The solidity of liquid jelly. Have you ever considered it? Try and you will find that jelly in all its slippery, gelatinous ways, is the ideal state of matter. Just think you would have “gelatinous morality, gelatinous value systems, gelatinous rhetoric.” Sound good? We thought so, and this is only one of the fantastic insights of the Hungarian based publication Zug magazine.
Working with artists and writers internationally, Zug is a collection of the curious, celebrating, questioning and unravelling the more fascinating parts of culture from obsession to space to collecting. Issue #5, B&W is a personal favourite, with eery, monochromatic illustrations, etchings and photographs matched by Fiona Bryson fascinating essay it is an instant winner, opening with Alexander Hammin’s The Private Life of a Cat.
- Nicolas Garner explores the clash of digital and organic in his hyperreal imagery
- Dennis Church’s 12-year project sees him capture the visual noise of America’s streets
- Hudson Christie’s illustration trickery uses depth to create textured, flat pieces
- A rare interview with enigmatic and cherished photographer, Nguan
- Karen Asher photographs the people and happenings of Winnipeg, Canada
- Nieves founder Benjamin Sommerhalder shares his passion for books and zines
- Parker Day's lurid colours and grotesque characters elevate identity and fantasy (NSFW)
- Paper reveals Break the Internet take two, with Nicki Minaj shot by Ellen von Unwerth
- Bea de Giacomo photographs the wonders of pregnancy
- Matthieu Lavanchy recreates food emojis "irl" for The Gourmand's tenth issue
- Introducing Broccoli, the publication “normalising cannabis use, especially for women”
- One Step Ahead: we meet Paula Scher, the trailblazing Pentagram Partner