One of our most eagerly anticipated titles, Macguffin concentrates on a different object each issue, through its history, artistic merit, scientific application, inherent weirdness and the people who use, make and think deeply about stuff. We're excited to get this log issue, bet you are too.
MacGuffin Nº12 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. Featuring: James Beckett, Khaled Jarrar, Emily King, Eliot Haworth, Rudy Guedj, Ellef Prestaeter, Olga Prader, Formafantasma, Santídio Pereira, SulSolSal, Max Lamb, Kai Lobjakas, Angélica Klassen, Lou-Lou van Staaveren and many more.