The Storytelling issue, Oct/Nov 2017, is out now.
We invited writers to respond to our cover image
this month: read their stories inside.
PLUS: Tom Gauld, Oliver Jeffers, Giphy & S-Town
In this article Emily Gosling explores the power of cinemagraphs, speaking to artists about what makes moving images so compelling and the creative potential of looping animations
Whether you’re sharing a meme with friends and family, or selecting a stock asset for your next creative project, there are more ways than ever to tell powerful stories with a single image. Emily Gosling examines the power of visual narrative
You’d be forgiven for exclaiming “Christ on a bike!” scrolling through photographer Jonas Bendiksen’s new book, which really does appear to show Christ on a bike, or at least a little scooter. The rider is one of seven men around the world who claim to be the biblical Messiah, returned to earth just as the […]
There’s barely another producer or sound engineer that’s had as profound an impact on song-making as Joe Meek, the pioneer who turned production into artistry and whose life tragically ended in 1967 when he was just 36. Those aware of Meek adore him; those who aren’t will almost certainly have heard his work: the yearning […]
Luxurious London department store Liberty London has launched its first British food range, with the identity and packaging designs created by &Smith. The branding agency worked with 14 illustrators – Billy Clark, Caroline Magnère, Dave Anderson, Guy Catling, Hani Abusamra, Jordan Andrew Carter, Louise Lockhart, Margaux Carpentier, Mr Gordo, Rob Bailey, Rob Lowe a.k.a Supermundane, […]
New York-based Pentagram partner Luke Hayman has collaborated with The National on designs for their new record Sleep Well Beast, working across the sleeve design and promotional materials ranging from t-shirts to more unexpected items, like staplers and sellotape dispensers. The band counts not one but two members with graphic design-related backgrounds, with bassist Scott Devendorf having […]
Visitors to the Kentish seaside town of Folkestone this autumn won’t fail to notice the assertion that the town itself “is an art school,” thanks to a socially aware, colourful and bold project by artist Bob and Roberta Smith. Smith’s distinctive hand-drawn lettering is emblazoned across roundabouts, billboards, buildings and the harbour itself as part […]
Illustrator Hattie Stewart is renowned for her cheekily guerilla-like approach to image-making, taking recognisable magazine covers and accessorising them with her signature squiggles, love hearts and eyes. It’s a process she’s dubbed “doodlebombing”, and thanks to a new sticker book, we can all become doodlebombers à la Stewart without having to even put pen to […]
Uniting typography, benevolence and the preservation of Indian crafts and tribal arts, the Type Craft Initiative is a refreshing proposal in a sea of “design for good”-type schemes that can often veer towards the self-serving. Created by Delhi-based graphic designer Ishan Khosla, the initiative involves creating digitised typefaces based on Indian crafts and tribal arts, […]