Studio Anorak has released the second issue of its illustrated children’s magazine, Hello Hull. The project has been commissioned as part of Hull’s No Limits learning programme to coincide with it being the UK’s City of Culture 2017. Printed on matte paper, the magazine is designed to be part-activity book, part-logbook and a place for […]
Writer and historian Francesco Spampinato has compiled an anthology of record cover art from the 1950s up until the present day. The book highlights 500 covers and records, spanning styles including modernism, pop art, postmodernism and contemporary. Featured artists include Jean-Michel Basquiat with his urban hieroglyphs for his own Tartown record label, Banksy’s stenciled graffiti […]
Fashion Revolution has published the first issue of its eponymous fanzine, called #001 Money Fashion Power. The issue looks to explore “the hidden stories behind our clothing”, highlighting factors such as how consumers can use their purchasing power to make a positive difference for garment workers. The Fashion Revolution team has collaborated with a series […]
German illustrator Dieter Braun has designed a book featuring illustrations of wild animals from the southern hemisphere. Wild Animals of the South includes colourful illustrations of elephants in Africa, kangaroos in Australia and blue whales in the ocean, with accompanying descriptions. It is a follow up to Wild Animals of the North, and will be […]
Illustrator and designer Rian Hughes has produced a new book compiling the hand-drawn lettering which characterised the book covers, magazines, posters and advertising of the inter-war years. Custom Lettering of the 20s and 30s features over 6,500 images, with a foreword by US author and cartoonist Zavier Leslie Cabarga. The book will be published by […]
Designer and illustrator Lisa Lloyd has created this paper cut blue tit, which features on the front cover of the current issue of Waitrose Weekend magazine. The commission has also been made into a small set of prints and readers stand to win one of five if they enter a competition.
Jonathan Glancey is set to release a book called What’s So Great About the Eiffel Tower? The book looks at the famous so-called masterpieces of architecture – such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris and the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona – with a fresh set of eyes. Glancey also showcases some forgotten and underrated architectural […]
Illustrator Amit Shimoni has designed a set of postcards which reimagine famous world leaders as modern-day hipsters, accompanied by biographies written by Stephen Ellcock. Featured politicians include Barack ‘Barrie OB’ Obama, ‘Hilly’ Clinton and – of course – a hipster, quiffed version of Donald Trump. The bound set of 20 postcards will published by Laurence […]
Wolff Olins has designed the corporate code of conduct for employees of Swedish telecommunications company, Telia. While codes of conduct are “typically dry manuals rarely read or engaged with by anyone”, the consultancy says it looked to make the design and tone of “Don’t do this at work” much more fun and engaging for employees. […]
Illustrator Jean Jullien has released his first first monograph, which 150 of his commissions and Instagram posts in one place. Modern Life highlights Jullien’s humorous observations of daily life, and includes a foreword by actor Jesse Eisenberg. The book is available from TeNues for €24.95 (£21.64).
Ian ‘Swifty’ Swift has designed a new book tracing the history of his work as a graphic designer. The 374-page book reveals aspects of Swift’s design process, showing the evolution of different typefaces and logos he has created, the layouts and mock-ups for various album artworks and magazine spread designs. It also features interviews with […]
Author and illustrator Steve Bowkett has produced a new book called Archidoodle: An Architect’s Activity Book. Aimed at budding architects and creative thinkers, the book features 75 architectural challenges for the reader to tackle, with briefs including designing an imaginary city and creating a new park for New York. It also includes several examples of […]