Jazz-pop musician Jamie Cullum has recently released the second issue of his magazine The Eighty-Eight, and it’s really rather good. We talk to Cullum about what prompted him to make it, and his love of “lurid neon orange”…
A new book from Phaidon looks at how we represent our world through maps, charting 5,000 years of cartography. Here, we look in detail at four examples – from an artistic interpretation of a national park and a 19th-century drawing of the moon, to visualisations of two very different natural disasters
From Honda to Google to OK Go, it would seem that everybody loves a quirky chain reaction machine. The influence for these contraptions is usually attributed to US cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg but another inspiration is British illustrator W Heath Robinson, whose work is currently on show at McCann London.
Australian designer Derek Samuel has created a beautiful catalogue for photographer Isamu Sawa’s Without Water series of flower photographs
The founders of Monocle have launched a new retail space, Kioskafé, outside London’s Paddington station. Part coffee bar, part newsagent, it aims to kickstart the print retail industry and promote great independent mags as well as more established titles.
Former YCN Studio director Alex Ostrowski has set up a new creative agency, Lovers. We take a look at some of its recent projects, including visual identities for Blink Art and the Royal Court Theatre, some animated films for NSPCC addressing violence and sexual abuse and a new series of handbooks for The Scouts.
Design director Gail Bichler talks through the process of creating an issue full of ‘visual journeys’ and, in using Alec Soth’s self-portrait taken from inside his room in the Park Hyatt hotel in Tokyo, making one of the best magazine covers of the year
Good Housekeeping may not be up there with Nova and Twen in the Pantheon of 1960s magazine design, but, as a recent eBay purchase revealed, it had its moment, says CR art director Paul Pensom
Here Design has created an elegant new cook book for Yotam Ottolenghi’s London restaurant Nopi, inspired by its marble and brass interiors and the ‘O’ in the Nopi logo.
Creative festival Design Manchester returns for a third year on October 14, with talks from IDEO, Hudson Powell, Territory Studio and New Order’s Stephen Morris alongside workshops, screenings and exhibitions celebrating graphics, music, film and animation.