5 October 2009
Tactile pleasure, bold layouts
From Bardot to Hollis … plenty to watch and read in the new FILE
The second issue of Thorbjørn Ankerstjerne and Fabio Sebastianelli’s bi-annual FILE is out, writes Simon Esterson. It’s a fascinating project: a large-format 124-page magazine, printed on
newsprint with a heavy outer cover and including a DVD with three hours of content.
‘A magazine to watch and read,’ say the publishers. The layouts are bold and direct: the product a tactile pleasure. This issue includes Brigitte Bardot and Richard Hollis. The DVD includes a 45-minute documentary, Freedom on the Fence, about Polish posters.
FILE is available via file-magazine.com, plus key London galleries (including the Design Museum) and bookshops.