This month on the CR iPad edition, we’ve got an iPad exclusive profile on Sebastian Edge, the photographer who builds his own cameras, a peek inside Gestalten’s new book Iron Curtain Graphics, some vintage London transport maps, a look at Mark Jenkins’ surreal urban sculptures, and Brooklyn street artist FAILE’s latest project, using over a thousand handmade tiles. We also take a closer look at some of the pioneers of the modern gig poster scene, and illustrator Hattie Stewart’s ongoing Megazines project.
The Barbican is hosting the first major UK show devoted to Bauhaus for over 40 years. The exhibition opens in mid-May at the Barbican Art Gallery, and will celebrate the school’s turbulent history, as well as the subjects at its heart. There are 400 works on show at the exhibition, and we’ve got a preview of a few of them, including work from Herbert Bayer, Josef Albers and Paul Klee.
We also have a look at Diver & Aguilar’s beautiful new photography project, which draws its inspiration from the black and white photos of 30s America.
Mind The Map at the London Transport Museum explores the inspiration, history and creativity of London’s transport maps, and we’ve got a gallery of great vintage design, inclulding maps, posters and other ephemera.
Gestalten’s new publication Iron Curtain Graphics features examples of socialist graphic design, illustration and typography from the 1950s to the 1970s. Featured in May’s iPad edition is a gallery of posters from the book.
Also included in Hi Res is illustrator Hattie Stewart’s ongoing Megazines project, which sees her artfully deface the covers of well-known fashion magazines.
Included in our Features section is Neil Ayres’ piece on the digital future of the book, and the way publishers have been making use of the iPad.
Gordon Comstock examines the return of intelligent design to the tube network, with Tom Lancaster’s recent series of posters.
Bonnie Abbot looks at the rebirth of the modern gig poster, and how small studios are using digital processes to recreate a ‘vintage’ look.
The May iPad edition also includes work from the design studios mentioned in Bonnie’s piece, including Landland, a small studio creating beautifully illustrated posters, record sleeves and art prints.
Over on CRTV, we’re showing a profile of Sebastian Edge, who builds his own cameras, and produces his negatives on pieces of silvered glass. We accompanied him on a shoot in the woods to talk about his time-consuming process of image creation.
Also for your viewing pleasure is this charming animation, created by Woof Wan-Bau, which sees a Penguin discovering a surreal world inside his garden.
There’s also a profile on street artist Mark Jenkins, and his strange, hyperrealistic pieces of urban sculpture.
The May edition will be updated throughout the month and there’s still plenty to come, including balloon-themed art (yes, including balloon animals), more work from the small design studios that are at the forefront of contemporary gig posters, an animation explaining the universe, and a closer look at This Is Real Art’s first publication, documenting Tokyo’s Shibuya station. Download the iPad app here.