There’s not many people we write about on here who I can intro by announcing that I’ve seen their genitals, but wonderfully-named Australian Wade Jeffree is one such creative. The Australian designer is now based in New York city where he works at Sagmeister & Walsh (for whom he stripped down as part one of the studio’s legendary naked promo images). But let’s leave little Wade out of this and focus instead on his other talents.
What’s great about Wade’s portfolio is his versatility, and his sublime confidence dealing with whatever subject matter comes his way. The two projects we’ve chosen to demonstrate this couldn’t be more different. Shift is a booklet he worked on with John Wilson and Steven Lees and aimed “to change the perception of sustainable housing, resulting in the formation of a like-minded community.”
Far on the other side of the spectrum, Coming To America is a photographic and written documentation of the road trip from Nevada to NYC (taking in eight other states as well) which he undertook shortly after arriving in the USA.
Regardless of the projects’ obvious differences, Wade’s surefooted and interesting visual sensibilities are present in both; a good sign of a designer who knows what they want to achieve, and how they want to do it.
- Sam Pilling directs video for DJ Shadow track Nobody Speaks
- Mrzyk & Moriceau's hilariously psychedelic music video for The Avalanches
- Nick Waplington's artwork for Yak, a striking representation of their sound
- Ondrej Bachor and Jan Horcik create ever-evolving identity for fashion designer Karolina Jurikova
- Bodil Jane's illustrations: ornate, exotic and really very lovely
- Drifting SUVs in the Arabian desert: Peter Garritano explores the world of hajwalah
- Sagmeister & Walsh rebrands fashion label Milly to reflect its "edgy" new personality
- Dominic Wilcox designs art exhibition for dogs (plus exclusive artist sketches)
- Jaemin Lee’s gloriously retro exhibition identities and poster designs
- James Jean’s phantasmagorical world of technicolour fever dreams
- The Refugee Nation Olympic flag was inspired by a lifejacket
- Things: the inspiring post that got us through the long hot summer nights of August