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.
- Thomas Prior captures a Mexican festival involving exploding sledgehammers
- The misty-eyed and delicate pencil marks of Lee Kyutae
- Build’s brand identity for product design brand Plæy mirrors its playful and modular designs
- David Bailey's photographs of NW1, republished and exhibited for the first time
- Studio Mut creates a catalogue for Italian art prize that celebrates up-and-coming artists
- A forward-minded retrospective: behind the design of the massive Cedric Price monograph
- Wes Anderson directs H&M Christmas advert starring Adrien Brody
- The New Look: Looking back at Roundel’s 1980s identity design for British Rail’s Railfreight
- Discussing cinema with Laura Marling on her directorial debut, Soothing
- London’s first crisp restaurant, Hipchips, launches with branding by Ragged Edge
- Richard Sandler’s street photography conveys the intricacies of city life
- A "stress opus" from cartoonist Nadine Redlich