The pre-orders have closed kids which can mean only one thing, Printed Pages SS15 has launched OFFICIALLY! Please, no more rapturous applause, we’ve got a lot to tell you about the contents of this new issue and so little time to do it. So without further ado…
We kick off the first issue of 2015 with illustrator Jordy van den Nieuwendijk ruminating on how he might be a better person and drawing his dear old nan a picture, then we segue seamlessly into an interview with Gail Bichler, design director of The New York Times Magazine where she tells us the story of her rise to publishing superstardom. After that we dip into the incredible history of rock’n’roll tour photography as told by some of the best photographers who’ve taken to the road with their favourite bands.
We’ve got an archive of fruit wrappers from NB Studio’s Tom Moloney and then a big old chat with Charles Burns about California’s punk scene in the 70s and drawing his mid-life crisis. Music video directors Encyclopedia Pictura discuss some of their best work, we show off even more nudie sun bathers and then we’re out in Cape Town stalking Dan Wieden around a conference to see how the great man lives.
There’s a short parody of some of our least favourite private views and an exclusive look at the sketchbooks of design legend Alan Fletcher. We head to Montreal to take a look at one of Canada’s favourite cities from the perspective of its creative community.
There’s more in there too; like an in-depth interview with photographer Viviane Sassen on the occasion of her recent show at London’s ICA, an essay on the evolution of life drawing, some thoughts on why going behind the scenes of the creative process can be a bit tedious and some of the best design studio names around. Then David OReilly finishes things off by taking a swing at design magazines.
That’s pretty much yer lot. And this is what it looks like…
- Hey presto, it's Best of the Web!
- Paris-based Studio Jimbo creates "impact and power" with punchy poster designs
- Minju An's oddly sinister illustrations depict strange characters and floating bread
- Friday Mixtape: Warpaint's Glastonbury picks
- Karifurav Caihua’s weirdly erotic Japanese-inspired illustrations
- High octane Nike China animation gets kids to wear their bandages as a “badge of honour”
- “Evolve or die”: Bloomberg Businessweek creative director Rob Vargas on the magazine’s redesign
- Southbank Centre visual identity redesigned by North, to be a “confident masthead” for the institution
- Photographer Khadija Saye has died in the Grenfell Tower fire, her family confirm
- The Buzzfeed redesign: UK art director Tim Lane talks us through his seven-month overhaul
- Alex Norris’ hilarious three-panelled webcomics are universally appealing
- Fresh Yale grad Franci Virgili applies an academic approach to graphic design