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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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