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!
- The stylistic punch of Dexter Lander's photography
- Shun Sasaki’s designs burst with colour and kawaii appeal
- Game, Set, Match: Alex Blouin turns his lens on tennis fans
- Daniel Gordon plays with perspective with his brightly coloured collaged works
- Curator Shonagh Marshall takes us through the highlights from Hair by Sam McKnight
- Yeji Yun’s imaginative zine combines frozen lands, whales and cocktails
- Reasons Not To Do Graphic Design by Yotam Hadar
- Nostalgia in branding: top design studios analyse the NatWest and Co-op retrobrands
- Google and Monotype launch Noto, an open-source typeface family for all the world’s languages
- The only way is ethics: what are the moral obligations of a graphic designer?
- Rachel Levit illustrates contemporary relationships in new book
- Creative agency INT Works relaunches as Anyways, with a playful graphic identity