Summer is here, I think. I tentatively say this simply because while the sun has been brazenly showing itself more often recently, the clouds have a tendency to get jealous and rain on its parade every so often.
But despite the unpredictable weather, a new season has arrived meaning a new issue of the ever-elegant Kinfolk is here too, this time titled The Saltwater Issue. The 12th edition of the magazine focuses on the sea with a whole host of aquatic-themed articles as well as a nod to some of the ocean’s inhabitants as well.
I was instantly drawn to this photo essay, taken by Charlie Schuck and styled by Ashley Helvey called The Lingering Salt of Sweat. It’s a beautiful set of images based around a trip to the seaside and the idea of the ocean’s salt crystals drying on your skin and leaving a small trace of the day behind.
Simply styled and using a colour palette of my dreams, I love the salt crystals clinging to the skin and hair of the models like summer snowflakes and the clean off-white clothing. What a delightfully graceful way to start the summer.
- Brian Griffin's haunting new photography book documents paths that led to the Holocaust
- Japanese designer Tadashi Ueda is back with some ambiguously playful posters
- Great design redressing scuzzy skate aesthetics for new totally rad boardsports mag
- Eric Shaw's abstract looped paintings start as digital sketches
- The Midlands folk who celebrate all-things American, shot beautifully by Tom Martin
- Matthew Brooks documents the eerie homes of mid-century Italian-Canadian immigrants
- A mind full of filthy ideas and creative brilliance: we visit Malika Favre
- The bizarre, twilight world of Berlin-based photographer Maxime Ballesteros
- Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam and Colophon create typeface that works with the Earth's tilt
- The Anonymous Sex Journal is back, and this issue is all about wanking
- 12-year-old accidentally punches a hole $1.5 million painting
- Ely Dagher’s hypnotic and erotic animated vignettes for Model 86’s EP (NSFW)