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Watch David McKendrick and Lee Belcher at last month’s Nicer Tuesdays

At last month’s Nicer Tuesdays our final speakers were Lee Belcher and David McKendrick – formerly of Wallpaper* and Esquire respectively – whose new venture B.A.M. has just redesigned the magazine for art auction house Christie’s. The pair talked us through how they developed the new look and feel, mainly by immersing themselves in the Christie’s archives.

“There were a few things we stole, I mean paid homage to,” David explained, such as a “confident use of multiple typefaces.” They also explained why they were so keen to put the art work itself front and centre. “We felt very strongly about moving away from putting people on the cover and really making the most of what they’ve got.”

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Lee and David on stage (Photo by GT)

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The new-look Christie’s magazine by B.A.M. London

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Lee and David on stage (Photo by GT)

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The crowd enjoying the talk (Photo by GT)

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