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December 12th, 2018

Just confirmed: FL@33 workshop and lecture, FL@33 goes France – Following the design residency at École de Communication Visuelle (ECV Lille) / School of Visual Communication in 2016 and then at ECV Bordeaux in 2017 and 2018 respectively, FL@33's Tomi Vollauschek will return to ECV Lille in 2019 for a 5-day inspirational master class workshop and a lecture on January 30th at 6.30pm, about the design studio's and graphic art label's work. Picture above is from 2016. ECV Nord Europe, Lille, France, 28 January – 1 February 2019

November 30th, 2018

Following our contributions to the 2018 edition of the 365 calendar project FL@33 was invited again this year by Italian paper company Fedrigoni to contribute a visual interpretation of a randomly allocated day of the year (2019).
___ The resulting photographic visual by FL@33 now forms part of the calendar and design compendium Fedrigoni 365 (2019) and proceeds will be donated to charity (Shelter).

November 29th, 2018

Launch event of calendar 2019 and design compendium Fedrigoni 365 tonight at London's Protein Gallery that also includes a FL@33 contribution. We posted a few snapshots of the event here.

August 28th, 2018

August 9th, 2018

Work in progress. Detail of next year's FL@33 contribution for premium paper manufacturer Fedrigoni and their annual 'Fedrigoni 365' calendar and design compendium 2019. See our 2018 contributions here.

June 28th, 2018

Please come and visit us at the amazing House of Illustration's Summer Fair 2018 this weekend. Follow the squirrel and the helium balloons! Badges, T-shirts and prints – many of them designed by FL@33 – will be on offer for extra special non-online prices. We will have an extra-long Stereohype / FL@33 stand on the giant canopied outside yard between Central Saint Martins and House of Illustration, King's Cross, London, 2 Granary Square, N1C 4BH, Saturday, 30 June 2018, 11am–5pm. More info at houseofillustration.org.uk | See our previous Christmas Fair stands at the same location here and here.

June 18th, 2018

Our invitations with blank postcards arrived today and work will soon start on this year's FL@33 contributions for the Royal College of Art's annual RCA Secret exhibition and fundraiser in London – helping RCA students with scholarships and bursaries. For exact dates please check our exhibitions section here. See FL@33's previous RCA Secret postcards.

May 24th, 2018

We updated our Privacy Policy text to explain in more detail how and why we have been – and always will be – data protection ninjas. One of those annoying but required GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) emails has also just been emailed to all our subscribers – pointing out that we are the real ninjas and that you can of course continue to unsubscribe or update your preferences with every email newsletter we send you – or by going to our subscription page.
___ A little loyalty treat: Until the end of May a up 25% discount with combined vouchers! That's up to 35% off even for contributors with contributor account.  A 10% discount is in place over at our graphic art label and online boutique Stereohype that covers all 2065 available products including 305 designed by FL@33. If you add one of these FL@33 products to your Stereohype order you can apply an additional 15% Thank You discount. There is also a third voucher code for a free button badge of your choice to be added to any order. Until the end of May the three checkout codes are:

April 18th, 2018

One of the many FL@33-designed animations and teaser images for social media posts created for the studio's sister-company Stereohype – graphic art label, online boutique and platform for artists and designers from around the world.
___ Stereohype is currently calling for entries to the 14th annual Stereohype Button Badge Design competition. The deadline for submissions is September 17th, 2018.
___ The 30-strong judging panel also includes FL@33 and Stereohype co-founders Agathe and Tomi besides badge-loving writers, previous winners and hand-picked artsists and designers.

April 7th, 2018

For a second year running FL@33's Tomi Vollauschek conducted two inspirational 5-day workshops at ECV Bordeaux, France. The documentation has now been posted at flat33.com. Thanks again for the invitation and bravo once again to all the students who worked so hard on their personal postcard sets. See documentation here.

March 23rd, 2018

Some of the FL@33-designed Stereohype mascot squirrels 2004–2018 have also been released as beautiful Fine Art Prints as part of Stereohype's growing Button Badge Motif Print edition.

March 23rd, 2018

26 new button badges – including four sets of three – were finally released and feature the long-awaited FL@33-designed Stereohype mascot squirrels 2004–2018 (and of course some nuts). Some are gold, some silver, others are in patina green or show off their colourful gradients. Some of them were even launched as Fine Art Prints as part of Stereohype's growing FL@33-curated Button Badge Motif Print edition. Now available at stereohype.com.

February 16th, 2018

FL@33 workshops in France: another week with the super-talented students from ECV Bordeaux comes to an end with an exhibition and presentations. Thank you very much once again for your enthusiasm and a great time in Bordeaux! Back to London now... See documentation here.

February 16th, 2018

Wang Wang! Happy Chinese New Year! Let's celebrate the Year of the Dog with a Chinese imitation of a dog's sound: Wang Wang which is Mandarin Chinese for Bow Wow, Woof Woof or Ruff Ruff! Celebrate with a few remaining FL@33-designed bzzzpeek / onomatopoeia-themed Stereohype T-shirts!


February 5th, 2018

FL@33 design residency 2018 – Tomi Vollauschek, co-founder of FL@33 and Stereohype will head back to Bordeaux (France's department 33) to run another two five-day-masterclass-workshops next week at ECV Bordeaux – École de communication visuelle. The workshops will cover aspects of design thinking, design process and design philosophy and aim to inspire students to develop their own strong voice through experimentation and personal projects. See documentation 2017 here. ‬ A workshop 2018 documentation will of course get a dedicated page here at flat33.com afterwards. This starman stop/go sign picture was taken in Bordeaux last year.

February 1st, 2018

The fifth FL@33 / Stereohype postcard set includes FL@33 postcards #9 featuring one of Agathe's Leaves prints from FL@33-curated Button Badge Motif Prints for Stereohype. FL@33 postcards #10 shows flat33.com's homepage of Selected Projects.
___ A photo made it onto another card of our low-polygon squirrel sculpture that we created for the 10th anniversary exhibition Stereohype 2004–2014.
___ Last but not least we feature Stereohype's ever-growing button badge collection with now already over 1,300 designs by over 400 hand-picked talents from around the world.
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rinted in a limited edition of 500 each these assorted postcards are give-aways for Stereohype orders and trade shows, workshops, conferences and exhibitions, etc.

January 31st, 2018

The latest round of invitations for the FL@33-curated Button Badge Motif Print edition have been sent out and FL@33's graphic art label Stereohype will release these new Fine Art Giclée Prints in a few weeks.

January 5th, 2018

We wish you a healthy, happy and creative 2018!

December 28th, 2017

FL@33's work for our graphic art label Stereohype and our collaborative and talent-discovering design initiatives were rewarded with a kind mention in Digital Arts Best of 2017 article.

December 13th, 2017

Launch event of calendar 2018 and design compendium Fedrigoni 365 tonight at London's Protein Gallery that also includes two FL@33 contributions. We posted a few snapshots of the event here.

December 9th, 2017

For a second year running we seized the opportunity to be part of the House of Illustration-organised Illustrators' Christmas Fair in London. It is always an enormous pleasure to meet – often for the first time – collaborators, supporters and customers at these rare occasions. Our stand at this cheerful event already attracted a lot of attention at last year's well-visited 2016 fair and was once again a long but great day out on this chilly but sunny Saturday in 2017.

December 7th, 2017

Yay! Stereohype will come out of its virtual online shell again this Christmas to meet real people in real life. This promises to be socially awkward—yet fun! Please come and visit us again this year! We will have a scrumptious double-length Stereohype / FL@33 stand at the Illustrators' Christmas Fair 2017 that takes place on Saturday, 9 December, 11am–5pm, on the giant canopied outside yard between the Central Saint Martins and House of Illustration, King's Cross, London, 2 Granary Square, N1C 4BH. We offer smiles and direct eye contact for all. Follow the squirrel and the silver helium balloons. More info.

November 22nd, 2017

FL@33 was invited by Italian paper company Fedrigoni to contribute two visual interpretations of two randomly allocated days of the year 2018. Our two typographic illustrations now form part of the calendar and design compendium Fedrigoni 365 (2018). All proceeds will be donated to charity.

November 20th, 2017

Digital Arts article about latest releases of our grahic art label Stereohype – FL@33 initiatives B.I.O. (By Invitation Only) Button Badge Series 17, winners of the 13th annual Button Badge Design Competition, themed button badge gift boxes and latest Fine Art Prints added to Button Badge Motif Print Edition – all now available at stereohype.com.

November 16th, 2017

FL@33's annual design initiative B.I.O. (By Invitation Only) Button Badge Series just went into its 17th round and was released by FL@33's graphic art label Stereohype. Button badges, themed gift boxes and many of them were also released as Fine Art Prints for the recently launched edition Button Badge Motif Prints (all current 194 motifs are shown here). This year FL@33 invited Alice Tosey, Antonia Henschel, Clare Tovey, D-Fuse, Emma Sullivan, Erik Spiekermann, Graham Wood, Matthieu Renard, Patrick Duffy and Phil Baines.
___ B.I.O. Series 17 features 56 badges including FL@33's Broken Beauty glitch artworks. Now available at stereohype.com as part of their growing and already 1331-strong button badge collection by 400+ hand-picked talents from around the world. Do also check out the other FL@33 initiative – Stereohype's 13th annual Button Badge Design Competition – winners have just been released, too.


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