Art Licks – Issue Five
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.
Published biannually, 8 Magazine looks beneath the surface and shines a spotlight on the issues that shape our world. Now in its tenth year of publication, 8 magazine takes the traditional format of words and pictures to a new level. For each issue, we choose a theme to explore, usually a contemporary issue that requires investigating and understanding, and seek the best ways to bring the subject to light. With its unique mix of reportage, commentary, interviews and essays, 8 magazine has grown to occupy a unique place in the publishing sphere, offering world class analysis through essays, photographic and written.
Featuring 96, full colour pages of prose, poetry, interviews, enticing images and new music reviews. Each copy comes paired with an exclusive, limited edition, compilation CD of rare and recent musical releases… Content: Hanna Tuulikki Magpie’s cover illustrator uncovers the secrets of her symbolic world. Chrysalis An excerpt of ‘Chrysalis’ by Kim Todd, which explores the life of Maria Sibylla Merian, a 17th century botanical illustrator, and her quest to uncover the mystery of metamorphosis. The Museum of British Folklore We speak to Simon Costin, the founder of a new museum set up to celebrate the weird and wonderful folk traditions of Britain, and ask why these still matter today. Storm in a Teacup Magpie speaks to Verity Flecknell, founder of London based feminist arts collective ‘Storm in a Teacup’. Daphne Descends Spring/Summer collection inspired by priestesses and queens from Sardinia’s primitive era. Designed and Styled by Madeleine Nie and Laura Lambroni. Shot by Ellen Rogers. Aspects of Leonora Charley Feltham celebrates the life and work of Leonora Carrington – one of the most daringly original, bizarre and visionary artists of the 20th century. Stories Stitched from String Magpie investigates a new generation of puppeteers and storytellers, including Wyrd Motion, The Little Theatre of Dolls and Monooka. Music Reviews and Interviews Interview with Alela Diane Interview with Ödland Reviews: High Wolf, Jozef Van Wissem, Infinity Room and Higuma at Cafe Oto, Lüüp, Meg Baird, Mariee Sioux, Ilya Monosov, Larkin Grimm, Julia Kent and more.