The difficult second album is a widely recognised cultural phenomenon – bursting onto the scene is all well and good but staying there is not for the faint-hearted. The first look at the second issue of Intern magazine suggests there’s no such concerns here. Continuing its mission to “delve deeper into the intern culture in the creative industries while showcasing work from some of the precocious talent that make up this burgeoning workforce,” Alec Dudson and his team have once again found unusual, innovative and considered ways to address this most divisive topic.
The content feels like a step forward from the already impressive inaugural issue – there’s a feature on Melbourne’s creative writing scene, the praktikium internship model which holds sway in Germany and a look at the professional limbo trapping a whole generation of young Portuguese, as well as industry insights from big-hitters like Jessica Walsh, Adrian Shaughnessy and Jean Jullien (interviewed with his former intern Toufan Hosseiny).
The excellent She Was Only (who recently took over the design of Boat magazine) are behind the look and feel of Intern and have pulled off the trick of making it feel fresh and vibrant without straying into a kind of faux-funky stylistic limbo.
All in all this is a print product with an increasingly confident sense of self and an important addition to creative industry discourse.
- Dax Norman’s weird and wobbly animations with “cigarettes and eyeballs a plenty”
- Photographer Evija Laivina explores the ridiculous reality of the beauty industry
- Zhiyuan Yang's photos of her parents scrutinise China's nuclear family dynamics
- Mikey Please takes us behind the scenes, and the backlash, of the Bake Off trailer
- From New York to Springfield, it's Best of the Web
- Taschen releases two volumes of National Geographic’s best photographs from the past 125 years
- Hate the iPhone X notch? There’s an app for that
- Lisa Simpson’s bookshelf: from the curator of Instagram’s Simpsons Library
- Biplab Hazra’s photo of elephants being attacked by mob wins Sanctuary prize
- Michael Bierut: 13 ways of looking at a typeface
- Uncle Ginger uses hypnotic shapes to animate the facts and feelings of bipolar disorder
- Michel Gondry’s John Lewis Christmas advert – Moz the Monster – is unveiled