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Posted by Liv Siddall,

Ever go on one of those ancestry websites where they track down your long lost relatives? You always go in believing that you’re a descendent of Christopher Columbus or a second cousin of Cher and then end up a bit upset at the realisation your descendants were so poor and stupid that they couldn’t even afford to get to the census office. The Weekender descended from a long line of slightly crude, slapdash TV shows and magazines over the years, yes it’s true. The Weekender is actually the lovechild of Viz Magazine and Fun House. What a night of loving that was. Always wear a condom.

Six hats you should have tried on this week

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6. Ever feel a bit awkward at a party? This’ll sort you out

Jason Schwartzmann of Wes Anderson movie fame has narrated a charming video on social etiquette.

5. Is it me or do DJs seem to complain ALOT

Yes, they do, and this Twitter account celebrating that fact has teamed up with Toby leigh for an illustrated look at DJs Complaining.

4. GRAPHIC DESIGN

This illustrator and designer has taken right turn down film-making alley with some fantastically bizarre results. GRAPHIC DESIGN!

3. Fancy a hotdog, anyone?

You will after you see this excellently illustrated book on the culinary delights of America.

2. What We Wore (in the good old days)

No room on this touching blog for fashion regrets, the old days were the best days!

1. And finally a truly astounding painter, Jules de Balincourt

I really don’t even know where to begin in preaching about how good these are.

The Friday Mixtape

Right now in the studio we’re listening to Peg by Steely Dan and I’m here like “Why didn’t we put this on the mixtape?” But it’s too late, the mixtape has spoken. This week it’s a collaborative effort from all the music lovers at It’s Nice That. The selection is, as always, odd, but whoever said we were DJ’s? We’re a bloody publishing house, alright? Anyway, the tunes this week range from the new Kwes album to some early Rolling Stones to some flirty Snoop Dogg. Tantalising? You betcha. Crank it up and have a great Friday afternoon.

Things

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    This week’s Things

When I was at university every couple of months or so my mum would take pity on my minimal food intake and horrendous health and send me a care package of echinacea and orange juice and Innocent veg pots. Think of Things as your care package – a conglomerate of nice independently-made stuff all bound up together and delivered to your screen to nurture and nourish your creative souls. We are your mum. Not really. Weird.

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    77 Industries: Posters

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    77 Industries: Posters

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    77 Industries: Posters

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    77 Industries: Posters

77 Industries: Posters

“Ain’t no mountain high enough,” crooned Marvin Gaye and various X-Factor wannabes but maybe it’s actually all a tragic misunderstanding and they just didn’t realise quite how high some mountains actually are. Then they’d have probably called it quits and started seeing other people. They could have used Atomic Print, a new project from design agency 77 Industries, which is a series of bold graphic posters showing not just the height of mountains but also the size of the solar system and the depth of ocean trenches. Really nicely produced and super educational which is always a wining combination.
www.77industries.com

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    Clare Findon and Jack Shaw: The Great Glen Way

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    Clare Findon and Jack Shaw: The Great Glen Way

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    Clare Findon and Jack Shaw: The Great Glen Way

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    Clare Findon and Jack Shaw: The Great Glen Way

Clare Findon and Jack Shaw: The Great Glen Way

Creative minds Clare Findon and Jack Shaw spent a week tramping Scotland’s Great Glen Way and decided on their return to make a book about it, illustrating bits and pieces from their journey and including tips on how “to promote a feeling of togetherness” and generally have a nice time. The moral of the story is that if ever you have the chance to go on a walk in Western Scotland, take it.
www.jwshaw.com
www.clarefindon.co.uk

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    Carl Partridge: Mug and Swimming Badge

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    Carl Partridge: Mug and Swimming Badge

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    Carl Partridge: Mug and Swimming Badge

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    Carl Partridge: Mug and Swimming Badge

Carl Partridge: Mug and Swimming Badge

A mug! And a badge! A mug and a badge! These aren’t the only tricks up illustrator Carl Partridge’s sleeve, either; he’s also designed cards, tote bags, jumpers, skateboards and other memorabilia with his funny images, and the logo on his website is a man with arms that get longer and shorter by the second.
www.carlpartridge.com

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    Urban Cottage Industries: Print Club London

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    Urban Cottage Industries: Print Club London

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    Urban Cottage Industries: Print Club London

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    Urban Cottage Industries: Print Club London

Urban Cottage Industries: Print Club London

I bloody love sending cards so much that I don’t particularly mind who they’re sent to so long as they end up tacked to a wall and they squeeze out a smile somewhere along the way. My nonchalance doesn’t particularly matter now that Print Club London, who have just teamed up with Urban Cottage Industries, are around to take care of the ins and outs. With a bunch of great designs from illustrators and designers and using vintage typography which is printed on Britain’s last hot-metal linotype operation, Print Club London boast that their printing is “how it used to be: noisy and beautiful,” which funnily enough is just how we like it too.
www.urbancottageindustries.com

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    Eudes de Santana: Untitled Photographs

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    Eudes de Santana: Untitled Photographs

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    Eudes de Santana: Untitled Photographs

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    Eudes de Santana: Untitled Photographs

Eudes de Santana: Untitled Photographs

Between two printed posters and a zine full of fun Eudes de Santana was really treating us sending over this little parcel. The photographer lives between São Paulo and Berlin although these pictures don’t look like they were taken any place I’ve ever been. Filled with hazy colour, smoke and fire and softly dreamy domestic interiors, they look like they were made to frequent the pages of an Urban Outiftters lookbook. Nice.
www.eudesdesantana.com

The Weekender

Tweet of the Week


Someone’s Mum’s reaction to The Matrix of the week

I can safely say I enjoyed this rendition more than the real film.

Pugs dressed in Halloween costumes of the week

Cruel? Or HILARIOUS!

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    Wahhhh

Hilarious lizard of the week

I’ve watched this about 15 times this week and it’s still funny.

Absolute killer of a tear-jerker of the week

Boy gets maths results and sets up camera to film his dad reacting to it. Get the Kleenex!

Humiliated Etsy boyfriends of the week

May we all bow our heads in silence and pay respect to those whose girlfriends use them as models for their twee Etsy bullshit.

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    “Help me.”

Bye everyone! Until next week.

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She is also a regular guest and sometime host on our Studio Audience podcast.

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