I’ve been away for the last two weeks, baking, and have returned to what could easily be described as a mountain of printed material. To celebrate, this week’s Things is a little larger than usual, filled with all sorts of stuff I’m convinced you’d do anything to get your hands on.
Poster Tim Enthoven
When we first saw this, all of us laughed. Proper, not-just-out-of-politeness laughs. Then someone said “why is only one of them wearing shoes?” We don’t know. But these are some really lovely hairy men.
Kakt Nimhe Jesper Elving
This is ‘sound poetry’, in Danish, although Jesper Elving hasn’t used any conventional Danish words. It means, he argues, that “they should be equally accessible for everyone who knows the letters.”
Plugzine isn’t a magazine. It’s art, I guess – loose-leaf sheets you want to frame and hang all over the place.
Postcards Alan Kitching
Hand-made postcards by the great Alan Kitching, (who we went to see this week, and who, as expected, is ace).
Alan Kitching at Debut Art
Untitled Claire Acheson, Ken Kirton
A collection of narratives (written and visual) that challenge convention, grouped together in a way that presents (pretty much perfectly) Goldsmith’s relatively new MFA Art Writing course.
The Bourgeois Bicycle Caravan James Bowden, George Foulds
A writer and a photographer documented a “little cycle/surf adventure” within a publication whose title is, like any good title should be, intriguingly strange.
One–Nil Peter Willis
Peter Willis “didn’t know or care much about football,” and then made a suprisingly insightful zine about it.
Feel Free Live Good, Chris Coco Anthony Burrill, No Days Off
We listened to this on Monday morning. It’s Friday night music, really, and therefore didn’t go down too well. But it’s the design that counts, and the design is excellent whenever you look at it.
Praia Jane and Jeremy
Almost depressingly (for those of us in an office, staring at a screen), Praia depicts perfectly the downright relief of being sat on a Portuguese beach.
DIY Times, Issue One Nathan Blaker
There is a fat cat on the front of DIY Times’s inaugural issue. This is enough for us.
Cura. Magazine Issue 4
At first we thought this was all in Italian. One of us said something like “it looks interesting.” But the articles are printed in English too, and we can confirm that the content is also great.
- Living for the weekend, it's Best of the Web!
- The photographer archiving South Africa’s black lesbian community
- Kirsten Lepore’s creepy clay character is oddly soothing in this brilliant animation
- Friday Mixtape: Grammy award-winning Tinariwen curates a genre-crossing mix
- Designer Kara Zichittella talks about her typographically-led projects
- “Where’s my community?”: Skin Deep and POC on the need for diversity in the film industry
- A new national identity: Smörgåsbord Studio rebrands Wales
- Graphic design gems: Chicago gang business cards from the 1970s and 80s
- Photographer Dougie Wallace captures the super rich spenders of “Harrodsburg”
- “Romance in a sort-of fantasy world”: photographer Molly Matalon's new work (some NSFW)
- Studio Michael Satter’s sophisticatedly simple graphic design portfolio
- Harry Pearce and Pentagram create a new identity for Pink Floyd’s record label