John Short’s cover shoot of an intriguing pair of reverse footprints sets the tone for the Winter issue of Printed Pages – riddled with intrigue and demanding closer inspection. Inside we discuss art, fame and Desert Island Discs with Jeremy Deller, explore Kenzo’s dynamic culture of creative collaboration and go treasure hunting with filmmaker Tomas Leach. Raymond Briggs reflects on growing old and what home means to him, Studio Swine discuss their innovative way of looking at the world and we pick out some of the highlights from counterculture bible The Whole Earth Catalog.
We celebrate graphic brilliance from ten years’ worth of Kemistry Gallery posters on the occasion of their final Charlotte Road show, chat to ill Studio about how a skate magazine grew into one of the most exciting creative practices around and dive into Cark Kleiner’s personal photo archive of over six years’ worth of analog photography. Elsewhere there’s big hair, brutalist architecture and and a rifle through illustrator Molly Crabapple’s personal possessions; Kyle Platts putting down nice guys and a short story dealing with a carefully calculated plan of revenge.
Kyle Platts urges us to channel the vocabulary of Simon Schama.
Show & Tell
Political activist and reportage illustrator Molly Crabapple delights us with a selection of unusual objects.
We take you through the highs and lows of the Brutalist movement.
Still-life photographer Carl Kleiner shares six years’ worth of analogue images.
The Philosophy Of Ill
Parisian creatives Ill Studio talk to us about the influence of skateboarding on their work
Parts Of A Whole Earth
A look back at the origins of The Last Whole Earth Catalog and an exploration of some of its best bits.
The British artist on maintaining a low profile, rockstar heroes and not being invited onto Desert Island Discs.
Concentrated Graphic Goodness
A look back at some of Kemistry Gallery's best posters.
Digging On Swine
Studio Swine tell us about how a sense of place shapes their design appproach.
Tomas Leach explains his fascination with a treasure hunt in the wilderness of the Rocky Mountains.
The Continuing Collaborative Culture Of Kenzo
We find out how KENZO became one of the most exciting fashion brands of the 21st Century.
I’m Not Often Very Happy
Children’s illustrator Raymond Briggs on life, death, and finding pleasure in the everyday.
Dr. Padel’s Revenge
Dave Waddell’s sinister tale of an art collector in search of retribution.
The Ugliest Thing I Love
Georgia Frances King pays homage to big barnets and beguiling bouffants.
Will Hudson & Alex Bec
Liv Siddall, Maisie Skidmore, Madeleine Morley, Amy Lewin
Joseph Burrin, Philip Cronerud
Quarterly by It's Nice That ISSN 2052-2436