It’s that time of the week again! Here are three of our favourite things from the past seven days.
We’re big fans of WRAP here at ICON HQ. In addition to articles and interviews that shine the spotlight on some of the best artists from around the globe, each issue of the tri annual publication also includes several pull-out sheets of lavishly illustrated wrapping paper.
This week, Yasmin picked up a copy of the current edition, which features a fantastic cover designed by friend of ICON Jean Jullien. An insightful interview with the London-based illustrator can also be found inside the issue, alongside a piece exploring the influence Italian design collective The Memphis Group has had on the current ‘New Abstract’ movement.
Tom came across the portfolio of London-based illustrator Matt Blease this week. Matt, who’s work you may recognise from his weekly slot in the Guardian’s G2 supplement, has produced a mammoth amount of excellent illustration over the last couple of years. Being the bicycle buffs we are, it’s perhaps unsurprising that we’re really into his series of illustrated tees and sweats created in collaboration with Brother Cycles.
Alex recently discovered what is perhaps the best looking cookbook of all time! A Work in Progress is actually a three books in one. The separate parts work together to document a year at Noma, a two Michelin star restaurant in Copenhagen steered by head chef René Redzepi.
As well as a traditional hardback recipe book, the set also includes a copy of René’s journal and a collection of smartphone photographs taken by the restaurant’s staff. The books were designed in-house at Phaidon and have created quite an impact since their release, deservedly bagging a Book Design gong at the D&AD Awards 2014.
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