At the moment, television is all about naming and shaming hoarders who can’t even sleep in their bed because of all their crap. But James Hyman is a new realm of hoarder, his things are not rubbish but an immense collection of over 50,000 magazines and over 2,000 different publications. The invaluable archive took over nine months of sorting, with help from art curator Tory Turk.
As a scriptwriter for MTV Europe in the 1980s and 1990s, James was at forefront of popular culture, and his collection has everything from NMEs going back to the 1940s and Playboys since the 1950s. The ability to cross-section any trend, music act or brand allows us to fully understand how a cultural entity has evolved over the last few decades. James and Tory, we salute you.
- Camelot’s typefaces bring both the contemporary and historical to the table
- Scott Newett’s eerily quiet, ethereal portraits of Chinese utopia
- Jade Schulz’s atmospheric and imaginative editorial illustrations
- Emiliano Granado’s new zine puts a fresh spin on Tour de France fandom
- The big cover up: Mathieu Tremblin's translations of graffiti
- Artist Howard Fonda captures the vibrancy of summer for Ace & Tate
- Benedict Redgrove’s beautifully hypnotic film about how a tennis ball is created
- Tommy Cash subverts the tropes of rap videos with a fleshy celebration of the human body (NSFW)
- Ian Davis’ picturesque paintings of bureaucratic dystopia
- Is it ever OK to work for free?
- Pentagram unveils refresh of Mastercard’s brand mark and identity
- Peter Saville and Tate Design Studio create beer can artwork for Switch House pale ale