Mike Perry has long been one of our favourite designers and illustrators – while I was drawing a complete blank about what route to take during my art foundation, I picked up a copy of Mike’s book Hand Job and it all suddenly became clear; be an illustrator! While that may not quite have worked out as I’d initially planned, getting stuck into Mike’s world served as an exciting indoctrination into an area of creativity I’d previously known nothing about, and his friendly, approachable attitude towards image-making had me hooked.
It’s not just me though, Mike’s got a cult following the world over, and so he seemed like the perfect candidate for our Show & Tell feature in the latest Printed Pages. We asked him to have a root around his studio and pick a selection of objects and artefacts that had a personal significance, and then spill his guts out in an interview. In the process we found out about his relationship with his grandfather, friendship with Jim Stoten, collection of rocks and his attitude towards collecting art. But you can read all about that here.
What we also got were some great shots of Mike and his studio from photographer and all-round dude Emiliano Granado. There were far too many for us to use in the magazine, so here for your enjoyment are a selection of the outtakes, offering a behind-the-scenes look at Mike’s enviable Brooklyn studio. Enjoy!
- 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
- Simon Landrein takes Dan Croll down the rabbit hole in his animated video for Tokyo
- Thomas Duffield on photographing his dad’s hidden heroin addiction
- Parker Day's lurid colours and grotesque characters elevate identity and fantasy (NSFW)
- 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