If I had a hammer. I’d hammer in the morning. I’d hammer in the evening. All over this laaaaaaaaaand. I’d hammer out danger. I’d hammer out a warning. I’d hammer out love between my brothers and my sisters. All over this laaaaaaaaand. Ok couple of quick things. Is a hammer really the best tool through which to show worldwide love? And why aren’t you hammeirng in the afternoon? Lazy. Here comes trouble…
Best of the site
This week were overawed by the excellence of Channel 4’s paralympic advert, we marvelled at the wonder of these collages by Jens Ulrich and we realised that tape measures would never look the same again thanks to Kristina Lahde.
Best of Best of the Web
Down at the bottom of the homepage lives our sneaky little Best of the Web section who charmed us this week with a great video interview with Paul Smith about the Tour de France, The New Yorker taught us about the enduring power of fairy tales and Flavorwire gave us an excellent rundown of the best opening scenes in cinema history.
Best of the rest
When does a drink problem become art? When you make portraits from the stained wine corks of course. Also two on-trend hacking bits – a lovely piece about hacking Kinect on Computer Arts and a restuarant made from hacked Ikea furniture over on Dezeen.
Tweet of the week
“Sheryl Crow’s song Every Day is a Winding Road clearly proves that she’s not a real crow."
Took me a while but @sixhformpoet drew a chuckle.
Music video pioneers of the week
Now you know that ole Papa Weekender is a sucker for this kind of thing but the history of rock music in 100 riffs in a single take? You’re spoiling me (although on a different note this Beyonce homage is, well, really kind of genius…)
Broodiness check of the week
There’s a lot to be said for having kids, from the tax breaks to the tiny shoes but hold on there before you go and get all pregnant. Look at some of the weird things kids sometimes draw and be afraid, be very afraid (probably NSFW on balance).
That would have definitely been worse moment of the week
I like The Killing. It’s edgy and Scandinavian. You might like it too. But would you like it as much if Sarah Lund, rather than sporting an array of snazzy jumpers, instead wore a poncho? Thought not…
Airport security of the week
Maybe it’s the rain or the full moon but there seems to have been a certain naughtiness pervading our world this week. First there was the news that some classic works of literature are going to have sexy passages inserted in them and then there was arguably the greatest news story EVER…
Turkey bacon reference of the week
If you are British and have ever sat enthralled but utterly baffled by MTV Cribs then you have to read this guide…
Taking up the mantle of the week
There was a lot of coverage over Flickr’s neat response to the people’s call for it to return to former glories and rightly so. But the real winners of the week were Buzzfeed who responded to McSweeney’s brilliant list of suggested Buzzfeed posts by making them happen…
Put your ruddy hammer away and get to the pub!
- Camelot’s typefaces bring both the contemporary and historical to the table
- Scott Newett’s eerily quiet, ethereal portraits of Chinese utopia
- Jade Schulz’s atmospheric and imaginative editorial illustrations
- Emiliano Granado’s new zine puts a fresh spin on Tour de France fandom
- The big cover up: Mathieu Thibault's translations of graffiti
- Artist Howard Fonda captures the vibrancy of summer for Ace & Tate
- 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