Filter017 2014 Brand New Series – HKT：Hunter-Killer Team
Images and Theme Concept Announcement
此系列的設計風格，是繼FCL OUTDOOR LAB迷彩圖像風格與視覺的創作延續，以越戰時期的軍人頭盔迷彩及隨身手札上的書寫與塗鴉作為全新圖像創作的靈感來源，也是意味著一種對於戰場上的情感宣洩。而創作角色選擇以獾作為此系列的主角與發揮重點，主要發想來自於獾的生活習性。屬於群居動物的牠們，由一對領頭獾帶領，因此，象徵著團結及有首領階級的群聚活動。獾主要分布於歐洲和亞洲地區的一種哺乳及夜行動物，雜食性的牠們，主食蚯蚓，但也吃昆蟲、甲蟲、小型哺乳動物、堅果及水果等。Filter017針對總是在夜間活動的牠們，暗喻戰爭中的夜襲行動；另將蚯蚓比喻成敵人之外，也表達對於敵人的諷刺之意。
Filter017成軍十周年，希望透過HKT：Hunter-Killer Team獵殺小隊，向獨立創作精神致敬，團隊也秉持不變的創作實驗精神，致力將圖像設計與產品設計灌注多元的創意與突破，未來也將陸續完整延伸出一系列HKT：Hunter-Killer Team獵殺小隊的設計單品，敬請期待！
The year of 2014 is 10th anniversary of Filter017 design team. Through past decade life experience and engage in design ,we're starting to rethink about the experience of whole authoring environment, therefore, it brings us the whole new creation and inspiration. Through Filter017 design team's imagination and deductive reasoning of creative, this far-reaching implications theme "HKT：Hunter-Killer Team" has been born by following the creation law.
"HKT : Hunter-Killer Team", this theme is describe an unit of guerrilla combat team,
after war, these remnant soldier still want to fight for revolution of independence, until they die. Pass through our first decade, we thought to let people know about the core spirit and concept of creation has much important than design, and the main concept of "HKT : Hunter-Killer Team" is trying to pay tribute to the independent spirit, for example : such like independent brands or independent bands, the people or group who based on the independent creation. We truly hope we could through this independent creation spirit to spread the power of solidarity, also reflecting the mindless people always following the media's manipulation ,and the negative energies full in the whole business environment and creation in Taiwan, especially the small group of independent operate, they're trying to adhere to self, and not to flooding by this reality of commercial market.
The design style of this series, is the continued creation of FCL OUTDOOR LAB's
camouflage graphic style, we use the Vietnam war soldier's camouflage helmet, and their pocket notebooks writing and graffiti as our graphics inspiration, also means
emotional catharsis on the battle field. And we still choose "badger" as the
protagonist of this series, basically the concept is came from the badger's life habit.
Because they're social creatures, and also leading by a pair badger, therefore, it's symbolizes the unity and leadership's community activities.
Badgers are mainly distributed in Europe and Asia, they're mammals and nocturnal animals, they're omnivorous and their staple food is earthworm, they also eat insects, beetles, small mammals, nuts and fruits etc...
We use nocturnal animals this feature metaphors the night attack action in the war,
and we also metaphor the earthworm as the enemy, and it's also shows the ironic meaning to enemies.
We use the simple Hand-painted design style in this "Hunter-Killer Team" series ,
we also put tons of deep meaning's creative elements in this HKT series,
also have some humorous, ironic graphics ,war elements , and some inspiring slogan,
when we design the pattern, it's not only emphasizing the Badgers are good at night attack, but also we put the operational maps and military symbols in the HKT series pattern, shows the each detail of HKT visual design in perfectly.
It's Filter017's 10th anniversary, we truly hope could through this "HKT：Hunter-Killer Team" series, to pay tribute to the independent creative spirit , and hope this design team could insist on the creation and always have experimental spirit , work hard for graphic design and product design, and we'll released the whole "HKT：Hunter-Killer Team" series products in the future, So stay tuned!