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International Art & Design Festival 2014

BY HARVEY GOLDSMITH
@ VOL 1 ON JUL 25, 2014

Harvey Goldsmith (March 4, 1946) was the Live 8 event co-organizer in Hyde Park, London.

Goldsmith began his career in 1966 promoter, organizing musical events as the "Prince's Trust" annual London and historical presentations as the Concerts For The People Of Kampuchea in 1979 and Live Aid in 1985. He organized the Luciano career farewell tour Pavarotti in 2004.

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International Art & Design Festival 2014

BY FÁTIMA LOPES
@ VOL 1 ON JUL 25, 2014

Fatima Lopes (Funchal, March 8, 1965) is an English fashion designer.

Natural of Madeira, Fatima Lopes grew up in the city of Funchal. Since child showed an interest in the fashion world and during his teens, dissatisfied with the outfit that was sold in Funchal, started creating clothes for herself. Thanks to his fluency in foreign languages, worked in Funchal as a tour guide for a travel agency.

In 1990 he moved to Lisbon in order to pursue a career as a stylist. In this city opened with a friend a store called "Versus", which essentially sold clothing from international designers. In 1992 the store's name changed to "Fátima Lopes". In September of the same year he participated as creative a fashion show held in a convent in Lisbon, where its proposals were well received.

In 1994 shows his first clothing in the "Salon du Prêt-à-Porter Feminin" in Paris. The following year participates in the national fashion event, the "Portugal Fashion". Between 1996 and 1998, Fatima starts to draw shoes and wallets directed either to the female audience, whether the male audience.

In 1996 opens its first international store, located in the city of Paris.

Since 1999 participates twice a year in the Hall Paris Fashion currently being this only Portuguese. In 2000 causes great media attention by parading in the French capital the most expensive bikini in gold and diamonds, valued at about one million dollars.

In 2002 he was invited by Mattel to create a Barbie doll and decided to play the doll bikini gold and diamonds used in Paris. In 2003 he opened his first clothing store in the United States, located in the city of Los Angeles.

In 2010 presented sic program "The Pursuit of the Dream" Face model of the year 2010 "

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International Art & Design Festival 2014

BY AIDAN WALKER
@ VOL 1 ON JUL 25, 2014

"I work where verbal and visual intelligences meet and create good things together. Whatever your communications project - website, book, magazine, exhibition, conference, seminar - I can make it read better, look better and work better. By adding value to your communications, I add value to your company. After years as a distinguished editor in chief of design magazines, I happily inhabit the unfamiliar territory between design and content. Words are my business. And I speak the language of design. I ask penetrating questions, and I listen carefully to the answers."

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International Art & Design Festival 2014

BY DR. TOMAS KAISER
IN LOULÉ

Doctor, Family Medical Centre in Algarve

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International Art & Design Festival 2014

BY KRISTJANA S WILLIAMS
@ VOL 1 ON JUL 25, 2014

Icelandic born artist Kristjana S Williams studied graphic design and illustration at Central St Martins and quickly gained critical acclaim as Creative Director of Beyond the Valley for 8 years.

In 2012, Kristjana S Williams Studio began creating fne art pieces, art prints and furniture.

The studio’s latest project presented a one of a kind collaborative audio-scape print journey at the spectacular Shanghai Exhibition Centre. Flying spirits were draped in beautiful traditional Chinese silk robes printed with Kristjana’s signature intricate art works, the masks are incredibly delicate hand paper-cut sculptures which crown each creature. The intrigued masked spirits followed the audience intertwining around the bamboo forest with mystical allure. Amongst the atmospheric surroundings, the creatures enticed visitors into listening to their unique, individual sounds through suspended Momentum headphones by German audio company, Sennheiser.

Previously in 2011 Kristjana S Williams and Beyond the Valley presented an interactive print journey at the V&A during London Design Festival, a show inspired by an interest in the way new technologies can be used in interiors and fashion design.
The illustrations juxtapose strong graphic lines with intricate victorian engravings creating incredibly striking and unique art work. Comprising of very intricate collages of material that have been collected from victorian engravings, photographs taken, found objects and real leafs and twigs.

Inspiration lies heavily with layering nature upon nature and ‘the symmetry in all things living’ which stems from the artists childhood in Iceland. When growing up the artist found nature there stark and unforgiving. Never seeing trees or colourful butterfies or exotic fowers – everything seemed grey. Now in retrospect, feels the complete opposite as though the colours and landscape are like nowhere else in the world. Each piece created by the artist is it’s own universe of botanicals, atmosphere and animals, each born and grown from the things that have inspired her since being a child in Iceland.

Williams’ work has become well known throughout the industry, 2013 saw the studio Highly Commended for ‘Best Use of Colour’ at the Dulux Colour Awards. In 2014 Kristjana has already won a D&AD award, a New York Festivals Grand Prix & First Prize and lastly shortlisted for the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity.