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    This week’s Things!

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Things #12: Posters, potatoes and a zine for oddballs, it's this week's Things!

Posted by Madeleine Morley,

Does anyone remember Thing One and Thing Two, the mischievous companions of the Cat in the Hat? Well, this weekend we have Five Things to keep you company and to trump Dr. Seuss’ two, and unlike the identical dynamic duo, our Things come in a variety of colours, shapes and sizes.

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    Cercle: Issue 2

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    Cercle: Issue 2

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    Cercle: Issue 2

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    Cercle: Issue 2

Cercle: Issue 2, Science Fiction

It’s time to take your protein pills and put your helmet on, the science-fiction themed new issue of Cercle is just about to take off. Issue 2 was put together in a galaxy not so far away, more specifically, in Strasbourg, France, where the Cercle design studio is based. Tin robots, flying cars straight out of the Jetsons, and UFO’s perched over Ballardian highways are in abundance. Cercle is bound to blow you out of this world.
www.cerclemagazine.com

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    Steele Bonus: Odd Waves

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    Steele Bonus: Odd Waves

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    Steele Bonus: Odd Waves

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    Steele Bonus: Odd Waves

Steele Bonus: Odd Waves

The 32 page risograph printed booklet by Sydney-based graphic designer Steele Bonus is an odd little collection of images, showcasing overlooked and forgotten musicians from the New Wave scene, circa. 1979 – 1985. It even comes with a one hour mix CD, which you can listen to while you browse through the fuzzy pictures of “Euro Punks, Disco Weirdos and Synth Wizards.” We like how the ghostly, faded images emerge from the white of the page, as if the bands’ pasts have been reawakened by being included in the zine. Never heard of Casino Music, Ich, OK Band or Cliché? Neither had we, and this is the perfect zine to get you into the New Wave loop.
www.noiseinmyhead.bigcartel.com

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    Martin Fengel: Heat is a Form of Motion

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    Martin Fengel: Heat is a Form of Motion

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    Martin Fengel: Heat is a Form of Motion

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    Martin Fengel: Heat is a Form of Motion

Martin Fengel: Heat is a Form of Motion

Artist and graphic-designer Martin Fengel sent us these curious potato-themed postcards from Germany, which celebrate the 200th anniversary of the death of Sir Benjamin Thompson, a.k.a Count Rumford (hence all the R’s.) The great inventor and scientist was known for his theoretical insights into thermodynamics, and was apparently responsible for putting potatoes on the menu, which we think is quite a glorious feat. The designs are for the Rumford Lab event in Munich, a month of art installations and science projects held in honour of the great Rumford. If these black and white postcards and poster are anything to go by, it seems like the event’s going to be mashing!
www.rumfordlabor.de
www.martinfengel.com

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    Annie Strachan: Untitled

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    Annie Strachan: Untitled

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    Annie Strachan: Untitled

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    Annie Strachan: Untitled

Annie Strachanl: Untitled

Since it arrived, we haven’t been able to stop gazing at this lilac and black screen print by Annie Strachan, which was printed at Peckham Print Studio. We love the simplicity of the brushstrokes, which are both evocative and abstract, and the subtle, gauze-like stroke that divides the image in two. After I finish writing this post, we’ll definitely be putting Annie’s print up on the wall.
www.anniestrachan.co.uk

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    So It Goes: Issue 3

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    So It Goes: Issue 3

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    So It Goes: Issue 3

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    So It Goes: Issue 3

So It Goes: Issue 3

Issue 3 of So It Goes features pieces on the ever-uncompromising Terry Gilliam, the whimsical Wes Anderson, and the enigmatic John Stezaker, who beautifully describes his search for the unknown as the discovery of “the world without you.” The design of the magazine is really fantastic and gorgeously clear, divided into simple chapters like “The Actors,” “The Directors” and “The Places.” This is great bedside table reading material, and will keep you turning the pages well into the night.
www.soitgoesmag.com

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Posted by Madeleine Morley

Madeleine joined It’s Nice That as a freelance editorial assistant in May 2014 having graduated from Cambridge University where she edited the student newspaper. In the autumn of 2014 she will begin her Masters course at The Courtauld Institute of Art where she will specialise in architecture.