Gherkins, like politics and skinny jeans, tend to split opinion. Depending on which side of the delicious/disgusting divide you inhabit will determine your reaction to Cranchion by Joseph Gallix which is part of renowned Lausanne art/design school ECAL’s Milan showcase. Combining “the plebeian product and the vanity represented by the skull” Joseph has produced something undeiniably eye-catching.
Elsewhere Too Cool for School boasts ECAL’s most eclectic Milan line-up to date. Brynjar Sigurarson has created a series of objects from the hunting cabin of a fictional forest-dwelling character, Olga Cafiero’s bizarre horse picture is inspired by cabinets of curiosities, Namsa Leuba’s photos look at "the construction and deconstruction of the body, ideas of ceremony and ritual and the relationship between the sacred and the profane” and, more specifically, “Guinean cosmology” while Cyrille Verdon’s moldable rubber vases are pretty and playful.
One to look out for if your Italy-bound next week.
- 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