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    While the buttery cat’s away……the flat-headed, long-armed mice are having a field day

The Weekender: Look closely children, what has the internet spewed up for us?

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Alright you rowdy bunch, pipe down. You there, at the front, sit down and stop pushing the guy next to you. There’s room for everyone. And you there, hovering at the back, come in or get the hell out. This is a serious business. And YOU, yeah you. You seem cool for a naked chick in a booth. Let’s be pals some day. Anyway, don’t get a nosebleed, don’t get upset, we can’t be naked and famous just yet. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin.

Six articles you really SHOULD have read this week

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6. Rappers got troubles

We all know the Jiggaman’s got 99 problems, but up until now we didn’t really know what those were. They’re much more serious than we first expected.

5. Type is beautiful

Particularly when you’re using it to create visually arresting posters without images. Unit Editions have proved it.

4. Dogs are fluffy

Graydon Sheppard of Shit Girls Say fame has returned to the world of online comedy with his love letter to the King Charles Spaniel.

3. French girls have small feet

So says Brazilian illustrator Lapo. She also believes Parisians are too busy for lunch. We beg to differ.

2. Celebrities love bikes

Just look at Gerard Depardieu and Angela Lansbury enjoying their respective velocipedes. They can’t get enough of that two-wheeled goodness.

1. Sunburn is good

Just as long as it’s on the front cover of a magazine and not all arose your shoulders and back. That kind of sunburn still hurts like hell.

Things

  • All

    This week’s Things

It’s zine-y booklet-y type goods galore for thing fans this week, with a screen-printed folky comic book about a heroine named Mevlana, three lovely illustrations of city architecture, a big zine about local art in India that’s crying out for its innards to be chopped out and framed on a wall and one slightly odd zine with a penchant for licking pavements (no judgement because we’re good like that). Delve. Delve away.

  • Monday-1

    100% Zine Issue #4

  • Monday-2

    100% Zine Issue #4

  • Monday-3

    100% Zine Issue #4

  • Monday-4

    100% Zine Issue #4

100% Zine Issue #4

This big parcel flew all the way from Mumbai to make its way to us – and thank airplanes and Royal Mail that it did. 100% zine offers only the very best of local art, design and illustration in India – and by “local” they mean more or less anywhere in the vague vicinity of Asia. The gorgeous images populating its pages are conveniently poster size and printed on luxuriously thick paper, which means only one thing. They’re begging to chopped right out of there and tacked up onto bedroom walls, inside kitchen cupboards, in your hallway, on your bedroom ceiling and anywhere else that you can stick sellotape to without your landlord threatening to come round and shout at you.

www.hundredpercentzine.com

  • Tuesday-1

    Lionheart Magazine Issue #4

  • Tuesday-2

    Lionheart Magazine Issue #4

  • Tuesday-4

    Lionheart Magazine Issue #4

  • Tuesday-3

    Lionheart Magazine Issue #4

Lionheart magazine Issue #4

Lionheart magazine is full of nice stuff – from illustrations, recipes, fashion-y things, a romantically worded letter to New York and other lovely miscellany to be read when you’re having a cup of tea and a custard cream on a sunday afternoon. Page 26 has a great feature on shapes if you’re that way inclined. We are. We love a shape.

www.lionheart-mag.com

  • Weds-1

    Mireia Corcoles

  • Wed-2

    Mireia Corcoles: Amsterdam

  • Weds-3

    Mireia Corcoles: Barcelona

  • Weds-4

    Mireia Corcoles: London

Mireia Corcoles

I like buildings. I like houses, and cities. And Mireia Corcoles, actually, for giving them all to me in three nice illustrations. She’s got MORE, too! Have a wee peep below.

www.miredondemire.com

  • Thurs-1

    Pavement Licker Issue #8

  • Thurs-3

    Pavement Licker Issue #8

  • Thursda-4

    Pavement Licker Issue #8

  • Thurs-2

    Pavement Licker Issue #8

Pavement Licker Issue #8

Slightly strange and everso appealing, Pavement Licker brings together loads of good bits and bobs of illustration, text, typography, photography and absent-minded scribblings in one bountiful compilation to be flicked through at leisure whenever you feel like your day might have been a bit too normal for your liking.

http://www.pavementlicker.com/

  • Friday-1

    Mevlana Issues #1, #2 and #3

  • Friday-2

    Mevlana Issues #1, #2 and #3

  • Friday-3

    Mevlana Issues #1, #2 and #3

  • Friday-4

    Mevlana Issues #1, #2 and #3

Mevlana Issues #1, #2 and #3

Comic books! Screen-printed ones! And heroines with Medieval sounding names who befriend insects who bring her food in prison so that she doesn’t starve whilst under the watchful eye of her jailors! Need I say more? Mevlana ticks a whole bunch of boxes, mainly ones that pertain to comic books and printing and funny looking illustrated men with beards. Definitely worth a look.

http://www.ae-folklore.blogspot.co.uk/

The Weekender

Tweet of the week


Glossary of hand gestures of the week

Sassy. Take note of these gestures for when you’re saying something really, really important this weekend to people who really care anout what you’re talking about.

Catalogue of “newspaper dick drawings” of the week.

Come on we’ve all done it. Luckily there’s a submit section in this very special blog of the best kinds of doodles.

Man unwittingly, and casually, completing two world records in one go of the week

Right, this guy went to a cupcake eating contest where he broke the record and ate 13 cupcakes in under a minute. THEN (and I tell you no lie) he needed a drink because he was THIRSTY, so he downed a gallon of milk in under a minute which, by the way, is ANOTHER world record. Not one drop is spared And he doesn’t even chunder. Somebody get this guy a knighthood.

Ingenious zoo idea of the week

A zoo in Japan has installed little tiny holes in the glass of the otter reserve so you can put your finger in and touch their paws. Another person who deserves a knighthood.

  • Otterpaw

    “Ohh hellew!”

That’s it, bye everyone. Approach your weekends like this man approaches life.

  • Catch

    Scha-wing badaaaaa

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