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.
- Brooklyn-based Jyan Ku’s naive pastel works are oddly charming
- Jules de Balincourt’s vivid paintings of public spaces play with reality
- Harry Israelson photographs a renaissance fair in sunny California
- Pentagram’s Domenic Lippa designs the inaugural issue of YES & NO Magazine
- Introducing graphic designer Moonsick Gang
- “Non-league football is our punk rock” – Alex Brown’s work for Eastbourne Town FC
- Animator and director James Curran’s amusing 30-day Gifathon project in Tokyo
- Photographer Sophie Mayanne’s new personal project celebrates imperfection (NSFW)
- Animator Saiman Chow’s trippy idents for Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty
- The daily grind: Louis Quail’s photographs of fascinatingly mundane offices
- "Before I was a graphic designer I had nearly no idea what one was": meet Austin Redman
- Matthew Raw: the east London artist making clay great again