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43-35 10th Street is the latest publication by Swiss indie publisher Kodoji Press. The title refers to the artist Daniel Shea’s studio and home address in Long Island City. From and beyond this address, and using 399 colour and 27 black and white plates, Shea crafts an elegant narrative about politics, class dynamics and the actual beneficiaries from the ongoing urban changes. Expansive construction projects and the flux of new jobs they generate are also the scene for political tension workers and unions disputes and more visible economic inequalities. The photographs reveal these tensions, and establish Shea’s strong focus on composition, colour, shape and line, detailing construction sites through close ups of bricks, windows, pipes and different sorts of building surfaces.Buy...

The fourth issue of Pressing Matters explores the broad reaches of the craft of printing. Visiting a collection of huge presses in Norway, a Czech studio mixing the methodological with the modern and conversing with Iranian printer (and paralympic athlete) Mohammad Barrangi Fashtami, plus presenting the brothers bringing attention to a near extinct animal with prints, these are some of Pressing Matters’ proposed projects taking us to new geographically and technically stretched limits. Meeting up with creative printers who conveniently use whole processes of printing to boost their work and enrich their personal lives. Interestingly, the making of this edition involves interactive field trips by the magazine's creator John Coe in which his two co-founders Jake Kennedy and Jo Hounsome plus twelve members of John’s family have participated.Buy...

Eaten is a new sensational magazine about the history of food, created and edited by food historian Emelyn Rude. In this first volume themed “the food of the gods”, Eaten launches an exploration into how certain eating habits and recipes have emerged from the divine. Featuring stories about the revival of a nearly lost tradition of beer-brewing by the Benedictine monks of St. Wandrille Abbey, some directions on how to make an ancient Roman honey cake, the rite of butter carving in Tibet, and, a selection of poems by Rumi on the beauty of fasting in Ramadan.Buy...

Mold magazine is focused on helping create better environment friendly visions about how we produce and consume food. After the two first issues respectively dealing with the role of microbes in producing delicious food and how tableware design and furniture can create new rituals around the dining table, this third issue explores the many ways food waste can be reused as resource for the future, especially that we are currently wasting one third of the total amount of food we produce! Featuring articles on inspiring chefs behind a whole new dining movement, why food waste issues are so relevant for architects to tackle, ideas on the connection between soil design and fighting climate change, what the fridges of the future might look like, and, many more brilliant and inspiring stories.Buy...

Cabin fever sketches a beautiful narrative about the history of cabin culture and the passions underlying its evolution in North America. Printed on smooth uncoated paper and a hard medium size cover, the book presents the cabin as an architectural and cultural constitution in view of three notions: shelter, which explores the cabin’s practical details accompanying the historical Westward land explorations, utopia, which represents an outlook on the cabin being an excellent site for distancing and contemplation, and porn, which positions it in popular culture. This brings to light the great purposes behind having a cabin, having in mind the works of the likes of Henry David Thoreau, Edward Abbey and Gary Snyder, but at the same time serves as a symbol of colonization and displacement of indigenous people. Cabin Fever is produced along the Cabin Fever exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery.Buy...

Five Museums in Berlin are represented by the Nationalgalerie, an institution dating back to 1861: The Alte Nationalgalerie, the Neue Nationalgalerie, the Museum Berggruen, the Sammlung Scharf-Gerstenberg and the Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart. The collected artworks in these museums are currently under scrutiny in an exhibition (April 28–August 26, 2018) at the Hamburger Bahnhof Museum on account of its Eurocentric Western focus. Through thirteen extensively researched chapters this colossal volume imagines how would the collection look like if it were gathered today, with more openness and with an appreciation for complexity and diversity in the arts. This contributes to the discussion about the future of the Nationalgalerie, and invites to take a fresh look on the significance of arts beyond Europe.Buy...

Design As An Attitude explores the power of design in creating a better world. Inspired by the last few years intense economic, political and ecological vulnerabilities, New York Times and Frieze magazine columnist Alice Rawsthorn assembles narrative essays to chart the different aspects of contemporary design. From looking into Moholy Nagy’s motto “design is not a profession but an attitude” which he first introduced in his monumental book Vision in Motion (1947), to contemplating the differences between art and design, and the importance of diversity and “dirty architecture, fuzzy theory, and dirty design” in crafting design projects, Design As An Attitude is a real, compelling page-turner.Buy...

Published by ByDesign Conference in Bratislava, Slovakia, Backstage Talks celebrates dialogue within the design community about “the big questions”. Frank, critical and engaging this magazine is an essential supplement to the everyday small talk conversations among design practitioners which tend to be more about lifestyles or the practical concerns of some upcoming project rather than about the complex issues that affect the quality and purpose of design. Through a one-question section and ten interviews, Backstage Talks investigates how design can improve business (and vice versa) by focusing on creating a balance between product utility and beauty.Buy...

This is the print publication of the Unseen platform in Amsterdam where you can find the latest work in photography. It showcases up-and-coming talents form the international photography scene. The current fifth issue comes in a new design and has a bolder attitude than the previous editions. Featuring some gorgeous flower photos, a conversation at the Aperture Foundation about the the foundation’s most recent projects and its upcoming publication: “How we see. Photobooks by Women”, plus the cool couple’s commission at Fujifilm’s European facilities, a photo-reportage representing the masculine and so much more cool imagery, texts and event materials drenching the magazine’s uncoated and polished pages.Buy...

Not Two Alike reintroduces a precious collection of a 1929 exhibition of cut-paper abstractions and exposures by American photographer Francis Bruguière (1879—1945) and plant photographs by German sculpture Karl Blossfeldt (1865—1932), which was held at the Warren Gallery in London to celebrate the launch of their two books Art Forms in Nature and Beyond This Point. The collection is complemented with photograms and negatives by contemporary artist Thomas Ruff. The current publication is released for the upcoming exhibition Not Two Alike (21 Sep 2018-13 Jan 2019) taking place at this year’s Cincinnati"s FotoFocus Biennial, the largest gathering of its kind in America. The book is delicately designed, comprising two folders flaunting sepia-toned photographs to give the viewer a sense that each image is not simply reproduced but really lived in.Buy...