|Kitching cabinet... cover art by the master of letterpress|
The first three issues of Uusi were nominated at this year’s Design Week Awards, losing out to the brilliant ‘Hand Written Letter Project’ by Music. But in my humble, Uusi has been steadily improving with each incarnation, and #4 (‘The Craft Issue’) is the best yet. The icing on the cake design-wise is an original cover by letterpress guru Alan Kitching.
Inside, I’ve written articles on specially commissioned artwork for Nokia World 2011; a couple of great short films by Build; the naming process behind the Lumia and Asha ranges; and a timeline of classic Nokia phones, starting with the Nokia 1011 in 1992.
|Nokia’s greatest hits... a timeline of classic mobile phones|
Putting Uusi together is a pretty intense experience. It’s a small team for a magazine with such ambition. But when you finally hold it in your hands, the effort seems more than worthwhile.