MacGuffin is a new and unusual design & crafts magazine. It features fabulous stories about the life of ordinary, often anonymously designed things. Each biannual edition takes an object and explores the manifold stories it generates. Like the MacGuffins in Hitchcock films, these things are not the main characters, but the plot devices that set the story in motion.
In this issue:
The lazy dog jumps over the quick brown fox! Letters galore as MacGuffin Nº 13 dives deep into the infinite world of written symbols, taking in Arabic protest and autocorrection, branded bodies and concrete poetry, found fonts and feminist printshops, graffiti and grimoires, internet memes and interrobangs, language labyrinths and left-handedness, protest signs and pointless puns, scribbles and Scrabble, slogan T-shirts and secret messages, and of course the Village People and YMCA. Contributors to this guide rich in alphabetic content include Amy Wu, Ben Clark, Chiachi Chao, Daphne Huisden, Emily King, Farah Fayyad, Ginevra Petrozzi, Inna Kochkina, Jess Baines, Karel Martens, Lou Buche, Mari Lebanidze, Natalie Kitroeff, Offshore Studio, Phaedra Charles, Rasha Dakkak, Silas Munro, Tasheka Arceneaux Sutton, Uta Eisenreich and many more.