Books

Creativity in the world of publishing, from covers to content

Illustrated “bookazine” by TLS celebrates Jane Austen’s work

While many would argue that Jane Austen’s themes, heroes and heroines are as relevant in 2017 as they ever were, 2017 in fact marks 200 years since the author’s death. To mark the anniversary, the Times Literary Supplement (TLS) has launched an illustrated  “bookazine” gathering together writings on Austen from the likes of Melvyn Bragg, […]

Lauren Greenfield’s Generation Wealth

Director and photographer Lauren Greenfield, who has created documentary-based works on themes ranging from rich kids in LA to eating disorders, as well as the enormously successful ad Like A Girl, tackles our global obsession with money and materialism in a new book, Generation Wealth. Unsurprisingly perhaps, she paints a rather dark picture of life in the 21st century.

The Rise of the Memoir-ograph

With publishers turning away from the traditional monograph, a new form of self-written design book – part showcase, part ‘studio portrait’ – has emerged. Hannah Ellis wonders what their lasting value will be

Chris Steele-Perkins

Magnum Photos at 70

As Magnum Photos turns 70, we talk to Anne Bourgeois-Vignon, global digital director at the agency, about how it has adapted to survive in the digital age, and why it now aims to be a thought leader for photographers and fans alike

Unnatural history: the new creatures in our oceans

Photographer Mandy Barker’s new book features images of “recent and unique species” found in the waters around Cork in Ireland. Yet far from a celebratory project, the discovery of these miniature creatures is indicative of a wider environmental crisis

We Are Brazil – capturing the DNA of a global nation

Marcus Lyon’s multimedia project, Somos Brasil, documents over 100 Brazilians through photography, recorded sound and DNA sampling. The result is a detailed study of the ancestry of a truly global nation – and a D&AD award-winning piece of work

Behind-the-scenes with Gorillaz

Humanz, the fifth album from virtual band Gorillaz, is released this week. We talk to Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett about their working relationship and the benefits of being a cartoon