Hands up if you winced at the photo of the sawed-in-half iMac? (That’s sad isn’t it). There’s a certain name for the anxious feeling you get if you see a mug too close to the edge of a table, but I don’t know what it is. Call it a hunch, but something about these coldly-lit photographs of odd objects on worn surfaces give you a chilly anxiety that something isn’t quite right in the room they inhabit.
You know when Alice falls down the rabbit-hole and everything’s not quite right, but in a magnificent way? Well that’s the same sort of deal as in Arjan Benning’s photographs. he says that his work “often seeks the border where authenticity and amazement are close together”. Couldn’t agree more. These are truly wonderful images.
- Four illustrators have their works drawn by Joto at Here 2017
- David Lewandowski’s floppy rubber bodies take over the streets of Japan
- Ella Bucknall tackles the “boy’s club” of political cartooning in her new zine, Whip
- Anna Haifisch bends the rules of comics in new floppy and oversized book, Drifter
- Illustrator Jill Senft creates fun and whimsy with her cavalcade of pink characters
- White Flag project that is tackling global division and the “growing fear of the stranger”
- Alex Norris’ hilarious three-panelled webcomics are universally appealing
- Southbank Centre visual identity redesigned by North, to be a “confident masthead” for the institution
- The Buzzfeed redesign: UK art director Tim Lane talks us through his seven-month overhaul
- Fresh Yale grad Franci Virgili applies an academic approach to graphic design
- Instagram co-founder Mike Krieger on how to stand out
- Leipzig graphic design studio Lamm & Kirch on their shared ethos