We received a horse through the post on Tuesday, albeit a tiny one, made from paper. Take a look at this week’s Things to see what else caught our eye…
Accept No Other Imitations Onkar Kular
To be honest, all of this is worthy of your time. Highlights include a George Saunders essay, in which he questions whether or not Dubai is “real” or “fake”, and the documentation of a project that aimed to “break the world record for the most Elvis impersonators in one location.”
Dog Crime and Abecederia Nobrow, Blexbolex
These things sort-of-scream at you, in a good way. Created by Blexbolex, for Nobrow, both Dog Crime and Abecederia are crazy, intensely colourful, wonderful publications.
Blexbolex Wikipedia link
Collect Apply Zines
A series of zines, sent from Japan, each beautifully bound with thread. Our favourite is what could easily be described as a study of, and devotion to, the great Michael Jackson.
Flat Out Daniel Curtis
Daniel Curtis’s Flat Out includes (amongst other things) an illustrated Bill Murray, aged 11, and asks the question: “do cats need glasses?” Our guess is that some of them do, at one point or another, although we’ll probably never know.
Jess Smith sent us a whole package of things, including:
– a self-supporting buckaroo horse (the tiny one)
– a 100-dollar note (that we’re pretty sure isn’t real)
- a piece of thick card on which is printed a wood-grain pattern
- Design's many, many layers, and the power of music, at Nicer Tuesdays July
- It’s just life: The democratic eye of William Eggleston
- Tim Lahan is the new Mystic Meg with horoscope illustrations for Elle Magazine
- Musical instruments with a modernist aesthetic by Hundo
- Former Buzzcocks drummer John Maher exhibits his photography work in Nobody's Home
- Monument Valley creator ustwo gives us a peek at its bookshelf
- 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