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!
- Living for the weekend, it's Best of the Web!
- The photographer archiving South Africa’s black lesbian community
- Kirsten Lepore’s creepy clay character is oddly soothing in this brilliant animation
- Friday Mixtape: Grammy award-winning Tinariwen curates a genre-crossing mix
- Designer Kara Zichittella talks about her typographically-led projects
- “Where’s my community?”: Skin Deep and POC on the need for diversity in the film industry
- A new national identity: Smörgåsbord Studio rebrands Wales
- Graphic design gems: Chicago gang business cards from the 1970s and 80s
- Photographer Dougie Wallace captures the super rich spenders of “Harrodsburg”
- “Romance in a sort-of fantasy world”: photographer Molly Matalon's new work (some NSFW)
- Studio Michael Satter’s sophisticatedly simple graphic design portfolio
- Harry Pearce and Pentagram create a new identity for Pink Floyd’s record label