"The oldest picture book in our possession is the midnight sky." - E.W Maunder
An opening quote from British Astronomer of the 19th century is the inspiration and influence behind the second issue of Larsson & Jennings’ in-house magazine, TwentySix.
Exploring the intrinsic link between time and space is a beautiful contrast between the first issue of TwentySix; The launch issue went BTS's at South London coffee roastery Alchemy coffee, took a trip up to END. clothing in Newcastle, explored New York’s West Village through the eyes of Alice Gao and unveiled unseen imagery from Larsson & Jennings’ latest campaign, shot by Cereal magazine’s creative director, Rich Stapleton. The first issue also included stories from the deputy editor of GQ, Bill Prince, Condé Nast Traveller’s watch and jewellery aficionado, Jessica Diamond, and antiques expert Alan Bedwell. The publication spanned 130 pages, was curated in-house and printed on uncoated paper in London.
Which is why we we're even more excited about the second issue...
We look back to early horology which controlled the knowledge of astronomy and physics and calculated the cycles of the earth, moon, and sun to create a celestial invention; the clock. The theatre for this celestial play is, of course, the night sky, from where TwentySix took inspiration for this issue. Filled with all-things-art, the second issue includes article interviews by the following: TwentySix's Editor Alicia Waite explores London’s Greenwich, the "home" of the original civil time standard, Surface Designer, Katie Gillies tells us what her influences are and how to work with solid materials, Andy Singleton depicts a starry Swiss night in paper, Q&A with painter Lorraine Loots, we catch up with Esquire’s Style Director, Teo van den Broeke, and we are shown 11 Astronomy Photography winners from the biggest astronomy competition in the world, which were picked from over 4500 entries from 80 countries.
Four of the 365 day project paintings by Lorraine Loots.
Get inspired and pick up a copy of Issue 2 of TwentySix at Concept Store Y in Soho or online at www.conceptstore-y.com for £10.