I will apologise in advance that Things this weekend is not Easter themed, but it does include graffiti, lovely publications and a chance to satisfy your stationery needs. So that’s ok, right? RIGHT GUYS?
Desktop #292: April 2013
This magazine provides an interesting insight into the cultural and personal facade of design. With great visuals throughout, it reveals how designers channel their identities into their work. It also challenges the Australian stereotype. Let’s throw another shrimp on the barbie? Apparently not.
Horfée’s Imaginarium: Ain’t No Doodles
This book celebrates the work of graffiti artist Horfe. It is a culmination of his art work, which includes writing by Cédric Traverso and a Q&A. Be prepared to go on a “wild fairground-ride of whack-out imagery.” Nice.
Of The Afternoon #2
I’ve never seen a magazine come in a box until now. Of The Afternoon have adopted a stripped-down look, and it totally works. Championing photographers, and their story behind their work, this really is a beautiful publication.
Pen On Paper: Swimmers Exercise Book
I bloody love stationery, and these simple exercise books created by Pen On Paper are right up my street. On the inside cover are adorable illustrations of people lounging around in their swimmers. Love, love, love!
Men’s Group: The Video
Little pages of Instagram photos greet you as you open this book based around artist Ben Jones. Each section of Ben’s work is distinguished by different sized pages, from bizarre storyboards to a series of colourful installations, it is a delight to flip through.
- Submit Saturdays: First impressions and Cover Pages
- A futuristic framework for the retrospective of pioneering “total design” advocate Ove Arup
- Cool off with this week's Best of the Web and who to follow on social media
- Elena Éper's spirited illustrations to make you smile and squirm
- Pencil Bandit and Grey London produce quirky branded stings for E4
- Tommy Cash subverts the tropes of rap videos with a fleshy celebration of the human body (NSFW)
- Pentagram unveils refresh of Mastercard’s brand mark and identity
- Chris (Simpsons Artist)'s surreal but accurate illustrations of creative jobs
- Benedict Redgrove’s beautifully hypnotic film about how a tennis ball is created
- Ian Davis’ picturesque paintings of bureaucratic dystopia
- Photographer Adrienne Salinger’s series of teenage bedrooms from the 90s
- Is it ever OK to work for free?