Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Adbusters: A non profit, anti consumerist organization founded in 1989 by Kalle Lasn and Bill Schmalz in British Columbia, Canada. They describe themselves as "a global network of artists, activists, writers, pranksters, students, educators and entrepreneurs who want to advance the new social activist movement of the information age."

Tom Gauld: Tom Gauld (b. 1976) is a Scottish cartoonist and illustrator. He studied illustration at Edinburgh College of Art and the Royal College of Art. His published books are Guardians of the Kingdom, 3 Very Small Comics (Volumes One to Three), Robots, Monsters etc and Hunter and Painter.

Universal Everything: Matt Pyke is the director of Universal Everything, a design studio based in Sheffield, in the north of England. UE has collaborators everywhere in the world and work as a large team of people creating animation, programming and processing, web designing, illustration. UE works across i-chat or email. Pike worked with Designers Republic for 8 years and finished there about 2 years ago. He started UE in September 2004.

Martin Woodtli: (Swiss) Martin Woodtli is perhaps the most accomplished representative of the new design scene in Switzerland, where the joy of the design process (as opposed to monetary reward) seems to determine the direction of the studios.

Jop van Bennekom: (Dutch, 1970-) has emerged as one of Europe's most influential magazine designers. When Jop van Bennekom launched Re-Magazine as a graphic design graduate in 1997, he did so with the intention of developing a new form of personal communication. Having cast himself not only as designer and art director, but as editor and publisher, he has since conceived and executed each issue as a single story line from broad concept to the tiniest typographic details.