This week’s pod plays fast and loose with our traditional formula in that it has a new (temporary) host. Rob Alderson is no more and in his place is a more youthful, cultured, man of the people. The king is dead, long live the king! (Don’t worry, he might be back next week).
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First up this week we looked at Garth Humbert’s scathing editorial that accused the design community of being the new Fox News and wondered whether we are just a bunch of reactionary grumps, spent time on the open rails with Doug Aitken and Levi’s new art project Station to Station, debated the future of Bustle, a large-scale online editorial platform aimed only at women, and revelled in the heady 1960s photography of Jerry De Wilde.
Section two was all about the London Design Festival and we had a very special LDF correspondent to help guide us through the offerings of this year’s festival discussing the highs, the lows and the could do better next years.
- Living for the weekend, it's Best of the Web!
- The photographer archiving South Africa’s black lesbian community
- Kirsten Lepore’s creepy clay character is oddly soothing in this brilliant animation
- Friday Mixtape: Grammy award-winning Tinariwen curates a genre-crossing mix
- Designer Kara Zichittella talks about her typographically-led projects
- “Where’s my community?”: Skin Deep and POC on the need for diversity in the film industry
- A new national identity: Smörgåsbord Studio rebrands Wales
- Graphic design gems: Chicago gang business cards from the 1970s and 80s
- Photographer Dougie Wallace captures the super rich spenders of “Harrodsburg”
- “Romance in a sort-of fantasy world”: photographer Molly Matalon's new work (some NSFW)
- Studio Michael Satter’s sophisticatedly simple graphic design portfolio
- Harry Pearce and Pentagram create a new identity for Pink Floyd’s record label