Generative AI technologies provoke questions and challenges for the visual arts, such as the legality and ownership of data; the displacement of human work; and the perpetuation of harmful cultural trends and tropes. Yet, tech developments have also re-shaped and stimulated creative practices, human-machine collaborations, cultural literacies, and aesthetics. How do we critically assess what this current wave of AI development implies for the arts, industry, and creative technical practice? What transformations are underway in visual culture, commercial practices, and arts scholarship? What collective solidarities do we need in this moment?
CHIA held Making Visual Art/Work in the AI Era event to discuss these themes with artists, designers, scholars and developers of AI. The event was organised in collaboration with Cambridge Digital Humanities and the Leverhulm Centre of the Future of Intelligence. It featured presentations and talks by Cengiz Oztireli (University of Cambridge), Natalie Kane (Victoria and Albert Museum), Maria Yablonina (University of Toronto), Campbell Butler and Robyn Butler (Lovework Studio), among others.
Our website developed by the wonderful crew Bone Digital received an honourable mention over on awwwards. Have you had a play with the dark, light and crazy mode toggle yet? Have a play!
This year we were delighted to join a panel of judges; Marc Harrison from Husque, Furniture Designer, Alex Lotersztain and Digital Design Lead Matt Neal from Liquid. Graduates from all 5 design disciplines presented their major project in a pitch battle. We were delighted to share some Lovework merch with each presenter who took the stage and shared their ideas and craft.
This year we’re super proud to have been called out as finalists in Brand Strategy and Communication for the Impact that the Tranch branding has had on the growth and opportunities for them, Branding, Large Business and Motion Branding for the work on the Griffith University brand; Branding, Large Business and Corporate Identity, Logos and Trademarks for Wonderbly!
We’ll be hosting a live webinar discussing ‘Big Brand, Small Brand’ and the similarities and differences required for working on branding projects for both large and small organisations. Registration link below through Future London Academy. Join us on the 3rd October!
Lovework Studio will be voting yes in the upcoming referendum. We want to take up the invitation from the Uluru Statement from the Heart, to walk alongside our First Nations people towards a better future. A tinted cynotype print of local flora.
Wonderbly’s branding captures the joy of books. The publisher’s brand refresh draws inspiration from the “powerfully emotional experience” of giving someone a personalised book.
We’re absolutely delighted that the Griffith University brand refresh has been named a finalist in the Large Brand Identity category.
Publisher Wonderbly rebrands with a more impactful logo for its book covers. Since 2012, Wonderbly has carved a name for itself in personalised publishing. Now, Lovework simplifies its crown logo and makes it more “attractive and visible”.
New Logo and Identity for Wonderbly by Lovework Studio. We positioned the brand around these moments of connection with a warm tone of voice, colourful visual language and close photography that shared the expressions of families and friends when they give or receive a Wonderbly book for the first time.
We popped into Wonderbly office to meet in person while we were in London. Delighted to have a cup of tea in these bold mugs! Lots of lovely chatter. We love their work.
In June, at Darwin College, Cambridge University we spent a day at the Making Visual Art/Work in the AI Era event. Robyn was on the panel and Campbell presented some work (Human Inspired of course!).
The full team gathered in sunny Queensland in early June 2023 for The Design Conference. Was wonderful to be inspired and hang out with friends old and new! We chatted to the legends at Australian Design Radio (more on that soon...) and did an Instagram Live with Nick over at Higher Ground.