Finnish graphic design & illustrator, Lotta Nieminen. Tuli&Savu is a Finnish poetry magazine and was designed in collaboration with another of my favorites, Janine Rewell. Each spread is beautifully attended-to; there’s a lot going on but it’s expertly controlled. I love the colors too. I guess there could be a little more continuity between the spreads (at least viewed from this distance), but they’re honestly so beautiful on their own I’m not sure I would change a thing.
This is one of the finest examples of publication design I’ve seen in a while. I love when you can tell that the designer (in this case, Alejandra Roman) maintains a strict adherence to a grid. Yet the layout and flow is consistent and far from boring. Well done. Via Graphic-Exchange.
The RRR Project is dedicated to supporting art in surprising and accessible ways no matter what the medium is, “…we look around, see what we can do and take it upon ourselves to make it happen. Less talk, more action.”
Their gorgeous zine: 100 pages of recycled art, 6×9 inches, 2/3 in 2 color & 1/3 in CMYK, edition of 1000. $15 plus shipping.
Video by awesome designer Mike Afsa which pretty much encapsulates the whole project really well
After working on Proximity magazine, it’s especially important to me to support local & smaller publications because I know the extra amount of effort it takes to them pull off, particularly financially. And now there’s this week’s news that ID is folding, on top of all our other countess magazine friends that have folded in the last year or two. With each subsequent closing announcement, of course I cling further to my beloved small-time zines & mags. That’s why I got so excited when I heard about At Your Leisure which will be a series of 4 issues and sounds like it’s pretty much the same concept as a blog, but in that delectable print form… “it’s page after page of ideas, images, concepts, & colors. An homage to those that inspire and a desire to do the same. A visual train of thought. A celebration of individuals that live what they love…”
Are you drooling yet? Get yours here for 10 bones. Oh, did I mention it’s an edition of 250? So go NOW.