When he spoke at our Here conference earlier this summer, Rafaël Rozendaal gave us a fascinating insight into how his online artwork now spills over into physical spaces and the interesting dialogue that throws up. Not content with exploring his practice in the context of an exhibition, Rafael has now been documented in print form as well, as part of designer Philippe Karrer’s Spheres series. Each issue of Spheres is: “dedicated to a young artist and their work…exploring character, surroundings, everyday life, inspirations and ideas using unconventional innovative formats so as to create a different, more visual approach and understanding of the artist and his or her work.”
And the issue dedicated to Rafaël looks brilliant, featuring insights from the man himself and giving his usually screen-based artworks a new place to play.
- Camelot’s typefaces bring both the contemporary and historical to the table
- Scott Newett’s eerily quiet, ethereal portraits of Chinese utopia
- Jade Schulz’s atmospheric and imaginative editorial illustrations
- Emiliano Granado’s new zine puts a fresh spin on Tour de France fandom
- The big cover up: Mathieu Tremblin's translations of graffiti
- Artist Howard Fonda captures the vibrancy of summer for Ace & Tate
- Benedict Redgrove’s beautifully hypnotic film about how a tennis ball is created
- Tommy Cash subverts the tropes of rap videos with a fleshy celebration of the human body (NSFW)
- Ian Davis’ picturesque paintings of bureaucratic dystopia
- Is it ever OK to work for free?
- Pentagram unveils refresh of Mastercard’s brand mark and identity
- Peter Saville and Tate Design Studio create beer can artwork for Switch House pale ale