The solidity of liquid jelly. Have you ever considered it? Try and you will find that jelly in all its slippery, gelatinous ways, is the ideal state of matter. Just think you would have “gelatinous morality, gelatinous value systems, gelatinous rhetoric.” Sound good? We thought so, and this is only one of the fantastic insights of the Hungarian based publication Zug magazine.
Working with artists and writers internationally, Zug is a collection of the curious, celebrating, questioning and unravelling the more fascinating parts of culture from obsession to space to collecting. Issue #5, B&W is a personal favourite, with eery, monochromatic illustrations, etchings and photographs matched by Fiona Bryson fascinating essay it is an instant winner, opening with Alexander Hammin’s The Private Life of a Cat.
- Thomas Prior captures a Mexican festival involving exploding sledgehammers
- The misty-eyed and delicate pencil marks of Lee Kyutae
- Build’s brand identity for product design brand Plæy mirrors its playful and modular designs
- David Bailey's photographs of NW1, republished and exhibited for the first time
- Studio Mut creates a catalogue for Italian art prize that celebrates up-and-coming artists
- A forward-minded retrospective: behind the design of the massive Cedric Price monograph
- 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