Today, Format Magazine has unveiled a revamped version of their publication. Seeking to explore the creative mind, the magazine features talented professionals, a part of the community and their work, alongside like-minded creatives and industry decision makers.
Featuring the world’s leading creatives — both established and emerging — Format Magazine aims to inspire and inform through honest experiences, opinions and practices. It features photographers, illustrators, graphic designers, artists and other creative professionals alongside the decision makers that hire them. Format Magazine is produced by the team at Format.
Their new column called “On Hand”, is photo series that looks at the essential and eccentric items leading photographers, illustrators, designers, artists and other creative professionals keep ‘on hand’ as part of their practice. Here’s a sneak peak at 5 creatives and their toolkits.
Art director Leta Sobierajski, known for her bizarre and colorful compositions:
“I ALWAYS HAVE ROLLS OF TAPE ON HAND—NOT ONLY FOR ADHESIVE PURPOSES.”
Photographer Agnes Lloyd Platt, known for her monochromatic fashion photos that showcase:
“MY DIARY COMES EVERYWHERE — IF IT’S NOT WRITTEN DOWN, IT WON’T HAPPEN.”
Textile collagist Ben Venom, known for his vintage quilts that have the attitude of a motorcycle gang:
“IN ONE WORD MY WORK CAN BE DESCRIBED AS A COLLISION.”
Food stylist Claudia Ficca, known for meticulous, precise displays of edible art:
“…OBSESSIVELY LOOKING THROUGH 100 STRAWBERRIES TO FIND THE PERFECT ONE.”
Digital collagist Tyler Spangler, known for his psychedelic, chaotic digital combinations of neon patterns and prints:
“I WOULD DESCRIBE MY WORK AS PSYCHEDELIC, ABSTRACT, SURREAL, DADA, AND POP.”