The world was on fire and no one could save me but you, it’s strange what desire will make foolish people do. I’d never dreamed that I’d meet somebody like you, I’d never dreamed that I’d lose somebody like you. No I don’t want to fall in love (this girl is only gonna break your heart) No I don’t want to fall in love (this girl is only gonna break your heart) With you. With you (this girl is only gonna break your heart) What a wicked game you played to make me feel this way, what a wicked thing to do to let me dream of you, what a wicked thing to say, you never felt this way, what a wicked thing to do to make me dream of you. And I don’t want to fall in love (this girl is only gonna break your heart) No I don’t want to fall in love (this girl is only gonna break your heart) With you…
6 shoes you should have put your socks in this week
6. Ever want to make a cool animation by hand?
Let Joey Fourr be your guide, this is one of the coolest animations we’ve seen in ages.
5. In a similar vein, here’s Patrick Kyle
We love Patrick Kyle, and his new digital work has got us going all gooey with joy.
4. Classical paintings, WOAH THERE!
Yeah! It’s moving! And it’s so much cleverer than you could ever imagine.
3. These guys look nice
I wish my friends were this cool.
2. Sneaky peek into Guillermo del Toro’s diaries anyone?
Well, they’re sketchbooks, bit it’s still worth a good old nosey around.
1. Hooray for Grannies!
Tim Walker is a magical man, and since he started promoting the wonder of Grannies, we love him even more.
It’s Nice That’s Friday Mix tape
What a whopper of a mix tape we’ve got for you this week! It’s Friday afternoon, it’s going to rain soon, so here we prescribe you with a healthy dose of R.Kelly, the Arctic Monkeys, Bjork, Panda Bear and the wonderfully named The Flamin’ Groovies. So what are you waiting for? Beers in the fridge, back on your chair, start digesting that overindulgent Friday lunch and crank this mother flipper UP.
Wharra lorra stuff for you this week! Like if you went to Borders bookshop, raided the shelves for its very very best magazines, books, stationery and posters, flung them on the floor and rolled around in it all. Except for I don’t think Borders is open anymore, and even if they were they probably wouldn’t stock anything this good, nor would they be happy if you spontaneously started plucking their stock from the shelves and rubbing your body on it. Anyhow.
Pencil Agency: Post
The Pencil Post is a concise, A3 size testament to the staying power of print. It’s more or less a collation of thoughts, musings and tips from Pencil, a boutique creative agency which specialises in editorial and contract publishing, so it makes sense that they’re complete pros when it comes to creating a story in their content. It might only be a brief six pages but it ties together some important and lovely ideas into one efficient little booklet. Good work chaps.
Oomph: Business Cards
Business cards are a notoriously stuffy business. It all calls to mind Patrick Bateman getting all excited about the notion of typefaces and thickness in American Psycho, but what if you could simply walk up to somebody you wanted to impress (future employer, loyal client, mother in law) and slap a business card on their phone in order to bring up your very best work instantaneously? That would be glorious, would it not? Thankfully Oomph have made such feats of technology possible with their NFC business cards, which instantly takes any smartphone placed near it to your specified homepage. Impressive stuff.
Bastien Vivès: Polina
Polina is based on the story of a young Russian girl of the same name who is taught by a famous but demanding ballet teacher, until she escapes to Berlin where she creates a new form of theatre with other free thinking dancers. Written in graphic novel form and published by Jonathan Cape, the book is beautifully put together, doing a wonderful job of depicting the grace of ballet within falling pretty to cutesy cuteness.
Dorothy: Map Posters
Printed by Dorothy, these huge posters will do far more for your curiosity than they will for your orienteering, created as they are around the fictional places described in TV shows, books and bike names rather than actual places. Hours of gazing, mouth open and pointing saying “look! Downton Abbey!” comes as a guarantee.
So It Goes: Issue 2
We raved about the first issue of So It Goes and the second has just arrived nonchalantly into the studio and blown EVERYTHING ELSE OUT OF THE WATER. Featuring Greta Gerwig, Adam Driver, Nicholas Winding Refn, Gilles Peterson and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, it’s a veritable feast of cool names and the marble artwork adorning the title pages makes for a very aesthetically pleasing design. Magazine sniffers should be on the lookout, too; this one smells GREAT.
Cats wearing tights of the week
It’s not cruel they like it. See.
Adapted Thomas Kinkade paintings of the week
Thank God someone adapted them because the original paintings make the collective universe want to gag.
Daft Punk Around The World swede of the week
As found on Michel Gondry’s website, these guys have NAILED it. I wish they were my friends.
Trip Down Meme-ory Road of the week
Stock footage hasn’t quite been the same since this did the rounds.
Sir David Attenborough narrating Miley Cyrus video of the week
Seems a shame to put those two people together, but meh.
- The sun is out, and Best of the Web is here to offer some shade
- Jonathan Castro’s vibrant designs are a realisation of his research and exploration
- Friday Mixtape: top picks from ten years of Field Day
- A retrospective look at Latif Al Ani’s photographs of Iraq’s “golden age”
- Olimpia Zagnoli illustrates How to Eat Spaghetti Like a Lady
- Cost-effective, beautiful shit: an interview with the Dead Beat Club
- YouTube releases its first own-brand font, YouTube Sans, inspired by the play button
- Inside Susan Kare’s sketchbooks are the makings of Mac’s graphic interfaces
- The return of the hovering art director: we asked comic artist Nadine Redlich to peer inside agency life
- Photographer Raymond Rojas captures the “magic” in Disneyland Paris
- Stefan Sagmeister speaks to It's Nice That about The Beauty Project
- Seattle-based illustrator Kelly Bjork depicts languid ladies and neat interiors