Ill-Studio and long time collaborator Christophe Lemaire teamed up to create a series of prints in tribute to the Neue Deutsche Welle musical movement and its most iconic bands such as D.A.F. and Liaisons Dangereuses for Lemaire’s Spring-Summer 2017 collection.
Graphic designer : Studio Jimbo
In September 2015, Ill-Studio led a week-long workshop with ECAL students along with a conference and video screening in the ECAL Theatre.
The brief for the workshop was to create a visual dialogue with a selection of student original works and the “sources” connected to the work itself, in order to highlight the cultural environment and the different types of inspirations which compliment the creation of an image, a typeface, or an object.
The collective source cloud initiated a self-reflexive dialogue and an encyclopedia of influences in which the original works and their references blended together, no matter whether they were classic or contemporary, direct or abstract. As a result, a publication and an exhibition were developed by the students in a collaborative effort in order to extrude the concept via an array of art directed media.
“Playmaker“ is a work by Ill-Studio, produced with the help of Nike, establishing a parallel between the work of French artist Henry Matisse and the free-role of football’s attacking midfielders being central pivots between offensive and defensive players (Post-Impressionism and Modernism) through their superior vision, technical skills, control and creativity.
To mark their 95th anniversary, French fashion magazine L’Officiel appointed Ill-Studio as creative director to take over and rethink the magazine’s identity as whole. The new identity was thought and conceived as a combination between the magazine’s long history, a creative look on fashion and contemporary visual codes.
To complement the Untold Eivissa exhibition, conceived and curated as a partnership between Ill-Studio and 2ManyDjs, a limited edition flexi disc & poster series was produced for the occasion.
The disc features an interview with Faruk Gandji, discussing the early days of Balearic Club Culture between 1981 and 1987