James Victore: Burning Questions

The graphic designer's web series serves up a dose of sage wisdom for the creative set

The lives of designers, freelancers and creatives are fraught with ups and downs. Projects come, contracts go, clients run the gamut from perfect to impossible, and sometimes the creative juices just don’t flow when they’re most needed. No one knows this better than beacon of good vibes and sound advice, design veteran James Victore. Victore started his YouTube series “Burning Questions” for all those creatives …

Jodi Bieber: Quiet

The renowned South African photographer explores vulnerability and masculinity in her new portrait series

Despite South Africa’s growing reputation as a hub for arts, culture and design (with events like Design Indaba showcasing local talent), a dark cloud of violence looms over the country, which many argue is intensified by shifting gender norms. Acclaimed photographer—winner of the 2011 World Press Photo for her moving portrait of Bibi Aisha, and also a Johannesburg local—Jodi Bieber explores masculinity and male vulnerability …

Interview: Gary Taxali

The multi-media artist discusses balancing commercial and personal work and the perils of a blank white page

Art and commerce are traditionally thought of as opposing forces. Of course, this is especially true for artists who’s work lands on both advertisements and gallery walls. Finding inspiration from commercial work while maintaining a sense of integrity in the art world is no easy task, but Toronto-based artist Gary Taxali proves it’s not only possible but, at times, beneficial. Taxali is set to open …