Miser & Now
Art direction & editorial
Miser & Now was published by the Keith Talent Gallery, one of several hybrid gallery spaces in London’s East End. CHK’s conceptual approach to this project also included the magazine’s name, which is an anagram of its directors’ first names, Simon and Andrew. The logo design references the financial aspects of the art market. Based on a British £5 note, it is the only recurring element of the design as each issue is conceived as a new entity, reflecting its particular theme. The gallery name is based on the anti-hero Keith Talent, the main protagonist in Martin Amis’ murder mystery novel London Fields (1989). As the gallery was located near London Fields, E8, there is also a geographical connection. And yes, people did call and ask for Keith!