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!
- The Wellcome Collection publishes book of early infographics, charts and diagrams for organising nature
- Sophie Koko Gate, an animator with immense illustrative skill
- Artist and illustrator Jamie Johnson's gently surreal compositions
- Bread handbags and topless portraits: the NSFW work of Chloe Wise
- Sam Nhlengethwa's lithographs are inspired by other artists
- Elliott Arndt, an upcoming director with narrative flair
- Bompas & Parr explores the strange world of sploshing (NSFW)
- Working Not Working reveals the top 50 companies creatives would kill to work for
- Kodak returns to its 1970s symbol, joining the retrobrand bandwagon
- Kodak unveils the Ektra: its first ever smartphone
- Retracing and recreating historic reggae record sleeves with photographer Alex Bartsch
- William Knight's socially conscious portfolio of graphic design