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.
- Matt and Dan’s stark graphic posters for Daniel Avery’s Divided Love
- A hotel’s Wes Anderson-esque dated decor and plant life photographed by Ina Niehoff
- Cheeky, irreverent and vivid illustrations by Thomas Hedger
- Brilliant branding and a cracking It’s Nice That collaboration: introducing Unmade
- Director collective Canada creates raunchy, psychedelic video for Tame Impala (NSFW)
- Stylish designs that aim to make online gift-buying as fun as "walking around a concept store"
- Anthony Burrill tells us about his numerous Etsy WORK HARD rip-offs
- “I wouldn’t recommend trying to make it as an illustrator to anyone”: straight-talking McBess
- Jonathan Barnbrook talks us through designing David Bowie's new album artwork
- Japanese illustrator Nimura Daisuke is back with his charmingly naughty gifs
- Colourful masses with a Memphis aesthetic in Mariano Pascual’s illustrated alphabet
- Making branding with a purpose: what can we learn from the Bauhaus?