Hans Schleger — Design Magazine cover (1962)
Received my copy of issue five of Eight:48, an 80-page colour newspaper published by the online Art & Design bookstore Counter-Print.
Each issue focuses on a different theme relevant to the current creative scene. Previous themes include contemporary poster design, a look at new design companies and illustration collectives and a discussion of the future of print. Issue 5, ‘Counter-Print: Cover to Cover’, is all about books: the bulk of the magazine is given over to a lovingly catalogued archive of all the art & design books that have appeared on Counter-Print; there are also essays on the design, collecting and storing of books.
Issue Price: £6 (including p&p to UK)
Creative Review continues its current run of good form with the May edition which flopped onto my doormat yesterday. It includes articles about what the design community can do in the wake of the earthquake in Japan beyond the immediate response in the form of fundraising prints/posters (about which there has been a certain amount of discussion online), a Rick Poynor interview with David Byrne (or is it a David Byrne interview with Rick Poynor?), and a timely piece about Atelier Populaire, the printing workshop at the heart of the May 68 protests in Paris (see above). It’s also The Annual issue so you also get a chunky roundup of the best design and advertising work from the last 12 months.