I’m no fortune teller, but I know a cult magazine when I see one, and this one’s got a foretold Destiny with a capital D. Accent magazine’s confident fourth issue is another slap-in-the-face reminder that they’re here, they’re fierce and they’re not going anywhere. In no other online photography publication do you find the same brutal level of dedication to finding a story and telling it with a punch.
The images and accompanying text in this particular issue is at once hard to read and utterly magnetic, miles ahead of a lot of photographic journals who tend to go with the notion that a photo of vomit means it’s edgy and real. Refreshingly, when editors Lucy Nurnberg and Lydia Garnett say that the magazine is “a global celebration of lives lived outside the ordinary” they really, really mean it, and the excellent content wholeheartedly backs it up.
- “My personal work informs everything that comes after it" and other bits we learned at September's Nicer Tuesdays
- Xiang Guan’s Symbiotic Objects require a human component
- Alex Fergusson on the provocative and powerful nature of surface graphics
- Bendik Kaltenborn talks us through his retrospective book, collating ten years worth of work
- Meet music-obsessed graphic designer François Boulo
- César Pelizer’s 2D and 3D experiments are full of humour and imagination
- Polaroid’s creative director Danny Pemberton introduces new brand Polaroid Originals
- Artist Dominique Pétrin on creating her very own domestic product
- Universal Everything animate emotive wallpapers for new iPhone devices
- Herburg Weiland’s meticulous editorial designs are typographically-driven
- The Visual History of Type author Paul McNeil selects and dissects his six favourite faces
- Breakdown Press’ Joe Kessler picks out his most-treasured books