Take a look at the consummate layout of London-based graphic designer, illustrator, and art director, Luke Fenech. There is a beautiful immediacy to his work – which involves clean, measured, and very appealing arrangements of text and pictorial content.
Successfully dealing with negative space is surely one of the key tasks of such a designer. Luke’s Tabula Rasa magazines – a term meaning “blank slate” – as a philosophical idea, suggests that we are initially blank canvases, establishing our sense of being via experience and perception garnered through the five senses.
Fenech takes this notion and translates it into publications which categorise content into touch, taste, hearing, sight, and smell. The results are beautifully produced works which appeal to all the aforementioned senses and highlight their capacities; the Sight page of Issue 2, for example, emphasises the eye’s power to focus and absorb visual information. Lovely stuff!
- Anthony Burrill tells us about his numerous Etsy WORK HARD rip-offs
- Stina Löfgren’s instructional illustrations for practical lunges
- Scandinavian aesthetics and do-right design approach: the brand values of Nudie Jeans
- A beautiful portrait of the communities, theatre and blingy pants of South Yorkshire wrestling
- Back to basics with Davide Di Gennaro’s symbol-heavy design workshop identity
- “I wouldn’t recommend trying to make it as an illustrator to anyone”: straight-talking McBess
- Should illustrators be treated like designers?
- Jonathan Barnbrook talks us through designing David Bowie's new album artwork
- Colourful masses with a Memphis aesthetic in Mariano Pascual’s illustrated alphabet
- Grey London's thoughtful, powerful and innovative new campaign for Tate Britain
- Anthony Burrill on starting out and staying focussed
- Introducing French design studio plus mûrs and its beautiful poster designs