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.
- Caterina Bianchini on her three processes when designing posters
- Friday Mixtape: illustrator pals Jan Buchczik and Timo Lenzen on their studio tunes
- B.A.M's new identity for White Cube is an “evolution rather than a revolution”
- Mosh Pit Simulator, perhaps the craziest VR game yet, launches later this month
- Fantastic Man releases What Men Wear, an anthology of male dressing in the 21st Century
- Interior Lives documents the unassimilated lives of the largest Chinese population outside of Asia
- An egg beats Kylie Jenner to become the most liked Instagram photo... ever
- Mastercard reveals new nameless logo courtesy of Michael Bierut
- Sam Youkilis uses scale, form and colour to challenge the tropes of travel photography
- Betina Du Toit's naturally-beautiful images are “stripped back from the non-essential”
- Giacomo Gambineri on shifting his creative career from graphic designer to illustrator
- Hiroki Nishiyama draws on traditional graphic design techniques in his illustration practice