Kinfolk magazine has unveiled a redesign for issue 22, which newly appointed design director Alex Hunting says “looks to evolves its aesthetic while retaining the magazine’s sensitive approach to photographic art direction”.
The magazine has also added a star-studded “editorial board” to its roster of contributors, which includes Ilse Crawford, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Leonard Koren, Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen, Amy Sall, Frida Escobedo and Michael Anasstassiades.
The magazine is larger in size with a 12-column grid, to “allow for more flexibility within the layouts and help vary the pace throughout the magazine,” Alex explains. It uses serif typefaces to create an “elegant and timeless feel”, which Alex says references Alexey Brodovitch’s work with Harper’s Bazaar and the populist titles of the 1950s and 60s. There is wider variation in scale of type, and a larger mix of papers used, plus added features and sections to the editorial.
Kinfolk has also redesigned its website, which will post daily stories, and opened a gallery space at its Copenhagen HQ designed by Norm architects, where it will host events, exhibitions, talks and workshops.
Kinfolk issue 22 is a work special, celebrating “work and the entrepreneurial spirit”. It is published 29 November.
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- Hai-Hsin Huang’s detailed and delicate illustrations present “the lightness of being”
- Laurent Eisler draws playful figures in “precariously balanced compositions”
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- Adam Wells animates Love and Radio’s Dan Deacon interview through obtuse vignettes
- Cat Sims confronts issues of social housing in latest zine, Space
- Fashion photographer Miles Aldridge shoots the cast of Game of Thrones for Time Magazine
- The Netherlands’ royal crest changes gender for national women’s football team kit by Nike
- Peek inside erotic magazine Odiseo’s very NSFW tenth issue
- Rick and Morty’s Exquisite Corpse trailer features 22 animators including Simon Landrein and Bendik Kaltenborn
- Design director, Gail Bichler, on The New York Times Magazine typography exhibition
- Mark Shaw captures the glamour of haute couture runways from the 1950s