Word up pod fans, it’s been too long! Since the last time we heard from you we lost some friends, well, hell me and Snoop are dipping again…no, wait, that was Dr Dre not us. Since the last time Studio Audience checked in we’ve had Christmas, New year and the whole of January and maybe you thought we’d disappeared. Well like a popular soap opera character we are back from the abyss with Series Three. We’ve shaken things up a bit but still aim to deliver you 22 minutes of art and design news, views and nonsense every ruddy week. So kick back, pour yourself a gin n juice and enjoy…
In the first section we looked at five talking points from the creative world, starting with the homoerotic Guy Ritchie/David Beckham love-in for H&M (above); discussed our new Ideal Studio project with Represent Recruitment where we look at what factors contribute to a top creative environment; we paid tribute to Andre Cassagnes the man who invented Etch-a-Sketch and revealed why his plans to become a baker were thwarted; we loved The Guardian’s interactive View from the Top of the Shard and we basked in our own glory over the #designfilms hashtag, in light of the new Steve Jobs biopic (below).
In the second section we started off with Superbowl adverts, rating a few, slating a few and discussing THAT halftime show.
And we looked at the furore (great word that) over Faber’s 50th anniversary cover for Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar which critics have slammed as belt tiling the novel to the status of chick-lit, but others have defended as an understandable new direction from the publishers.
- Submit Saturdays: First impressions and Cover Pages
- A futuristic framework for the retrospective of pioneering “total design” advocate Ove Arup
- Cool off with this week's Best of the Web and who to follow on social media
- Elena Éper's spirited illustrations to make you smile and squirm
- Pencil Bandit and Grey London produce quirky branded stings for E4
- Tommy Cash subverts the tropes of rap videos with a fleshy celebration of the human body (NSFW)
- Pentagram unveils refresh of Mastercard’s brand mark and identity
- Chris (Simpsons Artist)'s surreal but accurate illustrations of creative jobs
- Benedict Redgrove’s beautifully hypnotic film about how a tennis ball is created
- Ian Davis’ picturesque paintings of bureaucratic dystopia
- Photographer Adrienne Salinger’s series of teenage bedrooms from the 90s
- Is it ever OK to work for free?