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!
- Wrap up warm with this week's Best of the Web
- This is Jane: a charming photo series that displays the empowerment of women
- Brooklyn-based illustrator Aaron Fernandez’s fluorescent editorial commissions
- London-based designer Laura Jouan’s well-considered, monochrome portfolio
- Join Jonathan Barnbrook, Maisie Willoughby, Wallace Henning, Anna Lomax and Jess Bonham at Nicer Tuesdays December
- Legs 11: artist Alfie Kungu’s comically long-trousered figures
- 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