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.
- Rob Flowers, Roberto Rosolin, Liv Siddall and Greg Barth at Nicer Tuesdays October
- Milou Trouwborst's refined, simplistic and melancholic illustrations
- "It was strangely liberating" – Christoph Niemann on creating his new book Sunday Sketching
- Designer Okuyama Taiki encourages you to “play freely” with his experimental posters
- Gijs Henselmans’ illustrations: absurd, gruesome, but always hilarious
- All That Glitters: inside the Barbican’s “vulgar” catalogue
- Bompas & Parr explores the strange world of sploshing (NSFW)
- Working Not Working reveals the top 50 companies creatives would kill to work for
- Kodak returns to its 1970s symbol, joining the retrobrand bandwagon
- Kodak unveils the Ektra: its first ever smartphone
- Retracing and recreating historic reggae record sleeves with photographer Alex Bartsch
- William Knight's socially conscious portfolio of graphic design