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.
- Submit Saturdays: eggs, gifs and monochromatic illustration from Illustrator Jocelyn Tsaih
- Boot Boyz Biz: promoting community, not commodity
- Waving goodbye to July with our weekly Best of the Web
- The classical and the crude combine to represent the multiple facets of The Arab City
- Parquet Courts’ Andrew Savage on the interchanging influence of art and music
- Thee Drinkers: New exhibition conveys the joys and despair of having a few too many
- Benedict Redgrove’s beautifully hypnotic film about how a tennis ball is created
- Tommy Cash subverts the tropes of rap videos with a fleshy celebration of the human body (NSFW)
- Ian Davis’ picturesque paintings of bureaucratic dystopia
- Is it ever OK to work for free?
- Pentagram unveils refresh of Mastercard’s brand mark and identity
- Peter Saville and Tate Design Studio create beer can artwork for Switch House pale ale