Applications are now open for the Melbourne Design Market — http://t.co/nV2wZSU5rV
Semi-Permanent’s final segment for the year is taking place in new territory – Berlin.
The event will run in conjunction with Qubique Tradeshow and will feature four creative speakers in Tempelhof, Berlin on 27 October. Tickets are now on sale.
See below for the four speakers (images and excerpts of bios taken from Semi-Permanent’s website):
Photographer/Artist – Los Angeles
Ed Templeton is an artist, photographer and pro-skateboarder. He started skateboarding in 1985 in his hometown of Huntington Beach, California, with his friend Jason Lee. He turned pro for New Deal Skateboards in 1990. He left New Deal in 1992 to start the short-lived company “TV” with Mike Vallely. In 1993, Ed founded Toy Machine skateboards. In 2008, after eleven years of selection and research, Ed Templeton has published Deformer (also the title of a 1996 documentary film about Templeton directed by Mike Mills), the summary of his personality as an artist in which he speaks of his human and aesthetic growth in the “incubator of suburban outskirts”, Orange County, California. He is also a co-editor of the arts magazine, ANP Quarterly, started in 2005.
Illustration/Design – France/Canada
Originally from France, 123KLAN is a graffiti posse founded by husband and wife Scien and Mrs Klor in 1992. Alongside Dean, Sper, Skam and Reso. Finding inspiration in the works of Neville Brody in the mid 90′s, the pair found creative ways to mix graffiti and graphic design, to convey their personal style through digital media, using a performa mac. With what was a logical attempt to transmit their passion via new mediums, 123Klan gave birth to a brand new movement. The current format of 123Klan appeared in 2003 when founders Scien and Klor decided to create their own design studio in order to fulfill the requests of their many clients. In 2007, the studio opened its doors in Montréal. The 123klan team specializes in branding and in the creation of logos, character design, art direction and new strategies, plus of course their first love: graffiti. At the same time, 123Klan launched their in-house brand BANDIT-1$M, which they use as their laboratory. Trends are created, tested and launched on the market in a matter of weeks, constantly updating their expertise on the street culture market.
Visual Effects Studio – Berlin
Founded in 2007 by Sven, Robert, Markus and Florian, RISE consisted of a small room with four computers. Today the company spans three floors and 750 square meters, with 12 full-time staff and as many as 80 freelancers traveling across the globe to work in one of the most open-minded, creative and wild cities in the world; Berlin. RISE has grown to become the biggest visual effects studio in the German capital of Berlin, expanding across Europe with independent offices in Cologne, Vienna and Halle. The ability to quickly grow to accommodate the needs of big studio productions, to develop in-house tools and software for specialist tasks, and access to some of the worlds finest CG and visual effects artists is what clearly sets RISE above the rest.
Photographer – Perth/Berlin
Megan Cullen is a photographer from Australia who currently resides in Berlin, Germany. Her work intentionally crosses over several styles and genres. After finishing high school, she enrolled in a Bachelor of Photojournalism at Griffith University’s, Queensland College of Art. Upon completion of her degree, renowned UK war photographer, Tim Page, who inspired Dennis Hopper’s character in ‘Apocalypse Now’, asked her to accompany him on a photographic journey to Cambodia. They would document the Peace Art Project Cambodia, an EU initiative that gained international acclaim. Currently she is actively exploring filmmaking.
See Semi-Permanent’s website for more details.
Thumbnail image copyright: Megan Cullen.