There’s no avoiding the notion that creative trends have gone full circle when you find yourself writing about creatives who take inspiration from the kind of cheap advertising they should be avoiding rather than emulating. Maybe it shouldn’t be an such a beguiling concept, but Sergiy Barchuk has absolutely nailed our curiosity for it with his bright, ambiguous photographs.
Creating images based on “compositional relationships between subject matter and colour,” he imposes a strange two dimensionality to whatever subject he turns his lens upon, whether that be a bunch of artificial flowers or some brightly-hued fruit. He also has a Tumblr, where he kindly deposits the didn’t-quite-make-it images for those (like me) who will happily gaze on them in spite of their inadequacy. How nice of him!
- Wrap up warm with this week's Best of the Web
- This is Jane: a charming photo series that displays the empowerment of women
- Brooklyn-based illustrator Aaron Fernandez’s fluorescent editorial commissions
- London-based designer Laura Jouan’s well-considered, monochrome portfolio
- Join Jonathan Barnbrook, Maisie Willoughby, Wallace Henning, Anna Lomax and Jess Bonham at Nicer Tuesdays December
- Legs 11: artist Alfie Kungu’s comically long-trousered figures
- Wes Anderson directs H&M Christmas advert starring Adrien Brody
- The New Look: Looking back at Roundel’s 1980s identity design for British Rail’s Railfreight
- Discussing cinema with Laura Marling on her directorial debut, Soothing
- London’s first crisp restaurant, Hipchips, launches with branding by Ragged Edge
- Richard Sandler’s street photography conveys the intricacies of city life
- A "stress opus" from cartoonist Nadine Redlich