Hello. I had the pleasure of meeting many, many folk at Pick Me Up last week some of who bore gifts that are featuring this week – Heuberger, For What It’s Worth, Paul Thurlby and Etc. (Falmouth). Also The Google (through the brilliant hands of the Church of London) has printed something to age and wither with the rest of us in the real world (represent).
Heuberger II James Jessiman, Brad Allen, Lousie Madzia, Luke Overin and Theo Nunn
James kindly let me talk at him for a while at Pick Me Up and in return for his freedom gave me this most excellent edition of Heuberger II. A many screen-screen-printed zine with an ethnocentric selection of illustrations ranging from weird and good to good and weird. Have enjoyed their website also, a prolific group of maker doers with solid group aesthetics.
For What It’s Worth
Bafflingly great paper folding, pop-up visual pun, mountain scene. That’s nearly a haiku by accident that goes someway in describing a lovely poster for the upcoming exhibition in Whitechapel to raise money for the Arts. For more information you must drop them a quick email.
ALPHABET Paul Thurlby
Lovely conceived alphabet book for the young ones or anyone else who cares to remind themselves of what great childrens’ book illustrations look like. Especially one that doesn’t feature computer generated obese/luminous/demonic characters. Lovely stuff on heavy pages for gnawing on (we all ate books as children, admit it). A is indeed for awesome.
Etc. Designed & edited by Lou Robinson & Will Moran
Another gift from Pick Me Up! some lovely students from Falmouth left this thoughtfully put together publication of the crop of the best first years work. Includes illustration, photography, graphic design, writing and collage. The beach features often, I would have been disappointed if it didn’t though very jealous, naturally.
Think Quarterly designed by The Church of London
Google have published offline. The introductory blurb reads as a representative of all things “knowledge”, “global community”, “industry experts” and “digital business” and articles appear engaging. A lot to do with the paper (and smell) illustrative design quirks pervading throughout, excellent photography balancing out some cleverly considered pages of text, illustration represents heavily here and so does a great page by page consideration for information when it comes to graphics. Nice colours also.
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