Dutch newspaper De Volkskrant asked Lernert & Sander to make a photograph for their documentary photography special, with the theme food. The solution was a transformation of unprocessed food into perfect cubes of 2,5 x 2,5 x 2,5 cm. A simple and clever visual input in the debate of processed vs. natural food.
The granddaddy of them all in my opinion is Acne Paper. It’s truly an enviable piece and something that I believe can only be done consistently with a successful brand behind it. It’s format is ballsy and still incredibly delicate, with it’s recycled paper stock mimicking that of a very high-end newsprint.
The typography is well-executed and the photos impeccable—it’s no wonder it’s released every two years. The amount of work that goes into each issue is evident.
Between The Gentlewoman and Fantastic Man, I’m a big fan of creative director Jop van Bennekom’s work. Fantastic Man recently celebrated their 10th anniversary with a redesign of their latest issue. I can’t say I’m a fan of the new cover, but the subtle changes in the interior are really fantastic (no pun intended) and worth perusing.
The Gourmand is a great biannual food and culture magazine that’s well-designed and isn’t afraid to try new things. The spread with Nenah Cherry in the most recent issue (5) particularly caught my eye.
In my opinion, The Gentlewoman is one of the best indie magazines being published today. Penny Martin and creative director, Jop van Bennekom, along with their team are publishing something really special that honors the interesting and talented women featured in each issue. There’s not a copy I haven’t collected since discovering this magazine.