Issue two of interactive magazine The Exposed launches on the 10 February and follows the theme Searching for Utopia. The magazine “tells the story of a place that does not exist. A place where energy is green, where minorities and majorities live peacefully side by side, where explorers rediscover planet earth, where religion has no price and where history does not repeat itself.”
The issue includes photographic essays by the likes of Etienne Malpert, who documents a carbon-neutral city in Abu Dhabi; Matthew Broadhead, who captures the moon-like landscape of Iceland; Louis De Belle visits a fair for Catholic paraphernalia; and Alla Afonia and Vera Laponkina who capture the renovation of the Polytechnic Museum in Moscow and the treasures unearthed while doing so.
The magazine is accompanied by an app that allows users to scan each page with their smart phone to unlock digital content that further elaborates on the story. Each article includes an audio introduction from the artist, and specific images can unlock everything from a video documentary to archive recordings from national archives. “The last couple of years has seen media evolve rapidly with new technology. The templates for stories have gone from fixed to flexible, and it has opened up new opportunities for publishers as well as artists,” say the editors. “We are intrigued by this development and with The Exposed magazine we wish to experiment by combining old favourites with new opportunities.”
- Matthew Keff digitally riffs off the design tropes of social media and advertising
- For illustrator Doris Liou, “drawings are about what you want to show others”
- Julian Glander is on the lookout for a collaborator to create a new set of emojis
- Revue Tintamarre is a free publication showcasing the work of one student every month
- Marta da Silva’s impressive portfolio is “fluid, futuristic and somehow blissfully chaotic”
- Double Click August is full of playful designs that prompt user interaction
- Led By Donkeys is crowdfunding £50,000 for “honest” No Deal Brexit ad campaign
- Taschen’s recent release celebrates “the greatest cat photographer of the 20th Century”
- The Advertising Standards Authority has banned its first ads for “harmful” gender stereotyping
- Introducing the It’s Nice That Graduates of 2019!
- Suzy Chan’s portfolio boasts original graphic design, animation, typography and so much more
- Stefanie Tam’s graphic design grounds conceptual thinking in compelling visuals