As ideas for books go, we’re setting a high standard for 2013 in terms of kindness thanks to this sweet little tome from Nabil Sabio Azadi. The Iranian-New Zealander’s first book is a limited-edition hand bound travel guide with a difference in that it’s based on the people who live in certain places rather than the places themselves. And as well as these individuals sharing their stories, they also provide their phone number for anyone passing through that particular region to get in touch should they want and/or need to. The subjects range from metalworkers to musicians and political analysts to farmers but the common thread is this extraordinarily kind and trusting leap of faith they have agreed to.
For You The Traveller a fine looking thing too, with some charming illustrations supplementing the entries which include locations as diverse as Tehran, London and Lemnos.
- Ed Carvalho-Monaghan’s line work is translated into knitwear for It’s Nice That’s Unmade collection
- A fierce portrait of the battles, snaps and outrageous outfits of voguing culture from Ewen Spencer
- Artist Andrey Remnev’s hypnotic Russian Medieval-style paintings
- Illustrator Lili des Bellons' chipper images are full of geometric whimsy
- Matt and Dan’s stark graphic posters for Daniel Avery’s Divided Love
- A hotel’s Wes Anderson-esque dated decor and plant life photographed by Ina Niehoff
- Anthony Burrill tells us about his numerous Etsy WORK HARD rip-offs
- “I wouldn’t recommend trying to make it as an illustrator to anyone”: straight-talking McBess
- Jonathan Barnbrook talks us through designing David Bowie's new album artwork
- Japanese illustrator Nimura Daisuke is back with his charmingly naughty gifs
- Back to basics with Davide Di Gennaro’s symbol-heavy design workshop identity
- New Adult Swim project from the bonkers people behind some sexy Craigslist animations