VISI loves nostalgic printed throws and cushions, marble, outsized lamps and wood in bathrooms, and its new owner New Media is sure that readers will find at least ‘33 Reasons to Still Love VISI’ in its transformed Winter Issue, on shelf Wednesday 18 July.
The new format features an uber-cool new masthead, different size paper selection (which changes throughout the magazine to give readers an exciting tactile experience) and visually impactful graphic language — all part of the redesign of the magazine by Durban-based graphic art talent and indie publisher Garth Walker.
Walker worked with VISI editor Sumien Brink to develop the new look in synch with New Media’s strategy for VISI. Which is to reinvigorate the award-winning design and decor magazine with refreshed graphics and content, as well as a new print schedule. Four bumper seasonal issues and two special interest editions of VISI will be published per year.
*Taken from ‘33 Reasons to Still Love VISI’ – REASON 29: We champion creative collaborations …(Read on)
REASON 29: We champion creative collaborations
When designers of different disciplines join forces, the results are often mind-blowing. That’s exactly what happened when furniture designer Laurie Wiid van Heerden (below left) teamed up with graphic artist Atang Tshikare of Zabalazaa (below right) to produce this outdoor bench for the Southern Guild Exhibition 2012.
Laurie explains the convergence of furniture design with graffiti in this project: “I love graffiti and think it’s a pity so much of it gets destroyed or damaged, so I decided to design a product that would showcase this art form in a different way.”
• This bench will be showcased as part of the Southern Guild Exhibition at the Everard Read Gallery in Johannesburg from 2 August to 8 September. www.southernguild.co.za