Inspired by our theme ‘The Nude’, there are five unique pull-out prints to discover in issue 12, along with in-depth interviews with the contributing artists who made them - Kelly Anna, Lillian Martinez, Joe Cruz, Daiana Ruiz and Jonathan Niclaus - giving insights into their creative lives and practices. In this edition we also travel to Morocco to meet Belgian designer Laurence Leenaert (featured on our cover) whose thriving brand LRNCE produces en ever-changing variety of contemporary lifestyle products with local artisans. We visit painter Cristina BanBan, whose bold canvases feature voluptuous female forms, delve into the increasingly in-demand world of 3D rendering, and find out about Facebook’s welcome commitment to contemporary artists.
A card to illuminate life’s greatest occasions! This firework-frenzied card is perfect for birthdays, graduations, new jobs and anything else worth celebrating. Blank inside for your perfectly personal note with a coordinating envelope.
Designed by London-based illustrator Elena Boils
4.3" x 6.1"
Printed in the UK on uncoated FSC-certified card, using vegetable-based inks
From A Girl Called Alaska's "Metamorphosis" Collection.
The Fool’s journey is one of returning to the self; a spiralic homecoming wherein you arrive at the beginning, entirely unrecognizable, and yet closer to yourself than ever before.
Here is Addax in the mirror, taking a moment to consider the silos of Seeing and Knowing—the axis of understanding.
The mirror is not a mirror, but rather a container wide enough to hold the multiple truths she/he/they possess.
The cranes represent harmony, grace & longevity—a reminder that life is long and your purple-hearted dreams, even if momentarily grounded, still have wings.
The Addax—a symbol of action emerging from intuition, not solely intellect—the strength of momentum with purpose. Adaptation—a reminder that adjusting one’s perception can be a powerful catalyst for altering one’s environment.
The twin Tigers—the charioteers, though a symbol of strength and forward momentum are seen resting—an easing of tension through stillness; a call to peace through breath.