Tristan Perich

A musician-programmer translates data into melodies

Equal parts programmer and musician, Tristan Perich graduated from Columbia University in 2004 and went on to earn a masters at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts’ Interactive Telecommunications program in 2007. While the interdisciplinary nature of ITP encourages a student body full of artists, programmers, theorists and less easily classifiable types, there’s nothing confusing about Perich’s work today. Designing code to create music or …

Audi Icons Contest

Tweet to win a one-off design object made by one of our featured Icons

By now, you’ll hopefully have read one or more of the profiles we’ve been producing as part of the Audi Icons series, highlighting the work of emerging creative figures like Leon Ransmeier and Rafael de Cardenas. Though the individuals we’re profiling work across a spectrum of disciplines, they all possess a similar dedication to their distinct vision and craft—whether it be paper art or industrial …

Julien Vallée

A young Canadian designer marries painstaking handcraft with digital finesse

The work of Québec-born graphic designer Julien Vallée practically leaps off the screen, and in some cases literally, as in a paper sculpture that he did for the 2008 Illustrative Zurich Festival. Spray from a can explodes through a stark black background into a thousand primary-colored shards, for a sculpture that is so dynamic, you can hardly believe it isn’t moving. In a move that’s …