Album Artwork: Is it really that important?

By Alastair Bailey Phone screens, televisions, posters at the train station, cereal boxes, logos, the artwork on the front of an album; in twenty-first century life, we are bombarded with visual imagery. Designed to maximise an engagement the list of visual items we consume is endless. All of these pervade our daily lives. Yet, our…

‘Is that Supreme?’ Are football shirts being taken a step too far?

The football shirt has become a designer’s playground and the 2020/21 kit release has been no exception. From ombre sunsets to cobalt paisleys, this season’s drop has cemented the football shirt as much more than a piece of sportswear, but rather a fashion staple. Over the last few seasons, the kit release campaigns have partaken…

What the Book?! | Lockdown lessons: What we can learn from nature

By Robbie Sweeten In Where the Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens has carefully crafted a story for the ages. As readers, we bear witness and learn lessons from Kya Clark’s journey through loss, love, and a murder trial. After being abandoned by her family, Kya Clark is forced to mature immersed within nature in the marshes…

In Frame | The Reno, guerrilla gardening and cherry blossom

By Elias Mendel ‘The white man is worth more and therefore he has more’ – in conversation with Linda Brogan Elias Mendel begins our brand-new series In Frame, articles dedicated to hearing artists’ voices, revealing what is behind the canvas. Mendel interviews the artist Linda Brogan and what began as a brief discussion of their exhibit about the…

Poetry | A Fungal Disease of the Roots by Lucy Johnson

Root rot is a fungal disease that manifests in over-watered plants. It is treated by cutting affected roots and repotting in clean soil. my fingernails have dirt under them from repotting my peace lily, gently teasing its twisted roots, mixing up a well-draining soil and giving it some space to grow. I placed it back…

Artwork | Seeking solace by painting pictures by Cierra G. Rowe

Cierra G. Rowe is a fine artist from rural Kentucky. Her zeal for painting blossomed during adolescence and has, since then, continued to serve as her lighthouse through the fog. Painting has encouraged me to embrace my history, identity and experiences. It serves as a path towards finding balance through the uncertainty. Within my artwork I…