Ditto Press London

The independent publisher and printer opens up shop with a bevy of books, photographs, risographs and more

Next to the Regent’s Canal in the pretty but comparatively sleepy De Beauvoir area in London, sandwiched in between Haggerston, Shoreditch and Islington, risograph print studio and publishing house Ditto Press has just opened its doors to the public. The studio, which was founded by Ben Freeman and Lynsey Atkin, is now run by Freeman and has greatly evolved since its beginnings in 2009. Today, …

Reaching Peaks Without Ropes

A Ken Burns iPad app, touchscreen subway maps, swapping sexism and more in our weekly look at the web

The word “epic” gets thrown around a lot these days, but occasionally it’s completely fitting—like in the case of this beautiful video of Alex Honnold making climbing history on the 2,500 El Sendero Luminoso (The Shining Path) in El Potrero Chico, Mexico. A difficult route in its own right, what makes Honnold’s climb really stand out is his lack of ropes, harnesses or any kind …

Butchering Teddy Bears

A Ken Burns iPad app, touchscreen subway maps, swapping sexism and more in our weekly look at the web

With an impressively jarring exhibition at Galerie xpon-art in Hamburg, Germany, artist Miroslav Menschenkind deconstructs and destroys Teletubbies and teddy bears. From slaughtering house scenes with teddy carcasses hung on hooks, to shredding machines with stuffed animal innards, it makes quite an impact. There’s a little humor but a lot of death to childhood dreams in the show, which runs through 2 March 2014.