Photography

For those of us wallflowers with our feet permanently in our mouths, photographer Brooke DiDonato’s As Usual series will have a particular resonance. Mixing the everyday with a touch of the fantastical, Brooke’s photographs capture surreal moments when people are obscured, subsumed or lost in the environments around them.

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Sophie Rautenbach
Phi.Studio

Adding value to your brand with clarity, agility and beauty; Phi.Studio delivers intelligent design solutions grounded in strategic thinking and specialises in building premium brands for innovative startups. A small but perfectly formed graphic design consultancy, each client is assured an outstanding bespoke service. Say hello@phi.studio to find out more.

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Sophie Rautenbach
Design Hero

Design Heroes: Perhaps more than any other single designer, Paul Rand was responsible for defining visual culture in America in the decades following World War II; helping to convince some of the nation's biggest corporations that good design was good business, crafting indelible logos for the likes of IBM, UPS, and ABC 

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Sophie Rautenbach
New premises

 Phi.Studio is pleased to announce we have relocated to the wonderful Cliff Road Studios NW1 9AN. This modernist masterpiece is one of the few buildings designed by Georgie Wolton; one of the founding members of the renowned architecture practice Team 4, which included Norman Foster, Richard Rogers and Wendy Cheesman

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Sophie Rautenbach
Studio 25ah

Gorgeous visual identity work from Studio 25ah: Strömma Arkipelag is a new residential property project from Swedish developer Innovation Properties, and located in between the inner city and outer archipelago of Stockholm.

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Sophie Rautenbach
Asimov + Creativity

“A person willing to fly in the face of reason, authority, and common sense must be a person of considerable self-assurance. Since he occurs only rarely, he must seem eccentric (in at least that respect) to the rest of us. A person eccentric in one respect is often eccentric in others.”- Isaac Asimov discussing the nature of creativity in a previously unpublished essay, which can be found athttp://bit.ly/2GPOAtJ with this lovely illustration

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Sophie Rautenbach
A matter of Life and Death

“ The opening scenes of ‘ A Matter of Life and Death’ are among the most audacious and moving ever confected by the cinematic magicians Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. With its melodrama, romance and end-of-war spectral visions, the film baffled critics in 1946. But its strangeness makes it a masterpiece.”

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Sophie Rautenbach
Watership Down

“All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed.”
Richard Adams, Watership Down. Currently playing at BFI!

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Sophie Rautenbach
Good reading

Would love to get my hands on this #book: Paula Scher: Works... the most influential woman graphic designer on the planet. This definitive, chronological visual record spans Paula’s early days in the music industry as an art director; the launch of her first studio, Koppel & Scher; and her 25-year engagement with Pentagram

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Sophie Rautenbach
Phi Studio Sounds

“The strength of Zimbabwe-born, London-based artist Rationale – real name Tinashe Fazakerley – lies in his charismatic, soulfully elegant baritone voice. The best moments of this album find him harnessing that majestic voice.”

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Sophie Rautenbach
Phi Studio sounds

“Rhye: Blood review – perfectly judged sepulchral take on R&B. Milosh’s extraordinary voice – a seductive, sleepy countertenor that leads people to believe they are hearing a woman at first”

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Sophie Rautenbach