This week there was almost a DISASTER when some inconsiderate drilling next to the studio almost stopped Studio Audience in its tracks. But we know how much art and design chat means to you so we beat on, boats against the current, and thanks to our pals at Chambers Judd managed to record almost as normal. Apologies for a couple of glitches but we hope you enjoy!
This week we kicked off talking about the furore over a Qatari museum’s decision to cover up some statues’ nether regions and the Greeks’ unimpressed response, looked at the Sony World Photography Award winners and welcomed the UK Government’s moves to make copying design illegal. Then we revelled in the brilliance of Steven Spielberg’s Obama spoof video and Liv told us why she cried at the much talked-about Beyonce gig.
We started the second section discussing how two in-house agencies scoped two of Creative Review’s top annual awards – 4Creative as ad agency of the year for their Paralympics and More4 rebrand work and Bloomberg Businessweek for design studio – and asked whether this reflected a growing industry trend.
- 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?