dipping into an old copy of apartamento magazine for visual inspiration. graphic designer atsuki kikuchi designed covers for japanese food magazine shun ga marugoto, focusing on just one ingredient every issue.

Each issue of Shun Ga Marugoto was about one ingredient, like cabbage, tomato, lemon, or eggplant. They made 30 issues between 2007 and 2012, but they’re on hiatus now. Usually magazines offer lots of different information about different things, but Shun Ga Marugoto was more pragmatic and tried to show the connected points of one ingredient through different types of content. When I designed it I made the name of the special ingredient look like the name of the magazine and made the magazine title tiny. I thought it was funny and weird to see just the word, or noun, like ‘cabbage’ , lined up in the magazine stand..

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urbanautica:

FORMAT13: FACTORY
Album Beauty

'Album Beauty', an exhibition of found photographs curated by Erik Kessels, is an ode to the vanishing era of the photo album. Once commonplace in every home, the photo-album has been replaced by the digital age where images are now jpegs and live online and in hard drives. These visual narratives are testament to the once universal appeal to document and display the mundane. Often a repository for family history, they usually represent a manufactured family as edited for display. The albums speak of birth, death, beauty, sexuality, pride, happiness, youth, competition, exploration, complicity and friendship.

Curated by Erik Kessels in collaboration with Foam Amsterdam. 

© FORMAT 

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nowness:

Photographer Viviane Sassen shoots South America for UNSEEN Photography Fair Amsterdam here

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aadatart:

EXHIBITION: Black Chronicles II at Rivington Place, London, UK from September 12 – November 29, 2014

Autograph ABP presents Black Chronicles II, a new exhibition exploring black presences in 19th and early 20th century Britain, through the prism of photography – particularly studio portraiture. The exhibition presents over 200 photographs, which present new knowledge and offer different ways of seeing the black subject in Victorian Britain, and contribute to an ongoing process of redressing persistent ‘absence’ within the historical record.

Learn more in The Art List: 16 International Art Exhibitions to See This September

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aadatart:

Samuel Fosso at Walther Collection, New York from September 12, 2014 – January 17, 2015

The Walther Collection presents a survey of works by Samuel Fosso, one of the most renowned contemporary artists working in Africa. Since the mid-1970s, Fosso has focused on self-portraiture by transforming his body through performance, envisioning variations on African identity in the postcolonial era. His early experimental works and later series create a new imagery opposed to both the ethnographic visions of Africa and the commercial imperatives of studio portraiture.

Learn more in The Art List: 16 International Art Exhibitions to See This September

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5centsapound:

Émilie Régnier: Mali Passport

via foam: ‘I am really driven by the idea of showing a West African society that is growing,’ says Régnier. That means ignoring the easy and the rote: pictures of elites quaffing champagne, or images cataloguing the atrocities of war. Witnessing with a camera takes many forms. For Régnier, photographic truth is located in the bodily presence of young West Africans proudly negotiating their future, a diverse future of many possibilities.’

(via accradotalt)

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admiring the covers of these bauhaus books. bibliothèque kandinsky have recently published 9 of these publications as downloadable PDFs (in german)

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inaclearing:

from Bangkok, by Adam Birkan

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gumasaat:

WORD! WORD? WORD! Issa Samb and the Undecipherable Form at Raw Material Company - Dakar, Senegal

gumasaat:

WORD! WORD? WORD! Issa Samb and the Undecipherable Form at Raw Material Company - Dakar, Senegal

(Source: gumaasaat, via blackcontemporaryart)

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really enjoyed looking through alexia webster’s ‘space & modernism in ghanaian architecture’ series online.

1. africa hall women’s student residence, kwame nkrumah university of science & technology, kumasi
2. faculty of science, university of ghana, cape coast
3. mfantsipim boys school, cape coast
4. wesley girls school, cape coast

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