Mary Wortham

Mary Wortham

Vibrant in colour and bold in aesthetic, Mary Wortham, the emerging print and pattern designer hailing from Leeds, predominantly explores the combining of dynamic pattern and clashing colour combinations, resulting in her graphic fuelled yet playful compositions. Stating screen printing as her preferred medium of presentation, the infused elements of illusion, distortion and typography become more prevalent, leaving a lasting impression within the viewer’s mind and visualising a striking celebration of the potential of print. Feature


Sagmeister & Walsh | Pins Won’t Save the World

Sagmeister & Walsh | Pins Won’t Save the World

Created in September of 2016, a pin-fuelled protest was launched by Sagmeister & Walsh in a bid to resist the racism, misogyny, xenophobia and homophobia of the Trump campaign becoming the new norm. Pins Won’t Save the World, the satirical take on the Trump merchandise, features a range of pins, posters, T-shirts, temporary tattoos and stickers, to encourage voters to wear both their hearts and politics, on their sleeves, bags and jackets. Feature


Estúdio Lampejo | Chá Com Cartas

Estúdio Lampejo | Chá Com Cartas

Situated on the top floor of a forgotten building in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Filipe Costa, João Emediato and their multifaceted trainee Matheus Brisola deem the breathtaking view of the city as their most treasured inspiration, with the beauty and charm undoubtedly shining through each of their creations. Showcasing the depth of experimentation they frequently delve into, Chá Com Cartas was created back in 2015 in a bid to encourage the art of typography by hand. The series of posters proposes a reflection on interpersonal relationships within the contemporary landscape and explores the feelings that the act of creating your own hand written typography can provoke.  Feature


ADER DESIGN OFFICE

ADER DESIGN OFFICE

Staying true to their intelligently minimal yet on-trend aesthetic, ADER error’s FW16 collection continues their intriguing combining of class and wit as they adorn garments of their latest collection in tongue in cheek slogans and conflicting graphics, straying from the harmony of the collection regarding expert shape and silhouette. Feature


Fragmento Universo x VSCO | Next Level

Fragmento Universo x VSCO | Next Level

As we settle into the new year Fragmento Universo is back again with its conceptual take on the contemporary culture, this time partnering with VSCO to create this playful short, inviting metaphoric visuals decorated through a perfect pastel palette, to represent the endings and beginnings, the regrets and resolutions, of both the past and future. The obsessive detail of the still life compositions in which we can all relate presents a juxtaposing focus, an absurd distinction between beauty and ugliness, good and evil, true and false, evoking an element of surprise while the wit and intelligence infused are as equally significant as the aesthetic pleasure induced. Feature


Laura Berger | Softer World

Laura Berger | Softer World

In a bid to stray from the negativity and violence happening within this world in which we are constantly saturated with the bombarding of messages and media, Laura Berger has opted for art as an escape, using her skill within painting to portray the positive possibilities shy from the mainstream media. Softer World serves as a contrasting view in a landscape of negativity and fear, enforcing calm through the neutral colour palette and in turn the envisioning of a peaceful world where equality strives and our relationships with each other and strangers alike are honoured, as exemplified through Berger’s consideration of composition and lack of hierarchy among her illustrative figures. Feature


Hubert & Fischer | Parabolika

Hubert & Fischer | Parabolika

Channeling the dynamic dimensions of Stefan Rohrer’s artwork, Hubert & Fischer have translated Rohrer’s iconic aesthetic via the medium of print, appropriating techniques of distortion to achieve a static interpretation of motion, an intriguing experimentation of composition and a work of art within itself. Entitled Parabolika, the term is used within motor sport to describe the result of entering a long curve at speed without braking, it also titles one of Stefan Rohrer’s artworks. Feature


Polly Brown | ON REFLECTION

Polly Brown | ON REFLECTION

With the New Year forced upon us and the ushered in potential of proclaiming New Year resolutions we’re unlikely to keep, its time to look back on the previous year but this time with the help of Polly Brown and her welcome view on a topic we can all relate, making mistakes. Admitting, announcing, recording and perhaps even avoiding, Polly Brown’s ON REFLECTION is an emotive visual project which humanises the making of mistakes, defined by Polly herself as an “exercise in exorcising”. Feature


George Stoyanov

George Stoyanov

Predominantly delving his skills into the worlds of CGI and 3D illustration, George Stoyanov explores various forms and colour combinations to offer the conceptual and intensive aesthetic he beautifully achieves. Entitled Explorations, this specific project appropriates abstract objects, adorning them in a mesmerising myriad of colour and pattern while enhancing the playful personality as depth and field is merged via innovative composition considerations.  Feature


Blaqk

Blaqk

The combining of talents regarding Chris Tzaferos’ graphic aesthetic and geometric form favour and Greg Papagrigoriou’s technique regarding calligraphy and typography categorises the intriguing offerings of the Blaqk team. Ever interested in the unconventional medium, the team seek out abandoned locations, focusing on the contribution of the natural textures regarding depth and contrast, in turn adorning these outside elements to create their magnificent murals. Feature


Sivan Karim

Sivan Karim

From the ethereal aesthetic and celestial setting to the powerful narratives that unfold, Sivan Karim’s otherwordly illustrations are confident in portraying Karim’s inspirations of nature, dreams and personal experiences, predominantly telling a story in which viewers can relate. Choosing only to use monochrome shades within his designs, Karim’s artwork is iconic for its dependence on contrast, both in approach and concept, as simple lines beautifully withhold an increasingly intricate offering. Feature


Lina Forsgren | Salominka

Lina Forsgren | Salominka

An unconventional and fashion forward approach to furniture photography unfolds within Lina Forsgren’s photography, art direction and business card design for Vera Panichewskaja’s Graduate Project; Salominka. Defined as a furniture collection that explores colour, form, composition and spatiality, Forsgren exquisitely captures each aspect of Salominka through the considered composition of the visually stimulating imagery and dual impact concept, in turn evoking a contemporary and intelligent aesthetic. Feature


Jordan Bolton

Jordan Bolton

Meticulous in approach, a conceptual interpretation defines the art of Jordan Bolton’s film posters, better defined as miniature masterpieces, representing each film only through object, colour and theme, in turn offering a unique and alternative viewing experience. Bolton crafts defining features of iconic cinematic classics including Pulp Fiction and Breakfast at Tiffany’s, beautifully capturing the signature aesthetic of each through the carefully considered styling and arrangement. Feature


Raw Print | Xmas Special

Raw Print | Xmas Special

A much anticipated celebration of printmaking, independent publishing and the advancing of digital publishing and printing techniques is hosted on a monthly basis under the title of Raw Print. Raw Print is both a welcome and exciting addition to the buzz around the up and coming creative scene of Nottingham, hosting inspiring talks from representatives of renowned publications, from Mushpit to The Outpost, Weapons of Reason and many more. This past week saw the last of the Raw Print events for 2016, finishing with a first-hand print experience, introducing screen print and letterpress workshops. Feature


Tishk Barzanji

Tishk Barzanji

Predominantly focusing on the intricate details that go unnoticed in everyday life, Tishk Barzanji unveils an immersive exploration of space and colour, delving into the topics of digital art, graphic design and photography, in turn transforming the mundane into the extraordinary. Channeling Mondrian, Magritte and Ken Price as major influences due to their iconic consideration of colour and juxtaposition, Barzanji creates surreal digital landscapes that capture his curiosity regarding the structure, diversity of cultures and atmosphere that consume his new home environment, altering perceptions along the way. Feature


Wes Anderson & H&M | Come Together

Wes Anderson & H&M | Come Together

As the Christmas spirit settles in and the campaign competition heats up, H&M have enlisted the help of master visionary Wes Anderson, dazzling with his iconic and meticulous aesthetic for the high street brand’s 2016 Christmas offering. Oozing Anderson’s signature cinematography style, a charming and unconventional narrative unfolds, as Wes Anderson favourite Adrien Brody features as Conductor Ralph who with help from his porter, Fritz, unveils the news that forces the passengers, each dressed beautifully in H&M garments which blend in seamlessly to the allure of Anderson décor, to spend Christmas Day together. Feature


Fabian Oefner | Oil Spill

Fabian Oefner | Oil Spill

Intricately infusing invisible effects of the properties of time and natural sciences as the genesis of his photography, cinematography and kinetic installations, Fabian Oefner encourages, through the harnessing of scientific properties within his creations, the acceptance that art and science work harmoniously to inform each other in tangible ways. The undeniable beauty of Oefner’s photography is exemplified consistently through the mesmerising theme of motion, as he seeks to explore the boundaries of time and space, while for his series entitled Oil Spill, iridescence acts as the dominant inspiration. Feature


Margot Bowman | IDENTIFY

Margot Bowman | IDENTIFY

Launched on November 18th 2017 in collaboration with Tate and Tate Collectives, Margot Bowman introduces IDENTIFY, an interactive project which explores how we express contemporary cultural identity. IDENTIFY encourages viewers to create their own cultural symbol, using interactive software developed by Edvin Candon, which designs your personal stamp based on a series of questions that allow for your personal, geographical, emotional and spiritual touch-points to be accessed. Feature


Nike | New York Made: Stanton Street Courts by KAWS

Nike | New York Made: Stanton Street Courts by KAWS

Created in partnership by Nike and the New York City Parks and Recreations Dept., the sportswear giant has unveiled its latest campaign, entitled New York Made, which strives to maintain its renowned level of commitment towards the city, using art to infuse and heighten the sense of community at the heart of the program. New York Made is set to introduce a whole host of community collaborations across the city, with the first designed by Brooklyn-based, iconic artist Brian Donnelly, who has kicked off the program with the opening of the New York Made: Stanton Street Courts by KAWS. Feature


George Greaves

George Greaves

Finding that over thinking usually hinders his design process, George Greaves’ defining aesthetic is both minimal and sophisticated yet equally as powerful, as his intricate illustrations withhold high impact through the contrast and movement he expertly infuses. Influenced greatly by the simplicity and geometric forms of early modernist art, Greaves defines Matisse, Miró, De Chirico and David Hockney as major inspirations. Additionally to his solo creations, George makes up half of Printed Goods, a design and risograph studio, created in collaboration with his brother. Feature


Wakana Yamazaki

Wakana Yamazaki

Infusing a heart-warming sense of nostalgia through her crazy kitsch aesthetic, freelance illustrator Wakana Yamazaki personifies her abstract graphics, radiating an exuberant energy as each image is decorated through a vibrant and playful palette. Drawn using a ballpoint pen and later coloured digitally, Yamazaki’s designs bring her imaginations to life, awakening the child in all of us as her hyperreal creations include cube cats and folded females. Feature


Nikelab Air Zoom Spiridon x Roundel

Nikelab Air Zoom Spiridon x Roundel

Originally released in 1997, NikeLab has recently unveiled their brand new collaboration with Roundel, revamping the retro running shoe that is the Nike Air Zoom Spiridon. Initially inspired by the 90s garage rave scene, the updated interpretation is boldly decorated with an all over Johnston100 font, celebrating the font’s 100 year anniversary. The iteration is the second release from the Nike x Roundel collection. The first was unveiled in 2013, when Nike used the roundel to decorate a pair of Air Max models in honour of London Underground’s 150th Anniversary. Feature


Parallel Studio | Unsatisfying

Parallel Studio | Unsatisfying

Losing your spoon in your soup, dropping your newly made sandwich on the floor or waiting hours for that one file to download, these are all situations we have sadly had to endure but Paris based Parallel Studio has created a viral video injecting humour to these unforunate situations, unsurprisngly taking the internet by storm. Entitled Unsatisfying the compilation makes the most out of the bad, disheartening and face-palm-frustrating situations of everyday life. The short animation is filled with tiny defeats presented mesmerisingly through the soft colour palette and retro aesthetic combined. Feature


Eva Stalinski

Eva Stalinski

Dutch illustrator, screen printer and dog enthusiast is how Eva Stalinski, the print maker and illustrator hailing from the Netherlands defines herself. Creating bold and beautiful works, Stalinski communicates her playful aesthetic through her instantly recognisable and joyous graphics, similar to a contemporary interpretation of pop art. Adorning everything from prints to apparel, Stalinski’s motifs offer an adorable personification as she infuses identity into her illustrated inanimate objects, decorating each in a vibrant and abstract fashion. Feature


Lizzi Morris

Lizzi Morris

Predominantly using textiles and objects to create her fine art sculptures, Lizzi Morris documents the development of her installations through her unique drawing aesthetic, communicating beautifully intriguing work through each aspect of her design process. Through the use of both hard and soft materials, Morris’ sculptures investigate how tension or dialogue can be generated in a relationship between materially contrasting objects while the drawings focus on the potential texture and pattern, considering through intricate illustrations, how three-dimensional objects could interact with each other. Feature


Sabat Magazine | The Mother Issue

Sabat Magazine | The Mother Issue

A fascinating combination of witchcraft, feminism, ancient archetypes and instant art radiates from the pages of cult magazine, Sabat. The publication seeks to explore the darker side of femininity through atmospheric photography and enigmatic context, infusing esoteric high fashion references through styling and art direction. Initially inspired by the #witchesofinstagram, Sabat Magazine is the result of the desire to participate further in the mysticore trend, producing an intriguing publication which beautifully embeds both a contemporary and conceptual take on witchcraft. Feature


Baron & Baroness x Ditto | The Paradiso Cinema

Baron & Baroness x Ditto | The Paradiso Cinema

Opening its doors for the first time today, Baron and Baroness, the erotic publications successfully seeking to intelligently dissect sexuality through challenging the traditional notions of the erotic gaze, have collaborated with Ditto to welcome you to The Erotic Paradiso Cinema. Calling all Ladies, Gentlemen and freaks in between, the 30 seat erotic cinema and significantly, the last adult cinema in London, will be showcasing a variety of the finest films about sex and sexuality around, whilst stimulating the mind through the conceptual approach of the artistic films on display. Feature


Menta.

Menta.

Confidently infusing ‘the simplicity of allure’ into their ethereal aesthetic, Menta., the branding and packaging studio founded by Laura Méndez in 2008, beautifully combines classic and contemporary visuals to achieve their carefully constructed and well executed crafts. From identity and packaging to typography and art direction, Menta. pride themselves on their analogue approach, preferring the use of ink over vector wherever possible. Feature


Issey Miyake | Ikko Tanaka

Issey Miyake | Ikko Tanaka

Modernist simplicity, Japanese iconography and a sophisticated admiration for strong geometrical forms are all distinctive qualities shared by Japanese fashion label Issey Miyake and influential graphic designer Ikko Tanaka. Issey Miyake has just unveiled the second collection of its 2016 series influenced by the iconic works of the acclaimed graphic designer, specifically featuring garments inspired by two of Tanaka’s designs created in the 1990s, Face and Bokugi. Feature


David Hockney. A Bigger Book | TASCHEN

David Hockney. A Bigger Book | TASCHEN

Spectacular in both size and scope, TASCHEN presents it’s SUMO-sized David Hockney monograph, celebrating more than 60 years of work from the beloved British artist. Measuring at over two feet tall and a foot-and-a-half wide thanks to the custom designed stand by Marc Newson, TASCHEN continue with the larger-than-life genre, which they first pioneered in 1999 with the Helmut Newton SUMO, the largest book of the 20th century, according to The Guardian. The immense scale invites readers to immerse themselves within Hockney’s extraordinary landscapes as each page unveils a beautiful blaze of complimentary colours, showcasing the artist’s undeniable talent and vibrancy as a colourist.

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Brutal London | Zupagrafika

Brutal London | Zupagrafika

A tactile exploration into London’s post war Brutalist architecture manifests within Zupagrafika’s Brutal London, a collection of illustrated paper cut-out models representing the various Brutalist buildings scattered around the districts of Camden, Southwark and Tower Hamlet. Originally released in early 2015 as a follow on from the Warsaw inspired Eastern Block, Brutal London has been translated into a book entitled Brutal London: Construct Your Own Concrete Capital, allowing readers the opportunity to construct a series of London’s most intriguing and controversial concrete structures while educating themselves on the city’s architectural history. Feature


Basquiat: Boom for Real | Barbican

Basquiat: Boom for Real | Barbican

Come September 2017 the rare opportunity to experience the enigmatic art of the pioneering prodigy Jean-Michel Basquiat will be offered to the people of Britain, as the artist makes his UK debut, unveiling Basquiat: Boom For Real, hosted by the Barbican. The retrospective is set to be magnificent in scale, showcasing an outstanding selection of more than 100 works, which promise to highlight an unseen focus, shedding light on Basquiat’s complex archive of cultural references which influenced his political vision and inspired his gritty graffiti art. Feature


Salvador Dalí | Les Dîners de Gala | TASCHEN

Salvador Dalí | Les Dîners de Gala | TASCHEN

First unveiled in 1973 as an accompaniment to the opulent dinner parties thrown by Salvador Dalí and his wife / muse Gala, the exceptionally rare Les Dîners de Gala has been reprinted by TASCHEN, featuring all 136 recipes beautifully spread over 12 chapters, from meal courses to aphrodisiacs. Food and surrealism combine as Dali’s illustrations evoke sensual, exotic and imaginative elements, as experienced at their notorious gatherings, inviting audiences to experience the endless boundary to Dali’s talent. Feature


Minchō | Redesign

Minchō | Redesign

With the aim to shine the light on the personal projects of those artists lying behind the masterpieces of animated cinema, poster art, children’s books, typography, the list continues, Minchō is the passionate publication spreading the latest trends in illustration. Through a beautiful array of statement graphics from those who have created the most significant icons of our time, Minchō acts as the exchange of glances between critics and artists regarding the brief but intense history of contemporary graphic expression. Feature


Dizzy Ink | Three Months On

Dizzy Ink | Three Months On

With the conversation regarding the referendum still raw and the country torn, Nottingham based print, design and creative workshop studio, Dizzy Ink presents Three Months On, a compelling exhibition combining a series of workshops, curated submissions from both voting demographics and Dizzy Ink’s original designs. Channelling the beauty of hindsight, audiences are encouraged to voice their opinions surrounding the campaigns, the vote and the effects following the referendum Three Months On, through submissions which flow from an E-printer within the space, contributing to the evolving entity as the space develops over the duration of the exhibition as it perpetuates the debate. Feature


Catherine D’Amours (CDA)

Catherine D’Amours (CDA)

Inspired by patrimony, unexplored spaces, knowledge transmission and encounters, Catherine D’Amours creates imaginative illustrative worlds infused with nostalgia and beautifully pieced together with various textures of papers she has collected over the years. Through both physical and digital processes, D’Amours overlays her charming black inked illustration studies with distinctive and minimal motifs, codifying the contrasts of texture and colours into a personal visual dictionary. Feature


Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord | Violaine & Jérémy

Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord | Violaine & Jérémy

The stunning collaboration between Violaine et Jérémy, the illustration and graphic arts studio based in Paris, and Yann Kebbi, a French illustrator famed for his expressive style, results in the unique identity of Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord 16/17 season, beautifully channeling the erratic existence of the theatre while maintaining the playful aesthetic infused. Feature


Sophie Cunningham

Sophie Cunningham

Channeling a fascination for the digital world of pop culture, social media and all of the motifs involved, Sophie Cunningham produces the most charming of satirical illustrations, hand drawn and painted in gouache, contrasting vibrant hues, candy pastels, clean vector like shapes and playful imagery. Feature


POLVELLA | Janine Rewell

POLVELLA | Janine Rewell

Embedding an admiration for both geometry and pure vector lines beautifully results in the colourful compositions which define Janine Rewell’s fantastical aesthetic. Ever experimenting with medium, Rewell transfers her whimsical illustrations onto an unconventional canvas, decorating the human body and more recently, for her POLVELLA series, choosing plywood and using the water-cutting technique to assemble her latest artwork. Feature


HULA | Parámetro

HULA | Parámetro

Graphic gradients reminiscent of a perfect tropical sunset, joyous colour palettes, natural foliage and sea wave motifs work in harmony to embrace the tropical beauty of Hawaii manifested within the identity of Hula del Hawaii, a restaurant located in San Pedro Garza García. Designed by Parámetro Studio under their ideology of become something new and iconic, the design agency have created an identity which beautifully combines both the traditional Hawaiian iconography with a fresh and contemporary aesthetic. Feature


Sugu: N Magazine | AKU

Sugu: N Magazine | AKU

Through an elegant combination of expressive photography and minimal design, AKU presents a women’s magazine for those who hate women’s magazines. The unique concept portrays a vision of a contemporary women’s publication, unconventional in their approach and accompanied by a theatrical performance of the same name. Feature


Justin Akomiah | Do You See

Justin Akomiah | Do You See

A photographic exploration into the innocent beauty and freedom of youth is manifested within Justin Akomiah’s Do You See, showcasing the unconventional allure of everyday people in London. Recognising the negative effects of dehumanising and judging one another solely on physical attributes, Akomiah looks past the preconceived notions of casting, meeting designers and photographers, instead celebrating everyone’s faults and imperfections, thus embedding a certain sense of refreshing realness we yearn to see within the contemporary landscape. Feature


HelloMarine

HelloMarine

Situated in a sunny seaside studio in Brighton, self confessed colour lover HelloMarine embeds her admiration for print and pattern into her vibrant illustrations, embedding the perfect balance of bold and playful design, appealing to both adults and children alike. From prints to an exclusive Heal’s collection of cushions and covers, the delightful aesthetic is transferred exquisitely from the studio into the home, welcoming the most joyous of energies as the iconic colour palettes beautifully brighten up any room. Feature


Studio Mut | Interview

Studio Mut | Interview

Predominantly specialising in identity, print, editorial and web design, the multidisciplinary studio hailing from Bolzano reveals their playfully powerful yet serious aesthetic through an impressive array of sophisticated design, beautifully decorated through their iconic joyous colour palettes. From exquisite publication layouts to intriguing graphic design experiments, Studio Mut have developed an instantly recognisable aesthetic, constantly evoking the perfect balance of both strict and whimsical design. We caught up with the founders of Studio Mut to talk inspirations, aesthetics and the details of their latest projects. Feature


Metaklinika | Design Papers

Metaklinika | Design Papers

Attention to detail is key when subject to Design Papers, the both beautiful and functional creation by design studio, Metaklinika. Produced for Europapier, the catalogue withholds 240 types of paper, divided into two halves through the boundary of the contrasting colour palette, with the rose section unveiling the “Look, touch and feel” pictograms and the turquoise segment welcoming the “Carefully created collection”. Feature


Antonio García Cárceles

Antonio García Cárceles

Investing his talents mainly within editorial projects and visual identities, Antonio García Cárceles demonstrates the complexity of his ability through the diversity of his designs, showcasing illusive graphics which beautifully decorated the landscape of Sitges Next Festival 2016 to the clean muted design created specifically for the periodical publication, Land. Feature


Anna Ahnborg | Fade into you / Can you read me

Anna Ahnborg | Fade into you / Can you read me

An intriguing experiment into how one can appropriate the use of typography to censor something private or personal is showcased through the exceptional design of Anna Ahnborg’s exquisite publication Fade into you / Can you read me. Combining minimal design with an array of mesmerising visual contrasts, the intelligent concept is undoubtedly powerful enough to successfully channel the less is more aesthetic, challenging perceptions as the receiver is forced to subvert their known way of reading and thus immerse themselves within the text to unveil the concealed messages. Feature


SAYHELLO | 2016 summer lookbook

SAYHELLO | 2016 summer lookbook

A carefully stylised sense of nostalgia radiates through the cinematography of SAYHELLO’s summer ’16 lookbook. The Tokyo based brand injects a perfect interpretation of 90’s skate culture iconography, evoking the stereotypical rebel attitude of adolescents through ironic slogans, gothic typography and appropriation of famed prints of the past. Feature


Laura Normand

Laura Normand

Work hard, play hard is the ideology Laura Normand, the Parisian Graphic Designer implements into both her process and aesthetic, channeling her admiration for avant-gardism and desire to experiment into her creations. The dominant use of geometric form, experimenting with opacity via layering and clean two dimensional design are consistently apparent when subject to the instantly recognisable and playful aesthetic Normand maintains. Feature


Collar | Athirst SS17

Collar | Athirst SS17

Striving to dress the personality rather than the body type, Collar, the fashion label hailing from Riga, Latvia, decorates their ever-evolving silhouettes with clean playful graphics, channelling the beauty of unconventionality through their swimwear and lingerie garments, perfectly sculpted to fit the body. For SS17, an exploration of the elements is apparent, conveying a conceptual narrative of a woman’s thirst through the application of multiple graphic raindrops, further doubling as a visual symbol for the contemporary human’s aspiration for balance, fulfilment, success and desire. Feature


Nasir Mazhar for Topman

Nasir Mazhar for Topman

Launching on September 6th 2016, the exclusive collaboration between Nasir Mazhar and Topman welcomes Mazhar’s renowned streetwear vision to a wider audience, ever-injecting the infectious energy of the UK’s grime, garage and dancehall culture into the art of his contemporary British clothing. Sharing the same sense of spirit as the collections presented at LFW and LC:M, the only differing aspects are the affordable price tag and exploration of new styles and techniques, ensuring the Topman customers complete authenticity when the long awaited collection drops. Feature


Flock

Flock

With the burning desire to discover and nurture the best of emerging British talent, Flock acts as a rare platform between the rising designers of today and the undeniably crowded marketplace, delivering the highest of quality textiles which beautifully emphasise eccentric yet sophisticated aesthetics from an eclectic array of artists, designers and recent graduates. Feature


Happycentro | Sabadì

Happycentro | Sabadì

Working under the formula of Beauty = (Order/Complexity)•Sweat2, Happycentro, the studio founded in 1998 works tirelessly to broaden their unique portfolio, consistently approaching the design element under the same ideology, to solve a problem. From stop motion animation and graphic design to packaging and typography, Happycentro strives for contamination between creative disciplines and diversity, expressing their individuality through both striking and intelligent design. Feature


Anna Beam

Anna Beam

Embedding her undeniable talent into limited edition runs of original handmade creations for the home and body, Anna Beam injects her whimsical aesthetic into both her printed and embellished accessories, ceramics, stationery and home wares, all radiating a joyous energy in regards to the ethereal colour palettes and dynamic prints combined. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland but now based in East London since 2013, Beam’s works predominantly span textiles, print making, ceramics, pattern design and ceramics, contrasting delicate decoration with graphic print. Feature


Arpen Magazine

Arpen Magazine

Girls Girls Girls is the fictitious concept of the first issue of Arpen Magazine, a new publication delving into the topic of games from a usually overshadowed perspective; from that of females. The focus on female characters in video games and of course the celebration of the women behind the production is apparent while Girls Girls Girls also highlights through beautiful design the narratives embedded and looks specifically at games as tools for telling and engaging in other’s stories. Feature


Kitty McCall

Kitty McCall

Seeking to brighten up your home? Look no further. Folkestone based design label Kitty McCall masters the art of statement prints which radiate an undeniable sense of joy, interest and intrigue when welcomed into any home. From furniture and fabrics to stationary and art prints, Kitty McCall specialises in clashing colour combinations and vibrant pattern, channeling Henri Matisse and Georgia O’Keeffe as major inspirations regarding the exquisite detailing of amplified blooms decorated in vivid hues and exaggerated proportions. Feature


Yeaaah! Studio | Spring 2016 lookbook

Yeaaah! Studio | Spring 2016 lookbook

With the desire for creative freedom at the forefront of importance, Stéphane Casier’s French design studio and independent apparel brand has strayed from client demands and in turn, slowly blossomed into a platform renowned for its vintage aesthetic, producing quality clothing, accessories and art prints. Yeaaah! Studio have recently unveiled their Spring 2016 lookbook which perfectly references the artistic processes of their creations while also showcasing their unique approach to apparel and talent regarding graphic design and execution. Feature


Sagmeister & Walsh | Aïzone

Sagmeister & Walsh | Aïzone

Previously entertaining a quirky cartoon aesthetic for the fall/winter 15 campaign, where 2D pop art paintings were the primary inspiration for the 3D environments, Sagmeister & Walsh have continued their collaboration with Aïzone, maintaining the immersive art direction but shifting inspiration from illustration to illusion. The latest visual campaign sees the infusion of both the psychedelic and constructivist worlds as the striking optical illusions radiate amongst the mesmerising myriad of motifs, both juxtaposing and camouflaging into the vivid and trippy backdrops. Feature


Michael William Lester | The World’s Smallest Portfolio

Michael William Lester | The World’s Smallest Portfolio

When subject to Michael William Lester’s minuscule masterpiece, we believe he has successfully managed to diminish the bigger the better myth in terms of design, demonstrating the most intelligent of ideas can also be the most simple. Measuring at just 24 millimetres wide by 19 millimetres tall, Lester details each tiny page with his renowned aesthetic, embedding a childish quality which is cleverly juxtaposed with the extremely sharp wit each design entertains. Feature


Thomas Wirtz | By the way: typography and material behaviour

Thomas Wirtz | By the way: typography and material behaviour

Originally beginning as a design experiment, Thomas Wirtz’s By the way: typography and material behaviour has intelligently evolved into a modular system involving two main components, the self-made typography produced via 3D printing and the variety of physical processes which strikingly react with the internet jargon abbreviations. The short film guides the viewer through the multiple processes, examining the immersive behaviour of each as the reactions beautifully contrast in colour against the striking block colour backgrounds which consume the internet jargon mould prior to their reveal via texture. Feature


Natalya Balnova

Natalya Balnova

Spontaneity is key when subject to the playful inkings by Art Director, Illustrator and Print Maker, Natalya Balnova. Predominantly producing decorative drawings freehand using dark ink and experimenting with silkscreening regarding colour separation, Balnova beautifully embeds her skills within fine art, design and printmaking to showcase the unconventional language which defines her whimsical aesthetic. A generous sprinkling of dark humour radiates throughout the illustrated narratives, contrasting the ironic concept with the alluring elegance of her designs. Feature


Veranos de la Villa | Fragmento Universo

Veranos de la Villa | Fragmento Universo

A beautifully animated conceptual interpretation of Madrid and its summer offerings has been unveiled as an original work by Fragmento Universo, the film and music design studio embedding the creative genius of both Christian Baumgartner & Tessa Dóniga. Entitled Veranos de la Villa, the name belongs to the summer programme of events held within Madrid, represented through their cinematic miniatures which guide the viewer through the hype of the Spanish city and enhance the opportunity to discover and experience new areas of the capital. Decorated in an inviting candy colour palette, the short film acts as an intelligent embodiment of the joyous energy that radiates throughout the summer months. Feature


Official Rio 2016 Olympic Games posters

Official Rio 2016 Olympic Games posters

With the Rio Olympics upon us, the 13 artists chosen to capture their depiction of Brazil through their distinctive yet contrasting aesthetics have unveiled their creations. Breaking tradition from the usual single Olympic poster design, Carla Camurati, director of culture for the Rio Olympics explains to Paste Magazine “one artist couldn’t accurately represent the more than 200 million walks of life that call the South American host country home.” From contemporary adaptations of the traditional motifs to the sculptural silhouette of a runner illustrated on Copacabana Beach, the series of vibrant posters represent the beauty and diversity of Brazil. Feature


Luca Di Battista | Che Spavento – Oh Schreck!

Luca Di Battista | Che Spavento – Oh Schreck!

Ever embedding the playful use of narrative into his creations, Luca Di Battista, the freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer situated in Berlin has recently unveiled his latest text and illustrations in the form of a children’s book entitled Che Spavento – Oh Schreck! The continuing of his 2D aesthetic is ever apparent, as Biagio, the protagonist, pursues a journey through the rich textured landscape while painted in a pale pink, beautifully juxtaposed against the dark enveloping palette which consumes the majority of the narrative. Feature


Oakley Graham | Food Exposé

Oakley Graham | Food Exposé

Channelling her fascination for Japanese culture as a major inspiration, Oakley Graham, the Australian Communication Design Student has confidently approached her first attempt at packaging design, maintaining her clean aesthetic while simultaneously infusing the essence of Japanese style. Created as DVD casing for a cooking documentary series, the combining of perfectionism, intellect and simplicity is apparent within Graham’s creations, working strong in colour and contrast to produce gender neutral design, apparent through the stark black of the digital typeface which counteracts the femininity of the pastel palette. Feature


Rebecca Carrington

Rebecca Carrington

Dynamic garments decorated through vivid pattern, showcasing avant garde silhouettes and erupting in ruffles which unfold a subjective narrative are the result of Fashion Graduate, Rebecca Carrington’s latest collection. Studying at Manchester Metropolitan University, Carrington specialised in print and womenswear, in turn developing her unique aesthetic tearing away from the mainstream and embedding a wearable art feel in every aspect of her designs. Feature


Melissa Ougham

Melissa Ougham

Always embedding an admiration for the abstract into her work, Melissa Ougham’s fondness for the removing of shapes from their context and thus challenging the viewers perception is ever apparent, defining the expressive aesthetic which informs her hand rendered creations. Using digital techniques, Melissa Ougham creates innovative and contemporary prints which radiate her passion for free styled mark making and have awarded her the opportunity to take part in Texprint 2016. Feature


Irene Infantes

Irene Infantes

Created in collaboration with a wool manufacturer in Spain, Irene Infantes uses the technique of screen printing to create her ethereal textiles. The detailing of geometric forms emphasise the structural element of the silhouettes, while the industrial colour palette with joyous accents intelligently references the inspiration behind the creations, this being photographs of forgotten treasures left on London streets. Using artisinal techniques including silk-screen printing and needle-punching, Irene Infantes masters the art of reinventing the application of the fibre for contemporary conceptual fashion purposes. Feature


Crimson Rose O’Shea

Crimson Rose O’Shea

A dramatic exploration of colour, scale and form is evoked through Crimson Rose O’Shea’s whimsical textiles, ever-embedding the feminine feel iconic to her creations. Adorned in graphic digital prints and highlighted through luxurious colour palettes, O’Shea entertains her gloriously sculptural aesthetic; hand crafting her laser cut silk duchess satin and beautifully decorating her designs through embroidery, beading and couture embellishment techniques. Feature


Emma Kendall

Emma Kendall

Predominantly entertaining an eye-catching, ephemeral aesthetic, Emma Kendall’s latest collection visually communicates a psychedelic landscape, revealing hidden textile layers embellished in reflective properties, which enhance the optical appeal and provoke unpredictability when subject to contrasting light environments. Inspired by the intangible spectrum, texture and play of light, Kendall has successfully created a subversive scene where the transient phenomena of light manifests through fashion design. Feature


Esther Rigg | The Eye Has To Travel

Esther Rigg | The Eye Has To Travel

Esther Rigg’s graphic aesthetic is continuously informed by both her undeniable talent regarding textile design and the relationship between traditional and digital techniques. Her vivid prints entertain the combining of screen-printing with digital methods from inkjet printing to multi-head embroidery and laser cutting, resulting in the complex prints which beautifully inject inspiration from unintentional pattern created by nature, architecture and the built environment. Feature


Spector | Fiona O’Leary

Spector | Fiona O’Leary

Described as the ‘Shazam’ for Typefaces, Spector is a handheld device promising to halt the tireless search for inspirational fonts. The ingenious tool has been designed to diminish the difficulty of designing for print on screen and further bridge the divide between the two through typography. Through just one click, Spector can not only precisely identify fonts but also capture colours, identified by both CMYK and RGB values, all in all storing up to 20 inspirational typefaces at a time that you can then connect to your computer and apply to your projects. Feature


THE PALACE BOOK

THE PALACE BOOK

Documenting through compelling photography, the life of London skate brand Palace, from the beginning in 2009 as the Palace Wayward Boys Choir to the Soho store, renowned youth subculture photographer Alasdair McLellan has created THE PALACE BOOK in collaboration with the brand, celebrating the PWBC family through the photo book of historic imagery, resembling through both design and narrative a family photo album. THE PALACE BOOK is published by IDEA and features art direction from M/M Paris. Feature


Great Exhibition of Studio Ghibli

Great Exhibition of Studio Ghibli

The fantastical animated worlds continuously immersing our imaginations, warming our hearts and evoking the child inside us are finally ours to explore. Studio Ghibli have unveiled a huge exhibition in celebration of the company’s best works, inviting guests to experience the creation of the fan favourites, travelling through the bathhouse of Spirited Away and visiting Kiki’s Delivery Service on the way to Howl’s Moving Castle. The Great Exhibition of Studio Ghibli acts as an update to the 2015 exhibit, which celebrated the studio’s 30th anniversary. Feature


Lorena G

Lorena G

Living under the ideology of work hard, have fun, self-taught graphic designer and illustrator Lorena G specialises in attention to detail, embedding her love for geometry, vibrant colour and fine vectors into her impressive portfolio of illustrations, brand identity, lettering and design. Feature


Le Turtle

Le Turtle

To emphasise further the exciting arrival of the French new-wave restaurant, Leta Sobierajski and Wade Jeffree, both renowned for their combining of traditional graphic design elements with contemporary artistic processes, in turn creating consistently enticing and unique visuals, have once more embedded their harmonious aesthetic, unveiling the illusive creations which inform the identity of Le Turtle. Feature


Sofia Noceti

Sofia Noceti

From branding to graphic design to art direction to publishing, Sofia Noceti, the designer and illustrator from Buenos Aires continuously embeds her multidisciplinary talent into her creations, always infusing and developing her instantly recognisable aesthetic, detailing ethereal compositions and whimsical colour palettes. Feature


PARAÍSO | Young yesterday, Young today, Young tomorrow

PARAÍSO | Young yesterday, Young today, Young tomorrow

A sense of both curiosity and spontaneity powerfully inform the whimsical creations of PARAÍSO, beautifully embedding a heart warming sense of nostalgia as 90s silhouettes are adorned with abstract prints. Established in 2012 as a collaboration between artist David Méndez Alonso and fashion designer Kirzia Robustella, both combine their multi-disciplinary talent establishing a continuation of their unique aesthetic and resulting in the conversational garments, which evoke an undeniable joyous energy. Feature


Mario De Meyer | Novelty Waves 3

Mario De Meyer | Novelty Waves 3

Created as a series of personal abstract works and the result of many late night experiments, freelance graphic designer Mario De Meyer strays from his signature statement typography, instead creating digital graphics comprised of dynamic lines which perfectly paint a stimulating landscape of hypnotising patterns, in turn evoking an immersive experience. Feature


Street Heroines

Street Heroines

The overshadowing of female graffiti artists is dominant within the subculture, with women receiving little recognition for their contributions in comparison to their male counterparts. Finally a shift is becoming apparent, highlighted through the awarding of female graffiti artists with the long overdue celebration they truly deserve. Alexandra Henry aims to provide a platform to shine a spotlight on female creatives, thus Street Heroines is in the works, a documentary which will capture the collective voice and experiences of females within the global street art movement. Feature


GO by Glagoleva Olya

GO by Glagoleva Olya

GO, the eco-conscious brand with an emphasis on contemporary print and natural fabrics exudes the “playful chic comfort” aesthetic by embedding its signature style into its array of modern classic cuts. The Russian brand majorly focuses on working in collaboration with contemporary creatives, creating pieces of wearable art, which are all organic, hand woven or recycled, reflecting the brand’s significant love and affinity with nature. Feature


Gabriella Marcella | Pehchaan: Art from Another India

Gabriella Marcella | Pehchaan: Art from Another India

The Scottish designer notorious for her joyful prints and lively graphics has once again embedded her playful aesthetic, this time in the form of Monumental Murals which beautifully decorate the landscape at Tramway, Glasgow. Feature


Kristina Bartosova

Kristina Bartosova

Slovakian Graphic Designer and Art Director, Kristina Bartosova embeds a confident consideration of personality into her creations, resulting in the powerful aesthetic which continuously informs her impressive body of work. Feature


Chove (It rains) by Henrique Martins

Chove (It rains) by Henrique Martins

The beauty of the rain is exquisitely executed within Chove, the printed manifestation of the moments of pleasure and melancholy, the experiences of comfort and nostalgia, gratitude and pain. The authorial project by designer and visual artist Henrique Martins communicates the transposition of rainy days through an intelligently and aesthetically compelling graphical language, which in its raw form, acts as a visual narrative, evoking the rain’s ability to awaken our senses. Feature


Marion Toy

Marion Toy

Using paper as the dominant medium, the creations of Marion Toy are renowned for their surreal concept aesthetic, ever communicating a whimsical sense of wonder as we realise the tactile nature of the, what seem to be, digitally rendered creations. Feature


Yo-NEWYORK!

Yo-NEWYORK!

If you’re an artist based in New York, you’re in luck. Yo-NEWYORK! is the title of the open submission zine inviting visual artists, writers and poets to apply for the latest issue. The zine is a refreshing combining of art and visual literature, which acts as a platform for emerging artists to showcase their talents otherwise unfortunately overshadowed. Yo-NEWYORK! combines the talents of the creative minds, exemplified through an array of mediums, resulting in the “surreal flow, featuring multiple views of the city at this moment in time.Feature


Masse und Klasse | Graphic Design in the GDR

Masse und Klasse | Graphic Design in the GDR

A nuanced gaze into the world of graphic design is showcased within Masse und Klasse: Graphic Design in the GDR, which offers the viewer a look into the array of commercial design regarding books, periodicals, phonograph records, packaging, posters and advertising, all of which shaped the visual environment of East Germany. The examination of typeface, material, colour and image manifests within the exhibition, posing the question of which traits and qualities, or references to international trends, can we discern? Feature


ASYMPTOTE

ASYMPTOTE

Composed of scenes set in the period of socialism, yet interpreted in a digital language through the eyes of three young creatives, Natalia Evelyn Bencicova, Adam Csoka Keller and Arielle Esther infuse their multidisciplinary talent in conceptual photography, video visual communication and sound engineering to create the aesthetically striking and intelligently compelling ASYMPTOTE. Feature


Happy Socks SS16

Happy Socks SS16

With the vision to spread happiness, inject colour into the everyday and transform an essential into a creative design piece, the concept for Happy Socks was born. Beginning in the Spring of 2008, the creations are now sold in more than 70 countries worldwide, with an ultimate focus on quality, craftsmanship and creativity. Feature


Mira Mikati

Mira Mikati

Iconic for its distinctive combining of cartoon graphics and emoji embroidery with elegant silhouettes and a contemporary aesthetic, Mira Mikati is the London-based label creating eccentric garments, expressively informed by a passion for travel and an admiration for art. Feature


Michael De Feo: Crosstown Traffic

Michael De Feo: Crosstown Traffic

Renowned within the street art world for his ubiquitous flower iconography, Michael De Feo’s playful aesthetic is warmly welcomed, embedding a certain sense of joy and cheer into the concrete landscape of the city streets. For the past 25 years, De Feo has decorated the public landscape with his buoyant floral patterns, gleefully observed within 60 international cities, tucked behind the layered architectural silhouettes, sprouting from the base of telephone poles and in more recent projects, showcased through the transforming of bus stop fashion ads, blurring the boundaries of sponsored partnerships and illegal interventions. Feature


Yayoi Kusama: Sculptures, Paintings & Mirror Rooms

Yayoi Kusama: Sculptures, Paintings & Mirror Rooms

A major exhibition showcasing the new work of the globally celebrated visual artist Yayoi Kusama is currently being held at London’s Victoria Miro Gallery. Unfolding across its three locations, the highly anticipated artworks are an immaculate reflection of Kusama’s preoccupation with the themes of personal obsession and cosmic infinity, referenced predominantly through the confident embedding of pattern and repetition. Feature


Rus Khasanov | Sweet Dreams

Rus Khasanov | Sweet Dreams

Predominantly known for his experimental typography, Russian Graphic Designer Ruslan Khasanov exquisitely channels his enviable sense of curiosity through his manipulation of the elements, resulting in the liquid and reflective fonts he mesmerisingly creates. The experimentation with the interplay of iridescent inks, oils and soap manifests within the more recent projects, further embedding the immersive experience and joyful emotion evoked when subject to the unconventional creations. Feature


Sallie Harrison | Geometric LA

Sallie Harrison | Geometric LA

A divine exploration into the the geometric line play and architecture of Los Angeles manifests within Sallie Harrison’s ongoing Geometric LA series. Combining her love for colour, typography and all things minimalism, the series evokes a compelling consideration of composition, immersing the viewer within the conceptual landscape, transporting us into the whimsical world in which Harrison creates. Feature


PUMA x McQ SS16

PUMA x McQ SS16

Following from the release of the SS16 video, PUMA x McQ have released their SS16 campaign, continuing the embedding of the torn paper edit creating their multi-layering technique which resembles a scrapbook effect. The styling is transformed through the post-production process of layering the digital photography, shifting the garments from the expected into unique and dynamic silhouettes, through the compositional crops of both model and product. Feature


Murmure

Murmure

Combine the obsession to merge creativity and accuracy, the aim to evoke power and originality and the ambition to interact with the audience through dual artistic design, and thus, you result in the both intelligent and aesthetically considered creations of Murmure. Feature


Erin O’Malley

Erin O’Malley

An exploration into the hidden complexities of light and surface manifests within the captivating variety of creations in which Erin O’Malley embeds her talents. Delving into the worlds of digital macro-photography, painting and video, an undeniable beauty consistently unfolds throughout, immersing the viewer as they look deeper between the layers and realise the origin of the final image. Feature


MC1R | Issue 04

MC1R | Issue 04

The independent publication famed for its unique portrayal of the rarity of redheads, has to our pleasure, released its fourth issue, continuing their conceptual exploration into one of the world’s smallest minorities and further the embedded ideology through the diverse and all encompassing nature of MC1R, that red hair is far more than just a hair colour.  Feature


Tatabi Studio for Diz-Diz popcorn

Tatabi Studio for Diz-Diz popcorn

A regal opulence fuels the playful aesthetic beautifully executed by Spanish Studio, Tatabi for gourmet popcorn brand Diz-Diz. Ancient Greek influences fuel the branding and packaging designs while the structure of the packaging directly references the mythological architecture of Mount Olympus, simultaneously embedding a heightened sense of luxury and unconventionality the brand advocates through their innovative flavour choices. Feature


Féros  |  Issue 01 (NSFW)

Féros | Issue 01 (NSFW)

Editor in Chief, Clément Gagliano expresses his infusion of illustration, artwork and poetry, resulting in the aesthetic experience of erotica, which focuses on the mystery and excitement of seduction, straying far from the vulgar conversations surrounding sexuality. With prior addiction and love for magazines such as L’imparfaite, Edwarda, Irene fanzine, and the Berlin based Pornceptual, further combined with the ever-growing realisation of the lacking of contemporary artistic exploration of erotica, Féros was born. Feature