Icon 105 is devoted to “Ruins”. For this month’s cover story we visit the exclusion zone around the Chernobyl power station in Ukraine, where in 1986 a nuclear reactor exploded sending clouds of radiation over northern Europe, and the nearby town of Pripyat which is one of the hardest ruins to gain access to.
The February issue of Icon is devoted to ‘Food’. We look at the overlooked world of food design – why are there Alessi jugs and Starck lemon squeezers in MoMA’s design collection, but no Kinder Surprise eggs? – and at the architects and designers who ask important questions about why industrially produced food looks the way it does.