If Little White Lies were a clichéd male it’d be trading in its five-door hatchback for a Harley, trying on a lot of leather jackets and giving more than a passing thought to a fling with a co-worker/secretary. But rather than doing anything tragic to celebrate its 50th, our favourite movie mag has released a bumper issue that takes us through the very finest films of the last half-century and are running a weekend takeover at the ICA in December – a much better way to celebrate mid-life than an office affair!
The magazine itself is a generous helping of illustrated excellence from the likes of Paul X Johnson, Sam Brewster, Charlotte Mei, Grace Helmer and Tim McDonagh accompanying articles on Moonrise Kingdom, Crank: High Voltage and Pan’s Labyrinth (to give you a sample of the past decade) and a huge list of films that I’ve mostly never heard of, but will be making a concerted effort to see ASAP (apart from Crank. Seen it, loved it).
The icing on the LWL birthday cake is a two-day festival of masterfully curated screenings that range from classics like The Life Aquatic and Gummo to a newly restored print of Barbara Loden’s Wanda. So er, chop chop, grab some tickets and help Little White Lies celebrate middle age in style.
- 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