Everyone’s favourite on-trend opticians Ace & Tate have today launched a collaborative zine with Bristol-based music magazine Crack to big up some of the city’s most inspiring up and coming creatives.
Art directed and curated by the very talented in-house team at Crack, its aim is to explore how the city shapes individuals identities. The talent profiled is Joe Talbot from the band IDLES, DJ and illustrator Danielle Doobay, author Nikesh Shukla, the playwright Eno Mfon, and LGBT activist Jo Bligh.
Arriving stuffed tightly inside a gloopily metallic, semi-transparent blister-pack, it’s an object of real beauty. Luckily, the interior is just as impeccably designed with bold typographical choices nestling next to a series of candid portraits shot by Dean Davies. Think of it as a visual interpretation of a city that’s long been famous for acting as a cultural melting pot for a whole host of top-tier creatives.
- Chris Brooks has spent a decade rediscovering his family's 100-year-old printing press
- Spanish artist Ignasi Monreal firmly places classical painting in the now
- Kai Tang on how book design is timeless and therefore “more valuable”
- Tim Schutsky turns snow globes and scuffed-up trainers into scenes worth a second glance
- Champagne Nicko's illustrations feature characters in perpetual party mode
- Pablo Amargo on his simple and humorous illustrations for The New York Times
- Get ready for 230 new emojis to confuse your mum with
- Netflix rolls out brand new ident for all its original material
- David Rothenberg discusses his unique portraits of the passengers of planes
- Photographer Nick Turpin captures cars bathed in the lights of Piccadilly Circus
- Byun Young Geun likens illustration to “looking into a mirror”
- Naranjo-Etxeberria designs an identity aiming to cause impact at first glance