Thanks to the rise and rise of a certain anonymous Bristolian, street art went through a period of taking itself slightly too seriously. It was obsessed with making statements which appeared punchy on first glance but pointed to a slightly grating sixth form sense of smash the system (the brilliant @banksyideas Twitter stream satirises this trend with unerring piquancy).
But certain practitioners have an effortless ability to create fun, funny and fabulous interventions and the brilliant Aakash Nihalani is certainly one of the best. His newest work Sum Times is a series of street art pieces which eschews questions of geopolitics or corporate greed in favour of pure silliness giving us the opportunity to reassess the mathematics apparently present in our everyday surroundings. Lovely stuff!
- Thomas Prior captures a Mexican festival involving exploding sledgehammers
- The misty-eyed and delicate pencil marks of Lee Kyutae
- Build’s brand identity for product design brand Plæy mirrors its playful and modular designs
- David Bailey's photographs of NW1, republished and exhibited for the first time
- Studio Mut creates a catalogue for Italian art prize that celebrates up-and-coming artists
- A forward-minded retrospective: behind the design of the massive Cedric Price monograph
- Wes Anderson directs H&M Christmas advert starring Adrien Brody
- The New Look: Looking back at Roundel’s 1980s identity design for British Rail’s Railfreight
- Discussing cinema with Laura Marling on her directorial debut, Soothing
- London’s first crisp restaurant, Hipchips, launches with branding by Ragged Edge
- Richard Sandler’s street photography conveys the intricacies of city life
- A "stress opus" from cartoonist Nadine Redlich