Broccoli Women on the Edge of Precipice in Hein Koh’s New Solo Show

“I realized that she is an ‘other,’ being green and different,” Hein Koh told us in our current Spring 2022 quarterly. “As an Asian-American female artist weirdo, I’m so used to being a minority that I don’t think too much about it on a daily basis.  However, the way I navigate the world is unique to my identity, and that comes through my vegetal women too. They’re relatable, though—I don’t want them to appeal just to a small niche audience, I want their experiences to be collective and universal.”

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Koak is “The Driver” Now

When I was reading the press release for Koak’s newest solo show, The Driver, her first show with Perrotin and opening at their Seoul space on May 21st, one line stood out: “shouldn’t really go together.” It was a comment made in regards to color choices, trying to blend colors that didn’t really work together normally but created a new hue and balance. I love that insight about Koak because whether you see the works in person or on the screen, her colors are, indeed, new. Her characters of course are a hybrid and “about archetypes of self that we have that are developed throughout our life or are internalized by experience,” as she has said in the past. And…

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Branding and Packaging Design for LABONE

Branding and Packaging Design for LABONE

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Matias Funes shared a branding and packaging design for LABONE. For the variety and minimalist design lovers the design inspired by the famous brand “Pantone” offers us a colorful, handmade and 100% organic experience. This design contains a colorful collection made up of three categories of five soaps each. The peaceful “Herbal Collection”, the invigorating “Earth Collection” and the colorful “Fruit Collection”. Continue reading

EATSY Adaptive Tableware for Visually Impaired by Jexter Lim

EATSY Adaptive Tableware for Visually Impaired by Jexter Lim

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We are featuring an industrial design project that is quite intriguing that is totally worth a share on abdz. Introducing EATSY which is an ‘adaptable tableware’ for the visually impaired designed by Jexter Lim. What’s really interesting about this project is the entire process, from the conceptual idea, sketching, prototyping, and lots of testing. We will even get to see the final prototype as a result of the design, it’s really interesting to follow its entire process and seeing the struggle to satisfy a need and how you would respond to that feedback. Make sure to check out the entire project on his Behance. Continue reading

Together 2020 Poster – Romain Billaud help to Caregivers

Together 2020 Poster – Romain Billaud help to Caregivers

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We were already a fan of Romain Billaud and his incredible work, but now we are even more. In order to help the caregivers in his own way and to make his new  poster more meaningful. He decided to print 100 copies of his poster and to donate the profits to the Fondation Hôpitaux de Paris, Hôpitaux de France. It is indeed a super noble act. Continue reading

OFB – The Complex Lettering Design & Making Of

OFB – The Complex Lettering Design & Making Of

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Five years ago Bruno Do Nascimento had the chance to do the Branding for the “Old Fade Bastard” barbershop, now he was contacted to design a custom lettering and paint it on a wall for their new store OFB – The Complex, opened in the beginning of this year. We here at abdz. love some lettering and anything typography related. So of course we had to feature Bruno’s work, especially because he was kind to share a making of vide as well.  Continue reading