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Flitting between New York and London, Cameron McNee is always found with a camera around his neck. From working with high-end brands for editorial content to his personal community projects, he’s rebellious in his approach to photography and tireless in

Words: Jai McIntosh Takahashi McGil imbue time-honoured Japanese tradition with western technique to artfully craft a beautiful selection of homeware and furniture. Jai: So who are Takahashi McGil? T/M: We create functional homeware and decorative Art pieces made from a mix of local

Excerpts from Paul Smith (published by Phaidon, out now, £49.95) In celebration of 50 years of Paul Smith, Phaidon offers a timely study of the British design legend’s one-of-a-kind creativity. This new monograph captures the unique spirit of British fashion icon

As Tate Liverpool presents a comprehensive retrospective of the legendary British photographer Sir Don McCullin, we sit down with the man himself to talk about making peace, accepting responsibility, and getting your house in order ‘Of course I feel fear, I

For scientists and architects alike, preparing for the future of food production might be a question of looking up, as opposed to looking forward words by Róisín HANLON Inventive use of soil-free technologies like aquaponics and aeroponics are drastically reducing the square

Our deep dive into the world of craft continues this month with stone artist, QEST scholar and John Smedley ambassador, Zoe Wilson words by Will HALBERT How would you describe your craft? I am a stone carver and sculptor. What is your favourite part

We sit down with British model and self-confessed petrol head, David Gandy to discuss the bond between man and machine, honouring the greats, and satisfying man’s appetite for danger interview by Will Halbert & Thomas Sumner photography by Patrick Gosling The dimmed

Discarded by high school students in favour of a daydream, we revisit an art & design teachers pin-up as it celebrates its centenary Words by Thomas SUMNER Bauhaus. Probably a vague high school memory for most, but the 1920s German institution is

Everton left back and avid photographer, Leighton Baines, gives his two cents on the celluloid charm of analogue photography On the analogue process With film photography, there’s a real sense that there’s something at stake, there’s a pressure to it. I like that. People

This month our resident expert, Róisín Hanlon, discusses the most unfairly maligned of architectural movements Brutalism is certainly one of the most contentious styles of architecture. Characteristics of the style include; strong lines, geometric forms, raw materials, exposed structure and "memorability of image". Though

Much of German-born Andreas Gursky’s work centres around the human element of the contemporary global economy; his images of banks, stock exchanges and global corporate headquarters are often depicted as a hive of human activity.  Chicago, Board of Trade II is

Under the collective monniker of Haarkon, both India Hobson and Magnus Edmondson have made a name for themselves as skilled photographers, avid explorers and all-round visual storytellers. Their first book of published work, Glasshouse Greenhouse, is a glowing testament to

One consequence of streetwear’s influence on Heritage fashion houses is that by the time a shiny new creative director has stepped through the door, plans have already been made to change everything. Some changes are welcome, many are not; it is

Ben Sherman x Francesco Mellina - Thursday 4th October 2018 The Essential Journal are excited to invite you to the exclusive launch of the pop up exhibition showcasing the work of acclaimed photographer Francesco Mellina at Ben Sherman's Liverpool One store. There will be a Q&A

Step inside Toxteth Reservoir and take a walk through the sights, sounds and wonder of an ice cave, rainforest and monsoon. This September, FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) and interactive art experts Invisible Flock, will take over Toxteth Reservoir

Circular-economy architecture or cradle-to-cradle has been coined ‘the next industrial revolution’, but what is it and how can we adapt our approach to incorporate it? At this year’s WantedDesign Show in Manhattan, the Finnish Cultural Institute of New York commissioned a

We chat to Mae-Ling Lokko about her architecture and technology transcending installation, Hack The Root, and preview our favourites from this year’s Liverpool Biennial Essential Journal: Hi Mae-ling, introduce yourself and tell us about your installation… Mae-ling Lokko: My name is Mae-ling