We’re going to keep celebrating the launch of the Winter issue of Printed Pages until we’re vomiting sand, so you’d better get used to it.
How would you expect Lynx Africa’s 18th birthday to play out? Pre-lash round your mate’s parent’s house then out into town on the bus wearing your best Ben Sherman shirt only to get I.D’d and be sick on to your beige loafers outside KFC?
Some artists struggle to convey the ideas behind their work and practice through words alone. Here to solve this predicament is nice creative man Brauli Amado who has put together one of the most simplistic, charming publications we’ve seen in a long while.
It’s not everyday you come across a photographer who shows an equally outstanding flair for portraiture, still-life and collage making, which probably explains why Lorenzo Vitturi’s Dalston Anatomy has us all so excited!
What can I say about the work of Roman Muradov except for a simple “Wow!” This guy is bloody brilliant.
Christmas time, mistletoe and wine, here’s a podcast of art and design, with logs on the fire, gifts on the tree, time to rejoice in the podcast we see!
Can you hear that ringing noise? That’s the collective squeals of the millions of Beyonce fans who this morning had their minds BLOWN apart by the special lady releasing an entire album plus 17, yes 17 video previews.
When you look through Matt’s work do you imagine him wearing “slacks” striding through a well-lit, high-rise office towards a Mad Men style drawing board with an Anglepoise lamp?
If you were lucky enough to find yourself at the festival Secret Garden Party earlier on this summer you might well remember an enormous suspended sculpture, composed of hundreds of shard-like fragments of metal which spelt out the words “KEEP MAKING LOVE,” swinging softly in the breeze.
Come in beautiful people, your time is up. No more will fashion shoots require your nubile limbs and razor-sharp cheekbones because as happened to supermarket checkout operators and bank tellers, robots are going to take your place.
The modern cinema-going experience can be somewhat soul-destroying. Too often you find yourself in a sticky-floored multiplex where any sense of film as an art form is stripped back to lowest common denominator blockbusters.
By all accounts Tigersushi Furs is one heck of a cool boutique store in Paris hawking the finest patterned clothing money can buy and an eclectic mix of other curated products (they’re also a small record label).
Every now and again in a sea of new art and design you come across somebody whose work draws you in without you fully being able to explain why, with all the magnetism of a strange mind and a curious practice.
Few things get us as excited in the studio as the prospect of a new animated film of Michel Gondry in conversation with legendary activist Noam Chomsky, not to mention the fact that it has been animated by Michel himself – so you can imagine the way coffee cups flew across the room when we came across his “making of” Is the Man Who is Tall Happy.
Christmas is a time when us Brits break with tradition and make ham-fisted attempts to interact with our neighbours, leading to awkward evenings of cheap mulled wine and excruciating small talk.
Christmas has different associations for people – some positive, some negative – and Cliff Richard, like sprouts, has the power to polarise festive opinion.
The other day we were like “We haven’t heard from Antonio Ladrillo for a while”, so when we had a look at his site and realised he had a whole load of new work we were smiling even more than those sweet, funny mountains he draws.
We’d imagine that Bela Borsodi divides opinion out there. On the one hand the majority of his shoots are laden with ultra-sexualised shots of beautiful women in what can only really be described as submissive postures.
Between them, Ed Meadham and Ben Kirchhoff create that rarest of creatures in the British fashion industry – the designer duo that combines references as diverse Wednesday Addams, Queen Elizabeth I, disco aliens and Courtney Love and squashes them into one gloriously theatrical creative vision like they were always meant to be together.
This week Editor-in-Chief Rob Alderson looks at the annual media rush to produce countdowns, run-downs, highlights, low-points and best-ofs and compiles a few thoughts, naturally, in list form.