Our pod, who art in heaven, Studio Audience be thy name. Thy kingdom come, they chat be done, on art as it is on design. Forgive us these days the odd pun and splutter of laughter, as we forgive those who pun against us. For thine is the podcast, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
This week we shared our love of JWT Brazil’s work rebranding children’s cancer treatment with superheroes (above), welcomed the extraordinary Alan Fletcher archive and toasted the success of George Butler at the V&A Illustration Awards. We then looked at The Guardian’s new data-driven coffee shop – and the backlash –and wondered whether The Rolling Stones are right to impose a TV blackout on their Glastonbury set.
First up in this section we reflected on the opening of Sou Fujimoto’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, why the photos don’t do it justice and where it sits alongside its predecessors.
- Camelot’s typefaces bring both the contemporary and historical to the table
- Scott Newett’s eerily quiet, ethereal portraits of Chinese utopia
- Jade Schulz’s atmospheric and imaginative editorial illustrations
- Emiliano Granado’s new zine puts a fresh spin on Tour de France fandom
- The big cover up: Mathieu Thibault's translations of graffiti
- Artist Howard Fonda captures the vibrancy of summer for Ace & Tate
- Benedict Redgrove’s beautifully hypnotic film about how a tennis ball is created
- Tommy Cash subverts the tropes of rap videos with a fleshy celebration of the human body (NSFW)
- Ian Davis’ picturesque paintings of bureaucratic dystopia
- Is it ever OK to work for free?
- Pentagram unveils refresh of Mastercard’s brand mark and identity
- Peter Saville and Tate Design Studio create beer can artwork for Switch House pale ale