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.
- Rob Flowers, Roberto Rosolin, Liv Siddall and Greg Barth at Nicer Tuesdays October
- Milou Trouwborst's refined, simplistic and melancholic illustrations
- "It was strangely liberating" – Christoph Niemann on creating his new book Sunday Sketching
- Designer Okuyama Taiki encourages you to “play freely” with his experimental posters
- Gijs Henselmans’ illustrations: absurd, gruesome, but always hilarious
- All That Glitters: inside the Barbican’s “vulgar” catalogue
- Bompas & Parr explores the strange world of sploshing (NSFW)
- Working Not Working reveals the top 50 companies creatives would kill to work for
- Kodak returns to its 1970s symbol, joining the retrobrand bandwagon
- Kodak unveils the Ektra: its first ever smartphone
- Retracing and recreating historic reggae record sleeves with photographer Alex Bartsch
- William Knight's socially conscious portfolio of graphic design