So, the 13th installment of Things casts an eye over what was a fantastic week for things being sent to the studio. Starring in this week’s line-up is the new D&AD annual, which is flanked by some other very worthy publications.
D&AD Annual 2009 Art Direction by Peter Saville, Design by Luke Sanders
Having never owned one of the prestigious D&AD annuals we very very pleased to be given one as part of an award we picked up recently. Directed by none other than a certain Mr.Saville, the book is divided up into it’s classic four sections with a wrap-around jacket encasing each chunk of paper. Of course there’s tons of great work to keep you occupied, and a sufficient weight to make sure you have to sit down and take some time to work your way through it.
Martin Fengel by Martin Fengel, published by Revolver
Martin’s recent show’s catalogue is an uncomplicated affair. His images do the talking; shown big and beautiful without text to clutter, or ornaments to lead the eye astray. A fantastic way into his work if you’ve not previously stumbled upon his folio.
Helen Mycroft Self promotional mailer
Lots of self promotion has landed on the floors of studios all over the world in the past few months, but few are as beautifully collated as Helen’s. Some nice little postcards that warrant some space on the wall combined with some clearly designed notes make for a nicely succinct hello.
Untitled by Jonnie Craig, published by Mörel Books.
They say a good cover should grab the attention, and intrigue the passer-by to stop, pick-up and purchase. Jonnie’s obviously been told this and the sight of a naked man captured running through the street with a stark flash can’t be ignored. Recommended by the hazy eyed Ryan McGinley, and also by us.
Made And Sold Written and designed by Fl@33, published by Laurence King
Fla@33 have cmade curating great projects an integral part of their studio. Their latest, Made And Sold is a pretty thorough run through of the bits and pieces that creatives produce off their own back, from T-shirts to zines and “other stuff”. Tons of eye candy.
RRR Zine Designed by Scott Massey
RRR is jam-packed with visuals from the likes of Mike Perry, Jenny Bowers, Anna Wolf, Greg Lamarche and more. If you like their work, you’ll probably like this. The zine shows the artists at their most honest and spontaneous – recycling old work and things in their environment to make new bits and pieces.
I Think You Are Wonderful by Supermundane
Maybe the most charming thing that has ever come through our door; no explanation needed.
- Artist Howard Fonda captures the vibrancy of summer for Ace & Tate
- Robbie Simon, the jack of all trades and the master of them too
- Mattis Dovier’s weird and wonderful 8-bit dot animation for XXX’s music video
- Jessica Lehrman's photographic document of social revolution, Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street
- Zoe Kao and Huang Wun-Siang find inspiration in the uncertainty of the design process
- Documenting the world in motion: Lauren Tamaki’s illustrations of modern life
- Benedict Redgrove’s beautifully hypnotic film about how a tennis ball is created
- Tommy Cash subverts the tropes of rap videos with a fleshy celebration of the human body (NSFW)
- Ian Davis’ picturesque paintings of bureaucratic dystopia
- Is it ever OK to work for free?
- Pentagram unveils refresh of Mastercard’s brand mark and identity
- Peter Saville and Tate Design Studio create beer can artwork for Switch House pale ale