I have five magazines to share with you this week, each of which stretch the boundaries of what a magazine can be, starting today with MK Bruce/Lee, a project created by Cape Town’s The President.
Led by designer Peet Pienaar, The President specialize in intricate pattern-orientated designs based on traditional Africaans commercial art. For MK Bruce/Lee, they’ve taken this as a starting point for an extrovert piece of print that combines foil block, photography, cartoons and pattern-making to create a multi-layered lucky dip box of goodies.
Every issue is a beautiful piece of work that makes full use of old and new technologies to promote a local music TV station.
The box shown contains issue 2 of the publication, containing a set of Russian doll style boxes-within-boxes that themselves contain board games, hair spray, a miniature box of short illustrated short stories among other things. Alongside these traditional pieces are SMS requests, barcode downloads and a CD of music.
- Best of the Web: a few of our favourite things we've spotted on the internet this week
- Tom Phillips' magnum opus turned a Victorian novel into a work of art spanning 50 years
- Matisse-inspired posters for Serbian Youth Day from designer Monika Lang
- Raphael Schoen's cheerfully chaotic posters for a Swiss youth club
- Illustrators including Sam Taylor and Charlotte Mei's tributes to NWA's Straight Outta Compton
- The slides and sleep pods of LA's Silicon Beach startup scene captured by Lauren Greenfield
- A mind full of filthy ideas and creative brilliance: we visit Malika Favre
- The bizarre, twilight world of Berlin-based photographer Maxime Ballesteros
- Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam and Colophon create typeface that works with the Earth's tilt
- The Anonymous Sex Journal is back, and this issue is all about wanking
- The homeless Dirty Kids of America and their "rainbow party" explored in new film
- 12-year-old accidentally punches a hole $1.5 million painting