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.
- Cheeky, irreverent and vivid illustrations by Thomas Hedger
- Brilliant branding and a cracking It’s Nice That collaboration: introducing Unmade
- Director collective Canada creates raunchy, psychedelic video for Tame Impala (NSFW)
- Stylish designs that aim to make online gift-buying as fun as "walking around a concept store"
- Alex Sheridan’s hilarious shots of comedian David O’Doherty in sports memorabilia
- Cult magazine Nova and its nods to “eroticism and extortion” photographed in a suitably 70s setting
- Anthony Burrill tells us about his numerous Etsy WORK HARD rip-offs
- “I wouldn’t recommend trying to make it as an illustrator to anyone”: straight-talking McBess
- Jonathan Barnbrook talks us through designing David Bowie's new album artwork
- Japanese illustrator Nimura Daisuke is back with his charmingly naughty gifs
- Colourful masses with a Memphis aesthetic in Mariano Pascual’s illustrated alphabet
- Making branding with a purpose: what can we learn from the Bauhaus?