This week Things brings: a wonderful fanzine about professional wrestling, an impressive newspaper from students in Sweden, a zine full of great photographs to keep you young, a book full of great photographs to make you look again and a showcase of brilliant illustrators to look out for.
The Shooting Star Press: The Canada Issue
A shooting star press is an aerial technique used in professional wrestling. The Shooting Star Press is an illustrated fanzine dedicated to the world of professional wrestling. Published by Thomas J. Hughes with words and drawings by him and others, this second issue focuses on Canada. Oozing love and expertise, it looks fantastic, too.
Konstfack School: F. A. Q.
This week the Second Year Bachelors of Graphic Design and Illustration at Konstfack in Sweden visited It’s Nice That and gave us this excellent newspaper. In large format, with good paper, scrumptious deep blue, lovely illustrations and interesting words half of which I can’t understand, it looks like those students are training at the right place.
Stay Young: Issue Two
Stay Young is a nicely printed photography zine full of great images. Carefully designed and curated by Paul John Nelson its got a fine, diverse collection of really striking photographs and – crucially – space in all the right places.
Just Us Collective: Almanac
Just Us Collective was set up in 2011 to nurture and promote the work of creatives at undergraduate level. Almanac is their publication showcasing the work of the current crop. If this is what the future of illustration looks like it is going to be so, so strong.
Tim Morris: ‘one hundred and eighty’
British photographer Tim Morris’ heavy little black book of 180 of his favourite shots travel all over the world to capture still moments from coffee rings to wild expanses. Rich colours and an eye for the overlooked detail.
- 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