Wade Jeffree | Interview

Wade Jeffree | Interview

We’ve been talking to New York based designer Wade Jeffree who has a strong penchant for extraordinarily produced publications. Jeffrees’ projects always interact with the audience by questioning the traditional form of the book. He let’s you travel through spaces and discover the mechanisms of magnetic attraction and repulsion while googly eyes keep staring at you from all angles. Feature


No Substance Magazine

No Substance Magazine

One of the best things that has flown into our letterbox this month is ‘No Substance’, an indie magazine with a focus on fashion, photography, and culture. The content inside is simplistic. The publication is full of photographs taken by a community of upcoming talents; the only thing missing must be text. This 180-page magazine recycles the same idea over and over, imploring readers to delve deep into the lives lived outside the ordinary. No Substance might not have a paper varnish applied to its pages like other photography publications and not everyone agrees that imperfection is a sign of perfection, but for me, this is a publication completed with perfectly portioned ingredients. Feature


Rapha :: Mondial

Rapha :: Mondial

Last week acclaimed cycling focused sportswear and lifestyle brand Rapha dropped the first issue of their new magazine titled Mondial.
To be published twice a year, the brand explained ‘The vast majority of the content we create as a brand is published exclusively online, as primarily a members magazine, Mondial will allow us to share our ambitions for the sport of road cycling with our most engaged customers in a beautiful and tactile way.’ Feature


The Paper Book by Arjowiggins

The Paper Book by Arjowiggins

The Paper Book is a beautiful compendium containing the whole collection of creative papers developed and manufactured by Arjowiggins. It’s a single, comprehensive volume, containing every kind of paper for every communication requirement. Studio North has kept the design of the book as simple and minimalistic as possible by labeling every sheet with a short description of the paper. If you have a deep fondness for well manufactured papers and love geeking out on textures, colors and ranges, than this is for you. Feature


Temps de Vacances :: Les Couleurs

Temps de Vacances :: Les Couleurs

As Offprint London slowly transformed the breezy spring weekend into the brilliant warmth of summer with an endless list of inspiring publications, I was very lucky to have stumbled upon ‘Temps de Vacances’. With its enticing title, nothing could be more perfect for a lazy Saturday afternoon than this remarkable print publication that centres on contemporary movements and tropical joy. Feature


The Recorder Issue 2

The Recorder Issue 2

A full discussion of typographic design might be beyond the ambit of one magazine, but not with ‘The Recorder’. Now in its second edition, The Recorder has continued to thrive and taken on a new editorial structure to entice an audience into the contemporary visual journey through the work of design practitioners from all corners of the globe. Feature


The Washington Post Magazine :: The ‘Favorites’ Issue

The Washington Post Magazine :: The ‘Favorites’ Issue

It’s a rare privilege and amazing opportunity to be able to see in-progress shots of any creative project. Recently, Swedish design studio Snask have unveiled the brilliant images of their latest project which is the cover design for one of the biggest newspapers in the US, ‘The Washington Post’. Feature


Graphic Design Visionaries | Caroline Roberts

Graphic Design Visionaries | Caroline Roberts

We caught up with Caroline Roberts, the founder of Grafik magazine, to talk about her forthcoming book, Graphic Design Visionaries, which is published by Laurence King in August. It’s a 312 page tome, featuring 75 of the world’s greatest Graphic Designers, those of whom shaped the world of visual communication, starting with Piet Zwart in the 1880’s and ending with M/M Paris est. 1992. We managed to get some juicy details about this fabulous, educational and informative book that is a must-have on everyone’s bookshelf. Feature


mous. magazine | Interview | Bonnie Stevens

mous. magazine | Interview | Bonnie Stevens

Founded by Bonnie Stevens and Allie Speers, mous. magazine is an independent design and culture magazine based in Brisbane. Championing creativity and honesty in their content, their aim is to challenge the predictability and monotony of the mainstream media encouraging their readers ‘to think, question and delve deeper’. Feature


Indiecon 2015 :: The Independent Magazine Festival

Indiecon 2015 :: The Independent Magazine Festival

Not long to go until the inaugural Indiecon, an annual conference wholly dedicated to independent magazine makers. Now seems like the golden age of magazines. New magazines are embracing new narrative and using new techniques for content delivery. To put simply, this event is organised with an aim to help you push yourself out of your comfort zone and start creating something inventive and original. Feature


Victory Journal

Victory Journal

Wimbledon 2015 kicked off yesterday and suddenly it seems like ‘sport’ has become one of the greatest conversation topics at the moment. Based in New York, Victory is a digest that celebrates the glory and the ignominy of passionate sports players. Set up by a group of like-minded people and independent contributors, Victory is structured around oral histories and personal essays which are told through a selection of beautiful photographs highlighting key moments of dramatic tension in different games. It is a wonderful publication where arts and sport have become inextricably intertwined – definitely something you don’t normally see when you pick up a sports journal! Feature


Print Isn’t Dead™ Element 003 OUT NOW

Print Isn’t Dead™ Element 003 OUT NOW

Print Isn’t Dead™ Element 003 comes wrapped in different typographic covers individually typeset by our designer James Lunn. And for those of you who are itching to know what’s featured inside this incredible issue, here’s an opportunity for you to catch a glimpse of our publication. And if you have been waiting for the right moment, your chance is here, enjoy the scroll through our glorious issue before you order. Also check out these reviews on magCulture and Stack. Feature


Spin: 360°

Spin: 360°

As the design world is undergoing immense transformation and continually adapting to digital alteration and aesthetic trends, it’s not surprising to see everybody try to evolve in order to survive today’s constantly changing market. It’s true that good work is a core part of what makes a successful business but the attitudes of people who run it also play just as big of a role. London’s leading design studio Spin was born out of passion of the two founders Tony Brook and Patricia Finegan. Now you may be wondering what makes Spin so distinctive in its vision. I guess the answers can be found here in their new 520-page monograph that offers a close-up look at every aspect of Spin’s practice. Feature


Offways Magazine

Offways Magazine

Offways is a biannual publication focusing on people who want to create something meaningful and sustainable with good quality. We are talking about a very rare group of people. People who are not motivated by an idea of how to make cash but people who are driven by imagination and inner impulse. Filled with beautiful imagery and interesting articles, the debut issue of Offways takes a close look at both emerging and established creative practitioners. I don’t think it’s too much to say that Offways is a testament to the challenge of global capitalism. And it doesn’t surprise me that all copies of the magazine sold out quickly. Feature


Pet People Issue 01: Malmö

Pet People Issue 01: Malmö

One of the best things that landed at our studio this morning is this new publication from Sweden, Pet People. As a dog lover myself, I am not surprised by the recent nationwide obsession with pets. They are valued as companions and it’s very interesting to understand how these two-legged and/or four-legged creatures are shaping us all. Feature


FAKEDCANDID

FAKEDCANDID

Singapore-based visual artists and friends XL and Donson have joined forces, regularly collaborating together under the name of FAKEDCANDID. The duo ‘value the balance between providing positive aesthetic experiences and sustaining their significance’. Although they come from different design based backgrounds they are able to combine their specialist skills and produce well considered, concept driven designs which are both thought provoking and light hearted. Feature


Dot Magazine

Dot Magazine

Dot is an absolutely wonderful idea to help infants and toddlers get active and grow. Imagination is a very important part for healthy brain development and that’s why Anorak Press has decided to publish Dot, a new creative magazine aimed at pre-schoolers who are eager to think and learn. Under the theme ‘Shapes’, the debut issue of Dot comprises 36 colourful pages, does not carry advertising, and is illustrated and designed by Anorak’s image-maker Anna Dunn. It’s never too soon to share art with children, and Dot is perfect for your little ones. Check Dot now, it’s on sale for only a fiver! Feature


McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern

McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern

We’re told not to judge books by their covers, but there are some publications whose form is so bold and inventive, that they invite us to do just that. McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern is one of them. Feature


Alan Kitching’s A-Z of Letterpress: Founts from The Typographic Workshop

Alan Kitching’s A-Z of Letterpress: Founts from The Typographic Workshop

Legendary graphic designer, typographer, and letterpress practitioner Alan Kitching has released his latest publication dedicated to the huge wood-letter fount collection from his Typography Workshop. In collaboration with Angus Hyland, every letter featured in this publication was originally hand-printed. Flipping through a beautiful hardback is always a good experience, and you won’t be disappointed by this hardback because it features a total of 1,352 illustrations, displayed letter by letter, with an intro by John L Walters of Eye Magazine. Enough said. I highly recommend you take a look for yourself! Feature


Erik Kessels :: in almost every picture #14

Erik Kessels :: in almost every picture #14

KK Outlet’s next exhibition will see a selection of photographs from the fourteenth edition of the found photography series ‘in almost every picture’ by their very own Erik Kessels. Feature


De Invasie Toont

De Invasie Toont

De Invasie! is a ongoing collaboration between design agency Dift and based museum Gent, in which they hold an annual exhibition. To mark their 5 year partnership they have designed a catalog ‘De Invasie Toont,’ which showcases the emerging talent highlights from the past few years. The book is beautifully designed and presents a general overview of all the designers involved with the project, to accompany the artwork displayed in the gallery. Feature


Element #003 | Hansje van Halem | The Artist Series Cover

Element #003 | Hansje van Halem | The Artist Series Cover

We’re excited to announce that the latest issue of our magazine Print Isn’t Dead™ is almost ready for print. And today, we would like to introduce Hansje van Halem, an independent graphic and editorial designer who has created one of the amazing cover designs in our Artist Series. In honour of her special edition, we pitched a few questions at this talented Hansje van Halem to find out about her idea behind this amazing limited edition cover. Feature


Bandana Book by Kapital

Bandana Book by Kapital

Celebrated Japanese denim house Kapital have released an interesting new publication as part of their ever growing range. ‘Bandana Book’ aims to showcase creative director Kazuhiro Hirata’s personal collection of vintage bandanas, displaying his admiration for the classic, versatile print. Exploring the much loved pattern that frequently adorns the iconic accessory, 253 pages are dedicated to the bandana’s famously recognised detail securing its place in fashion, history and culture. Feature


Vangardist Magazine :: The HIV+ Issue

Vangardist Magazine :: The HIV+ Issue

Australian men’s publication Vangardist has printed an edition using ink infused with the blood donated by three HIV-positive donors in support of the battle against HIV and AIDS. Vangardist teamed up with Saatchi & Saatchi Switzerland to create 3,000 special copies of its spring edition in order to trigger debate and raise awareness of the disease. Feature


Flatland : A Modern Edition by Epilogue

Flatland : A Modern Edition by Epilogue

There was no doubt in my mind that the redesign proposal for a modern edition of Flatland by Epilogue would hit the goal before the time is up, and indeed, the campaign has already exceeded its funding goal of $26,000 within a short period of time. With a belief that this ingenious classic deserves a contemporary edition, Epilogue have teamed up with designers to create over 50 new illustrations along with an accompanied digital library that will allow users to explore a variety of geometric shapes across multiple dimensions. Feature


Printing Friends Issue No.8

Printing Friends Issue No.8

Whether you’re an avid foodie or just occasionally enjoy looking at delicious food images, you are definitely going to love this latest issue of Printing Friends. Beautifully designed by creative studio, Snask, this edition of Printing Friends is now ready to take you to the world of exotic cuisine – mash potato typography, a coconut flavoured ‘space burger’, and a knitted hot dog to name a few – it’s a trip around the world where you will enjoy culinary surprises. Feature


LOBBY Magazine

LOBBY Magazine

LOBBY is the newest publication from The Bartlett School of Architecture, with the aim to initiate conversation in the field of architectural design and theory. Launching their second issue ‘Clairvoyance,’ the magazine encourages provoking debate and discussion around topics related to the practice of architecture. Printed alongside an online version, the two mediums operate independently with the website designed to provide a consistent feed of information. Feature


Notebook by Alain Vonck

Notebook by Alain Vonck

French art director and designer Alain Vonck flits effortlessly between editorial design, visual identity and web based graphics. Applying his refined style to a range of commercial briefs along with self initiated projects, he is able to maintain a contemporary approach whilst promoting his elegant versatility. Alain worked with company Tamyras to promote their Positive Lebanon Project, with ‘Notebook,’ an artfully designed book consisting of 250 pages of his engaging illustrations. Feature


10 Reasons to Order Print Isn’t Dead™ Element 003

10 Reasons to Order Print Isn’t Dead™ Element 003

Thank you to our members and supporters who pre-ordered a copy of Print Isn’t Dead™ Element 003, we depend on these orders to keep the publication afloat and for us to make important developments in both production and editorial content. We feel that we have stepped it up a notch in this issue, please order a copy and see for yourself. You can personalise the front cover here or you can buy one of the standard or artist series covers here. Feature


Brooklyn Zine Fest 2015

Brooklyn Zine Fest 2015

Returning for its 4th year, Brooklyn Zine Festival is back and bringing two days full of independent magazines and inspiring panel talks hosted by writers and artists from across the five boroughs and beyond. This annual event features a total of 150 exhibitors including a broad spectrum of artists, designers and creatives from different professional backgrounds spanning comics, illustration, theatre, and dance. Feature


35ppm by Bloom

35ppm by Bloom

Back in January earlier this year, Australian publishers Bloom curated their first submission based exhibition ’35ppm.’ Taking part over four days, 30 different artists from around the world each displayed a single A3 print which was then available to purchase. Printed on site by their own in-house mono laser printer, the event became in essence a print on demand experiment with each work sold being produced on the spot via their HP Laserjet. Feature


Penguin Little Black Classics

Penguin Little Black Classics

Penguin have lived generation after generation and after 80 years of their existence, they have released 80 short classics, each is 64 pages long, 80p, and is an extract from the Penguin Classics range. Feature


SUCK THE FYSTEM by Jonathan Campolo

SUCK THE FYSTEM by Jonathan Campolo

SUCK THE FYSTEM, is a limited edition risograph book by Brooklyn based mixed media artist Jonathan Campolo. Collecting single design elements taken from web, he digitally manipulated these to make patterns and textile designs. Published in conjunction with his solo show ‘GREATER HITS’ at Booklyn Inc., Jonathan Campolo challenges the images of familiar brands and characters against their own marketing schemes, displacing aspects of cartoon sound, “physical” identity, environment and colour. Feature


Time Capsules by Heike Hansen

Time Capsules by Heike Hansen

German design undergraduate Heike Hansen has produced this beautiful, 348 page publication for his thesis project. Time Capsules- “Don’t Open Before,” is a brilliant display of imagery and text exploring its given title and drawing connections between the archival works of well known artists such as Alfred Hitchcock and Andy Warhol. Feature


MC1R :: The Magazine for Redheads

MC1R :: The Magazine for Redheads

Do you know that redheads are one of the world’s smallest minorities? Redheads, or gingers, or freckles, only make up about 2 percent of the global population and what makes them even more special is the fact that there is much of a culture surrounding people with red hair, so many interesting stories you may never have heard of, and this is one of the reasons why MC1R was launched. Feature


North Skate Mag | Interview with Graham Tait

North Skate Mag | Interview with Graham Tait

Founded in 2011 by Graham Tait, North is a bi annual magazine centered around a passion for skateboarding and traditional film photography. We first spoke to Graham back in 2013, but I first picked up a copy of North a few weeks ago, drawn in by its beautifully raw aesthetic. I was lucky enough to catch up with him, and discuss the background, inspiration and future of the mag. Feature


VERITIES

VERITIES

Dubbed “The Anthropology of Modern Culture”, Verities is a bi annual, self-published magazine based in London. Focused on provoking thought and reflection through observation, each issue is centred around a theme. The self-proclaimed “magazine for the ultra observant”, aims to provide new ways of looking at the mundane and the ordinary, the overlooked and the understated. Feature


Grahame Baker–Smith | 150 Years of Alice

Grahame Baker–Smith | 150 Years of Alice

Perhaps one of the most iconic and surreal children’s books ever written, Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland has left a lasting imprint on the imaginations of many a child (and adult). This year Marks the 150th anniversary of the novels publication and a landmark in literary history.

The Royal Mail has a colourful history of illustrated stamps, commemorating a vast array of occasions. This year, to mark the anniversary they have commissioned a set of ten, featuring the most well-known scenes from the book. Feature


Sarah Le Donne

Sarah Le Donne

Sarah Le Donne is a designer and art director currently based in Germany, who is able to equally express her passion for creativity both commercially and through self initiated projects. During her studies, she spent a short time abroad visiting Istanbul and became so captivated by the city it still remains a powerful inspiration in her personal work today. One of her projects ‘Bus Journal,’ invites writers, artists and photographers to take a certain bus route through the city and to document their observations. The aim to share a unique insight into the historical city and its residents through an elegantly designed publication. Feature


The Jaunt Book Tour

The Jaunt Book Tour

We featured The Jaunt way back in Element 001 of our magazine Print Isn’t Dead. The Jaunt is a wonderful concept that combines the two best things in life: art & travel. Over the last two years, The Jaunt has organised a variety of trips with artists such as Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman, Jordy van den Nieuwendijk, David Shillinglaw and Mike Perry, sending them to places as magical as Helsinki, Istanbul, Antwerp, Los Angeles and beyond for inspiration. On their return each artist creates a unique artwork that captures the essence of their trip. Feature


Element 003 | Personalised Typographic Covers

Element 003 | Personalised Typographic Covers

We are more than excited to announce the launch of our website for Element 003 of Print Isn’t Dead™ magazine, as featured by Grafik, Design Milk, Booooooom!, Stack, Collective Magazine, magCulture and the Pull & Bear blog. This time around we are inviting you to personalise the front cover of your copy, using up to 250 characters, either for yourself or as a gift to another. Our designer James Lunn will typeset each cover individually using the awesome Patron typeface by Milieu Grotesque, who we have teamed up with alongside Hewlett-Packard, Pureprint Group and Fedrigoni to bring you our latest issue. HP® Indigo technology allows us to print high quality and totally unique covers, using your wonderful text submissions. Feature


Infinite Power by David Brandon Geeting

Infinite Power by David Brandon Geeting

‘Infinite Power’ is the latest offering from Brooklyn based artist David Brandon Geeting, compiling his abstract photography in a wonderful publication of altered perception. Published by Pau Wau, the book displays a typical example of how David explores the beauty in the everyday and the unusual. Ensuring the focus is solely on composition, each image lacks direct meaning and is open to interpretation from the viewer. Feature


UCA Identity by Spin

UCA Identity by Spin

Creative studio Spin have spent the past twenty years gaining a worldwide reputation as a consistently excellent design force, renowned for delivering refined results for a number of clients. With an impressive body of work spanning the arts, broadcast, electronics, design and entertainment industries, their masterful communication skills guarantee clarity and elegance wherever they are applied. Feature


Zines of the Zone

Zines of the Zone

The zine phenomenon has become an ever-expanding trend of the last decade, with more and more people embracing the DIY culture of self-publishing. Zines of the zone is a mobile library and travelling exhibition dedicated to self published zines, photo books, and fanzines – pretty much ‘any DIY printed matter related to photography’. Feature


Cuban Mischief Book

Cuban Mischief Book

Cuban Mischief is a limited edition book that Anteism Publishing in Montreal have put together for photographic artist Tim Georgeson and writer Caia Hagel; it is a thought-provoking monograph that delivers luscious canopy-scapes, exposes alluring body parts whilst introducing native inhabitants in moments of synastry and of sometimes sharp relief, to shoot tourism with an arrow of reality. Feature


The Gourmand Grotesque

The Gourmand Grotesque

A good typeface can really make your design sing. Recently, forward-thinking magazine The Gourmand has teamed up with Monotype to build two new bespoke typefaces which are based on elements from at least seven different, original Monotype grotesque typefaces designed in the twentieth century. Feature


Jeremie Fischer

Jeremie Fischer

Jeremie Fischer is a French illustrator hailing from Strasbourg. With a portfolio demonstrating a wide array of beautifully composed colourful imagery and print based projects he’s certainly well worth keeping your eye on. Feature


Assistant Magazine

Assistant Magazine

Assistant is a brand new fashion magazine about the aspiring assistants of the greatest minds and creatives of the world’s fashion industry. Often, when we start looking at things from a different perspective, we come up with creative solutions or original ideas. The inaugural issue of Assistant Magazine, released earlier in January, highlights on the lives and experiences of young talents who are carving their own paths in the contemporary fashion world. It is a playground for young generations to express themselves and it’s here for the world to discover their manifest charms and proven abilities. Feature


Unit Editions :: Selected Titles 2015

Unit Editions :: Selected Titles 2015

The next four Unit Editions books will be a tribute to the work of the world’s leading design practioners: Spin, Lance Wyman, Morag Myerscough and Universal Everything. Coming out in Spring, the first publication in the series will be a showcase of work created by Spin from its inception in the early 90s to the present day. And alongside the aesthetic combination of delicious images are interviews with clients and past studio members as well as thoughtful essays from Rick Poynor, Steven Heller, and Patrick Burgoyne of Creative Review. Feature


Visuelle Edition 3

Visuelle Edition 3

Visuelle is delighted to announce the release of its latest issue with interviews and features on emerging individuals and studios. Even though young designers have become ever more accustomed to digital content and culture, Visuelle, an online leading source for contemporary visual news and creativity, instead, has decided to take a peek behind the creative scenes and showcase spectacular works produced by brilliant designers, varying in styles and production, on quality paper. Feature


The Happy Reader

The Happy Reader

A collaboration between Penguin Books and Fantastic Man. The Happy Reader is a new quarterly journal piercing essence of the reading culture and tackling issues that every reader sometimes has. The publication serves as a platform to reengage young generations with classic literature. It explores the intersection of art, photography and storytelling and is structured around interviews, in-depth reviews, and reading suggestions. You can take it on a train or read it on a bus, the resulting publication is very handy and lightweight. And I must tell you, it is also contemporary and very design-forward. Feature


PITCH Zine

PITCH Zine

Pitch is an Australian, independent digital zine that hones in on fresh creative talent from fashion, art and design around the world. Focusing on emerging designers, hotly tipped entrepreneurs and those making waves within the visual industries, Pitch aims to bridge the gap between those new and established. Their features are a fun selection of cherry picked aesthetic delights presented in the form of candy coloured pages with a twist of punchy, young art direction. Feature


Anthony Gerace  :: Travel Diary

Anthony Gerace :: Travel Diary

Featured previously, Anthony Gerace is a London based photographer hailing from Toronto. Summer 2014 saw Anthtony travel across America with a Hasselblad c/m 500 camera and a Yashica T4 to collect snapshots. Starting his journey in New York and driving to Box Elder County, Utah, to document Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty and the community surrounding it.
I caught up with the up and coming photographer to find out more about his carefully framed and atmospheric documentary photographs for his latest publication that represents a travel diary. Feature


S.A.D Publication from Studio Calm & Collected

S.A.D Publication from Studio Calm & Collected

Don’t be sad! It’s official; we’ve made it through the darkest days of January, and the countdown to the S.A.D publication launch is fully underway. Feature


Joo Hee Yoon

Joo Hee Yoon

Joo Hee Yoon is a freelance illustrator based on the East Coast of America. With a deep interest in both print making and drawing, Joo’s imagery often combines a mixture of both techniques with playful tactile results spread across mediums including publications, packaging and posters. Feature


Element 002 Screen Printed Covers | Production Photos With Heretic and Permaset

Element 002 Screen Printed Covers | Production Photos With Heretic and Permaset

We would like to give you an insight into the production process of our limited edition hand screen printed covers. Through this method of printmaking, the Heretic trio have designed and hand pulled each of the 500 limited edition covers, they are also hand stamped and numbered for authenticity. And if you want to see what’s underneath this amazing cover, you can now read digital versions of our magazine over at printisntdeadmag.co This particular issue focuses on DIY, self-publishing and counter-culture, with articles and interviews with Suicide Girls, the incredible 60s counterculture Oz magazine and much, much more. Feature


Carnet D’ivoire Magazine

Carnet D’ivoire Magazine

Ivan, a young, Parisian silkscreen artist who creates Carnet D’ivoire Magazine by hand, got in touch to show us this beautiful short video clip. We’re very happy that he did so because it’s totally amazing. We love getting an insight into how things are made to understand and appreciate the true merit of it’s craft. The magazine showcases silkscreen, risograph and laser printed work – limited to an edition of only 100, sold with a limited vinyl created by Jean-Baptiste Di Marco. There’s also an extra special boxed edition limited to only 5 copies. If that doesn’t make you want to buy a copy then we don’t know what will. Feature


Paul X Johnson

Paul X Johnson

Originally from the northeast, Paul X Johnson is an illustrator now based in London. Depicting unsettling, strange settings and featuring vacant, stone faced characters; his illustrations are moody, atmospheric and somewhat cinematic – each carrying a narrative. Feature


QVED 2015 :: Editorial Design Conference Munich

QVED 2015 :: Editorial Design Conference Munich

Quo Vadis Editorial Design is returning for its third edition with a highly-esteemed group of speakers who will explore all the dimensions of editorial trends, content, and design. Not only is QVED an annual editorial design conference, it is also a platform for debate about contemporary design matters and is usually participated by the magazine makers from across the globe as well as editorial designers, journalists, editors and publishers, both small and large scale, print and digital, worldwide. Feature


Element 002 | OUT NOW

Element 002 | OUT NOW

We worked incredibly hard to get the magazine finished during the rush of Christmas. We hope that you’re ready for the visual delights of this issue; we have both Pantone 801u and 806u working their magic together alongside the staple process colours CMYK. Studio Heretic have designed a gorgeous litho cover which is available for £10 inc free P+P to UK and a limited edition screen printed version which is available for a mere £20 inc free P+P to UK. (We do ship worldwide too). Buy exclusively via Department Store. You better act fast because they’re selling very quickly and we will not be printing any more once they’ve gone. Feature


TagsAndThrows Vol.001

Inspired by a trip to New York, TagsAndThrows started life on Instagram where OKOK would share pictures of tags with friends. Growing quick over the space of 2 years it’s now known for monochrome imagery that ‘captures the simplicity and rawness of street bombing.’ Recently dropping their first ever book, Thomas Karl-Johan Gunnarsson (the man behind TagsAndThrows) has collected a selection of personal photographs documenting hand styles from New York, São Paulo, Stockholm and Copenhagen. Spanning over 136 pages the book features a lot of well-known signatures in their signature monochrome colour palette including False, Klops, Ja, Guns, Katsu, Pear, Tomcat, Easer, Os Gemeos, Sliks, Alone and many more. Feature


Stickyscapes London by Robert Samuel Hanson

Stickyscapes London by Robert Samuel Hanson

Fans of London and bright eccentric vector artwork stickers should rejoice as Laurence King have recently published this playful sticker book showcasing the work of the highly talented illustrator Robert Samuel Hanson. The whimsical sticker book contains a sturdy high quality double sided fold away city scape (not sticky), one side has a superbly illustrated version of modern London and the reverse has a juxtaposed historical form of London featuring all the capital’s leading landmarks as they were in their heyday. Feature


Études Book 08: East of the Sun, West of the Moon

Études Book 08: East of the Sun, West of the Moon

Études studio works as a collective, producing men’s contemporary fashion, artist books and other creative services. Based in paris and New York, their most recent publication ‘East of the Sun, West of the Moon,’ displays the visual documentation of photographers Ahndraya Parlato and Gregory Halpern as they embark on a mission to record solstices and equinoxes. The book contains 48 pages of full colour images, along with text by Nicholas Muellner, proving the studio is much more then just a fashion label. Feature


Skinhead: An Archive

Skinhead: An Archive

“Skinhead: An Archive” is a powerful publication that explores the unique visual identity of a widely misunderstood and controversial subculture. The publication is a collection of visual material and texts curated by Toby Mott, an artist, designer and historian. The book has been meticulously designed by Art Director Jamie Reid and published by Ditto Press. Feature


Dario Gracceva: Flatland- Chronicle of a Bidimensional Journey

Dario Gracceva: Flatland- Chronicle of a Bidimensional Journey

Dario Gracceva is a Graphic Designer based in London, specialising in the fields of editorial, exhibition and corporate design. His project Flatland focuses on telling a narrative through visual language, inviting the reader to interact with two books that work together to provide a deeper understanding of the story. Feature


14 Best Posts of 2014 by Lo Parkin

14 Best Posts of 2014 by Lo Parkin

As it’s the start of a new year I thought it would be a great chance to look back and highlight a selection of my personal favourite web features from 2014 after discovering an ever-growing list of exciting talent. Feature


Sarah Krebietke | AE14

Sarah Krebietke | AE14

Freelance graphic designer Sarah Krebietke specialises in editorial design, typography, exhibition design and the development of visual identities. Both research and context are fundamental in Sarah’s approach to graphic design, taking great care in the slightest of details, which she values as important as seeing her projects in a broader cultural context. Having recently graduated from London College of Communication, Sarah’s master project has caught our eye in the shape of a 165 x 220 mm, 240 page, hardcover book which is titled AE14. Feature


Sucre Paper

Sucre Paper

Sucre is a self-published, bi-annual paper which features young artists from all over the world. The Sucre team funded the project themselves, which started off as a Tumblr friendship. This third issue is about the topic of delicacy and the artists from different fields, stretching from graphic design to fashion photography. Sucre is a newspaper format publication which acts a platform to present their works and talk about what is delicate to them and what is delicate about their craftsmanship. Feature


Paper Pusher :: Materialists Anonymous

Paper Pusher :: Materialists Anonymous

While browsing through a selection of inspiring Instagram feeds, I came across a pocket size riso printed booklet from Toronto based publishing studio, Paper Pusher. More than just a publishing house, run by transdisciplinary media artist and scholar Jp King, they see themselves as a publication research lab, living classroom and collaborative platform, publishing artists’ books, prints, and stationary using their own Risograph RP 3700. Paper Pusher explore the boundaries of paper based products, curiously combining them with riso print techniques, which showcase the quality results you can achieve by employing this printing method. Feature


Collages by Sergei Sviatchenko

Collages by Sergei Sviatchenko

A new book dedicated to the Ukranian born king of collage Sergei Sviatchenko and his work has been published. Compiled by Rick Poynor, the publication celebrates a unique retrospective of the renowned artist’s cutting compositions. Showing his most significant work from the past 10 years, his methods and ideals are explored as a pioneer of his time and even now amongst collage style internet based art. Feature


VIVID :: Value Increase by Visual Design

VIVID :: Value Increase by Visual Design

Value Increase by Visual Design (VIVID) is a project which aims to create a cross-border Visual Design network of knowledge centres, universities, institutions, companies and governments, by jointly developing and introducing innovative solutions/methods in the field of Visual Design research, education, entrepreneurship, commercialisation and showcasing. VIVID have taken their results from a three-year co-operation by the nine selected european partners across northern Europe and turned them into a tangible and visually stimulating manual, using a gorgeous fluorescent pantone spot colour on the front cover and throughout as well as silkscreen printing, edge painting and foiling on the cover. Feature


Ed Templeton | Wayward Cognitions

Ed Templeton | Wayward Cognitions

Ed Templeton has delved deep into his photography archive of 20 years, to select a collection of images for his latest book, Wayward Cognitions. This particular collection doesn’t fit into his usual manner of organizing by theme or subject, for instance, his previous publications were simplified themes like Teenage Smokers and Teenage Kissers. If you are a fan of Ed Templeton or follow him on Instagram, you will know that he has a camera with him wherever he goes; Wayward Cognitions is a collection of photographs from shooting in the streets without a theme or subject. “It’s about looking, people watching, finding pleasure in the visual vignettes we glimpse each day.” Feature


Kwintessens By DIFT

Kwintessens By DIFT

DIFT is a creative branding and experience agency based in Belgium that work with a number of companies and organisations to construct clarity through design based solutions. One of their recent projects includes working on design and fashion led magazine Kwintessens, a publication that comes out every three months issued by Design Flanders, in association with Flanders Fashion Institute. Each edition is dedicated to a different theme and designed by a different graphic artist, aiming to push the boundaries within the creative fields of art direction and style. Feature


50 years of Illustration

50 years of Illustration

50 years of Illustration, there’s a clue in the name, visually charts the history of contemporary illustration. From the idealistic reforms of the 60s, to the gritty realism of the 70s, through the boom and bust of 80s consumerism, and into the digital revolution of the 90s (and beyond). The book looks at the relationship between illustration and popular culture, and its influences on the world of design through the decades. Feature


The Jaunt | Combining the two best things in life: Art & Travel

The Jaunt | Combining the two best things in life: Art & Travel

The Jaunt is a unique art project that combines the two best things in life: Art & Travel. The Jaunt sends artists all over the world to step outside their comfort zone and experience new surroundings. Each trip organised by The Jaunt sends an artist to a new destination to inspire. Each trip is different, because each destination and artists is different. Once the artist returns from the trip their new-found inspiration is translated into an artwork and produced as a limited edition, hand made screen print each personally signed and numbered by the artist. Feature


Amadeus Magazine

Amadeus Magazine

‘Amadeus magazine is a quarterly, bicoastal arts and culture print magazine, showcasing innovative creators and their artistic niches.’ Undefined by destination, Amadeus has a team of talented contributors stretching all the way from LA to Boston. Casting a net over creativity, they aim to capture and present the very best artfully skilled individuals from all over the country. With a DIY approach to design, the visual elements of this magazine focus primarily on highlighting the unique ability of each artist. Feature


BBY magazine #1

BBY magazine #1

In our studio mail this week we received the first issue of the brand new feminist inspired BBY magazine. This digital and riso printed publication acts as a journal and by collaborating solely with a collection of 15 women this editorial platform aims to counteract the status quo in the art world and inspire more women to take action, through the mediums of text, photography, music, illustration and art. Feature


Natassa Pappa

Natassa Pappa

Natassa Pappa is an independent graphic designer based in Athens. Her work ranges from print to spatial design and seeks editorial conversation. With a conceptual approach, she opts for witty, content-focused and research-driven design, across a mixed clientéle and mostly through interdisciplinary collaborations. In 2013 her MDes graduation project City as a Vagabond guide won a Silver European Design Award and in 2014 she was nominated as greek young designer with two of her works. After a small break being the Senior graphic designer in Coco-mat, now she is back running her design practice Street Design Words. Feature


Illuminati Girl Gang

Illuminati Girl Gang

In an all-girl takeover and a recent online wave of female only collectives – the Brooklyn based zine, lluminati Girl Gang is at the vanguard of feminism’s new movement. Founded and created by poet and multi media artist Gabby Bess (Gabby Gabby) and working within the context of the female digital revolution and Internet culture, it all started with a girl, a laptop and a tumblr blog. Gabby directly addresses the ongoing debates and biases surrounding women in the art world.“…personally, I cannot control who owns the major publications and galleries … I can only start my own magazine” – and through engaging the DIY ethos of independent publishing and zine culture she made Illuminati Girl Gang into a quarterly zine. Feature


Gino Bud Hoiting X Lennard Kok :: ‘Give and Go’ zine

Gino Bud Hoiting X Lennard Kok :: ‘Give and Go’ zine

Brought together by Coffinboys, emerging Illustrators Gino Bud Hoiting and Lennard Kok (both based in the Netherlands) have recently teamed up to combine their crisp, graphic imagery to form an amazing new limited edition zine complete with a silkscreened cover. With both skillful illustrators working mostly in black and white with a joint love of comic-like imagery, the zine holds a series of 17 drawings consisting of playful characters, flying pencils rolling billiard balls and a magic blob-stick. Feature


The Counter Press | Extra Condensed No.1

The Counter Press | Extra Condensed No.1

Based in an old chocolate factory in London’s East End you will find letterpress studio and workshop The Counter Press which is run by freelance graphic designers, David Marshall and Elizabeth Ellis who split their time between working for various design agencies on branding and communication projects, with non-commercial printmaking. Everything they create is designed, type set and printed by hand on one of their five antique presses, using only traditional wood and hot metal type, producing contemporary typographic design, artwork and limited edition prints that are beautiful to read and touch. Feature


Stack Christmas Cover Challenge – Winners Announced

Stack Christmas Cover Challenge – Winners Announced

Independent magazine distributor Stack has recently announced the top entries of its Christmas Cover Challenge with its first prized awarded to Mat Roff who created the strangely creepy rendition of Wrap Magazine. There are so many things we look forward to during this holiday season and Stack Christmas Cover Challenge is another thing you just can’t miss. Let’s countdown the last 30 days until Christmas with these amazing front covers and enjoy different portrayals of Santa on our favourite magazines. Feature


Poster Diary by Marius Jopen

Poster Diary by Marius Jopen

Poster Diary is a self-initiated project by Amsterdam-based art director and graphic designer Marius Jopen who has been creating a vast collection of posters produced as a visual response to a segment from the daily news. This project serves as a contemporary witness that visualises events happening in all corners of the globe, covering international topics and issues ranging from business, science, politics to culture. Feature


Interview :: Mark Magazine Editor David Keuning

Interview :: Mark Magazine Editor David Keuning

Mark magazine launched its first issue in 2005 with Frame Publishers and prides itself in being a ‘timely, visual, non-academic publication full of first-hand information from creative people.’ Dedicating itself entirely to the practice and perception of architecture Mark magazine brings our 3D structured environment to life on a 2D printed platform. I was lucky enough to catch up with David Keuning, Editor of Mark magazine, to find out about the work which goes into each issue, the challenges faced and how Mark magazine has developed in more detail. Feature


Weapons of Reason

Weapons of Reason

London-based creative agency Human After All have launched an eight-issue publishing venture in partnership with D&AD with an aim to voice their opinions on global issues and demonstrate how these key issues are interrelated and affect peoples in all corners of the world. Covering subjects ranging from climate change, environment to conflict, each issue is an exploration into a single topic and is divided into three sections: Past, Present and Future – an ingenious way to raise awareness as well as to approach and inspire a wide range of audience and turn knowledge into action. Feature


Collector’s Edition | ‘Artist Cover Bomb’ Series

Collector’s Edition | ‘Artist Cover Bomb’ Series

What could me more fitting for a book celebrating collector’s edition graphic design than a limited edition, hand drawn artist series of its own. This was always author Stuart Tolley’s intention, when he started work on ‘Collector’s Edition: Innovative Packaging and Graphics’ a few years ago and was published by Thames and Hudson this August. “Contributors were always asking me if a collector’s edition of my book was being released and it seemed like the perfect way to complete the project.” Feature


Chopped Liver Press

Chopped Liver Press

Showcasing unique design and content-driven approaches to screen-print, Chopped Liver Press is a publishing house run by London-based artists Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin whose recent projects include a collection of typographic posters and their amazing hard-backs ‘Black Market’ and ‘Frozen Chicken Train Wreck’ – their collaborated project with Ditto Press. What’s most interesting about Chopped Liver Press is their work that deals with political, social and cultural concepts and how they often analyse their significance and situations. Feature


Snask Redesign Printing Friends Nr. 7

Snask Redesign Printing Friends Nr. 7

This issue of Printing Friends magazine has been beautifully designed by Swedish creative branding and design agency Snask. The Stockholm based company previously rebranded the print based magazine a short while ago, after the founders felt the aesthetic quality lacked the delivery of its written content. For this issue Snask have created their own still life experiments, which appear on the cover in addition to the fresh and brilliantly executed interior. Printing Friends aims to showcase creative talent and inspire others within similar fields, featuring work and editorial from a number of sources organised into themes, this issue being travel. Feature


Acid Mag

Acid Mag

‘A surf related publishing project for the curious minded’, Acid explores surfing in it’s relation to the beautiful life surrounding it, all in pleasing 5-colour offset print on FSC offset paper. Surprising stories, photography, illustration and music all feature, whilst the typography and direction just keeps catching you out page to page. Look out for issue four set to drop after Christmas. Feature


Little Gestalten

Little Gestalten

The world acclaimed Gestalten, German Art Book Publishers, have created a new publishing branch titled Little Gestalten. Of course because of their impeccable eye and critical design taste you would expect nothing less than something truly special; and that’s just what they have achieved. With the new narratives they aim to bring ‘today’s innovative authors and illustrators to children.’ A few new titles are the re-worked classic fairytales Little Red Ridding Hood and Puss in Boots, filled with vibrant illustrations from Clémentine Sourdais. The concertina books have also been created to be used as shadow puppets casting a magical array of images – available to delight adults and children alike. Feature


Anymade Studio

Anymade Studio

Founded in the Czech Repulic in 2007 by Petr Cabalka, Filip Nerad and Jan Šrámek (aka VJ Kolouch) over the years Anymade Studio has evolved into a multifunctional design platform working in a variety of fields including graphic design, illustration, type, video, motion design and sound. With a stunning portfolio consisting of bright bold colours and graphics, attention to pattern, texture, shape, form and layout the studio offers a wide selection of amazing printed goodness and is well worth checking out. Feature


Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek :: The world we live in

Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek :: The world we live in

Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek is a photographer currently based in Vienna, Austria. Starting his career as an intern at Magnum, Daniel has taken the photography world by storm building an impressive clientele including Vice, Vanity Fair, Apple, Mercedes-Benz and IBM. Releasing his first book ‘The world we live in’ (in late 2013) the publication takes us on journeys across anonymous tracts of land, crowded cities, a nuclear power plant and stunning sea-scapes laid out beautifully in full-bleed glory. Feature


YOKE Magazine

YOKE Magazine

YOKE is based in Sydney, Australia and prides itself in being an independently published, eco-friendly, biannual print magazine, which believes in ‘the power of creativity and unity to inspire transformation.’ Having released their first issue in January 2014 titled ‘Love-Loss’, YOKE magazine has explored and celebrated a collection of refreshing ideas focused around the publication title and how they are unfortunately connected. Feature


Calm & Collected | S.A.D Tumblr

Calm & Collected | S.A.D Tumblr

South London based creative studio and ones to watch Calm and Collected have spent the past year working on a number of exciting print based collaborations, and with plans up their sleeve to drop a Risograph publication early next year I was beyond hyped to find out more about their upcoming plans. With inspiration for the publication rooting from the concept of ‘S.A.D’ (Seasonal Affective Dissorder) – involving depression associated with late autumn and winter (thought to be caused by lack of light) the publication will act as a vibrant rescue pack in a colourful large format to tackle the winter blues. Feature


RESUMÉ | Topocopy

RESUMÉ | Topocopy

‘SECONDroom’ took over the former Ghent Harbour back in the summer to celebrate works of over 20 co-curating artists and shortly after the exhibition ended, independent design-lab, research and printing centre ‘Topocopy’ has announced its brand-new publication entitled ‘Resumé’ featuring a selection of frankly incredible contributions from the selected artists to hit your shelves this autumn. Feature


Do You Read Me: Harvard Design Magazine

Do You Read Me: Harvard Design Magazine

Legendary design and architecture-led publication Harvard Design Magazine has opted for the change in its design and editorial approach and has released its latest issue entitled ‘Do You Read Me’, marking its new direction after 17 years in the publishing industry. Editor in chief Jennifer Sigler understands the need to adapt to an evolving environment and readership and hence in this recent issue, she invites readers to challenge current design discourse and join their dialogue with topics debated including the argument from contemporary design and architecture through this new redesign by With Projects,Inc.. Feature


Interview :: Anna Taylor and Niall Underwood

Interview :: Anna Taylor and Niall Underwood

You may have seen the feature we ran supporting the Kickstarter campaign for Taint Magazine a few months back, and now that issue one is hot off the press we fancied revisiting the pair behind the project, Anna and Niall, to see what they’ve learnt, and more importantly, what’s next. Feature


High Series | Tiergarten

High Series | Tiergarten

Munich-based photographer Johannes Schwartz has released his latest publication in the High Series entitled ‘Tiergarten’ – a risographed publication showcasing the work by Schwartz and also produced as an integral part of the current exhibition ‘On the Move: Storytelling in Contemporary Photography and Graphic Design’ at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Making a photo book is always a good way of telling stories and unlike other photographic publications, ‘Tiergarten’ has exploited this new economical technology and showcases how reliable a Riso-printer is of handling many aspects of bookmaking and of producing beautiful, quality photographic journals. Feature


Four and Sons

Four and Sons

This month brings the publication all the dog loving creatives out there have been waiting for, the first of its kind Four and Sons, hailing from Australia. Four claims to be ‘where dogs and culture collide’, and features art, illustration, photography, fashion, design, interiors and everything in between, all from a dog-centric point of view. Feature


Circular 18

Circular 18

Domenic Lippa and Jeremy Kunze from Pentagram have designed the latest issue of Circular, the magazine of the Typographic Circle, which is available to members now. Issue number 18, is the tenth consecutive issue designed by Lippa and his team.

 The Typographic Circle was formed in 1976 to bring together anyone with an interest in type and typography. A not-for-profit organisation run entirely by volunteers it stages a variety of type and typography related events including a series of diverse monthly lectures by well-known industry speakers, and the annual New York Type Directors Club exhibition. Feature