You know the drill by now; when September comes around it’s time to announce the Autumn issue of Printed Pages, with its sleek, silky cover, thick, robust spine and 128 pages brimming with the most exciting and engaging stories we could uncover in the world of art and design.
The Autumn edition comes wrapped in an image photographed by the excellent Ben Sandler and Bonsoir Paris, exploring the theme of “The Fall”. Contained within you’ll find features on designer Mike Perry’s most treasured possessions, a vast archive of Riot Grrrl zines from academic and educator Teal Triggs, a swift biopic of Peggy Guggenheim, an interview with Australian comics artists Simon Hanselmann and Grant Gronewold about their collaborative relationship, photographer Lucas Foglia discussing the stories he uncovers when immersing himself in rural America, international artist Olafur Eliasson talking openly and honestly about his work past, present and future, and photographer C-G Hagström looking back on his relationship with illustrator and artist Tove Jansson.
We also look at whether the Methodist Church can coexist with one Norwich-based design studio, why British creatives are obsessed with the USA, and we explore some of the weirdest magazines occupying space on the newsstands. Isy Suttie likens the word nice to a first snog on a fairground waltzer, Ian Stevenson praises spelling mistakes to high heaven, and Grant Gillespie offers up an extraordinary story about a gifted beautician. There’s more too of course, but you’ll just have to grab a copy to find out. Oh and it’s still only five quid!
- Hold Me Closer Tiny Dancer: the Stein sisters’ heart-warming film on child ballroom stars
- Three female art directors on collaboration, competition and confidence
- Pooneh Ghana’s ambient crowd and artist portraits from Pitchfork Music Festival make you wish you were there
- Julian Glander explains what a blockchain system is for MIT Technology Review
- “It’s a process of baby-making”: designing the horrific and hilarious multiverse of Rick and Morty
- Pouya Ahmadi uses typography to “bridge the gap between poetry, performance and space"
- The Sky Sports rebrand features bespoke type and refined logos across nine channels
- Rick and Morty’s Exquisite Corpse trailer features 22 animators including Simon Landrein and Bendik Kaltenborn
- Larry Hallegua captures sun worshippers on Pattaya Beach in Thailand
- Applicants to UK arts and design university courses declines by over 14,000 this year
- Michael Bierut designs new brand identity for the Poetry Foundation
- Design, Revolt, Rainbow: the pioneering work of graphic designer Willy Fleckhaus