Memories welcomes on board Nitzan. A NYC based designer specializing in identity design, brand application and art direction for the music industry. Collaborations include galleries, media start-ups and other designers on both promotional and self-initiated projects.
Here’s a nice story. Memories contributor Simon Spilsbury told fellow illustrator/designer Patrick Walker that he was doing an image for Memories, and shortly afterwards we got an email from Patrick asking to get involved. His studio, Dust, do some amazing work in illustration and print design so we really wanted to get them on board. Luckily, we had a story slot for them and we sent off a brief. So we’re welcoming Patrick, Pamela and Alun at Dust to the project. Can’t wait to see what they come up with. Please check out their website here.
Memories welcomes Si Billam, founder and art director of UNIT.
UNIT is the collective and collaborative work of UK designers Si Billam and James Sanderson. Working globally across music, fashion, lifestyle and youth culture.
Working with clients such as: Human Studio, Universal Everything, Pollinate Records, Carbon Logic Publishing, Computer Arts, MTV Italy, Coca Cola USA, Urban Splash and EA Games.
A personal thanks to Greig Anderson Creative Director at Effektive for posting his memories submission on the Effektive website.
This is a rare chance to feast your eyes on a memories submission as we are holding back the majority of artwork for the book.
The submission was inspired by a personal memory found in my story. It is amazing to see the project coming together and how individual artists portray each story in print. This piece sums up my story with huge visual impact. I love it!
More of Greig’s work can be found at www.effektivedesign.co.uk
The design duo Simon Dovar and Nils Davey are Binary & The Brain, and they’ve thrown their weight behind Memories project. Formerly Jawa & Midwich, they do all kinds of design work including book covers and music packaging, as well as online work. The image you see here is from their self-initiated poster range. Another interesting thing about them is that their studio is trans-Atlantic and transcontinental. Simon is based in London and Nils in Los Angeles. We’ve asked them to create an image for a story called The Fox Cubs by leukaemia survivor Sarah Yates. Our thanks go out to Binary & The Brain. Please take a look at their website here.
Cancer is such a pervasive killer these days that few of us go through life untouched by the disease. We’ve decided to do something about it by launching the Memories project and the outcome will be a beautiful art book. Proceeds from the sales of Memories will go towards cancer support (charity TBA).
Memories will look at the thoughts and experiences of individuals who have survived cancer, as well as those of people who have lost loved ones. There will be ten stories inside, each looking at one person’s recollection of a particular day in the struggle against cancer. For each of these ‘memories’ a dozen leading artists, illustrators and designers will be creating their own visual response. Two further stories will go ‘open brief’ and we’ll be inviting creatives worldwide to make their own images to accompany the text. The best submissions will go into the book.
That makes for 12 touching stories, and 144 smashing pieces of artwork
The project is being launched this summer by Designers Against Human Rights Abuse (DAHRA), Subism, OneTenEleven Media and editor Garrick Webster. Along with a number of writers and, of course, all the image contributors, they’ll be volunteering their time and skills to the project. We expect it will take a year to complete, culminating in the launch of Memories and an exhibition.
Thanks to Luke O’Neill for the above graphic.
Check out memories.subism.co.uk for further info.