A magazine is a physical, tangible thing. You can turn it round in your hands, pass it to a friend, throw it across the room. This is so obvious that we take it for granted, but it’s worth reminding ourselves of this characteristic and the example shown left does just that.
Nice magazine was published in the early noughties and had the surface appearance of a standard magazine, being normal in size and format with a logo on the front and an advert on the back cover. The one thing you couldn’t do was flick through its pages, because it was actually a solid block of wood cut to A4.
It’s lack of content focuses our attention on it’s physicality, the sense of touch and texture that is a vital part of what a magazine is.
- Lili des Bellons illustrates a fluoro world of monsters and robots
- Type tells Tales: Steven Heller and Gail Anderson explore the performative traits of type
- Things: The post full of positivity we received this April
- Photographer Louis De Belle’s unconventional portraits of New York commuters
- M35 creates a topographical identity for a project about Australia's rural landscape
- We speak to the three creatives behind a Nigerian-focused editorial and film for Kenzo
- Animator and director James Curran’s amusing 30-day Gifathon project in Tokyo
- Photographer Sophie Mayanne’s new personal project celebrates imperfection (NSFW)
- Animator Saiman Chow’s trippy idents for Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty
- The daily grind: Louis Quail’s photographs of fascinatingly mundane offices
- "Before I was a graphic designer I had nearly no idea what one was": meet Austin Redman
- Matthew Raw: the east London artist making clay great again