We founded Hato nine years ago as a close-knit design practice with a global outlook. With offices in London and Hong Kong, our purpose is to connect, enable and engage people and communities to create the world they want to live in, together.
Library Paper, the must-have publication for anyone keen to make sure they’re up-to-date with the what’s what and who’s who of art and design, is back for its ninth issue. A curated selection of work by Library Catalogue from the likes of Mikey Joyce, Bryan Rivera, Wrong Studio and Lola & Pani – alongside a 24-page surfing zine by Peter Sutherland – we caught up with Oliver Shaw to find out how he brought together this talented bunch under the theme of “movement”.
Laurie Rowan, an animator based in Brighton, was the first to take to the stage at November’s Nicer Tuesdays a few weeks ago, talking us through his career trajectory and how he found his own groove in the animation scene.
Legendary graphic designer Malcolm Garrett, known for his work for artists such as The Buzzcocks, Duran Duran, Magazine and many others musicians in the 70s and 80s, has designed the cover for the latest issue of The New European. In homage to the iconic “War Is Over! If You Want It” poster by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Malcolm appropriates the news board design with a new slogan: “Brexit Is Over! If You Want It”.
In the words of Seo-Young Kwon, being a freelance illustrator is a “wonderful job where you get to create things that have not yet existed in the world.” The Seoul-based artist likes to depict the world as if it were a fantasy. Mermaids and ghosts reoccur throughout her personal work whereas her commissioned work invites the viewer into wonderfully atmospheric scenes. She is also the creator of the lovable dessert character Siru, a smiling blob whose sidekick is an equally sweet loaf of bread and together, they incite just the right amount of cuteness.
Tracey Emin, one of the best-known of the YBA mob, is readying a major new solo show at south London’s White Cube gallery early next year. A Fortnight of Tears will open on 6 February, running until 7 April 2019.
“Turning a pile of paper into a video is always exciting,” states Argentinian animator Dante Zaballa. Currently based between Berlin and Buenos Aires, Dante’s work is imbued with energy and full of child-like charm and colour.
Christmas is the most sedentary of the holidays. This, obviously, is a good thing. After all, the occasional brief Boxing Day stroll aside, who wants to do much more than sit solidly on a sofa for what feels like an eternity, living off Maltesers, small bottles of living room temperature beer, and the saccharine sustenance that only Christmas films offer?
It’s been a big year for creative polymath Ezra Miller. When we spoke to him back in September of this year, he’d recently collaborated with Adidas while taking a break from his studies at NYU. Since then he’s landed a huge job working alongside artist Jon Rafman for Balenciaga – a project which caught global attention at Paris Fashion Week in October – and has recently signed with creative agency MA+Creative.
On 17 October, earlier this year, Canada became the second country in the world to legalise marijuana. Second, only to Uruguay, Canada is now the largest country in the world that legally sells the drug in a regulated system. Justin Trudeau’s government oversaw the turn in the law in an attempt to represent the changing stigma around marijuana, as well as prevent black market operations that persist in the rest of the world.