Oof Friday you fiery, flirty crossroads of the week, will we ever get truly used to you? Probably not, but we’re here to help with the new episode of our Studio Audience podcast so why not tune in to hear us talk about all things art and design, and look out in particular for the world’s clunkiest James Bond pun and Liv’s feeble attempt to pose as a football fan. Enjoy!
This week our look back on the site took us to Tim Walker’s fantastical photography injecting some surreal silliness into the po-faced world of high fashion, we also looked at Push Projects’ gorgeous book the obsessive-world of hand-made bike builders and we talked about Steve Welsh’s efforts to create interesting engaging art about the noble/despicable (delete as appropriate) world of football.
We talked about the row over product placement in the new James Bond film which has been robustly defended by director by director Sam Mendes and we revelled in the great news that the Wellcome Collection is to expand as visitor numbers soared past projected targets.
The best things we saw this week
Here’s that super weird bottle video we discussed…
- Living for the weekend, it's Best of the Web!
- The photographer archiving South Africa’s black lesbian community
- Kirsten Lepore’s creepy clay character is oddly soothing in this brilliant animation
- Friday Mixtape: Grammy award-winning Tinariwen curates a genre-crossing mix
- Designer Kara Zichittella talks about her typographically-led projects
- “Where’s my community?”: Skin Deep and POC on the need for diversity in the film industry
- A new national identity: Smörgåsbord Studio rebrands Wales
- Graphic design gems: Chicago gang business cards from the 1970s and 80s
- Photographer Dougie Wallace captures the super rich spenders of “Harrodsburg”
- “Romance in a sort-of fantasy world”: photographer Molly Matalon's new work (some NSFW)
- Studio Michael Satter’s sophisticatedly simple graphic design portfolio
- Harry Pearce and Pentagram create a new identity for Pink Floyd’s record label