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.
- Cornelius de Bill Baboul’s Peelosophies is toilet humour at its finest
- Director I Saw John First creates animated video for Jack Steadman’s solo project, Mr Jukes
- Carlín Díaz expands his practice to psychedelic paintings and animations
- Atelier Brenda: the alter ego of three female designers you need to get to know
- Artist Crys Yin adds comical elements to her simply-executed paintings
- Grilli Type designer Reto Moser shares the books that inspire him
- A new national identity: Smörgåsbord Studio rebrands Wales
- Graphic design gems: Chicago gang business cards from the 1970s and 80s
- Photographer Dougie Wallace captures the super rich spenders of “Harrodsburg”
- “Romance in a sort-of fantasy world”: photographer Molly Matalon's new work (some NSFW)
- Studio Michael Satter’s sophisticatedly simple graphic design portfolio
- Harry Pearce and Pentagram create a new identity for Pink Floyd’s record label