The studio-visit style feature has become an established feature of creatively minded websites and publications, so much so that Rick Poynor recently wrote an excellent piece exploring our apparent hunger for glimpses into others’ work spaces.
The upshot of this phenomenon has been a certain staleness so it’s always interesting to see someone tackling it in a different way. As part of the Alternative Olympic Souvenirs commissioned by Create London, the ever-innovative Dominic Wilcox has produced a record capturing the sounds of various east London makers at work.
With 21 subjects ranging from poets to prop designers, beigel bakers to bell-makers, Dominic has not only captured the creative energy that is such a feature of east London, but has also refreshed a familiar format in an interesting and engaging way. Dominic also took some nice photos during the recording sessions and hand-illustrated the album sleeve because he’s a jolly good bloke.
- Thomas Prior captures a Mexican festival involving exploding sledgehammers
- The misty-eyed and delicate pencil marks of Lee Kyutae
- Build’s brand identity for product design brand Plæy mirrors its playful and modular designs
- David Bailey's photographs of NW1, republished and exhibited for the first time
- Studio Mut creates a catalogue for Italian art prize that celebrates up-and-coming artists
- A forward-minded retrospective: behind the design of the massive Cedric Price monograph
- Wes Anderson directs H&M Christmas advert starring Adrien Brody
- The New Look: Looking back at Roundel’s 1980s identity design for British Rail’s Railfreight
- Discussing cinema with Laura Marling on her directorial debut, Soothing
- London’s first crisp restaurant, Hipchips, launches with branding by Ragged Edge
- Richard Sandler’s street photography conveys the intricacies of city life
- A "stress opus" from cartoonist Nadine Redlich