It’s the snazziest time of the week again, Friday morning stands aloft, pregnant with all manner of possibilities. And what better way to kickstart the weekend than with our weekly podcast Studio Audience? No better way, and that’s science. Three guests, 23 minutes and 100% of the It’s Nice That directors, let’s do this thing world.
In the first section we discussed the most visited art shows in the world according to a new survey, a simple Facebook avatar that went viral in support of gay marriage and Microsoft’s huge new outdoor ad campaign. We also wondered why TV was jumping on the craft wagon with The Great British Sewing Bee while a new reality-style show will find a portraitist to paint the author Hilary Mantel, and we looked at John Malkovich’s new clothing line.
We dedicated the first part of our second section to the utterly brilliant Hugo and Marie show which has just opened at London’s KK Outlet, bringing more than 100 works from their insanely talented roster to a UK audience.
And we looked at the best and worst April Fool’s jokes which did the rounds this week, including this effort from Google (above) – and we asked why The Guardian felt the need to liveblog the hoaxiest day of the year.
- Artist Howard Fonda captures the vibrancy of summer for Ace & Tate
- Robbie Simon, the jack of all trades and the master of them too
- Mattis Dovier’s weird and wonderful 8-bit dot animation for XXX’s music video
- Jessica Lehrman's photographic document of social revolution, Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street
- Zoe Kao and Huang Wun-Siang find inspiration in the uncertainty of the design process
- Documenting the world in motion: Lauren Tamaki’s illustrations of modern life
- 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