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.
- Rodion Kitaev illustrates the goings on of an office party in mammoth detail
- Makings of a Man: It’s Nice That and Harry’s invite you to be a life model for a day
- A higgledy-piggledy, funny yet tragic tale: The Romance of the Skeleton
- Tiago Galo’s refreshing, travel-themed illustrations remind us of sunnier times
- Artist Morgan Blair on her “pathological need to make you laugh”
- Lennarts & de Bruijn’s “hot as hell” campaign for Utrecht club, Ekko
- Polaroid’s creative director Danny Pemberton introduces new brand Polaroid Originals
- Artist Dominique Pétrin on creating her very own domestic product
- Universal Everything animate emotive wallpapers for new iPhone devices
- Herburg Weiland’s meticulous editorial designs are typographically-driven
- The Visual History of Type author Paul McNeil selects and dissects his six favourite faces
- Breakdown Press’ Joe Kessler picks out his most-treasured books