A happy mixed bag this week – two posters, one riso from Matthew Bromley, one of 50s sweet ephemera by Carl Partridge. Five zines editions of FOTO.ZINE NR.4, a lovely paper called Make Do and a very interesting collaboration between Edinburgh’s universities…
Poster Carl Partridge
This is unquestionably a lovely poster (thanks Carl). It’s a great collection, nicely printed and an appropriate homage from a lover of old school “candy” aesthetics. Couple questions though, what is a Zagnut? A Baby Ruth? Who’s Cracker Jack? Why does Icee have two ’e’s? Why does that biscuit have a face? Who thought it was OK to humanise a jug of juice?
Roger Matthew Bromley
This fella has caught a worm but lost his pants, but that’s OK, he’s wearing sports socks. I’m guessing that his name is Roger because I looked on Matthews site for him, I recommend you do the same. You’ll find a couple other characters there. Like Napoleon the Cat (on a tiny horse, or perhaps just a large cat) and Snake Fist (his fist is a snake). Nice risograph, straight up onto the wall.
FOTO.ZINE NR.4 #1-5 4478zine, Erik van der Weijde
These FOTO.ZINE’s are a vehicle of printed matter for the work of artist, Erik van deer Weijde. In number four of this self-conceived, designed and directed small zines, Erik has invited another photographer to share his pages, to occasionally odd but predominantly pleasing ends. This run includes the likes of Paul Kookier, Erik Kessels and Linus Bill.
Unfamiliar Designed by Alex Renfrew & Freddy Taylor, editorial lead by Jonas Fras
A super collaborative project between The University of Edinburgh and The Edinburgh College of Art, “blurring the boundaries between art and anthropology.” How? . Neat design, lots of space for thoughts about the page with the content paced “just so” and title page breaks stating non-embarrassing quotes about life.
Make Do #1 Words Lucia Davies, design Michael Knight & photography Rosie Apples
Really nice motivation behind this paper which is to go and visit people that love what they do. “Creative and original people” who have a craft or talent that allows them to hold their own amongst other less worthy, more multiplied things or thoughts. Features include Misha Smith (architect), Ditto Press (publishers), Ricky Feather (bike builder) and Lynn Cockburn (clothes designer).
- Take the Jack Sachs animated tour of the Tate Britain, and meet his odd CG characters along the way
- The effortlessly lovely hand-drawn illustrations of Paula Bulling
- Kii Monroe Arens' delicious gig posters
- Alex Paulus’ paintings are full of misshapen characters in odd situations
- Taiwanese graphic designer Wang Zhi-Hong’s sublime cover designs
- Carmel Buckley and Mark Harris dissect the album covers of calypso singer Mighty Sparrow
- 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