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.
- Anthony Burrill tells us about his numerous Etsy WORK HARD rip-offs
- Stina Löfgren’s instructional illustrations for practical lunges
- Scandinavian aesthetics and do-right design approach: the brand values of Nudie Jeans
- A beautiful portrait of the communities, theatre and blingy pants of South Yorkshire wrestling
- Back to basics with Davide Di Gennaro’s symbol-heavy design workshop identity
- “I wouldn’t recommend trying to make it as an illustrator to anyone”: straight-talking McBess
- Should illustrators be treated like designers?
- Jonathan Barnbrook talks us through designing David Bowie's new album artwork
- Colourful masses with a Memphis aesthetic in Mariano Pascual’s illustrated alphabet
- Grey London's thoughtful, powerful and innovative new campaign for Tate Britain
- Anthony Burrill on starting out and staying focussed
- Introducing French design studio plus mûrs and its beautiful poster designs