This year, the David Hockney exhibition transformed the exterior of the Royal Academy of Arts into a moving wall of flesh, travelling at approximately 0.25 miles per hour on weekdays. An extraordinary turnout and the combined cacophony of conversation and opinion from the public both inside and out of the gallery was the ultimate eavesdroppers dream.
Cue Matilda (“Mmaattiillddaa”) Tristram who made a wonderfully simple single frame, borderless comic of her visit featuring charmingly reproduced artwork and the illustrations of gallery goers. Overheard snatches include: “In a way it’s terrible… in a way it’s absolutely GORGEOUS!” and “She is sick at drawing” and “It’s a face, it’s a face” and “Why would they put these ones together?? I mean why?” Lovely stuff.
- Sam Pilling directs video for DJ Shadow track Nobody Speaks
- Mrzyk & Moriceau's hilariously psychedelic music video for The Avalanches
- Nick Waplington's artwork for Yak, a striking representation of their sound
- Ondrej Bachor and Jan Horcik create ever-evolving identity for fashion designer Karolina Jurikova
- Bodil Jane's illustrations: ornate, exotic and really very lovely
- Drifting SUVs in the Arabian desert: Peter Garritano explores the world of hajwalah
- Sagmeister & Walsh rebrands fashion label Milly to reflect its "edgy" new personality
- Dominic Wilcox designs art exhibition for dogs (plus exclusive artist sketches)
- Jaemin Lee’s gloriously retro exhibition identities and poster designs
- James Jean’s phantasmagorical world of technicolour fever dreams
- The Refugee Nation Olympic flag was inspired by a lifejacket
- Things: the inspiring post that got us through the long hot summer nights of August