It’s been a good few months since we released the Winter 2014 issue of Printed Pages, but we’ve been busy little bees in that time making a magazine that’s bigger and better. It feels nicer in your hands, appears prettier to your eyes and is still unfathomably cheap. It towers at a whopping 156 pages of art and design-related goodness; that’s over 20 pages more than we’ve given you before.
The only thing you might have to grumble about is that we’re only publishing it twice a year now, but we’ve made up for that by giving this issue TWO COVERS! Aren’t we nice? Our sun-kissed cover stars come courtesy of Lithuanian photographer Tadao Cern, who snapped them unawares on a beach in eastern Europe. You can choose which one you’d like to grace your mag.
Inside you’ll find interviews with advertising royalty Dan Wieden, comics legend Charles Burns, photographer of the moment Viviane Sassen and Gail Bichler, design director of The New York Times Magazine. There’s also features on nudie drawing, private views, some of the strangest design studio names and an in-depth exploration of rock’n’roll tour photography through the ages.
Wait, there’s more! For the next two weeks you can pre-order the latest issue and the first 500 orders will get an exclusive screen print from the archive of graphic design legend Alan Fletcher, all delivered to your door before it’s available in shops. Choice!
Jordy Van Den Nieuwendijk makes a concerted effort at self-improvement
Designs of the Times
Design director of The New York Times Magazine, Gail Bichler, tells us her story
What Goes On Tour
We speak to some stalwarts of music photography to find out about life on the road
NB Studio's Tom Moloney shares his beautiful collection of fruit wrappers
Inside The Sugar Skull
Charles Burns on punk rock, art school and why he won't draw his mid-life crisis
Pictura’s Best Pictures
Cult directors Encyclopedia Pictura talk us through some of their best cinematic works
Photogrphaer Tadao Cern captures sunbathers unawares on a Balkan beach
Dan Wieden Is…
We follow Dan Wieden round a conference and eventually sit down for a chat
A playful poke at the private views we love to hate
An exclusive insight into the sketchbooks of the late, great Alan Fletcher
Less Gucci More Gefilte
A guide to Montreal from the perspective of its creative community
The Pedestrian Process
Why going behind the scenes of the creative process isn't all it's cracked up to be
Revealed In New Ways
We find out how life drawing is transforming from fine art to therapy
The Name Game
Seven young design studios explain their weird and wonderful names
An interview with Viviane Sassen on the occasion of her show Pikin Slee
The Ugliest Thing I Love
David OReilly critiques the worth of design magazines
Joseph Burrin & Philip Cronerud
Emily Gosling, Billie Muraben, Liv Siddall, Maisie Skidmore
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