Sushi | Article for German ADC Youngsters Annual Report

Uleshka organized a designer gathering where she interviewed seven of the most influential and renowned Japanese graphic designers at that time about contemporary Japanese design – for Sushi, the annual report of young talents from the German Art Directors’ Club.

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Worldchanging

Uleshka introduces progressive and innovative design projects to Worldchanging.com – one of the largest and respected sites for sustainable living and growing ecological prosperity…

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Tsudaro

Tsudaro was originally a tea house built in last days of the Edo period in Kyoto’s Kawabata area, Japan. It re-opened in 2010 as a concept-space new to the Gion district in Kyoto, which is famous for bars and restaurants only allowing guests by recommendation. Besides being open to everyone, Tsudaro wanted to extend the concept of a traditional tea house to a place for experiencing forgotten culture and crafts with authentic Japanese cultural art specialists. Uleshka helped them to create a strong concept, build a beautiful bilingual website and find the right angle to…

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Hitotoki | Narrative Mapping The World

Hitotoki is an online literary project collecting stories of singular experiences tied to a particular location in cities worldwide. Uleshka contributed a story to Hitotoki to support this inspiring new format to read a city. She also performed at Hitotoki’s public reading at Pink Cow, Tokyo in February 2008 with another story…

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Fritzing | Communicating Do-It-Yourself electronics

Fritzing is an open-source initiative to support designers, artists, researchers and hobbyists to work creatively with interactive electronics. A team of international researchers at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam developed this free software tool to grant an easy access to do-it-yourself electronics. Uleshka joined the team to create easy to understand information material such as PDFs and a new website (which is still in progress) to make it even easier for users to loose their inhibitions about technology and to get started…

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Tangible | High Touch Visuals

Manifesting creative visions into material objects and spaces is one of the most prominent developments in contemporary design today. Tangible documents how designers are using the stylistic means of graphic design to implement their ideas spatially to create three-dimensional designs, objects and orchestrated spaces. The examples in this book show the unprecedented use of materials and innovative ideas…

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Playful Type | Ephemeral Lettering and Illustrative Fonts

Graphic designers are approaching type design in a refreshingly new manner and creating typography beyond the classical typeset. Playful Type demonstrates how these designers are creating a dynamic range of playful, illustrative and hand-made typography with the aide of a multitude of different techniques. From manual lettering, calligraphy and collage to manipulative time exposures of photographs and even …

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Los Logos 4 | Contemporary Logo Design

Los Logos 4 provides an authoritative overview of current developments and advances in logo design, one of the most prestigious of creative disciplines which represent the essential visual identity of brands, companies and their philosophies.

At 568 pages, Los Logos 4 is the largest volume to date, showcasing a collection of contemporary logo design…

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Vania | A monograph

The Russian-born artist Vania Zouravliov creates surreally haunting illustrations. In artworks that often depict beautiful women involved in macabre or erotic scenes, Vania’s intense emotional style evokes a nostalgia rooted in the artist’s Russian background. Drawn in painstaking detail, they capture a mixture of innocence, brutality, beauty and decay. Uleshka interviewed the young artist for his first monograph…

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Gestalten | Books on Contemporary Design

Uleshka wrote various book titles on relevant contemporary design for Gestalten. All of them were best selling and have been reprinted. Los Logos 4 | Contemporary Logo Design Los Logos 4 is an up-to-the-minute survey on contemporary logo design featuring over 5,000 cutting-edge examples. Gestalten’s best-selling Logos series has documented and indicated design styles andMore…

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Pecha Kucha Night | The Book

Pecha Kucha Night was devised in Tokyo as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It rests on a simple presentation format: 20 images x 20 seconds. This unique framework makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace. Uleshka wrote the book…

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PingMag | Tokyo based magazine about Design & Making Things

In 2005 Japanese design company IMG SRC allowed then web designer Uleshka to experiment and granted her a special project: a blog about design. The outcome was PingMag: An online design magazine based in Tokyo evolving around the idea of finding inspiration in everything and defining the term design as broadly as one could. It became Asia’s biggest design blog…

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Network

Based on the international first-class network of design-blog PingMag, Uleshka keeps adding interesting folks to her address book from design to business, music to sustainability and arts to marketing. She is a natural communicator and believes in personal, authentic contacts which she is happy to update, revive and expand constantly. Just by working on the Pecha Kucha Night Book alone, she was in touch with over 80 international organizers daily…

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