Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

DJINN’S X DIFFERANTLY

Monday, March 20th, 2017

For our newest artist collab project we connected with French/German creative duo DFT in order to create a new version of the Easy Run sneaker and a snapback cap. All products are available now on our online shop and via selected retailers.

Words from the artists:

“With our distinctive unbroken line style, we employ highly refined drawing techniques to depict familiar mass-produced objects, as well as elements of the living world, thus exploring concepts such as continuity, identity and mortality. The core of our work consists in playing with lines and deconstructing complex imagery into minimalist two dimensional art, blurring boundaries between realism and reinterpretation.

For our collaboration with DJINN’S we wanted to keep faithful to our minimalist yet playful style. We opted for sober elegant colors and created a bit of an absurd pattern referring to a weapon threesome (including a mighty banana) and we reinterpreted DJINN’S logo in one single line. That was a blast.” – DFT

Video credits:

Video production: OH MY
Music: Goldroger / Dienst&Schulter

 

DJINNS X ON X ON

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Collab on a limited artist collection with Berlin based design studio On & On with special attention on patterns. Sail flags meet Bauhaus. More coming soon!Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif

DJINNS X YAWN Collab

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Another premiere via Highsnobiety, our collab with Dortmund based design studio YAWN. Check the link for more info!

highsnobiety.com/2016/08/17/djinns-yawn-collaboration/


A OH MY Film

For our newest artistic collaboration we got together with Dortmund based studio YAWN – which means YEAH AWESOME WOW NICE. The studio was founded in 2010 by the two designers Sandra Greiling & Annika Janssen. The result is a black & white, vegan version of our Easy Run and a 6 Panel Snapback Cap, a 5 Panel Flatcap and a Curved Visor Cap. The material mix for the Easy Run is a combination of casual and performance material, PU taping, polyester mesh and printed polyester lining on the inside.


Words from the artists:

“Over the last years we mainly focused on music artwork, poster design, merchandise and logo design. We are not really after a specific style, but one of our characteristic features of
our work is pretty much always the mix of analog and digital parts. Handmade type as well as patterns and textures are our passion. Therefore typography and illustration build a
substantial field of our creations. The same goes for experiments with analog tools and the resulting coincidences. Hereby everything doesn’t need to be clean because we especially like the imperfect, analog look.

Regarding our collab with DJINNS, we created different black & white brushstroke patterns and a corporate logo. Being big sneakerheads ourselves, it was our concern to design the sneakers the way, we like to have them on our feet the best way we can imagine, simple and cool. Real easy without any knick-knack and at the same time distinct.” – YAWN

 


Of course we would like to celebrate the release with all of you. The official release party will be held at Oma Doris in Dortmund on August 27th 2016 together with the BAUNZ guys. There will be free shots & candies, too (while supplies last) ;) The collab itself will be available online and at selected retailers early September. Event link: bit.ly/2bftdFkArial, Helvetica, sans-serif

DJINNS Design Contest

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Calling all artists… We will be having our first Instagram based design contest. Anyone can enter and the rules are quite easy.

You may be creative and use any style of media when submitting your work (Draw/Doodle/Pattern/Paint/Collage/Computer – color or black and white).

Make sure to use the hashtag #djinnsdesigncontest and mention @djinns_official so we can see your creations. You have
from May 13th to June 17th 2016 to submit your entry, please a maximum of 3 entries per person. We will be checking the incoming submissions on a daily basis and selected entries will be shared via our social media channels.

The winning design will be used on one of our caps and will be featured in one of our upcoming collections with full credit. Furthermore the winner will receive 100€ and a royalty payment for each sold cap.

By submitting the design, the winner of this contest allows and gives us (DJINNS) the right to use their image and therefore that image becomes property of DJINNS.

Help us spread the word about this and feel free to pass this along to any art/design friends that might be interested. Thanks!

Stay up to date about DJINNS and this contest and follow us on Instagram.Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif

DJINNS X KID ACNE

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

For our newest collaboration project, we got together with UK based artist, illustrator, print-maker and sometimes MC, Kid Acne. The collab consists of a skate deck, a shirt, sneakers, a 5 panel cap and a 6 panel cap which is available now on our online shop.

Shop link: bit.ly/1WDaLUq

His formative years were spent painting graffiti, making fanzines and releasing DIY punk/hip-hop records. During this period he began to craft and develop his own inimitable style.

In the late 90’s his work was first published in the now seminal Scrawl tome, which documented the conversion of counter culture illustration, skateboard graphics and left-field graffiti – preempting what are now widely recognized as ‘Street Art’ aesthetics.

At the turn of the millennium, his work began to appear as the backdrop for major UK club nights and in style magazines throughout Europe, as well as customizing everything from record sleeves to skateboards and knitwear.

In recent years his illustrations have adorned products for leading brands such as Kenzo, Prada and Elle, whilst his art can be seen throughout the globe, in wheat-pastes, murals and gallery shows from Beijing to Azerbaijan – most notably his first comprehensive retrospective held at Museums Sheffield in 2011, which attracted over 50,000 people.

Words from the artist himself:

“For the past 10 years or more, my artwork has largely revolved around a series of enigmatic female warriors, known as Stabby Women. My original intention was to present an alternative to the existing pop-culture references I saw in Street Art and Graffiti and create my own world of characters as oppose to sampling from existing cartoons and comics. Initially, I painted these characters on abandoned buildings as if they were ghosts, coming back to haunt or protect forgotten places. Over time, this evolved into my illustration work and as I became more interested in Fantasy Art, world mythology and alternate history, I began building ideas for their belief system, architecture, rituals and so on. Over the years I have wheat-pasted hundreds of Stabby Women in cities across the world. For me, they still present an alternative, hiding in doorways and on boarded up shops amongst the hustle and bustle.

Many of the Stabby Women wear animal inspired costumes and headdresses, I imagine them as a shaman or theanthropos from an unknown matriarch society.

For my collaboration with DJINNS I have taken repeated elements from the Stabby Women’s costumes, such as fur, feathers, scales and hair to create patterns and textures, which I thought would work successfully for the products. I’ve really enjoyed the collaboration, especially as we’ve stripped everything back to raw, black and white line work. I think it’s a strong look.”

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Easy Run #2 Spots On Petrol – Sneaker Art by Need More

Monday, April 13th, 2015

Thank you to the homies over at Need More for this great piece of sneaker art!

via Need More

“NEED MORE – DJINNS EASY RUN #2 – “SPOTS ON PETROL”

Djinns is something like the little “gallic village” surrounded by the big names and global players here in germany, but that makes them so special and supportable for us. we really love the passion and quality of the djinns models. currently our favorite shape is the easy run #2.

http://www.need-more.de/shop/need-more-djinns-easy-run-2-spots-on-petrol/ Limited to 30+3 | signed by the artist and delivered with an certificate of authenticity.”Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif

Need More – Work In Progress

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Our good friends over at Need More are cooking up something special for us. Check out the first teaser above and stay tuned!Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif

Still Looking For The Right Christmas Gift?

Monday, December 15th, 2014

 

Why not have a look at our online shop? From art prints & books to warm clothing. We’ve got you covered.

http://www.djinns-shop.eu/Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif

New Super Identity – The New Era of Creative Branding

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Now available on our online shop: http://bit.ly/1zPAFME

There is no room for complacency in branding today. Consumer attitudes and preferences are changing faster than ever, as much of what we filter is downloaded through mobile technology or social media. The days of purely subliminal capture of a brand’s identity may be numbered as end users shift their allegiances, gathering information in new and innovative ways.

New Super Identity examines brands and their designers that are at the forefront of the new paradigm and reactive to local and cultural needs, as they experiment with new memes and challenge their competitors to do likewise. Covering traditional vehicles for identity such as Illustration, logo, packaging, product, promotional and retail design, as well as the nature of branding on mobile platforms, this title is a comprehensive resource.
Over 70 brand stories are featured, including Adidas, Beams, Diesel, Kiehls, Levi’s, Miu Miu, Prada and Yves Saint Laurent.

Published by All Rights Reserved
264 pages, Softcover
7″ x 9 1/4″ (178 x 241 mm)
paperback with jacket, 900 color illustrations, English
ISBN: 978-988-17971-3-1Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif