Another great design from Jonathan Hitchen introduces another fantastic issue of the Manchester-based Modernist. The Habitat issue is about the places we choose to live and call home ('it's not where you're from, it's where you're at' a famous Mancunian once wisely said). Inside we find humanity and refinement in the work of architect Frederick Gibberd, cherished memories of a new town life in Runcorn and the benefits of a life spent in libraries. Elsewhere are the silkscreen and collaged works of Sarah Hardacre, a look at the palaces of a rebuilt Plymouth and the joys of the container home.
The Modernist is a quarterly publication about architecture and design in the 20th Century (fact). It is also a passionate, witty, academic, and thought provoking read (another fact).
The magazine itself. From the geometric illustrations that decorate the articles to the use of that Kline Blue that highlights every page - this is a beauty.