Us By Night, Antwerp

Mario Hugo was commissioned by Gravité Creative’s Ciarra Pardo to provide art direction, illustration, photo treatments, custom type and album art design for Rihanna’s Unapologetic. Mario’s creative execution uses a number of processes including transfers and chemical treatments to create a distorted, painterly photo collage of Rihanna’s universe.

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Us By Night, Antwerp

Big names with bigger portfolios, Antwerp design event Us By Night is gearing up to be a monumental occasion...

“I’ve invited a few of my old skool graffiti heroes like Mode 2,” Us By Night curator Rizon Parein told us recently. “What this guy has done for the graffiti scene you can not imagine, not many artists have had such a big impact on a subculture like he has; I’m really proud to have him with us. And Neville Brody’s talk is one of the best talks I’ve ever seen at a design conference, a true legend. It’s amazing to have him … having him and Mode 2 is at least half of my youth adoration.”

Us By Night Antwerp, Creative Festival Led by Top Design Talent

Neville Brody changed The Face of magazine design with his art direction for the iconic pop culture mag between 1981 and ’86.

Indeed, anyone in the design and art community will be honoured to share the same room as true creative pioneers like Neville Brody and Mode 2, one of Europe’s original graffiti artists — but the sheer weight of talent lined up for keynotes, tutorials and interventions at the Antwerp creative festival means that there’ll be an idol for everyone. Joining the melting pot of installations, live art, food and drink, galleries, and more under the roof of the imposing Parkloods venue are big names with bigger portfolios, all coming together on a timetable that has been skewed in favour of night owls.

“The social aspect is the key factor,” explains Parein of the event’s nighttime focus. “In all honesty when we visit design conferences most of us see a third of the keynotes, the rest of the time we hang out with friends from abroad, connect with fellow artists, have beers and laughs together, and share memorable moments.”

And expect plenty of memorable moments on-stage and off it, as big-hitting talent like Mirko Borsche; Leta Sobierajski; Mario ‘Hugo & Marie’ Hugo; Miley Cyrus collaborator Geoffrey Lillemon; Marshmallow Laser Feast; and Studio Feixen join Brody and Mode 2 at the unconventional symposium. Running 23—25 November at Parkloods, Antwerp, Us By Night‘s second edition is already shaping up to be monumental, join us and likeminded stimulus-seekers there and see the enormity unfold.

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Zeit Magazin by Mirko Borsche
Zeit Magazin by Mirko Borsche

The multiple award-winning Zeit Magazin is supplement to the weekly Die Zeit—one of Germany’s largest and most prestigious newspapers. Commonly coined as general interest, the Zeit Magazin’s pages often dive into the nitty-gritty of politics, fashion, art, design, music, and literature. Since 2007 Mirko Borsche has held the position of Creative Director. Mirko’s tenure has been marked by unique and contemporary design, earning him accolades nationally as well as internationally.

Neville Brody changed The Face of magazine design with his art direction for the iconic pop culture mag between 1981 and '86.

Neville Brody changed The Face of magazine design with his art direction for the iconic pop culture mag between 1981 and ’86.
This issue, from May 1984, was scanned by the website Test Pressing.

Artwork for the Flume single Smoke & Retribution by Australian artist Jonathan Zawada

Artwork for the Flume single Smoke & Retribution by Australian artist Jonathan Zawada

Art by Geoffrey Lillemon, who has worked for the likes of Miley Cyrus and MGMT

Art by Geoffrey Lillemon, who has worked for the likes of Miley Cyrus and MGMT

The technically ground breaking video for U2’s Invisible was directed by Mark Romanek (Never Let Me Go, One Hour Photo), and made possible by the vision and incredible technical achievement of Marshmallow Laser Feast (MLF), with 60 seconds of the video shown during a Super Bowl ad break on 2nd February and on YouTube later the same day.

T-shirts designed by Studio Feixen for world stars like Lebron James and Kevin Durant as part of an ongoing relationship with Nike Basketball

T-shirts designed by Studio Feixen for world stars like Lebron James and Kevin Durant as part of an ongoing relationship with Nike Basketball

T-shirts designed by Studio Feixen for world stars like Lebron James and Kevin Durant as part of an ongoing relationship with Nike Basketball
Michael Spoljaric and Gary Horton

Michael Spoljaric (Senior Creative Director Nike Basketball) and Gary Horton (VP Global Creative Director. Brand Design) from Nike Brand Design, Portland, have been working with world’s best designers, athletes and artists. During Us By Night, they will guide you through the process of some iconic campaigns, with exclusive need-to-know information and behind the scene details.

Leta Sobierajski

With clients like Google, Adobe, Uniqlo Japan, AIGA, and the Tate Modern, Leta Sobierajski is one of the creative scene’s most prominent contemporary names; combining traditional graphic design elements with photography, art, fashion, and technology.

Mode 2 Graffiti artist

Mode 2 is one of Europe’s first graffiti artists, so respected that his work was used on the cover of Spraycan Art, the first book that documented the initial stages of the worldwide spread of New York City Subway graffiti style and subculture; authored by Henry Chalfant and James Prigoff and published by Thames & Hudson in 1987.

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