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November 16th, 2016

Digital Arts article about latest Stereohype releases of FL@33 initiatives B.I.O. (By Invitation Only) Button Badge Series 16 and winners of Stereohype's 12th Annual Button Badge Design Competition – all now available at stereohype.com.

November 12th, 2016

FL@33's annual design initiative B.I.O. (By Invitation Only) Button Badge Series just went into its 16th round and was released by FL@33's graphic art label Stereohype. This year FL@33 invited ANSO, Atelier télescopique and Educalux, Ben The Illustrator, David Janes, Emily Forgot, Julien Martin, Juli Gudehus, Linzie Hunter, Paris Koutsikos and Studio Sutherl&. B.I.O. Series 16 features 57 badges – 14 of them by FL@33's Agathe and Tomi that were released as single badges and new themed gift boxes. Now available at stereohype.com as part of their growing and already 1244-strong button badge collection by 350+ hand-picked talents from around the world. Do also check out the other FL@33 initiative – Stereohype's 12th annual Button Badge Design Competition – winners have just been released, too.

November 11th, 2016

The winners and shortlist of Stereohype's record-breaking 12th annual Button Badge Design Competition (STBBDC) will be released tonight. FL@33 has once again been part of the over 20-strong judging panel. An unprecedented interest in the design competition run by FL@33's graphic art label and sister-company Stereohype resulted in over 1,000 submissions – more than double the average of the last decade. Congratulations to all involved! The call for entries 2017 will be launched in spring. See the stats, winners and runners-up at stereohype.com.

October 14th, 2016

The article Why French pigs say groin, Japanese bees say boon and American frogs say ribbit by Karin Brulliard was published in The Washington Post and mentions FL@33's bzzzpeek.com sound project.

September 9th, 2016

Michael Evamy's book Logotype is now also available as Mini Edition featuring four FL@33-designed logos (Penrhyn Books, Weeks & Cowling, Arts Affaires, MMM-Festival). This completes Laurence King Publishing's Mini Edition book series Logo (bzzzpeek.com, Stereohype, FL@33, meubles.com, Toi Com MoiMatelsom) and Symbol (École Normale de Musique de Paris, Toi Com Moi, Matelsom) and last but not least Logotype.

July 21st, 2016

Rollacoaster magazine issue #20 – Utopia – features a dozen selected one inch Stereohype badges including several designed by FL@33 next to badges by the likes of Vivienne Westwood as part of a photoshoot by Daniyel Lowden with fashion by Sam Carder.

July 1st, 2016

Happy birthday FL@33 – we are celebrating our 15th studio anniversary! This a scan of a mini Polaroid showing FL@33 founders Agathe and Tomi in 2001 at the Royal College of Art's Master of Arts graduation ball at the Ministry of Sound club in London.

June 28th, 2016

Following the design residency by FL@33's Tomi Vollauschek at ECV Lille – École de Communication Visuelle – earlier this year, Tomi had the honour to be invited back to France for a few days to be part of their international jury panel for the graduation projects of ECV Lille's Master class of Graphic Design. Bravo to all fresh new Mastères Design Graphique!

June 7th, 2016

Graphic art label and online boutique Stereohype launched a massive sale today covering all of their 1,500+ products – including 182 FL@33 products such as signed books, graphic art prints, button badges and T-shirts. Voucher codes for extra discounts can be found on stereohype.com's homepage during the sale.

April 28th, 2016

BIG BADA BOOM! Huge surprise in this month's Creative Review 'Social issue' with a massive 8-page book review of the new FL@33-designed book The Story of Emoji by Gavin Lucas (Prestel) including a full page of our very own Mind Blown emoji and to top this up even mentions of Stereohype's fresh new Emoji Series button badges that feature custom emoji from the book. Get your copy of the mag now and some emoji badges of course! 8)

April 22nd, 2016

Six more secrets revealed. FL@33's Agathe Jacquillat and Tomi Vollauschek contributed three postcards each for exhibition and fundraising sale RCA Secret 2016 in London and Dubai. See Agathe's three 'Leaves' postcards here and Tomi's 'Growth' cards here.

April 16th, 2016

We got a treat and went to London's KK Outlet gallery on the last day of the book launch exhibition of the FL@33-designed book The Story of Emoji – together with author Gavin Lucas himself and his family. We helped to prepare some of the exhibits such as our cover artwork. Exhibition pictures were posted here at flat33.com.
___ For the show we also collaborated to bring Emoji Series – a new Stereohype button badge series to life – on time for the private view. Badges feature a selection of custom emoji as shown in the book – including Tomi Vollauschek's custom emoji Mind Blown.

April 15th, 2016

FL@33's Tomi Vollauschek is heading back to London tonight after an exciting week as designer in residence at the ECV Lille, France, where he ran a 4-day workshop and gave an evening lecture. See a documentation here.

April 12th, 2016

FL@33's Tomi Vollauschek will give an evening lecture for students of ECV Lille as part of his design residency at the French college this week. A raffle / tombola with FL@33 and Stereohype books, T-shirts and badges should make sure students listen and stay until the very end... 8)

April 12th, 2016

Prestel Publishing kindly allowed us to post some of the pictures they took of the inviting emoji wallpaper at their London Book Fair stand 2016 that proudly features our front cover illustration for the FL@33-designed book The Story of Emoji by Gavin Lucas, 12–14 April.

April 6th, 2016

Launching tonight at KK Outlet and at FL@33's online boutique stereohype.com: the new Stereohype button badge series called Emoji Series with bespoke emoji artworks (including Tomi Vollauschek's Mind Blown) as featured in the new FL@33-designed book The Story of Emoji by Gavin Lucas (Prestel). The book launch exhibition's private view is tonight.

March 17th, 2016

Just confirmed: launch exhibition for FL@33-designed book The Story of Emoji by Gavin Lucas (Prestel) – including Tomi Vollauschek's custom emoji Mind Blown and front cover illustration. At the show Stereohype also launches the Emoji Series – 31 custom emoji button badges by 21 talents as seen in the book. KK Outlet, London, UK, (Launch Party: Wednesday 6 April 7–9pm) 5–16 April 2016. For more info about this and other forthcoming exhibitions please check our Exhibitions etc. section.

March 4th, 2016

The latest edition of our html FL@33 Newsletter (#4) is out now featuring the new FL@33-designed book The Story of Emoji, Tomi Vollauschek's custom emoji Mind Blown and a few snapshots of his talk at Grafik's Letterform Live: Fashion event. We also cover FL@33's participation in ongoing photography exhibition Transition in Manchester and a forthcoming design residency in Lille, beside other news.

March 2nd, 2016

Mind Blown – FL@33's very own custom emoji created specially for the also FL@33-designed book The Story of Emoji by Gavin Lucas. We also posted a few variations, sketches, roughs and tests of a No-Brainer emoji that we considered, too.

March 1st, 2016

We posted some sample spreads of the FL@33-designed book The Story of Emoji by Gavin Lucas (Prestel). It's out this month and even is a proper hardcover book – so get your copy now. 8)

February 27th, 2016

Selected for inclusion: a total of eight previously unreleased FL@33 photographs were printed as picture postcards specially for Transmission: Photography & the Postcard – part of the ongoing group exhibition Transition: An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography we are also exhibiting other work in.

February 26th, 2016

Grafik posted a review of their Letterform Live: Fashion event that also included FL@33's Tomi Vollauschek as speaker beside Camille Walala, Sean Murphy and Dal Chodha. The artcicle Catwalks + Kerning by Theo Inglis – now archived at flat33.com.

February 25th, 2016

Private view tonight. Group show Transition: An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography and a section of the show entitled Transmission: Photography & the Postcard – both feature FL@33 contributions. See a few previews here. Now open until 3 April 2016.

February 24th, 2016

Grafik kindly invited FL@33's Tomi Vollauschek to speak at their Letterform Live: Fashion event at Protein Studios, London, and in partnership with Monotype. See our documentation here.

February 23rd, 2016

Just confirmed: FL@33 goes France – Tomi Vollauschek's ECV Lille residency lecture and workshop: Tomi Vollauschek (FL@33 and Stereohype) to run 4-day workshop and give lecture at ECV – Creative Schools & Community, Lille, France, 12–15 April 2016. Lecture: 13 April 2016. More info about this and other talks and exhibitions.

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