inspire one another. It has truly become what the initials of its title proclaim it to be – an international designers' network.

The formal design studio, with its all-powerful director and a hierarchically structured staff, seems to be giving way to more loosely organised groupings of creative talent, pooling their resources in what are often termed “collectives”. We have taken a look at nine such entities, from the US to Australia via Portugal, the UK and The Netherlands.

The reasons for their formation range from the irresistible rise of the Internet or political and environmental necessity, to the pressures of the economic downturn and the benefits of a mutually shouldered financial burden. But the uniting bond is that of the social element, the desire and enthusiasm for collaborating with like-minded peers.

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