This week Things finds it’s form shooting other things from the treetops of it’s Beano-reading youth, loves illustrated haikus about disappointing sex, finds fun in a girls’ mag and likes three lovely, very different, well-printed posters. Go on, have a gander.
Not Another Bill & Chris Jarratt: Not Another… Slingshot
Not Another Bill create special surprises to break up the post mat’s red letters and junk mail. This month it’s a slingshot! Everyone loves a slingshot – especially when it’s been made by a professional slingshot maker Christopher Jarratt. Many a summer have I spent failing to whittle a branch into this sort of shape.
Jamie Stewart and Sophie Alda: Oneliest
Belly Kids, the eclectic publishers we have to thank for last summer’s Bill Murray colouring in book have just made this excellent little book of musician and poet Jamie Stewart’s haiku’s. Tender and witty illustrations by Sophie Alda accompany Jamie’s musings on cats, ennui, porn and grief.
Mushpit: Big Issue
Oh Mushpit, Dalston’s DIY mag dream. Very hard not to be won over by this one. Funny, fun and just getting on with making something they want to make. Scrunchies, horoscopes, belly jewels and how to crawl out of an existential crisis.
Thomas Murphy: prints
The shapes on Thomas Murphy’s screen printed Rocks and risograph Rock Sculptures are strange, elegant things that don’t necessarily resemble rocks at all. Some look like the eroded teeth an ardent Slush Puppy drinker might end up with, others a little like a strawberry meringue. In short, they’re pleasantly ambiguous.
Lovely Jojo: Quiet print
Ironically placed adjective or reverse-pyschology directive? However you read Lovely Jojo’s eye-dizzying print its sure to wake you up and make you squint, seeking shapes in those colourful triangles.
- Camelot’s typefaces bring both the contemporary and historical to the table
- Scott Newett’s eerily quiet, ethereal portraits of Chinese utopia
- Jade Schulz’s atmospheric and imaginative editorial illustrations
- Emiliano Granado’s new zine puts a fresh spin on Tour de France fandom
- The big cover up: Mathieu Thibault's translations of graffiti
- Artist Howard Fonda captures the vibrancy of summer for Ace & Tate
- Benedict Redgrove’s beautifully hypnotic film about how a tennis ball is created
- Tommy Cash subverts the tropes of rap videos with a fleshy celebration of the human body (NSFW)
- Ian Davis’ picturesque paintings of bureaucratic dystopia
- Is it ever OK to work for free?
- Pentagram unveils refresh of Mastercard’s brand mark and identity
- Peter Saville and Tate Design Studio create beer can artwork for Switch House pale ale