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.
- Brooklyn-based Jyan Ku’s naive pastel works are oddly charming
- Jules de Balincourt’s vivid paintings of public spaces play with reality
- Harry Israelson photographs a renaissance fair in sunny California
- Pentagram’s Domenic Lippa designs the inaugural issue of YES & NO Magazine
- Introducing graphic designer Moonsick Gang
- “Non-league football is our punk rock” – Alex Brown’s work for Eastbourne Town FC
- Animator and director James Curran’s amusing 30-day Gifathon project in Tokyo
- Photographer Sophie Mayanne’s new personal project celebrates imperfection (NSFW)
- Animator Saiman Chow’s trippy idents for Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty
- The daily grind: Louis Quail’s photographs of fascinatingly mundane offices
- "Before I was a graphic designer I had nearly no idea what one was": meet Austin Redman
- Matthew Raw: the east London artist making clay great again