Cheer Up LuvThe act of catcalling, wolf whistling or the odd hand here and there is perceived as usual behaviour, but how does a woman, or victim of street harassment, stop these moments? Can you report on every whistle, shout and uncomfortable closeness you encounter? Should society’s detachment towards street harassment be ignored?
Eliza Hatch, a photographer based in London, launched the photography project Cheer Up Luv in response to these questions.
Studio PanoramaSince 2014, Germany-based studio Panorama has been exploring a dialogue between functional-yet-experimental typography and the need to create an emotional response through design. “We met while studying at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart. After our diplomas we were employed by different graphic design studios and weren’t able to spend a lot of time on side projects. So we had to decide: stay employed or start our own business,” says Armin, co-founder and designer of the studio.
Jordyn McGeachin“When drawing figures masturbating, it doesn’t need to be made sexual,” says Melbourne-based illustrator Jordyn McGeachin. Amongst her imagery, you’ll come across an array of vibrators, screen-lit bedrooms, a female character sat amid a spread of red roses and ‘here when you’re ready’ printed across a poster. Exploring ideas of millennial love and intimacy, these images are purposefully familiar.
James Bartolacci“Since the inauguration, each day is an onslaught of gut-wrenching headlines: transgender people are banned from the military, a partial ban against Muslim travellers and refugees is in effect, and Republicans keep trying to take away our health care and finance their stupid border wall — it’s infuriating,” says James. “When I go out at night, and see that people can still find happiness on the dance floor surrounded by their friends, it makes you feel a temporary sense of relief..."
Mustafah Abdulaziz15 years and 32 countries: Mustafah Abdulaziz’s Water project presents an outstanding full-time commitment to documenting our relationship with water. The initial idea to embark on such a journey began in 2011 and has since developed into a monumental ongoing photography series that couldn’t be more necessary worldwide.
mono.kulturA fluid design paired with a rigid structure of one interview per issue forms the spine of independent magazine mono.kultur. Since their launch in 2005, the unique format has continued to blossom featuring one exciting artist per edition. We caught up with Kai von Rabenau, art director, photographer and founder of mono.kultur to discuss the reasons behind the publication and how they came to choose their latest muse.
Lucas DupuySouth-London artist Lucas Dupuy creates abstracted art through a stylistic combination of painting, design and drawing. With the aim to focus strongly on shape and experimental digital imagery, Lucas brings forth a new language — one that he can relate to personally from his experiences with dyslexia.
Justin SloaneMultidisciplinary designer, Justin Sloane, presents the “competition between organic and synthetic” visuals in his work. With a variety of projects under his belt, Justin prefers to demonstrate the “bluntness” and clarity that can be achieved through design. “[My style is] sort of schizophrenic depending on what I’m working on. With my own work I tend to go back to an idea of ‘nuanced utility,’ or something like that.”
V/A/B StudioV/A/B is a collaboration between two 19-year old twin brothers, Victor and Arthur Brun. Specialising in an idyllic mixture of typography, design, painting and photography, the duo express their means of creativity in the most harmonious of manners.
Jack DavisonJack Davison’s offering for the SS17 issue of Noon fills a minimalist backdrop with a medley of personalities. Marked by the magazine’s theme of “time”, Jack’s painterly sequences and burgeoning narratives bring forth his signature style with a hint of enduring modernity.
Cause & Effect MagazineCause & Effect magazine is the ultimate marriage of fashion and politics. By placing marginalised identities at its core, this latest and highly necessary addition of printed matter addresses topics of race, sexuality and gender with pure intention.
Antoine NogueiraCap-Ferret: a beautiful land near the sea that separates the Atlantic Ocean and the Bassin d’Arcachon. With scenic panoramas stretching only three kilometres wide, this location has inspired the work of graphic designer and illustrator, Antoine Nogueira, since his youth.
Left Alone ZineBorn from a love of music, Left Alone is a platform that will “always have its roots in the parties.”
A “natural progression” for both its founders, Left Alone’s first printed publication by Alex Gross, from east London studio Our Place, and NTS DJ Ashton Holland comes from a shared obsession with music.
Lena Macka“A paradox of sweetness, serenity and internal questioning”: these are the pillars to Léna Mačka’s recent illustrations. Depicting an intimate universe that awakens ideas of human strength, this illustrator aims to provoke emotion within her work.
NYT MagazineThe New York Times Magazine is currently exhibiting an impeccable range of typographic highlights at the Type Directors Club, running until 5 September.
“It includes covers, spreads, and special issues that make use of our custom typefaces designed by Henrik Kubel of A2-TYPE,” Gail Bichler, design director of The New York Times Magazine, tells It’s Nice That.
Noah Sheldon“I wanted to make sure I captured the workers – the bones and guts of the building – before they disappeared and were covered up with cladding and shiny surfaces,” says Noah Sheldon, photographer and filmmaker who currently resides between Shanghai and New York.
Hetty Douglas & Alfie KunguRunning until 16 July, Cob Studios opens its doors to an astounding joint exhibition, Good Luck. Questioning ideas of maturity and immaturity, the work put forward by two harmonious artists is set to challenge all previous associations with contemporary aesthetics.
Vincent FerraneMilky Way is a series of photographs documented by Vincent Ferrané in his new book currently available at Libraryman. The images tenderly denote his wife and child during breastfeeding, through a chronological and diary-like narrative. “I tried to show in this series how breastfeeding appears as a pulse that gradually takes its part in the other cycles of life — such as those of nature, the seasons, and of days and nights.”
Fredrik AnderssonWith an “obsession for drawing naked people, especially hairy men”, London-based illustrator, Fredrik Andersson, tackles topics such as sexuality, gender and intimacy with a necessary element of humour.
Helen Eunhwa OhKorean-born, New York-based illustrator Helen Eunhwa Oh, creates diverse and vividly colourful images based on her experiences with living in a multitude of countries. By using a mixture of materials, such as acrylic, ink and digital software, her bizarre portraits and lively settings tell a unique story of culture and identity.