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!
- Sam Pilling, Hattie Newman, Phil Sharp and Kit Caless at Nicer Tuesdays September
- Stephanie Unger’s instinctive illustrations use bright colours and simple shapes
- Graphic designer Timo Lenzen fuses hyperreal, architectural forms with vivid colours
- Nobrow co-founder Sam Arthur shares his favourite books
- Photographer Laura Pannack finds inspiration in a Romanian folk tale
- Ho Tam, the one-man-band publisher
- “Nymphomaniac” photographer Casper Sejersen's explosive images
- Anja Wicki's sarcastically sweet comic illustrations
- Logo Pizza is selling 50 ready-made logos that increase in price with each one sold
- Google and INT Works commission 19 illustrators to create over 500 works for Allo app launch
- The Gentlewoman’s art director, Veronica Ditting gives us a peek at her bookshelf