So two weeks have flown by and right on cue, as if pre-planned but actually (maybe) the result of some unknown cosmic dance, the It’s Nice That podcast is back. For our third outing we were joined by Alex Needham, culture editor of Guardian.co.uk and Matt Jones, principal of design consultancy BERG. We all enjoyed it, hope you will too…
in the news section we covered Jeremy Deller’s selection for the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, the furore over the lack of any women on the Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or shortlist and Clerkenwell Design Week.
We spoke to Alex Needham about the way in which The Guardian plans its online cultural coverage, whether Joey Barton art critic is the right kind of commission, and how design criticism lives in the mainstream media.
We spoke to Matt Jones, principal of Berg about why the focus is too often on the wrong sort of design, why invention is key and robotic birds…
We also gave Mark Zuckerberg some advice (you’re welcome Mark), reviewed the cafe prices at the new Photographers Gallery and found out where Alex’s swimming bag is from. Enjoy!
- Design's many, many layers, and the power of music, at Nicer Tuesdays July
- It’s just life: The democratic eye of William Eggleston
- Tim Lahan is the new Mystic Meg with horoscope illustrations for Elle Magazine
- Musical instruments with a modernist aesthetic by Hundo
- Former Buzzcocks drummer John Maher exhibits his photography work in Nobody's Home
- Monument Valley creator ustwo gives us a peek at its bookshelf
- Benedict Redgrove’s beautifully hypnotic film about how a tennis ball is created
- Tommy Cash subverts the tropes of rap videos with a fleshy celebration of the human body (NSFW)
- Ian Davis’ picturesque paintings of bureaucratic dystopia
- Is it ever OK to work for free?
- Pentagram unveils refresh of Mastercard’s brand mark and identity
- Peter Saville and Tate Design Studio create beer can artwork for Switch House pale ale