Welcome podders! Can you believe we’re on our fifth series and 24th episode? Crazy! This week is very exciting as Will Hudson, director of It’s Nice That joins us, Liv Siddall, James Cartwright and Rob Alderson on this voyage into cultural chinwagging. As ever you can listen on the SoundCloud embed below or subscribe via iTunes here.
We kicked off the pod chatting about David OReilly’s very serene new Tamagotchi-like video game Mountain for the desktop and how it’s dramatically altered the lives of Liv and James. Then we had a chat about Zaha Hadid winning the Designs of the Year prize, and if there even needs to be a winner in the competition in general.
We also discussed the new Wired redesign and pondered the phrase “going back to basics” that seems to crop up quite regularly when talking about the new look of a publication. To finish we talked about what we learnt from the brilliant documentary recently aired on The New York Times about three six-year-old girls who are obsessed with skateboarding. Join us again next week on Studio Audience.
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- Xiang Guan’s Symbiotic Objects require a human component
- Alex Fergusson on the provocative and powerful nature of surface graphics
- Bendik Kaltenborn talks us through his retrospective book, collating ten years worth of work
- Meet music-obsessed graphic designer François Boulo
- César Pelizer’s 2D and 3D experiments are full of humour and imagination
- Polaroid’s creative director Danny Pemberton introduces new brand Polaroid Originals
- Artist Dominique Pétrin on creating her very own domestic product
- Universal Everything animate emotive wallpapers for new iPhone devices
- Herburg Weiland’s meticulous editorial designs are typographically-driven
- The Visual History of Type author Paul McNeil selects and dissects his six favourite faces
- Breakdown Press’ Joe Kessler picks out his most-treasured books