Take a look at the consummate layout of London-based graphic designer, illustrator, and art director, Luke Fenech. There is a beautiful immediacy to his work – which involves clean, measured, and very appealing arrangements of text and pictorial content.
Successfully dealing with negative space is surely one of the key tasks of such a designer. Luke’s Tabula Rasa magazines – a term meaning “blank slate” – as a philosophical idea, suggests that we are initially blank canvases, establishing our sense of being via experience and perception garnered through the five senses.
Fenech takes this notion and translates it into publications which categorise content into touch, taste, hearing, sight, and smell. The results are beautifully produced works which appeal to all the aforementioned senses and highlight their capacities; the Sight page of Issue 2, for example, emphasises the eye’s power to focus and absorb visual information. Lovely stuff!
- Ivana Bobic on exploring tactility in film, and how to make slow-mo jelly boobs
- The history of the hotel Venets: a 22-storey metaphor for Soviet utopia
- The Papier Machine collection of DIY electronic paper toys reinvents the activity book
- Brie Moreno's back with more felt tip-filled, curvy illustrations
- Meet Monkey Type, an international collective bananas about fonts
- Arielle Bobb-Willis’ colour-packed portfolio is the photographic equivalent of a SAD lamp
- Pee on this Ikea print ad, and if you’re pregnant, you get a crib half price
- Coca-Cola reveals custom typeface, TCCC Unity, inspired by its modernist heritage
- Muji to open “anti-gorgeous, anti-cheap” hotels in China and Japan
- The rebrand for Russia’s tourist board uses Suprematist geometry laid out as a map
- The Guardian unveils redesign across print and online
- A first look at Uber and NASA's new flying vehicle