the paper-paper

an archive of printed matter

WRAP, ISSUE 10, ‘INTO THE WILD’ is as bright and fun as a spring/summer edition can get. Featuring some amazing illustrations from a more focused choice of 5 illustrators (rather than the usual 10) on a theme that explores plants in all their weird and wonderful glory. A favourite being Pat Bradbury’s ‘How Does Your Garden Grow’ that shows off his irreverent collage style and punchy colours. This issue also includes an in depth look into the influence of the 1980’s designers involved in The Memphis Group on contemporary illustrators today. Marcello Velho further explores the influence through an illustrated essay containing some beautiful abstract images. This whole section is cleverly printed on a gloss stock, which perfectly suits the mood of The Memphis Group and adds a tactile quality to Marcello’s images.

EDWARD CHEVERTON, ‘Therapy’, 2014

Edward Chevertons ‘Therapy’ zine is a playful creation, that shows off his irreverent style both in format and content. Pages vary in sizes and colours, and the density of images runs amok. Sometimes a page will be full of characters, jumping and swinging in to every corner, whilst others will display, a solitary, proud figure drawn in Cheverton’s trademark naive style. ‘Therapy’ feels like stealing the kid at the back of the class’s notebook and getting more than you bargained for, but in a really good way. Check out more of Ed’s work here.

NICK WOOD and STEVEN HEDLEY, Conjunction issue#4 'grief', www.conjunctionzine.co.uk

The fourth issue of Conjunction, an Oxford based publication, explores the theme of grief. Featuring 14 artists from varied practices including Alessandra Genualdo and Marianne Hallseth.  Grief is risographed in black throughout with a thick black border on each page inspired by Victorian mouring stationary.