Brackets, when writing, are usually used to contain extra information that may support one subject or another. The publication Bracket takes a look at some very serious issues that are often neglected in our every day lives and usually overlooked when writing about designers, illustrators and artists. It takes a look at these in-between issues by asking a curated selection of artists and designers a short series of questions centered around a specific topic.
The ideas are presented to the artists and designers in the form of a questionnaire, which they are invited to write, draw, doodle, scribble or print their answers upon. Bracket then publishes the questionnaires exactly as they are received which adds a nice personal touch to all of the insight provided within the answers.
Currently in its fourth issue, Bracket has so far tackled the topics of craft, hunger, education and money. The answers are quite personal and vary widely. Hanson Ho answering the question, “How do you see the relationship between money and creativity?”:
Money and Creativity should be committed to each other. They should enjoy meaningful time together, have a fulfilling sex life, and should never cheat on each other.
Bracket is printed on newsprint and is almost the size of a normal newspaper, giving it a personal look, feel and smell that complements the personal nature of the questions asked and answered within its pages. A great way for people to get to know more about their favorite artists and designers as well as an insightful look at some serious issues, Bracket is an excellent publication for just about everyone.
About the Reviewer Dominic Flask is a designer by nature, a teacher by application and a thoughtful companion by friendship. You can view his design portfolio here, his place of work here, and his in progress work here.