Last autumn, art and visual culture mag Kaleidoscope had something of a facelift after Bureau Mirko Borsche, famous for its work on Die Zeit and other magazines, completely redesigned the Milan-based publication. In a departure from popular minimal design, the magazine’s punchy new look ushered in bold and varied type, strong monochrome layouts and bright colours to complement a strong editorial identity. As a result, the new Kaleidoscope marries directional graphic design with contemporary art, and takes cues from Alexey Brodovitch’s meticulous and game-changing art direction for Harper’s Bazaar back in the 30s, 40s and 50s, which opened the magazine up to a wider audience.
Only the second since last year’s redesign, Kaleidoscope is back with a brand new issue to see us through the coming winter, brimming with content as ahead of the curve as its design. With chapters designed as magazines within magazines, art school trend forecasters K-Hole and specialist book sellers Idea Books are only two of 12 profiles in the Highlights section, whilst curator and Dazed arts editor Francesca Gavin interviews Amalia Ulman as part of the feminist-themed main section. Elsewhere, Cory Arcangel interviews Norwegian artist Ida Ekblad – whose portrait shot by Sølve Sundsbø appears on the cover – and almost 100 pages of visual contributions from artists, curators and image-makers, both established and up-and-coming, are pulled together in the Visions section for a bold and thoroughly up-to-the-minute new issue.
- “I’m a believer in form”: Geoff McFetridge on his new book of introspective drawings
- A rundown of our Nicer Tuesdays highlights of 2018
- Eight creatives from around the world tell us what made their city tick in 2018
- “Are we all avatars now?” asks digital painter Zak Keene
- Mohamad Abdouni on documenting an “important time in Arab queer culture”
- MUJI talks us through the brand’s famously minimal design aesthetic
- DIA channels NYC and gives Squarespace its signature kinetic treatment in brand refresh
- Laughing at the world of graphic design with Tracy Ma
- Alex Gamsu Jenkins’ comics remind us of how gross we really are
- Pantone's Colour of the Year 2019 has been announced and it's... Living Coral!
- The animated short giving Isle of Dogs a run for its money
- Caleb Halter's instinctual design practice produces considered and refined work