UPDATES IN PROGRESS
February 18th, 2021
We updated our 8min 20sec project pages with the latest digital 1080p full HD remasters of 8min 20sec video compositions, new video patchworks and also super-high-resolution sequence prints. Shown here: a preview excerpt of 8min 20sec (Cars #1).
___ We also posted a few first impressions of an ongoing Arts Affaires-commissioned FL@33 installation in Paris that was launched in March 2020 (just before the first European lockdowns). This exhibition features the latest 8min 20sec artworks. The usually busy office spaces are more or less abandonded since last year of course. Strange times... The show must go on.
December 8th, 2020
For a fourth year running FL@33 contributed a typographic interpretation to a calendar and design compendium by Italian paper company Fedrigoni. It's our fifth contribution in total. The latest project page is now live. See our Fedrigoni 365 (2021) contribution project page here and previous four FL@33 designs for Fedrigoni here.
___ This fourth incarnation of this beautiful design compendium and calendar 2021 features a new design by FL@33’s Tomi Vollauschek, who was briefed to create an experimental visual for the number 29 – with an allocated ‘seed word’: Break – to freely interpret.
___ Playing along the edge of legibility of two merged and intertwined numbers 2 and 9, they almost disappear as they form a joined new form, ‘breaking’ away from their expected appearance.
___ A big THANK YOU to TM and Fedrigoni for getting us involved again. It is our pleasure to be involved in such top quality collaborative projects like this.
December 4th, 2020
Our latest contributions to Stereohype's FL@33-curated B.I.O. (By Invitation Only) Button Badge Series 20 that added 44 designs to the now 1613-strong collection. The designs were also applied to the more recently introduced Button Badge Motif Print edition that now features over 460 designs with commissioned artworks from talents we invite from around the world. FL@33 also contributes to these releases every year.
___ This time FL@33's Tomi Vollauschek contributed seven airport-related photographs to reflect the strange times our movement and travel is restricted.
November 25th, 2020
FL@33's annual design initiative B.I.O. (By Invitation Only) Button Badge Series just went into its 20th round and was released by FL@33's graphic art label Stereohype. Button badges, new advent calendars, new sets of four in matchbox-style gift boxes and artist/themed gift boxes of seven were launched. Many of the designs were also released as Fine Art Prints for the now 469-strong Button Badge Motif Print edition.
___ FL@33 invited Anis Tabaraee, Augustin Camus, Daniele De Batté at Artiva Design, Erik Haberfeld, Nicki Frech and Michele Jannuzzi at Jannuzzi Smith, Jens Uwe Meyer aka JUM at USOTA (United States Of The Art), Michael Czerwinski at Tucktite, Paul Farrington, Timothy O'Donnell and TM.
___ B.I.O. Series 20 features 44 badges including FL@33's Air Lines artworks. Now available at stereohype.com as part of their growing and already 1613-strong button badge collection by 600+ hand-picked talents from around the world. Please also check out the other annual FL@33 initiative – Stereohype's 16th annual Button Badge Design Competition – winners have just been released, too.
November 21st, 2020
Out now: FL@33 developed and designed a new product range for Stereohype: themed advent calendars with 24 (+1) button badges. They are now available until Christmas with the following themes: Cats, Dogs, Fun, Yummy, Monsters and Abstract (shown here). Simply peel off the daily stickers and reveal the badge of the day. A few of the selected badge designs are by FL@33 but the majority we handpicked are by some of the over 600 international contributing talents that form Stereohype's already 1613-strong collection.
September 10th, 2020
The ECV Aix-en-Provence jury panel including FL@33's Tomi Vollauschek congratulate the fresh new graduates. All the best to the new Masters! Remember: the journey only just begins. It was a pleasure to meet you all and to briefly see all your faces on this picture.
August 21st, 2020
It is done. At last. The Stereohype squirrel has been saved. As a strange summer project in the even more bizarre year 2020, we took it upon ourselves to #SaveTheStereohypeSquirrel, rescue the collapsed cardboard polygon sculpture FL@33 originally designed and built as a 10th anniversary 3D mascot squirrel back in 2014, and revive it again in 2020 thanks to skilful (and lucky) first-time fibreglass epoxy resin experiments. We worked for a full month to resurrect the squirrel and transform it into a waterproof, outdoor sculpture with vibrant fluorescent colours to boot. It has now found a new home away from London town in a calm forest in rural France. Save the squirrel, save the world. See the complete documentation here.
July 1st, 2020
Happy birthday FL@33! Today is our studio anniversary and we are moving to a new London address this week. Crazy times indeed. It’s been 19 years already that FL@33 started its space odyssey in 2001!
___ More info when this whirlwind is settling down a little... This is 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.
May 5th, 2020
Sneak peak... Beautiful foil samples for our archive arrived today from the printers. The FL@33-designed project is still on ice because of the pandemic and we can not wait to share all the details. A substantial branding and packaging project we have been working on for ages... Soon, hopefully. #sigh \/\/\/\ Stay safe and take care.
March 31st, 2020
The online documentation is now live featuring some of the results from the second round of inspirational workshops Personal Projects and the Power of Three that FL@33's Tomi Vollauschek ran in February 2020. Projects were created by year 2–3 graphic design students at ECV Bordeaux. Additional footage may still be added to our documentation page.
March 14th, 2020
The Planet Earth glitch reaches London and while still healthy we pro-actively self-isolate. Stay safe and take care!
March 12th, 2020
March 8th, 2020
An ongoing Arts Affaires-commissioned exhibion opportunity allowed us to update our ongoing 8min 20sec FL@33 project with new and remastered 1080p full HD 8min 20sec video composition andnew super-high-resolution sequence prints. These new artworks by FL@33's Tomi Vollauschek are now exhibited in Paris. Update: the installation was launched just days before the first European lockdowns. The usually busy office spaces are more or less abandonded now but the exhibition will run for at least a year. Strange times... The show must go on.
March 5th, 2020
Using FL@33's original 8min 20sec recordings from the Arc de Triomphe in Paris: we created a first ever version of 8min 20sec (Cars #2, 2020) – in 1080p full HD, no less – together with remastered super-high-resolution sequence prints. The new 8min 20sec (Cars #2) print will also be on display in FL@33's forthcoming exhibition in Paris.
March 4th, 2020
Char De Voile #2 is a new artwork for a forthcoming exhibition of our ongoing FL@33 project 8min 20sec. This latest addition form part of a remastered and new series ofsuper-high-resolution sequence prints that will be on show in Paris soon, next to new 1080p full HD remasters of 8min 20sec video compositions. This one is based on original video footage that was recorded in Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, France, where a Char De Voile (Sand Yachting / Land Sailing) race took place.
March 3rd, 2020
The new super-high-resolution sequence print 8min 20sec (Cars #1, 2020) is now ready for a forthcoming FL@33 exhibition in Paris. In tandem with new print versions we also remastered the 8min 20sec Cars #1 video patchwork in 1080p full HD quality.
February 23rd, 2020
Tomi goes France once again — T — at Bordeaux Airport. The FL@33 design residency 2020 at ECV Bordeaux (École de Communication Visuelle / School of Visual Communication) kicks off tomorrow with two 5-day year 2 and 3 graphic design workshops and an evening lecture about life, work and everything in between, followed by a raffle / tombola with FL@33 / Stereohype goodies for students.
___ The inspirational FL@33 workshop Personal Projects and the Power of Three was fine-tuned and adjusted for younger students. A documentation will as always be posted as soon as possible.
February 22nd, 2020
Just in time before heading to another 5-day FL@33 design residency with workshops and lecture at ECV Bordeaux, we finally finished the online documentation of the ECV Lille masterclass workshop FL@33’s Tomi Vollauschek ran earlier this month.