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The Weekender: Things, music, top articles and funny bits. It's only the bloody Weekender.

Posted by Liv Siddall,

“In the car I just can’t wait, to pick you up on our very first date. Is it cool if I hold your hand? Is it wrong if I think it’s lame to dance? Do you like my stupid hair? Would you guess that I didn’t know what to wear? I’m too scared of what you think. You make me nervous so I really can’t eat.” – Blink 182, 2001.

You don’t get much better than Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, a classic early 2000s album of angst, rock shows and generally being rebellious in way that definitely doesn’t seem so tame at the time. Once the song about the dog’s ass came on in the kitchen and my mum took my CD away :(

There should definitely be more songs about dogs’ asses.

6 things you should have put down your sister's trousers of the week

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    “Hellew!”

6. Old fag packets turned into football kits

That’s one very innovative way to recycle them.

5. Wes Anderson + Roman Coppola + Prada = YES

It’s like they are all King Midas, and they’re touching things A LOT. So good.

4. A genuinely good Christmas advert? Well I never.

Our thoughts exactly! This one’s a trailer for a Sainsbury’s feature film by Kevin McDonald, yes please!

3. Aliens a’coming!

Apparently they’re going to land in France, this film speaks to the members of the public who are ready for their arrival.

2. Music video about pottery? Mother may I.

Oooh this is just truly lovely isn’t it? Makes me want to go and make some mugs.

1. Typewriter drawings…from life!

This incredible lady sits on the street with a typewriter and draws things from life using the letters! Unbelievable.

It's Nice That Friday Mixtape

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    Crank it uppppppp

We realise that sometimes the music we play in the It’s Nice That headquarters isn’t that “cool” so this week we’ve opened it up to our Twitter followers – yippee! The difference in quality is nothing short of astounding, and the wake up call to just how on the pulse we are in terms of popular music is more than a little unnerving. So here we are, a trendy playlist to dance walk you through the afternoon straight on to the dance floor. Bags on the floor, everyone in a circle, here we go…

Things

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    This week’s Things

It might well be November and a bit colder and considerably more difficult to go out at night, but fortunately for you we’ve got heaps of cool things to introduce you to to make those late autumn evenings just a wee bit more exciting. Alternatively, you can chuck all of this paper matter onto your log fire and use it to toast your chilly feet. Either way, bet your glad we’re here, eh?

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    Jaguarshoes Collective: Posterpaper

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    Jaguarshoes Collective: Posterpaper

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    Jaguarshoes Collective: Posterpaper

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    Jaguarshoes Collective: Posterpaper

Jaguarshoes Collective: Posterpaper

Those kids over at Jaguarshoes are very hip, there’s no denying it, and when their Posterpaper flopped onto our doormats we were taken aback by the sheer quality of work they have curated into it. The newspaper-like publication compiles a bunch of illustrators we really love into a handy bunch of pull-outs that beg to be popped up on the wall. From Dilraj Mann and his glorious fat-bottomed hipsters to that cheeky Jiro Bevis and Anna Lomax, there’s plenty to go around. We now have this ever-friendly and welcoming masterpiece by Rob Whoriskey, which clearly spells out “STAY AWAY FROM ME” up on the wall over our desk. Laaaavely.
www.jaguarshoes.com

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    O Panda Gordo: There are Only Seven Stories in the World

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    O Panda Gordo: There are Only Seven Stories in the World

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    O Panda Gordo: There are Only Seven Stories in the World

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    O Panda Gordo: There are Only Seven Stories in the World

O Panda Gordo: There are Only Seven Stories in the World

Graphic designer João Sobral is the one responsible for this independent publishing project O Panda Gordo which is in turn responsible for this cool illustrated zine. Entitled There are Only Seven Stories in the World, it explores each of the designated ideas to Aristotle’s theory with a different illustrator each time and the results are hilarious.
www.opandagordo.com

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    032c: Issue #25

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    032c: Issue #25

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    032c: Issue #25

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    032c: Issue #25

032c: Issue #25

It’s always quite cool when a magazine that you never even knew existed roly-polies into your day and makes you question everything that you had previously considered cool. 032c is a prime example of this; featuring photography by Juergen Teller and Tim Walker, a feature about Picasso, heaps of artwork and some really gorgeous imagery. They’ve got Rihanna, for God’s sake! What more do you bloody want?
www.032c.com

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    Eleonora Marton: It Feels Like a New Toothbrush

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    Eleonora Marton: It Feels Like a New Toothbrush

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    Eleonora Marton: It Feels Like a New Toothbrush

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    Eleonora Marton: It Feels Like a New Toothbrush

Eleonora Marton: It Feels Like a New Toothbrush

It Feels Like a New Toothbrush was printed to tie in with a solo exhibition Eleonora Marton held in Berlin, including 70 from a group of 200 drawings in a handy nice zine. It’s simple but effective in its aims, and will coax a smile from even the grumpiest of faces. Fo’ real.
www.eleonoramarton.com

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    Four Corner Books: The Graphic World of Paul Peter Piech

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    Four Corner Books: The Graphic World of Paul Peter Piech

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    Four Corner Books: The Graphic World of Paul Peter Piech

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    Four Corner Books: The Graphic World of Paul Peter Piech

Four Corner Books: The Graphic World of Paul Peter Piech

“Ooh, this a good’un” we muttered in unison when The Graphic World of Paul Peter Piech appeared magically on our desks, where it has since stayed as an immediate result of our reluctance to banish it to the bookshelves on the other side of the studio. A publication documenting the work of graphic artist and printmaker Paul Peter Piech, who lived from 1920 until 1996, it includes over 120 prints taken from the collections at London’s V&A’s museum, many of which encompass the artist’s personal beliefs and political standpoint striking, funny, sad and angry images. A truly fantastic body of work. It also smells fantastic.
www.amazon.co.uk

The Weekender

Tweet of the Week


Educational video of the week

This man has been to a stag party, and he wants to tell you all about it.

Worst Place on Earth of the week

And this week’s prize goes to the Haggerston branch of Tesco!

Wife of the Week

She know’s how to treat a man.

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Cutie cutersons of the week

It’s bath time in sloth town. Jump in.

Wrecking Ball adaptation of the week

This time they’’ve made it as if Miley Cyrus was in The Sims, and it’s amazing!

Best London Grumblr of the week

This made us laugh a lot. Are you the dwarf or the cat? You decide.

Graphic design boo-boo of the week

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Bye then!

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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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