Founded in February 2011 by Benjamin Eastham and Jacques Testard, London-based literary-minded publication The White Review has become one of our must-read magazines here at It’s Nice That.
We’re not the only fans: the likes of Hans Ulrich Obrist, Deborah Levy and Marina Warner are all on record as enjoying nothing more than curling up on a sofa with a cup of Lavazza and a new issue of The White Review.
They’ll have a smile on their faces this morning then, as news arrives from the magazine’s Creekside base – “a lavishly produced compendium of artist interviews and series of artworks from the first seven years of The White Review’s history, printed at a highly limited run,” is ready to hit the shelves of every half-decent bookshop in the UK.
The White Review Art Anthology Nos 1—20 – and, honestly, you can’t beat a straight-to-the-point title, can you? – is a follow-up of sorts to 2017’s The White Review Anthology.
Like its predecessor (which featured contributions by Chris Kraus, China Miéville and Claire-Louise Bennett, amongst others), this new publication will rehouse existing material from the magazine’s archive.
Celebrating a “a broad spectrum of art disciplines across theatre, performance, film, photography, protest, painting and installations,” the anthology contains contributions from a stellar cast of the contemporary art world’s most intriguing figures, with everyone from Mark Leckey and Jurgen Teller to Elizabeth Peyton and Luc Tuymans getting themselves involved.
The White Review team has worked with paper specialists Antalis on the anthology, creating a stock that we’re told is “as inspiring as the contents of this unique publication.” Enter Olin Fine Paper. “The design required uncoated paper that was high in quality and aesthetics as well as tactile and bright to complement the beautiful printed images and text it supported on page,” say Antalis.
You can have a good old huff on that fine, fine paper soon, as the anthology is on sale now.
- Victor Fonseca treats his graphic design practice like a “playground”
- Photographer Jack Latham investigates the hidden conspiracies of Bohemian Grove
- Stella Park’s warm illustrations reflect her outlook on life
- Ugly beauty and challenging established norms feature in Jade Palace's collaboration with Yat Pit
- Astrid Seme elevates an artist’s work by challenging it through the lens of design
- Elizabeth Hibbard’s unsettling photographs examine subjective experience with a visceral gaze
- New study claims to pinpoint the most creative time of day, down to the minute
- Singapore-based studio Swell explores the idea of the banished book
- "My little niece and my grandmother like the game equally": how Playables made the simply addictive Kids
- In being "open to possibilities" still life painter Duane Keiser paints the everyday joys of life
- What the cluck? KFC releases limited-edition bucket hat
- For Bizzarri-Rodriguez, book design “is everything except a science”