From sex toys to contraceptive products, we investigate if we’re trading transparency in sex design for visual stereotypes – and if it’s harmful to the consumer. In conversation with a sex educator, design studio, retailer and animator, we ask: is design taking us backwards in sex positivity and education?
From the Archive
In the first instalment of our in-depth three part series, designer and writer Ray Masaki reflects on the Euro-American’s creative fascination with Japan. Delving into topics such as cultural appropriation, exoticisation, Japanese aestheticism and more, this thoughtful column helps us to consider the various wider implications of the issues at hand, especially if you’re someone who’s just really into Japanese culture.
The invention of the Gif transformed creative practices overnight, and gave birth to a whole new medium of expression. We dissect this history (or giftory?) speaking to experts and artists about the continued evolution of the funnest file type.