What do a peg, a plant pot, a statuette and a daddy long legs all have in common, short of the fact that Sasha Kurmaz has picked them out and subjected them to the unwavering gaze of his lens? Well, not much actually, but I feel like that should suffice. Sasha’s subjects vary from the bodies of the people around him and the broad landscapes they inhabit to the corner of a room you’d never noticed before, and his perpetual quest to make the ordinary extraordinary with his youthful and irreverent surreality seems to be going very much to plan.
The work documenting the lives of young people growing up in the industrialised area of Donetsk in the Ukraine possess a raw and fascinating beauty which remains wholly untinged by sterility or self-awareness – qualities which, in our photographic landscape, can often be hard to come by.
- Creative director David Lane tells us about redesigning frieze and creating campaigns for Hermés and Ally Capellino
- Photographer Zuza Krajewska's fragile portraits of Polish young offenders
- Anibal Bley’s Risograph zine experiments with glitchy patterns and illustrations
- CG Watkins’ narratively driven photography conveys mystery and escapism
- Sharp Type creates punchy typeface inspired by Swiss designer Adrian Frutiger
- Illustrator Susa Monteiro’s lonely figures battle the elements
- Grope Sans: a very rude typeface by Bompas & Parr
- Japanese graphic designer Ryu Mieno creates type-heavy works fizzing with energy
- The reductive and exacting work of graphic designer Laura Prim
- Why creative education for advertising is stuck in the dark ages
- Leipzig-based graphic designer Anja Kaiser takes us through her portfolio
- Nicolas Jaar releases Network, a book inspired by radio