Print lovers rejoice: the first big magazine cover of 2019 has arrived. No, we’re not talking about the investigation that adorns the front of the current issue of Farmers Weekly. Sadly.
Somehow more exciting than that, is the news that _GQ_have paired one of the most cherished singers of the 21st century with a heavyweight of contemporary portraiture for the sort of photo shoot that we’d rip away from the spine and plaster all over our walls. If we still did that sort of thing.
Frank Ocean and Alasdair McLellan, together at last. Yep, you read that right. Accompanying a wide-ranging interview conducted by the writer Emmett Crudas and Frank’s producer Vegyn, the shoot sees the Blonde singer looking all mean, moody, distant, and beatific in a series of outfits that you’ll wish you had the confidence to pull off. A bright orange vintage Trainspotting t-shirt? Go on then. A floral Prada polo neck? Why not.
Pick up a copy of the February issue of GQ to feast your eyes on the series in full.
- Have an ogle at Sein Koo’s marker pen illustrations of all things food-related
- Albert magazine's analytical yet colourful design proves how “knowledge can also have sex appeal”
- Typeface Ciao communicates auditive intonations of the spoken word
- Photography duo Luke & Nik talk us through the inspirations for their analogue manipulation
- Filmmaker and writer Pedro Neves Marques merges biopolitics with sexual politics
- Dinamo's Fabian Hard on exploring new technology with typography
- True's sixth issue thoughtfully showcases emerging and established photographers
- It’s cheese but not as you know it: ManvsMachine’s TV ads for Castello
- Jon Gray on designing book covers for Zadie Smith, Sally Rooney and other literary giants
- WeTransfer tell users to "Please Leave" in new short film
- Graphic Fest has all you need to know about visual identities for festivals and fairs
- Master one style or stay versatile? Illustrators discuss the pros and cons