And so The Weekender sent down some tablets onto which were scribed the Ten Commandments of Weekenderism. 1. Be nice. 2. Be creative. 3. Make coffee sometimes. 4. Do exercise. 5. Don’t be a ruddy idiot. 6. Smile. 7. Sing. 8. Laugh until you snort. 9. Laugh at other people for snorting thus exacerbating their laughter.10. Read The Weekender EVERY Friday and tell your pals about it. And the people rejoiced and made a massive statue out of fudge in celebration. here ends the lesson. Boom!
Best of the Site
This week we lusted after the ostrich pillow (which is as amazing as it sounds), we loved Benoit Paille’s project getting people on the beach to photograph themselves and we stroked our chin and soaked up the history in our D&AD 50th anniversary round-up.
Best of Best of the Web
Elsewhere we enjoyed the Creative Review piece on the USA Today redesign, we loved this article about what business cards can tell us about the digital/print divide and we (grudgingly) wished emoticons happy birthday.
Best of the Rest
QR codes have yet to really capture real people’s imaginations but maybe this hotel room covered in the things will change minds (although they link to some VERY naughty things), Print Mag had a great interview with the director of Obama’s poster campaign and we really enjoyed this New Yorker story based on the Artangel installation on London’s South Bank.
Tweet of the week
“So stressful wearing brand new trainers in the club.”
The brilliant @DJsComplaining list threw up many gems illustrating the under-appreciated hardships our brave, brave DJs like @DJYodaUK must endure.
Career woman of the week
Hands up who’s ever slammed Barbie as a bad role model? Come on you know who you are! Well get ready to reevaluate as you realise how many jobs she’s held down over the years, including wonderfully, no fewer than nine different types of teacher.
Throdge of the week
Buying a domain name is a right pain in the behind sometimes but it might be about to get easier. The good news is that that Nick Asbury has compiled a list of short, simple .com domains available for very reasonable prices. The catch? Why would you assume there’s a catch? You’re so cynical…ok well there is one tiny thing – they’re probably the ugliest words in the English language. But sprolge.com is up for it if you are…
Mean magician of the week
We hadn’t come across Mr Wizard before but we can’t get him out of our heads after watching this. To put it mildly, Mr Wizard (and we suspect that’s not his real name) is pretty harsh to the youngsters on his show…
Public service of the week
Sick of Jay-Z sounding off about his 99 problems without expanding on his moans (although we can apparently rule out one thing)? So were we. So were Thought Catalogue, so they put together a speculative list of what they might be.
Fanboy of the week
Ok picture the scene. You’ve got your hands on a Back to the Future Delorean. Why would you NOT drive round and photograph it outside actual locations used in the movie? Of course you would. This guy did and to be honest we respect him all the more for it.
Go forth and tell the world The Weekender is nigh!
- Kevin Umaña’s abstract paintings portray a musical symphony
- The delicately ornate, but very cheeky sculptures of Liv and Dom
- Nike pattern designer Jeremy Pettis' psychedelic illustration side project
- Illustrator Charlotte Ager’s evocative and multilayered drawings
- Meet London-based illustrator, animator and curator Joey Yu
- Best of the Web, your antidote to Friday the 13th!
- Wolff Olins and zigbee launch the “first open-source brand for the Internet of Things”
- Too Fast To Think: why switching off unlocks creativity
- Graphic Design Festival Paris reveals 19 sport-inspired posters by Hort, Julia, Spassky Fischer and more
- FKA twigs teams up with 17 year old photographer David Uzochukwu for new Nike campaign
- Special Projects on why, sometimes, design is best kept simple
- Brian Finke captures the glitz and glamour of the Ms. Senior America beauty pageant