160 x 230 mm, 162 pages
Hong Kong (English-language)
Editor-in-chief: Bill Cranfield
Art director: Jonathan Ng
Cover: Gang Style
The International Designers Network is an online resource for image-makers and graphic designers, and IdN is their print magazine, covering a niche topic every issue. This issue is ‘Get Into Character’, cataloguing character design from across the world—mascots, cartoons and caricatures for printing, 3D rendering and animation.
From the editors: ‘Being attractive is a solid foundation for any character design, given that a good character should be memorable and allow viewers to make a connection with it. Most of our featured designers in this article shared similar thoughts on what makes a good character design, saying that their creation, whether in 2D or 3D, must first and foremost come alive, appear to be real and have a “soul”’.