United Design Lab

2019.07.11

方正字库海报设计邀请展

The Foundertype Poster Exhibition

《FORMS形式》

Font: 方正风雅宋
“形”即为形状或形态,而“式”则可理解为构成其形态的规则。在不同媒介与表达内容中探索最符合媒介与内容特点的形态与规则,这大概就是身为平面设计师工作的原点吧。

“Xing” refers to shape or form. And “Shi” could be understood as the rule that constitutes the form. Exploring the forms and rules that best match the characteristics of media and content in different media and expressions, this is probably the origin of working as a graphic designer.

《重力的诗》

Font: 方正风雅宋
文字设计的重心,是个有些抽象但又不可回避的视觉问题。这张海报为每个中文笔画设定了重心,随之带来改变的是物理的重力。离析分崩的文字变成点线面与重力的诗。

The focus of type design is a somewhat abstract but unavoidable visual problem. This poster sets the center of gravity for each Chinese stroke, and it results in change of gravity of the strokes. The text that separates and falls apart becomes a poem of dots, lines, surfaces and gravity.

2019.07.05

OPPO Reno 造樂節

让原创发声

OPPO打造的全新音乐节品牌“OPPO Reno 造乐节“,UDL提供品牌形象设计服务

2018.09.28

AGI New Member

UDL加入AGI


我们荣幸的宣布,UDL联合创始人,丁凡、方建平成为国际平面设计联盟AGI新会员!
The Co-founder of United Design Lab, Dingfan & Fangjianping become the new member of Alliance Graphique Internationale.
 

“基于北京的设计师组合丁凡与方建平,是新一代中国先锋平面设计师的优秀代表。他们基础扎实、兴趣⼴泛、方法坚实、视野开阔。两人与其所带领的设计团队United Design Lab,深入参与复杂的当代中国城市文化领域。从内容生产到与生活空间,他们⼀直在多元领域坚定地进行⼴泛实验。这些生动的实践,正不不断地拓展平面设计这一生机勃勃的学科在当代中国的定义。”
by 蒋华

“Beijing-based designer duo Ding Fan and Fang Jianping is an outstanding representative of the new generation of Chinese pioneer graphic designers. They have solid foundations, wide range of interests, strong approaches and open minds. The duo and their design team, the United Design Lab, are deeply participated in the complex contemporary Chinese urban culture. From generating contents to spatial practicing , they have been steadfastly experimenting in extensive and diverse fields. These practices are constantly expanding the definition of graphic design as an invigorating discipline in contemporary China.”
by Jianghua
 

About AGI

Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) is a professional association of the world’s leading graphic artists and designers, with 509 elected members from 40 countries across the globe. Our mission is to promote practices of design through our annual conference as well as talks, partnerships, exhibitions, publications and educational pursuits.

AGI was founded in 1951, in Paris, and continues to uphold the values set out by its founders – the belief that graphic design is fundamental to how we communicate, educate and inform. As an organization, we remain unique – a place for growth and development, and a constant source of creative inspiration for members and non-members alike.

Membership is prestigious; AGI inducts new members annually, from single practitioners to partners in multinational agencies, whose expertise includes typography, graphic design, branding, self-publishing, design writing, way-finding, illustration, animation, experience design and many other creative pursuits that constitute visual communication. In 2017, we welcomed 31 practitioners including Sara de Bondt (Belgium), Dhali Zhang (China), István Horkay (Hungary), Selva Hernández López (Mexico) and Tnop Wangsillapakun (Thailand). Each designer was put forward by an existing member from their country, had their work reviewed by the international selection committee and was voted in. It is a rigorous process that ensures AGI’s continued dedication to ‘raising the aesthetic standard’ (Walter Allner, inducted 1962).

http://a-g-i.org/

 

2018.09.24

感谢的形状

UDL 815 Scheme: Issue 3

月饼的设计

UDL设计“月饼”,今年是第三年。不是包装的设计,而是从月饼形态出发的完整设计提案。

我们定期研究发表有关新领域的设计提案。这是我们把设计观投入身边的主题,做成容易了解的具体例子并发表的Workshop。“食物的设计”是其中之一。

月饼被选中,是因为它具有民族古老文化和现今城市文化的双重角色。我们以做项目的方式,从头去调研、定义、发想、设计、并制作它们。新旧文化之间振幅的宽度,产生了新设计的可能和空间。

感谢的形状

众所周知,现在的月饼对于的人们不仅仅是美食的需要,更增加了赠予和感谢的意义。我们将这一年设计的主题定为“感谢的形状”:充分考虑传统糕点工序,并设计具有现代设计语言的月饼,表达赠予的心意。

传统手工月饼的形态从很大程度上来自于它的制作工艺。我们让月饼的图案从顶面延续到侧面,生成不同的结构与形状。塑型脱模后,侧面的轮廓线条让软糯的饼皮在烤制前对抗地心引力。之后,月饼送进200度的烤箱,熟透、定型。直径5公分,高2.5公分的月饼,放在盒里像一枚枚金澄澄的奖章。

这样的结果看起来像是纯粹装饰性和视觉性的设计。确实如此,这次我们在每盒月饼的四个形状中,其中一个会随机的替换成镀金铸铜的材质,这是彻底剥离了功能的华丽形状。我们希望收到礼物的人,能通过它感受到我们将感谢注入在设计中的心意。

2018.06.20

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