Network Osaka – SI Special

Aug 12th, 2011
13 Comments

Network Osaka   SI Special

Network Osaka   SI Special

Network Osaka   SI Special

Network Osaka   SI Special

Network Osaka   SI Special

Network Osaka   SI Special

Network Osaka   SI Special

Network Osaka   SI Special

Network Osaka   SI Special

Network Osaka   SI Special

Network Osaka   SI Special


TEDxPortland

Client: TEDxPortland
Agency: Wieden+Kennedy
Creative direction: Susan Hoffman, Renny Gleeson
Art direction and design: Sarah Hollowood, Steve Denekas, Ken Berg, Derek Kim
Studio managers: Michael Frediani, Lisa Reinhardt, Lis Moran, Shari Eiesland
Production: Ademar Matinian, Walker Cahall
Photography: Kyle Pero
Interactive and technology direction: Dom Murphy, Igor Clark
UX design: Pete Hensing
Interactive production: Aubrey Dean
Interactive development and design: Josh Perez, Jason Strand, Mirtho Prepont
Motion and audio design: Peiter Hergert, Masataka Odaka

TEDxPortland approached Wieden+Kennedy to create a unique and memorable identity for their event, the first of its kind in Portland. W+K Studio designers Sarah Hollowood, Steve Denekas, Ken Berg, along with myself were tasked to art direct and design their entire identity from scratch. Our brief was simple: Crossroads. We decided to use a lenticular-effect as the unifying aesthetic for the identity. It was a simple and effective solution to our brief; it uses the motion of the lenticular to create a visual crossroad. The adaptability and versatility of the aesthetic we developed allowed us to easily translate it into different mediums ranging from print, to interactive and motion design.

Font used: DIN

Network Osaka   SI Special


Stanford University

Client: Department of Medicine at Stanford University
Art direction and design: Derek Kim
Photography: Qiao Lin
Production: Fran Bittakis, Nick Bittakis

The Medicine 2.0 Fall Conference 2011 will be hosted in Silicon Valley, home to many of the world’s preeminent technology companies such as Google, Apple, Facebook, Yahoo, Intel, and others. Rather than focus on the presentation of research findings and scientific data, the Summit will present forecasts from luminaries—from e-patients and bloggers to executives and industry insiders—and ignite discussions about the development and use of technologies being built by academia and industry that will shape Medicine 2.0 in 2011 and beyond.

I was approached by Stanford University in order to create a poster that would create a greater awareness for this congress. My approach consisted of a simple depiction of connected patients with doctors and how this immediate connection could become much closer with the help of social media.

Font used: Helvetica Neue

Network Osaka   SI Special

Network Osaka   SI Special

Network Osaka   SI Special

Network Osaka   SI Special

Network Osaka   SI Special

Network Osaka   SI Special

Network Osaka   SI Special

Network Osaka   SI Special

Network Osaka   SI Special

Network Osaka   SI Special

Network Osaka   SI Special


Departamento

Client: Departamento
Creative direction and editorial design: You vs. Me
Art direction and design: Derek Kim
Production: Gordon Hewitt

Departamento is a magazine centered on design, society and art. Several concept issues were created for their first editorial run. I was approached to concept an identity that would emphasize the creative nature of this magazine with intricate layouts and a flexible grid system. Therefore, the Departamento identity follows a playful aesthetic, where the main logotype is always able to be broken in different ways. This would allow designers to freely manipulate the identity into their own hands. Additional elements for promotional purposes were designed using a similar “broken-grid” system.

Font used: OCR B Regular

Network Osaka   SI Special

Network Osaka   SI Special


Grafik Magazine

Client: Grafik Magazine
Co-editors: Caroline Roberts, Angharad Lewis
Photography: Derek Kim
Art direction and design: Michael Bojkowski, Derek Kim
Editorial design: Michael Bojkowski
Production: Deux Ponts

Grafik Magazine approached Michael Bojkowski and I to collaborate on an issue centered on design education. After several rounds of brainstorming, we ended up with a simple representation of books stacked upon each other and using a mix of graphic and photographic elements.

Font used: Neuzeit Textbook, BP Romain

Network Osaka   SI Special

Network Osaka   SI Special

Network Osaka   SI Special


Kenya Hara

Agency: Wieden+Kennedy
Creative direction: John C. Jay
Art direction and design: Derek Kim
Production: Walker Cahall

Kenya Hara, MUJI’s design director, visited Portland and agency Wieden+Kennedy on May 2011. I was approached to design a poster in order to commemorate his visit to “Stumptown”. I tried to be as careful as possible when designing these posters as I was designing them for someone whom I admire to great heights. In addition to the main poster, two other supplemental posters were created as a personal homage for Hara-san.

Font used: Sabon and リュウミン (Morisawa Ryumin) Pro

Network Osaka   SI Special

Network Osaka   SI Special

Network Osaka   SI Special


Canción Magazine

Client: Self-initiated
Art direction and design: Derek Kim

Canción Magazine is yet to be published and is an on-going personal effort. The magazine aims to cover the relationships between graphic designers and the music they listen to. I plan on launching this magazine sometime over the next 2 years and it will be completely free of charge.

Font used: Sabon

http://www.networkosaka.com/

I’m sure you’ll agree that Mr. Network Osaka AKA Derek Kim is producing some really interesting work (to say the least ;-) taking traditional modernist design principles and fusing them with his own contemporary sensibility. With clients including Nike, Esquire, Grafik and regular work with Wieden+Kennedy, the portfolio this “artist pretending to be a designer” is only getting better with age and it gives me great pleasure to feature a handful of Network Osaka‘s work in high-res; None of that, “clicking the expand image button on Flickr only to find that the image is 500px wide” ;)

www.networkosaka.com

A very big thank you once again to Derek for making this feature possible and for being a big supporter of SI :)

If you’re new here, don’t forget to Subscribe, FFFFOUND! & follow SI on Twitter for your weekly dose of visual crack. ;)


This post is tagged , , , , , , , , , ,

13 Comments

  1. The Kenya Hara Posters are so beautiful! The clean images on cardboard ground look so elegant and calm.

  2. Shockingly great work, pretty blown away by the TedX execution and it’s collateral as I’m sure everyone else is.

    Just shows that even through producing an innovative digital solution – print is right up front with it.

  3. brian

    Simply brilliant. David, you really pick ‘em well!. Great stuf.

  4. Beautifully considered work as always from Derek. I especially like the Kenya Hara posters, a tough brief indeed to design for a designer that you admire.

  5. Lovely feature David / Derek.

  6. Nick

    Great to see that modernist design principles are still just as relevant and that firms like W+K appreciate them! Very encouraging.

  7. A big thank you to all of these comments, to David for curating one of the best (if not, the best) modern graphic design blogs out there… and of course a big thank you for featuring my work!

  8. Always lovely work from Derek. The XRD web and print collateral is a beauty!

  9. In our studio I have ‘Corporate Diversity’ (Geigy corporate design 1940-70), and a number of ‘old’ reference books, pointing out that although the design may look dated, the thinking was fresh and challenging in its day, and so much more exciting than what passes for ‘corporate graphics’ today, which is so often very slick and very much the same.

    Congrats then to Derek Kim especially (amid a fine body of work) … the Stanford conference poster had me shouting “Look! Look! See!?”

    Wonderful stuff, and TEDxPortland stuff is breath-taking.

    What a great start to my day! Thanks SI.

  10. Michael

    Wow, I can’t say which work I like the best, they are all too good, obviously the XRD stuff is amazing, but the whole style of classic modernism with an overhaul is stunning. Thanks to Derek and David for this post!

  11. Great Job Derek! I always liked the TedX work. You have a great sensibility with modern aesthetics and I really feel that the fragmentation to whole concept works really well. Keep pushing good design in the studio and definitely say hi next time you are up in Seattle.

  12. Thinks this work ist truely great.

  13. Beautiful work, been a fan for a long time

Leave a Reply