Futurist

Invention is the art of working with what we have

A year ago Leila Johnston launched Hack Circus, an independent creative collective about ‘fantasy technology and everyday magic’ that publishes a quarterly print magazine and stages a reality-bending live show mixing art, science and philosophy. Hack Circus is about experiencing things in the real world but, as she explains here, this has proved to be a surprisingly controversial stance

Top Cat

World Cup special issue: Rachael Steven interviews GBH’s Mark Bonner on his typographic work for Puma, and how the brand is approaching Brazil 2014

Cover stories

A round-up of the finest album artwork we’ve spotted in the past few weeks, including some beautiful watercolour images from Kate Copeland and an Ezra Pound-inspired design by Caspar Newbolt for 65daysofstatic.

3D and the Art of Massive Attack

Vinyl Factory’s Creative Director Sean Bidder interviews the man behind Massive Attack’s visual direction, and co-founder of the band, Robert Del Naja

Past present

So-called ‘austerity’ graphic design was a trend in this year’s CR Annual. Nostalgia has long played a part in graphic design, but is it becoming more prevalent? asks

The weight of the word

Words and language have long been concerns of modern art, but can the alphabet still inspire contemporary artists?

The magpie

Edward McKNight Kauffer looked to the avant-garde for inspiration in his commercial practice. A new exhibition celebrates his heady blend of advertising and art

Long Live The Vortex!

In 1914, the Vorticists’ manifesto blasted its way into polite society. It nowforms the centrepiece of a new exhibition on the movement at Tate Britain…

Art for all

Cass Art is a brand with a mission. Its founder Mark Cass and Pentagram’s Angus Hyland talk to Patrick Burgoyne about trying to shake up the art world

Commonwealth

New York’s Commonwealth enjoy collaborating with some of graphic design’s brightest talent to create unique objects

The Art Of Necessity

Printer’s sample brochure, cover detail, 1934
Starved of funds and resources in the 1930s, Spain’s printers found their own, ingenious way to respond to the avant-garde, write Mery Cuesta and Jordi Duró

The art of necessity

Starved of funds and resources in the 1930s, Spain’s printers found their own, ingenious way to respond to the avant-garde, write Mery Cuesta and Jordi Duró

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