Another week over eh! Another month! Perhaps we should take this opportunity to marvel at the fleeting nature of time and its fickle nature as the barometer of our hopes and dreams? Or we could indulge in some flippant weekend-based japery and all go to the pub. Allez le weekend!
Best of the Blog
Johnny Kelly’s animation Back to the Start has been all over the place this week, but our interview was one of the few places where you could actually hear from the man himself. Talking of first-hand accounts, our very own Maya Davies has just got back from Beijing and gave us a really interesting insight into a few things Chinese. And talking of insights, Ben Grasso’s paintings show us what our houses might look like if they were torn apart by a nameless but omnipotent force. Which is handy, so we chatted to him too.
Best of the rest
A blinding week over at The Guardian who gave us not only the brilliant post-it note wars, but also carried the full text of Google chairman Eric Schmidt’s Mctaggart lecture – a must read for anyone in the media. (The Guard-sters get an honourable mention too for this great graphic design feature which is superb). But for something a little more frivolous, DeZeen featured the world’s best swimming pools, and you know how much of a sucker we are for a top ten…
Tweet of the Week
Anticipatory 10 seconds of the week…
But how short is the world’s shortest train going to be?
Potential floodgate opening of the week
Apparently Samsung’s lawyers used 2001:A Space Odyssey as proof that Apple didn’t invent tablet technology. Lawyers will literally try anything…
Graph of the week
Ever feel bamboozled by how to sign off an email? Then consult this handy chart.
Addictive but ultimately pointless Wikipedia page of the week
A rundown of fictitous diseases from films, books etc. We love it (unless of course we are sufefring from Say The Opposite of What You Mean disease, circa Ace Ventura Pet Detective). Which we’re not (or are we?).
Record keepers of the week
The Libyan security forces, according to this amazing photo essay from The Wall Street Journal.
Sire our child too Jay-Z, you tinker!
- Creative director David Lane tells us about redesigning frieze and creating campaigns for Hermés and Ally Capellino
- Photographer Zuza Krajewska's fragile portraits of Polish young offenders
- Anibal Bley’s Risograph zine experiments with glitchy patterns and illustrations
- CG Watkins’ narratively driven photography conveys mystery and escapism
- Sharp Type creates punchy typeface inspired by Swiss designer Adrian Frutiger
- Illustrator Susa Monteiro’s lonely figures battle the elements
- Grope Sans: a very rude typeface by Bompas & Parr
- Japanese graphic designer Ryu Mieno creates type-heavy works fizzing with energy
- The reductive and exacting work of graphic designer Laura Prim
- Why creative education for advertising is stuck in the dark ages
- Leipzig-based graphic designer Anja Kaiser takes us through her portfolio
- Nicolas Jaar releases Network, a book inspired by radio