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.
- Iris Erlings’ delicate drawings are inspired by the works of modernist sculptors
- Node Berlin Oslo talks through its redesign of Haus der Kulturen der Welt
- A closer look at five creatives speaking at Design Indaba 2017
- Anxiety, speed and rave flyers: artist Mark Leckey on his iconic video "Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore"
- We speak to Lovetrue director Alma Har’el about her surrealist short film for The Fifth Sense
- Adventures in Typography: Spin’s new book about its creative process
- UN Women Egypt releases intricately illustrated print ads to highlight gender divide at work
- Chinese photographer Ren Hang has died aged 29
- Designer Lennart Van den Bossche’s typographic work combines "logic and beauty"
- Photographer Zuza Krajewska's fragile portraits of Polish young offenders
- Miffy creator, author and illustrator Dick Bruna dies aged 89
- Photographers Kelia Anne MacCluskey and Luca Venter explore the limits of reality