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Weekender

The Weekender: Sega, fashion week, Japanese crabs and roast pork. Greetings, Weekender!

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Hello Weekenders! Now is the time that you pack up your bags, jump into your nice red cars and drive grinning into the distance for a wholesome weekend of smiles, laughs and love. Just kidding, no one does that anymore. You’ll probably be sitting in a sh*tty Corsa at a service station somewhere outside of Watford, hating your families and chewing morosely on a pastie whilst the seatbelt chafes against your crotch, which will result in a rash. Ah well.

Six monkeys that have jumped into the pond this week

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    “She’s always got her head in a book!”

6. If only the sunset really was the shining face of Bill Clinton

Only the genius Eric Yahnker could get away with this kind of work.

5. Harrowing but exquisite photojournalism? Don’t mind if we do

George Osodi shows us the real Africa.

4. We shall always remember the day that NASA got Instagram

Kind of blows your filtered photos of overpriced bloody mary’s out the water doesn’t it?

3. Hard to predict what you’re going to do in life…

But if it’s finding 14 ways to replace a table leg, then so be it.

2. Clothes and photographs that are too nice for you to own, or even look at

Thanks to the new Margaret Howell campaign. Sigh.

1. Satirical nay scathing graphic design project of the year

Someone having a well-educated go at bandwagon-jumping graphic designers is always pretty funny.

Things

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    This week’s Thongs (teehee)

This week, in our trove of treasures! A sexy magazine (actually sexy though, all about sex and that), a magazine whose cover you get to design yourself through the medium of stickers, two brilliant posters of otherwise long-forgotten architecture, an illustrated zine and an arty book all the way from Australia. Gorge yourself.

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    Husk: Volume #2

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    Husk: Volume #2

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    Husk: Volume #2

Husk: Volume #2

Would you look at that? Yes, it’s a man with ears for eyes (all the better to hear you with) and he is just one of many reasons you should snap up Husk volume two if you happen to come across it on your travels. Put together by Ben Martin, it is beautifully illustrated and full of all kinds of tidbits of information which might come in handy for you in a pub quiz or elsewhere. Highlights include 12 of the greatest Othellos, a list of “Dangers” and a list of “Joys” and a record of the year 1189.
www.theseglyphs.com

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    Dorothy: Lost Destination

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    Dorothy: Lost Destination

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    Dorothy: Lost Destination

Dorothy: Lost Destination

We have a particular predilection for finding beauty in the ugly or overlooked (in fact it’s why the final page feature in our Printed Pages magazine asks creatives to identify the ugliest thing they love) and Manchester-based studio Dorothy clearly share our passion. They’ve created a series of beautiful prints celebrating brutalist concrete structures created in the 1960s and 1970s when they were hailed as architectural harbingers of a brave new world, only to quickly fall out of fashion and public favour. The series includes the Flyingdales service station in Yorkshire and Birmingham’s Spaghetti Junction as well as the Tricorn Centre in Portsmouth. Yes please.
www.wearedorothy.com

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    Ubergang: Issue #1

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    Ubergang: Issue #1

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    Ubergang: Issue #1

Übergang: Issue #1

Übergang is a sexy magazine with a difference. No ladies in bunny ears in this publication, no sir. Instead, it touches on topics surrounding sex through poetry, commentary, interviews and fiction. And there a bunch of lovely images thrown into the mix, too. The first issue is dedicated to the Kotti area of Berlin, which the creators describe as “in constant transition and the target of financial and political speculation” as well as “simultaneously being a sexual and cultural melting pot”. Righty ho then.
www.uebergang-mag.de

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    Max Berry: 2010-2012

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    Max Berry: 2010-2012

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    Max Berry: 2010-2012

Max Berry: 2010-2012

It’s quite an odd feeling to hold two years of someone’s life in your hands but Australian artist Max Berry allowed us to do just that when he sent us his book of works made between 2010 and 2012. His practice encompasses painting, sculpture, jewellery and murals and his imagery focuses on the strange, the discomforting and the dreamlike. Ahead of his new show in Brisbane later this year this is a great chance to take of stock of this exciting young artist’s development to date.
www.maxberry.com.au

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    Colors: Issue #87

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    Colors: Issue #87

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    Colors: Issue #87

Colors: Issue #87

There’s something quite funny about considering Colors magazine in the context of the 86 issues which came before it, but let me assure you dear reader that this one, the Art Issue, is the MOST FUN OF THEM ALL. The front cover is an empty gallery to which you can affix any collection of famous artworks you so fancy from the attached sheet of stickers (stickers!) and the inside of this masterpiece looks like the back of a canvas (clever). Let me also tell you that the Mona Lisa is currently valued by insurers at a staggering $668 million. I learned that inside, and so can you, along with loads of other gold.
www.colorsmagazine.com

The Weekender

Tweet of the Week


Procrastination gone wild of the week

All the Sega games are now available to play online. I know. Thank us later.

Last Miley Cyrus online joke of the week

Ha ha only kidding, OBVIOUSLY. Here’s a cool website that makes her tongue go on for infinity.

Laughing at people at fashion week, of the week.

It’s just so easy though, isn’t it? What a bunch of chumps!

Boy eating crackers off a running machine of the week

This is actually incredibly creative

Cat in a shark costume chases a duck while riding a Roomba of the week

Remember the cat in the shark outfit? This is, like, the sequel.

Famous Movies Improved by Sharks of the week

Does what it says on the tin. And more.

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    A true classic.

Ugliest fish of the week

As voted for by the British Science Festival. Sorry blob fish :(

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    “Life is heavy. But I don’t really mind.”

Bye everyone!

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    If you’ve just started uni and you’ve spent an entire week in student unions drinking vibrant blue booze from a questionably-shaped vessel (a goldfish bowl, say, or a shoe) then this Weekender is for you. If you’ve bought more IKEA textiles than your measly student loan will allow but you still can’t get used to the breeze-block walls of your dorms, and you think the mature student next door might have eaten cat food for breakfast this morning, or you accidentally squeegee’d paint onto every last remaining clean item of clothing you own in your first printmaking class (embarrassing) we’re here for you. Welcome to the Weekender.

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    Welcome aboard the weekend! This week at It’s Nice That HQ we’ve been talking about the gripping new podcast from the guys over at This American Life, Serial, pondering getting on trains that don’t actually have drivers, wallowing in the sweet, sweet cheesy goodness that is the new BBC cover of God Only Knows and replaying the fantastic animation about online dating below. What have you been doing?

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    Back in the glory days (i.e. when we were at uni) each triumphant essay hand-in or project completion was followed by a quick dance around our bedrooms, a trip to Tesco’s to stock up on cheap booze and, if we were really lucky, an evening spent in fancy dress in a sweaty club stuffed fuller than a new beanbag. Now we’re working 9 till 5, that jubilant sensation is saved up for just one day of the week and, you guessed it, it’s Friday! So do a swift wiggle in your deskchair, because it’s time for the Weekender!

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    If the Weekender was a person, it’d be the kind of person you’d walk past in the street, then taken three steps backwards to get a better look at, then recoil visibly from, then reach into your pocket to take out your phone and take a selfie with. Later on at the pub you’d whip out your phone excitedly to share this uniquely memorable moment with your friends, and find that the photograph had disappeared and all that was left was a shot of you posing awkwardly with a packet of Monster Munch. That’s just the kind of guy the Weekender is. Enjoy our weekly supplement!

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    It’s been a long old week kids, and like the Friday afternoon trip to the cornershop to buy a 20p pic ’n’ mix we’re here and ready to reward you for dragging yourselves through it with bucket loads of funny, cool and interesting stuff that we’ve uncovered this week. This way please!

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    Would you bloody well look at that? You thought Friday would never roll around again and yet here it is, like the cat that wanders home in the morning having spent the whole night in the cubby hole behind the garage getting chummy with next door’s Tabby, smug, self-satisfied and ready to sit in your lap and purr itself to sleep. These anthropomorphic days of the week, you never know what they’re going to turn up as. Here’s the Weekender.

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    Fun bus, you ask? Yes! The fun bus! Because it’s back-to-school week, and while that predominantly means potentially giving our shoes a polish for us non-attending folk we have been getting into the spirit of it by listening to this on repeat and raiding the stationery cupboard for some fancy new pens with which to draw all over our backpacks. School’s the bomb. Here’s some fun/ridiculous/entertaining stuff we found this 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.