Excited for my friend designer Maggie Chok who has just launched Faculty Magazine, which seeks to investigate the natural world through a variety of disciplines. There’s a bunch of great content there already, covering everything from interference colours to poisonous mushrooms. If the intersection of art and science gets you excited, you should bookmark it now!
Artist Max Siedentopf and designer Yuki Kappes have just released the first issue of their new quarterly fine art photography publication, Ordinary. The magazine offers a refreshing and humorous look at mundane objects around us, and even ships with the objects themselves! This issue focuses on plastic cutlery; knives, forks, and spoons were sent to 20 artists around the world with the request that they’d add something extra to the ordinary.
Have a look at more images from the issue, as well as a list of contributing artists, below.
Once a year, Berlin-based Lodown Magazine releases a special oversized edition focused on contemporary art. These issues are always very visual, with less text, and no product features. We have a set of all 7 art editions to give away to one of our readers! Have a look inside the latest issue, “Renaissance”, below.
If you wanna snag the entire set, recommend a cool magazine for me to check out in the comments below. I’ll select a winner on December 18th.
Each issue of the bi-annual art photography magazine, Aint-Bad, focuses on a specific theme or cultural observation. The subject of their latest issue: the selfie! As they’re quick to note: “Some surprising things happen when you put out a bold, seemingly dangerous, call for selfie submissions…” Click below for a sneak peak at Aint-Bad’s provocative Self-ie issue!
For the third issue of Print Isn’t Dead, People of Print have teamed up with Hewlett-Packard to do something pretty original! Readers can personalise the cover of the magazine, up to 250 characters. Designer James Lunn will individually typeset each cover using Patron typeface by Milieu Grotesque. You can learn more here.
Photo by Thomas van Houtryve. House boats on Lake Oroville, California. The lake is 70% empty due to California’s severe drought.
Photo by Nikita Dudnik. Sudden hail storm in Novosibirsk Russia.
Photo by Massimo Sestini (from a helicopter). He spent 12 days aboard an Italian Navy ship as it rescued migrants between Africa and Malta.
TIME has selected ten images, from thousands, that they felt were the most influential this year. Warning: some of the images are graphic. You can see their full list, and read about each image in greater detail here.
I meant to post about Aint-Bad Magazine’s eighth issue, “The American South”, awhile ago. Their website is one of my favourite resources for contemporary photography, and their printed issues are beautifully curated. The magazine is based in Savannah, Georgia, and this issue focuses on photos and photo-essays related to re-defining The American South.
There are still copies of this issue left, if you’re interested head over here. Have a look several of the spreads from inside this issue below.
In December, veteran photojournalist David Guttenfelder was selected as TIME’s pick for Instagram photographer of the year. He has won the World Press Photo award seven times, and was one of the first foreign photographers to be allowed to document North Korea.
Guttenfelder commented that North Korea “is not the kind of place where you can make what photojournalists call good pictures very easily”. All of his photos were shot with a government minder looking over his shoulder.
I’ve included a small selection of his images below. I don’t know if North Korea has ever been captured this way before.