Hey, millennial. Yeah you, with the avocado on your chin and a look of deep-rooted anxiety etched all over your burnt-out, haunted face. We’ve got bad news for you: you’re officially old now. You’re done. You’re being laughed at behind your stooped and hunched back by Gen-Z. Sorry.
Pop prodigy Billie Eilish — ask your uber-trendy younger cousin, the pre-pubescent lad who seems to go to school wearing head-to-toe Stone Island despite not even having a paper round — belongs to that generation of enviable young whippersnappers, and she’s found herself on the cover of super-glossy fashion and lifestyle mag Garage. Oh, and she’s worked with genuinely-legendary Japanese artist Takashi Murakami in one of the weirdest spreads of the year to date. And that’s saying something given that we’ve already seen Dazed Beauty transform Kate Moss and Travis Scott into a pair of CGI centaurs.
If that wasn’t enough, the whole thing was shot by Juno Calypso. The feature is based on Takashi’s 2012 work, Split, which explains why poor old Billie’s gone to all that effort of dressing like someone from the year 4019 only to have her face sequestered into slices.
Elsewhere in the issue, Tracey Emin discusses being married to a rock, and novelist Ottessa Moshfegh pops round to Whoopi Goldberg’s house for a chat. Which must have been fun.
- We take a look back at the best stories of the year to date
- Atelier Brenda and Amélie Bakker create “squidgy” identity for Beursschouwburg
- Thomas Pratt photographs the effects of religion, natural disaster and globalisation on an island community
- Viacheslav Poliakov shoots the “folk-baroque-industrial mess” of Ukraine and Poland
- “Even bad pizza is kind of good”: Five life lessons from David Droga
- Join Cachetejack and Dropbox for a collaborative workshop at OFFF Barcelona
- Netflix moots move into print with new publication, Wide
- “Allowing a modern audience to see Helvetica for the first time”: Charles Nix talks us through the newly released Helvetica Now
- Dating app Hinge gets a makeover, asks users to use it less
- The most relaxing colour in the world? Dark blue apparently
- By You: Nike's customisable range gets a new name, and a new look
- Rejane Dal Bello on using graphic design to talk about hard topics in a joyful way