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The Weekender: There once was a man named Weekender, who went on a bit of a bender...

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Would you rather be a potato or an apple? I ask this because I am currently looking at one of each. Apples are shiny, sweet and get on with everyone really well, but potatoes have got this kind of subterranean edge. Different shapes and sizes, a bit rough, a bit hairy, go well with meat and booze. I’m a potato. 100% potato. Welcome to The Weekender.

Six nuggets from the site to dip into your ketchup immediately

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    Lauren Doughty: Paintings

6. Fantastic retrospective book about Art Spiegelman

The comic artist, nay genius, who brought us Maus has been immortalised in this whopper of a book by Drawn & Quarterly.

5. Hilarious new advert from Volvo Trucks

I never knew massive truck companies could allow for such daredevil humour.

4. Extraordinary niceness from illustrator Madison-Sy

Such a cool name, but the work’s even cooler.

3. Wanna see some of the world’s greatest book design?

Sure ya do! Here’s the legendary David Pearson.

2. Mould looking quite appealing

Mould is seriously gross. When it’s photographed close-up in petri dishes however, beautiful!

1. Office plants get their fifteen minutes of fame

Photographer Polly Brown has invaded the world’s most high-profile offices and photographed their plants. Who knew they could look so good?

Things

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Finally the rain has come! Are you relieved? No? Well worry not because here are some Things for you to peruse as you escape the damp fringes, soggy back packs and rain slicked paving (despite how good it smells).

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    The Future Laboratory invitation

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    The Future Laboratory invitation

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    The Future Laboratory invitation

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    The Future Laboratory invitation

The Future Laboratory invitation

Feeling trendy? You will with one of these bad boys in your hand. Black red and A5 with a fancy fold to keep it tucked away in the back pocket, the invite that arrived from notorious trend setters/hunters The Future Laboratory this week is pretty slick. Whether RSVPing or not, the design alone is something of a marvel.
www.thefuturelaboratory.com

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    Mattia Balsamini: Photography

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    Mattia Balsamini: Photography

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    Mattia Balsamini: Photography

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    Mattia Balsamini: Photography

Mattia Balsamini

Big muscly man slicked in sweat/oil, shining in the sunshine and set against a piercing blue sky; old man in a boiler suit brandishing a fire jet in a rusty studio; Adidas clad chatty man with a coif of white hair, a sandwich and a manic desk – here just some of the scenes captured by photographer Mattia Balsamini. They arrived printed on matt card, or spread across newsprint. As you might be able to tell, we were immediate fans.
www.marritabalsamini.com

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    Richard Short: Klaus

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    Richard Short: Klaus

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    Richard Short: Klaus

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    Richard Short: Klaus

Richard Short: Klaus

“Sweet, slightly dark and definitely surreal.” That was the review of comic book artist Richard Short’s publication Klaus and we completely agree. Though we’d probably throw bloody hilarious in there too. This fantastic publication is a sort of Peanuts meets The Moomins, crossed with something generationally satirical. It’s wonderful.
www.klaus-comics.tumblr.com

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    Amanda Greenberg: Illustrations

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    Amanda Greenberg: Illustrations

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    Amanda Greenberg: Illustrations

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    Amanda Greenberg: Illustrations

Amanda Greenberg

When photographing the postcards sent in by Amanda Greenberg not one person in the studio who passed by didn’t stop to pick them up in awe. In fact they were so loved, we wrote to her to ask for more. With beautifully drawn women staring quizzically out of the card, or doing somersaults or squinting they are so simple but so, well, beautiful. Please keep sending us Things Amanda!
www.amanda-greenberg.com

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    Royal College of Art Printmaking Graduates 2013: between before and after

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    Royal College of Art Printmaking Graduates 2013: between before and after

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    Royal College of Art Printmaking Graduates 2013: between before and after

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    Royal College of Art Printmaking Graduates 2013: between before and after

Royal College of Art Printmaking Graduates 2013: between before and after

“Something happened, you turned the page. did you turn it from right to left or from left to right?” Perhaps a little lost now, a little discombobulated, you can stand, sit, lie on the floor in transition as you leaf through this beautiful publication put together by the printmaking graduates of the Royal College of Art. Responding to the theme “transition” these talented printmakers have captured people departing or mid-way through an action. Great stuff.
www.rca.ac.uk

The Weekender

SHUT UP AND LISTEN to the Weekender.

Tweet of the Week

So true! Get a grip.


Terrifying film of a bison walking past of the week

Wait til you see their faces at the end

The “Why Didn’t I Think of That?” Of the week

They’re disposable, they’re called Shittens and they’re here to change your life.

Puppies carrying treasure of the week

Although treasure to dogs is likely to be bones and dog food. Each to his own.

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    Arf! Arf! I got me some buried treasure!

Vintage Rihanna video of the week

Back in 2005 she was just a teenager politely asking the DJ to turn the music up.

Newborn baby panda of the week

Does what it says on the tin. If only the tin read “small, pink old man shrunk to the size of a kitten.”

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    Mehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Naughty coconut of the week

NAUGHTY COCONUT! You shall be severely punished! Oh wait, that’s ridiculous. Oh, no, wait, sorry. That is genuinely in the news.

Guide to Christina Aguilera of the week

You can always count on Vice to tell it like it is.

Man turns dead cat into helicopter of the week

You heard. See you next week.

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    Scorchio!” is the word of the week for the Weekender. It’s been a joy to have the sun beaming down on us so perpetually, and to avoid wishing that heat away the Weekender is adopting a sensible summer regimen to get through it. This includes a daily dose of ice cream of your choice, the right to say “God it’s hot!” up to eight times a day and a uniform of loose-fitting bits of material that we can get away with calling “clothes.” If you want the same prescription as the Weekender read on ahead and come see us after – we’ll be melting in the park dreaming of paddling pools.

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    If the Weekender was to create a soundtrack it wouldn’t have any of those cool jams the kids listen to these days. It would be filled with the songs and artists that remind us of a time when you had to ring someone’s house phone to talk to them. With bangerz from Craig David, Blazin’ Squad and Billie Piper, it would be like an old episode of Top of the Pops, and then we’d all go out for a Pizza Hut buffet. So while the Weekender drifts off into a carb-fuelled, cheese-laden food coma, have a little peek at what we’ve been seeing and reading this week.

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    If the Weekender were to contribute to the “lonely hearts” column in a crumpled, thoroughly thumbed tabloid, it would probably read “fun-loving, outgoing, heavily bearded older guy, WLTM likeminded pals for weird GIF exchanges, bad jokes, all-you-can-drink Bloody Mary brunches and all that accompanies them.” If that doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, you’re in the wrong place. Enjoy!

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    The only event the Weekender is interested in this weekend is the Queen’s birthday. Yes it’s our Majesty’s official birthday this Saturday and as well as the standard parade, the Weekender has been invited to the saucy after-party to tear it up Windsor-style with the Royals. Champagne and strawberries will flow, everyone will do the cancan and the morning-after fry-up will be delicious. So consider this edition of the Weekender as the warm-up, the canapé to the main dinner party if you will.

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    Oh weekend, how you bewitch us with your siren song. Those two days of utter bliss, where we brunch together and laugh lazily while watching the clouds go by. But lately weekend, you’ve not been your sweetest. You get ratty when we don’t “favourite” what you’ve tweeted, shrug when we ask your opinion and you insist on talking about the Sundays you’ve spent with other people. Enter the Weekender, the relationship equivalent of getting a puppy to pave over the cracks. Excitable, distracting and full of unconditional love, we’re buying a lead and taking the Weekender for a walk on this humid afternoon. Join us, won’t you?

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    Back in the mists of the pre-internet era, the end of the week was a somewhat muted affair. Brunches went un-Instagrammed, plans could be boasted about only to a select few and everyone just had to do what was directly in front of them rather than tracking down an exciting pop-up yak milk yurt in deepest Clapton. But no more – the weekend is now in our hands and this very weekly round-up is proof that there’s a new world order. Bend your knee yeah, it’s The Weekender…

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    It’s Bank Holiday weekend and one of our favourite things to do is bake up a buttery storm and shove cakes into our loved ones’ pie-holes. To bake the perfect Weekender, the recipe is simple; three cups of amazing work, two cups of creative sweetener and one cup of Friday excitement, finished off with a dusting of whimsy from the world wide web. Bake for one hour at gas mark fun-time and you’ve got yourself a wholesome, well-risen Weekender cake. So indulge and cut yourselves a sexy slice because the Weekender is BIG on taste but LIGHT in calories!

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    This week has been a whirlwind, one minute it’s sunny, the next it’s raining. It’s an emotional weather-coaster as they say. BUT fear not, because the one thing that will never let you down is the Weekender. That’s right, no matter what, we’ll be there. Huzzah! So pop on your comfiest trousers and crack open the beers, it’s Friday and it’s time for The Weekender.

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    Over the years The Weekender has brought you the full range of emotions; joy, heartache, anger and sadness, but most of all just good old-fashioned hilarity. This week is no exception, filled to the brim with political outrage, religious fervour, psychedelic adventure and rugs – lots of rugs. Don’t say we don’t ever do anything for you, we’re giving you the best gift of all!

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    My, what a week it’s been. We’re all tuckered out after celebrating the launch of Printed Pages last night. But you know what, just for you, we’ll muster up the rest of our diminishing will to keep on typing to present this week’s edition of the Weekender, because we’re so nice, and because it makes us feel just that little bit closer to Saturday. And of course, to all of you. So here’s all the art and design bits and bobs you could possibly want for your two days of freedom.

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    If you thought that marginally overweight bloke in swimming trunks snoozing on the beach was at the top of the Weekender for entirely arbitrary reasons this week then you thought WRONG, my friend! In fact he is the star of one of the two covers shot by Tadao Cern for the new issue of Printed Pages, which is now available for pre-order, with the first 500 orders also receiving an exclusive print from designer Alan Fletcher’s archive. That is correct. What are you waiting for? Onwards, to the Weekender!

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    Some Fridays drift into the abyss of the weekend with gradual abandon; other pivot off that 5pm blue touchpaper and fire off into the freedom of two sweet nectary days. This week is the former – maybe it’s the sunshine here in London – but we feel we’ve arrived here on the cusp of nothing rested, ready and raring to go. Sound. Those. Trumpets.

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    We get excited about the two days off a traditional weekend brings, so with double the time off we’re doubly excited. But why just use that extra time to eat Transformers easter eggs and watch Netflix in your pants when you can be catching up on all the art and design news from the week? You can even do that while you’re in your pants, eating a Transofrmer easter egg, if you want. So no excuses, dive head-first into the gooey sugary centre of fun, The Weekender!