You might have heard the rumours but unless you live next door to them, you might not know that The Church Of London, the guys responsible for _Huck _ and Little White Lies have undergone something of a reshuffle of late with a gang of them heading off to from a new creative studio, Human After All, and the rest staying behind to focus more completely on the publishing side of things. This means a new creative steer for Little White Lies, which for long term fans might be a little bit of a concern.
Don’t worry though, all’s good over at LWL HQ and Issue 49 looks as good as you’ve come to expect; that always-engaging cover illustration firmly in place, this time bearing the striking (beautifully illustrated) visage of Cate Blanchett. Inside it’s all about Woody Allen, with a range of features exploring the director’s relationship with women (on screen) over the years and some of his less successful movies. Elsewhere there’s a fantastic interview with Dan Perry, a man responsible for the title cards of films like Wall Street, Raging Bull, Blood Simple and The Exorcist and the usual tranche of interviews and reviews.
Design-wise it feels like this issue has been pared back a little with more of a recognisable magazine structure in amongst all the illustration. For my money this might be a good thing as I can navigate this badboy with ease, and there’s still enough eye candy on display to keep my visual hunger sated. With all fears of a massive change in direction allayed, I’m looking forward to seeing what the new team will come up with next. Good luck folks!
- Best of the Web: a few of our favourite things we've spotted on the internet this week
- Tom Phillips' magnum opus turned a Victorian novel into a work of art spanning 50 years
- Matisse-inspired posters for Serbian Youth Day from designer Monika Lang
- Raphael Schoen's cheerfully chaotic posters for a Swiss youth club
- Illustrators including Sam Taylor and Charlotte Mei's tributes to NWA's Straight Outta Compton
- The slides and sleep pods of LA's Silicon Beach startup scene captured by Lauren Greenfield
- 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
- The homeless Dirty Kids of America and their "rainbow party" explored in new film
- 12-year-old accidentally punches a hole $1.5 million painting