FL@33

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June 18th, 2019

Just sent out to subscribers, collaborators, supporters and clients: the new extra long and comprehensive catch-up FL@33 Newsletter #7 celebrating FL@33's 18th birthday!
___ Today we finally catch up with recent and new FL@33 work, workshops, lectures and press. Please find previews and links below including a beautiful visual identity project for Location 68 – a new consultancy for bespoke golfing experiences. There is also type treatment for Soul Boy, elegant 15th Stereohype anniversary packaging design, rainbow origami squirrels and badge and print artworks for graphic art label Stereohype, illustrations for Royal College of Art's RCA Secret and paper company Fedrigoni and workshop / lecture activities for ECV Lille.
 

June 17th, 2019

New FL@33 work: type treatment for Soul Boy – a soon-to-be-launched merchandise brand for Miragushi Tennis – a fitness business run by tennis coach and personal trainer Marvin Bramble at the at Barbican's Golden Lane Sport and Fitness in London. Colour variants are now being developed, top-quality garments are being sourced and the first Soul Boy range of T-shirts and badges is due to be released later this year...
 

June 14, 2019

Check out our Instagram channel where we post observations, happy accidents, really beautiful things and the odd ugly gem – all sorts of shenanigans in other words – that will not be posted at flat33.com.
___ Currently we are in the process of going through our old work archives to make space for newer items. Before they go into the shredder with the rest of piles of ancient print-outs and files we check for the odd gem of course and post them on Insta (@flat33studio). Here a post from today:
The things we keep... An early dummy and final edits with comments and corrections of the original English edition of our book Postcard and the French and German translation we also checked. The Spanish were on their own.
 

June 4th, 2019

New FL@33 work for Stereohype: elegant matchbox-style gift boxes with foil-blocked mascot squirrel motif in rose-gold for a whole new level of Mmmmh!
___ Stereohype will be celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. To mark this milestone the graphic art label and online boutique decided to shift gear and up its game by introducing a new sophisticated way to package Stereohype's beautiful button badge collection. All Stereohype customers will from now on receive their online orders in one of these gift boxes.
 

May 20th, 2019

Today the latest FL@33-designed campaign was launched featuring quite a few lovingly folded origami mascot squirrels and calling for entries to the 15th annual Stereohype Button Badge Design Competition.
____ Stereohype is the studio's sister-company – graphic art label, online boutique and platform for artists and designers from around the world and this competition always attracts many hundreds of  similarly international submissions.
___ Like every year the over 20-strong judging panel also includes FL@33 and Stereohype co-founders Agathe and Tomi together with badge-loving writers, previous winners and hand-picked artists and designers.
___ The deadline for submissions is September 9th, 2019.
If you would like to know more about the contest please visit stereohype.com for submission and artwork guideline.
 

 

April 26th, 2019

We run Masterclass workshops and give lectures at ECV Lille and ECV Bordeaux every now and then and sometimes we welcome some of their students when they are in London. This great bunch from ECV Lille popped to visit us at our FL@33 / Stereohype HQ. Always a pleasure! Photo by Sébastien Delobel and Anna-Marie Porreca.
 

March 21st, 2019

FL@33's Agathe Jacquillat and Tomi Vollauschek created three postcard artworks for the annual exhibition and fundraising event RCA Secret 2018 in London. A selection of Agathe's Road Works photographs joined Tomi's #loadingmuseum postcard contributions: screenshots of news clips with the loading / streaming icons that look like monocles and nose rings or beards positioned on the faces of politicians. Happy accidents frozen in time as one-off art postcards. Funny that these politicians are not exactly known for supporting the Arts but here they are generating money for Royal College of Art students.
 

February 19th, 2019

We posted a dedicated page for Location 68's stationery today that FL@33 developed as part of the consultancy's new visual identity that also included a logo and a responsive website.
 

January 30th, 2019

Evening lecture by FL@33's Tomi Vollauschek talking about FL@33 and Stereohype activities, experiences, tips and tricks. The talk forms part of a 5-day FL@33 design residency at ECV Lille (École de Communication Visuelle / School of Visual Communication) also including a FL@33 master class workshop and a surprise raffle / tombola after the talk.
 

January 28th, 2019

Just took a quick snapshot secretly of a surprise poster for the FL@33 talk on Wednesday that ECV Lille made.
 

January 28th, 2019

FL@33 design residency 2019 – Tomi Vollauschek, co-founder of FL@33 and Stereohype will be in France this week to run another of his inspirational five-day-masterclass-workshops with FL@33 talk at ECV Lille – École de communication visuelle. The evolving workshop covers aspects of design thinking, design process and design philosophy and aims to inspire students to develop their own strong voice through experimentation and personal projects. See documentations of previous FL@33 workshops here: 2013 at MICA in Baltimore, 2016 at ECV Lille and 2017 and 2018 at ECV Bordeaux. ‬ This year's documentation with dedicated page.
 

January 2nd, 2019

We wish you a healthy, happy and creative 2019!
 

December 24th, 2018

*** Happy holidays from all at the temporary FL@33 HQ. ***
 

December 18th, 2018

We launched the brand-new website for UK-based Location 68 today. FL@33 developed the website for the new consultancy for bespoke golfing experiences.
 

December 14th, 2018

This strikingly minimal and memorable logo was patiently developed by FL@33 in 2018 for UK-based Location 68 – a new consultancy for bespoke golfing experiences.
 

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.
 

November 22nd, 2018

Digital Arts article See the Best Button Badge Designs of 2018 written by Giacomo Lee about Stereohype's Button Badge Design Competition winners 2018, B.I.O. (By Invitation Only) Series 18 and the related Button Badge Motif Prints.
 

October 16th, 2018

We had a quick browse through the amazing and truly beautiful publication Vaughan Oliver: Archive (two volumes in slipcase) and while we couldn’t spot the badges Vaughan created for our Stereohype label, nor the commissioned card for our FL@33 Postcard book, we are over the moon that our Stereohype 10th anniversary poster collaboration with Vaughan Oliver made the cut. Find more info on the limited edition print over at stereohype.com.
 

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:
NUTS10
FreeBadgeOfChoice
ThankYou15
 

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