Just like it’s only cool to call your own dad lame, it’s only really legit to photograph some of the stranger people of a city if you’re actually from there. Luckily in this case, Mark Alor Powell who, the more I research the more I realise is pretty prolific, is actually from Mexico which kind of cushions the blow for how weird he’s portrayed it to be in Mexico XXI part 1&2.
Wandering the streets of his city, Mark seems to stumble across many larger-than-life characters, some of whom are so extrovert you can scarcely believe he has not styled them himself. Despite the visual oddity, and the occasional discomfort this series is by no means painting a negative picture of Mexico. If anything, these images should inspire any creative to go there now, if not for the inspiration, then for that hunky florist.
- Thomas Prior captures a Mexican festival involving exploding sledgehammers
- The misty-eyed and delicate pencil marks of Lee Kyutae
- Build’s brand identity for product design brand Plæy mirrors its playful and modular designs
- David Bailey's photographs of NW1, republished and exhibited for the first time
- Studio Mut creates a catalogue for Italian art prize that celebrates up-and-coming artists
- A forward-minded retrospective: behind the design of the massive Cedric Price monograph
- Wes Anderson directs H&M Christmas advert starring Adrien Brody
- The New Look: Looking back at Roundel’s 1980s identity design for British Rail’s Railfreight
- Discussing cinema with Laura Marling on her directorial debut, Soothing
- London’s first crisp restaurant, Hipchips, launches with branding by Ragged Edge
- Richard Sandler’s street photography conveys the intricacies of city life
- A "stress opus" from cartoonist Nadine Redlich