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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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    If you’re reading this then you too survived last weekend’s bank holiday carnage and you’re here, raring and ready for another go! Without further ado then, welcome to our weekly endowment of fun and tomfoolery, soundtracked by this. Enjoy!

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    In London, the August bank holiday weekend is all about Notting Hill Carnival. Whether you’re staunchly refusing to go to it in favour of sitting at home in a grump, the first person to stick gold ostrich feathers to your best pants or already knocking back the “mix-them-in-your-mouth rum cocktails!” and having a bash on your steel pans in preparation (in which case you’re two full days early, chill out yeah?) we’re ready to get you started with our weekly instalment of tomfoolery. Crack right on!

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    If you’re old enough to remember Friday evening trips to Blockbuster with the babysitter (there was none of this Netflix malarkey for us 80s and 90s kids) you’ll remember the excitement of scanning the shelves, a bag of buttery popcorn and a bottle of coke bigger than your torso clutched in hand. Think of the Weekender as the equivalent of the wet-yourself-in-terror scary horror film that you managed to pass off in the Pingu video case; a bit unnecessary, occasionally hilarious but on the whole, entirely worth it. Here it is! Have a good’un.

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    As well as rounding up some of the best creative content on the site for you all week, we also like to send emails to each other with cool stuff we’ve found on ye olde internet. The Weekender is our hamper for you, a hamper of weird videos, funny pictures and cool articles. Basically anything that doesn’t quite fit under the umbrella of art and design. Enjoy.

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    If the weekend was a football team we’d dive headfirst onto the pitch dressed head to toe in spangly silver lycra and leg-warmers and bust out into a rousing chorus of chanting, interspersed with the odd Spice Girls lyric, to get the crowd good and warmed up ready for Friday’s giant victory. As it isn’t, we’re just going to crack open some beers and sip on them nonchalantly for the last, long half hour of the working day, wearing our usual, non-spangly attire, albeit feeling slightly more smug than we did yesterday afternoon. But, y’know, if you’re into dressing like a cheerleader, we can get behind that too. For you select few, get those pompoms good and spruced, it’s almost time!

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    Not that you need to be quiet for this showstopper; if the Weekender was a film, it’d most likely be the grotesque, just-about-legal but nonetheless strange story of a desert island. It’s lorded over by a tyrannical prince clad from head to toe in purple velvet who was incapable of walking three steps without doing the Macarena. He wouldn’t be the only weirdo on the island though, no sir; he’d be accompanied at all times by an a cappella choir of singing and dancing monkeys who happily joined him in his choreography.

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    Ladies and gentlemen of the world, today our fair isle (Great Britain) is experiencing a HEATWAVE. It’s the prime annual opportunity for us to embody every stereotype better nations have about us; that we drink too much beer (true), that we don’t wear enough clothes (also often true) and that we get burnt at the merest glimpse of the sun (see above.) Whether you’re joining us in partaking in all of the above over a slightly too competitive game of rounders and potentially a BBQ’d sausage, we wish you the best fun. If you’re sitting in a deck chair watching disapprovingly over us, we’re cool with that too. Either way, have THE BEST WEEKEND. Here’s some stuff we liek to get you started.

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    Guess what? It’s your favourite time of week again! It’s time for delicious big breakfasts at your local greasy spoon before a hungover marathon run of The Good Wife. It’s time for sitting on rooftops drinking strawberry flavoured cider and swapping silly stories with your friends. It’s time for doing your washing and having picnics in the park, and it’s time, of course, for this week’s fantastic instalment of the It’s Nice That Weekender. Enjoy!

  9. Main

    HELLO FRIENDS! Welcome to the weekend, the two days a week you get to reflect on your busy, expensive, boring life, and then numbing it with booze and barbecues. Hey that sounded pretty pessimistic, I’m sorry. What I really meant was “OH SHIT IT’S THE WEEKEND!” It’s time to swim in a lido, call your best friend, watch Take Me Out in bed, play Candy Crush in a hammock, introduce your dog to your friend’s dog. You name it, it’s yours.

  10. Mainwe

    Hi gang! If you’re reading this you’re probably not at Glastonbury, and neither are we so that makes us friends. We’ve spent our weekend listening to Eminem with the air conditioning on, which is kind of like our own mini festival – right? We often wonder what everyone else listens to at work, as we usually go for a heady mix of Simon and Garfunkel, Rihanna and that Bill Wyman song about him seducing a much younger woman. If you have any suggestions of what else we can listen to, or what you tend to listen to as you punch an Apple keyboard with the blunt ends of your fingertips for money, get in touch.

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    If I could, I’d don a sparkly, silver cape and a severe black bob wig while gazing into a crystal ball à la Mystic Meg to envision what all of you lot are going to get up to this weekend. I like to think I’d spot all manner of illicit affairs, summer solstice-inspired weirdness and wild, finger-forsaking parties.

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    What’s happened today, you ask? Well, a live quail chick has hatched from what was thought to be a chicken’s egg, a Kim Kardashian lookalike has taken over as head of a Mexican drug cartel, a poodle wore trainers and, oh yeah, we brought you our weekly fun-package, the Weekender, with a montage of Leo DiCaprio freaking out and an Mmmbop reference. Life’s just like that though, isn’t it? You’ve got to take the highs with the lows. Can’t you tell me who will still care? No you can’t, ‘cause you don’t know. Yes, let’s get on with it, shall we.

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    Know what the best thing about Fridays is? For the next two days, there’s absolutely no telling what could happen. Unleashed from the shackles of your desk like a tiny young butterfly thrust forth from the loins of its cocoon, there’s as much likelihood that you’re going to hop into your souped-up jeep and bounce your way around your hometown in time to a Nicki Minaj song as there is that you’ll end up stuck at home on Saturday night eating shepherds’ pie with your nan and her next-door neighbour Dorothy. Anything could happen, and we’re here to help you embrace the magic. Whether your fate be in the jeep or the shepherds’ pie, let the Weekender take you there.