Afterall – Issue 28
A little over a year ago, blow magazine was no more than a loose idea waiting to take shape. Over the past twelve months we have cultivated a visual collection to honour the printed image, to celebrate known photographers and to shed a light on fresh talent. So it is with celebration in mind that we present to you our third issue: The Body Issue. One of the most photographed of subjects, the human body is infinite in its ability to communicate visually. Regularly a study of shape and form, sometimes a tool for social commentary and often a subject of controversy, the body acts as a human landscape with endless possibilities for expression and interpretation.
Book, Sale, Vinyl
Jake Blanchard’s third volume of Menagerie finally shows up just over a year after #2… The concept this time is slightly different, not only do the artists create imagery based on the musicians music, but this time the musicians also create a track based on an image created by the artist. Two exclusive new tracks from each of these artists: Ben Nash, Isengrind, C Joynes and Twinsistermoon. And exclusive new artwork by Jim Stoten, Simon Fowler, Adrianne Neil and Jake Blanchard. The sleeve is a collaboration between Jake and Jim and it is incredible! The LP is pressed on heavyweight black virgin vinyl, packaged with a A5 12 page litho printed full colour booklet. Limited to 500 copies.
Source is the magazine for contemporary photography in Britain and Ireland. It presents a forum for independent critical debate and the publication of the best new contemporary photography. Each issue includes portfolios of previously unpublished photographic work, newly commissioned essays and comprehensive reviews of exhibitions and publications. Source covers a wide range of photography from documentary and photojournalism to the work if contemporary artists. This has included police photography, advertising, pornography family photographs and design.
Welcome to Baseline 60, our autumn issue. To coincide with the 60th issue of the magazine, we mounted an exhibition at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) to celebrate the 17-year collaboration with its students, graduates and staff. For the first book review in this issue we selected the Design series published by the Antique Collectors’ Club, designed by Webb and Webb. It is reviewed by Prof. Alan Powers. The second publication is TD 63–73 Total Design and its pioneering role in graphic design. The author is Ben Bos and it is published by Unit Editions. The review is by Prof. Ian McLaren.