Hundreds Tens Units designs and manufactures simple, beautiful and useful products utilising local resources and expertise.
Via Modern Thought.
Stunning art direction, graphic design and illustration from Copenhagen based, Applied Projects.
Solid print and identity work from Oskar Kron.
The inspiration behind the Moulding tradition series from Formafantasma comes from Sicilian artworks called “teste di moro” and are copies of 17th century vases from the Caltagirone district of Sicily, that display the face of a native African or Arab looking man or woman. These artifacts refer to a period of Sicilian history when Arab-African people conquered Sicily and it is due to this invasion the tradition of majolica started in Italy and later in other European countries.
Poignantly, the same people that once occupied Sicily, bringing their culture and the material Majolica, making Caltagirone famous, are returning, not as conquerors but as immigrants.
Loving the slightly macabre edginess to the work of photogapher Alex Prager.
It looks just like the old website some of you will say, but the modifications to my portfolio site, Iain Claridge Studio, are mostly under the bonnet.
I was perfectly happy with the layout and structure of my old site but it was a bugger to update so I have rebuilt it onto a WordPress based CMS which will enable me to easily keep the new site updated with new work, in addition to adding potential for some additional functionality, that I haven’t fully exploited yet.
The paint is still wet and it’s not been fully tested in Internet Explorer yet so apologies for any bugs you may come across – it sure would be a help if you could let me know of any that you discover. ;)