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Weekender

The Weekender: Bringing the party to Friday for roughly a couple of years or so. Sing with me now!

Posted by James Cartwright,

This week The Weekender’s got beef. It’s spent an awful lot of time recently listening to the radio and has been plagued by the lack of heavyweight intellectual lyricism in modern music. For example: “(Look) I’m betting you like people, and I’m betting you love freak mode, and I’m betting you like girls that give love to girls and stroke your little ego. I bet you I’m guilty your honour, that’s just how we live in my genre. Who in the hell done paved the road wider? There’s only one flo, and one rida. I’m a damn shame, order more champagne, pull a damn hamstring tryna put it on ya. Bet your lips spin back around corner, slow it down baby take a little longer.”

Seriously, what the hell is that Flo Rida guy on about? I mean yeah, he’s a multi-million dollar recording artist with international fame and success but his mastery of the English language is severely lacking. Not like The Weekender, who’s as eloquent as they come. Yeah? Yeah. Better.

Six articles you really SHOULD have read this week

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    Mirko Borsche: Simon Boccanegra programme for the Bayerische Staatsoper

6. Sex is disgusting

Alex Tieghi-Walker and Damien Cuypers have teamed up for the second instalment of The Anonymous Sex Journal and it’s looking pretty darn tasty.

5. Computers are cool

This behind the scenes video of The Great Gatsby shows clips from the film before and after the addition of VFX. It’s absolutely mind-blowing.

4. Dating your mates is acceptable

So say Jessica Walsh and Tim Goodman. So much so that they’ve made a project out of it that’s going to see them committing to each other for 40 whole days.

3. Who needs paint when you’ve got an iPad

Siggi Eggertsson got bored of drawing by hand and started drawing on an iPad instead. The results are good. Really good.

2. Interns bite back

With a new magazine that showcases the incredible range of abilities they have to offer and makes us wonder whether the industry is doing right by these guys.

1. Classical music gets a revamp

Courtesy of Mirko Borsche, the German designer doing his best to usher a younger audience into opera houses.

Things

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    This week’s Things

What have we got for you this week? A giant sculpture made from lost and rediscovered things, a zine based on cinematic architecture and set design, a felt-covered book of photographs of Subbuteo tournaments, an illustrated record of one illustrator’s recent projects and a catalogue of an architecture exhibition. That’s what. Crack on.

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    Atlas of the Unbuilt World

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    Atlas of the Unbuilt World

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    Atlas of the Unbuilt World

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    Atlas of the Unbuilt World

Atlas of the Unbuilt World

Alas, we didn’t manage to catch the Atlas of the Unbuilt World exhibition at London’s Bartlett School of Architecture, but fortunately we did manage to snag a copy of the beeyootifully designed exhibition catalogue, which captures ideas from nearly 40 countries of what the architecture of the future might look like. The catalogue includes photographs of models, plans, lists of materials, project timelines and stunning mock-ups, making it a valuable addition to any architect’s bookshelf. Well worth scouting out, regardless of of whether you made the show.
www.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk

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    Michael Cottage: Some Drawings from the Past Year Or So

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    Michael Cottage: Some Drawings from the Past Year Or So

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    Michael Cottage: Some Drawings from the Past Year Or So

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    Michael Cottage: Some Drawings from the Past Year Or So

Some Drawings from the Past Year Or So by Michael Cottage

We love a bit of initiative when it comes to artists showing their work, and graphic designer and illustrator Michael Cottage has really hit the nail on the head with this project, in which he documents the projects he has worked on since graduating through the medium of comic book illustration, photography, typography and drawing. The resulting assortment is compiled in lovely book, giving a very personal, fascinating insight into a designer’s process as well as a record of Thomas’ most recent work. A really lovely idea.
www.wolfhead.co.uk

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    Apropos: #Found

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    Apropos: #Found

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Apropos: #Found

I’ma huge fan of artwork concerned with found objects (urinals, butterflies in glass boxes, old love letters found dirtied in a puddle, I’ll take whatever you give me) so this giant poster of a sculpture made over the course of last year from a selection of lost and discarded objects found on walks appealed to me every step of the way. The posters – and the original objects – will be on display at two open studios the weekends of July 13 and July 27. What’s more, on the back is an essay printed in gold ink (gold!) which only adds to the beauty of the thing.
www.apropos-site.com

  • Wednesday-1

    Jamie Young/Paul Guinan: SET Issues #1, #2 and #3

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    Jamie Young/Paul Guinan: SET Issues #1, #2 and #3

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    Jamie Young/Paul Guinan: SET Issues #1, #2 and #3

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    Jamie Young/Paul Guinan: SET Issues #1, #2 and #3

Jamie Young/Paul Guinan: SET Issues #1, #2 and #3

Magazines and zines dedicated to the fascinating craft of set design are few and far between so this fold-out poster-cum-zine SET is very welcome. Each issue is dedicated to a specific scene from a famous film, so issues one, two and three focus on Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining and Lena Dunham’s Tiny Furniture respectively, with each opening out to reveal a detailed map of the set in the chosen scene, a brief synopsis of the film, a section of the script spoken between the actors and a description of how the space functions in the scene. Finally, spatially accurate living room adaptations of The Shining are more realisable than ever before.
www.setcollective.com

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    Tom Groves: In the Box

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    Tom Groves: In the Box

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    Tom Groves: In the Box

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    Tom Groves: In the Box

In the Box by Tom Groves

I’d be a liar if I said that I knew what Subbuteo was before I opened Tom Grove’s beautiful (and furry) book comprising photographs of tournaments around the world, but the fact is that he has encouraged me to do some research, and as a result I now know all kinds of cool things about it. For example, it got it’s name after the game’s founder failed to secure a trademark to name the game the comparatively simple Hobby. Subbuteo, then, is the neo-Latin scientific name for a bird of prey more commonly known as the Eurasian hobby (clever, huh? Thanks Wikipedia). I also know that the people who play these table top games are really, really into their hobby, as Tom’s brilliant book will prove, if you don’t believe me.
www.intheboxbook.co.uk

The Weekender

Tweet of the Week


Beatz of the weekz

Ever since Police Academy hit cinemas the world has been obsessed with folks that can make crazy sounds with nothing but their chops. Even the guys at TED want a piece of the action.

Arresting image of the week

Like love’s young dream……

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Killer whale of the week

The internet is amazing. Now it even lets you control your own underwater predators.

Smart springbok of the week

If you were a small young deer being relentlessly pursued by the world’s fastest land mammal, and that land mammal was utterly hell-bent on ripping you to pieces and devouring your insides, you’d probably be keen to get out of that situation as quickly as possible. Kudos to this particular deer for having a getaway car on hand for a speedy exit.

Wimbledon winner of the week

By now you all low that Andy Murray’s the tennis champion of the world (kind of). Congrats Andy, we’re all very proud. But what you probably didn’t know was that his rigorous training schedule involves intense sessions of toothpaste squeezing and it’s to this unusual regime that he owes his success.

Anyway, I bet you do love freak mode so, y’know, freak on you crazy cats!

Jc

Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.

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