With each issue based around a single object, MacGuffin magazine is a platform for fans of inspiring, personal, unexpected, highly familiar or utterly disregarded things. Widely recognized as a fabulously designed and immaculately researched design & crafts biannual, it is an indispensable resource for all those who want backstage information about the life of things.
‘The Log’ takes a walk in the woods to explore the design and politics of timber. From the last Norwegian trunks that floated down the Glomma to the indigenous logs that help map the Amazon, and from Jamaican lacebark trees to online chatbots, meet the logs that function as totems, design tools, oracles, wormholes, comic figures, activist artworks, village idiots, prison cells, logbooks, nightmares, and dreams.
With contributions by James Beckett, José Bessa Freire, Khaled Jarrar, Emily King, Eliot Haworth, Rudy Guedj, Ellef Prestsæter, Olga Prader, Formafantasma, Santídio Pereira, SulSolSal, Max Lamb, Kai Lobjakas, Lou-Lou van Staaveren, and many, many more.