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.
- Mirka Laura Severa makes snowmen models in fashion shoot for SZ Magazin
- 100 hours with The Beatles: Shimpei Asai's photographs from 1966
- Joe Schlaud's cheeky Kama Sutra illustrations (NSFW)
- Artist Matthew F Fisher paints seascapes and wildlife with vivid precision
- Hayley Louisa Brown on travelling to Memphis as part of Ace & Tate's Creative Fund
- Photographer Roe Ethridge’s images blur the lines between commercial and sentimental
- Photographer Carlota Guerrero on collaborating with Solange and getting signed to WeFolk (some NSFW)
- Taiwanese graphic designer Wang Zhi-Hong’s sublime cover designs
- New York-based Blake Lewis’ neat and considered portfolio exudes simplicity
- Erotic journal Odiseo explores laughter and loathing in its ninth volume (NSFW)
- London-based designer Laura Jouan’s well-considered, monochrome portfolio
- Sagmeister & Walsh releases more pins, raising funds for “causes threatened by the Trump administration”