I’ve been away for the last two weeks, baking, and have returned to what could easily be described as a mountain of printed material. To celebrate, this week’s Things is a little larger than usual, filled with all sorts of stuff I’m convinced you’d do anything to get your hands on.
Poster Tim Enthoven
When we first saw this, all of us laughed. Proper, not-just-out-of-politeness laughs. Then someone said “why is only one of them wearing shoes?” We don’t know. But these are some really lovely hairy men.
Kakt Nimhe Jesper Elving
This is ‘sound poetry’, in Danish, although Jesper Elving hasn’t used any conventional Danish words. It means, he argues, that “they should be equally accessible for everyone who knows the letters.”
Plugzine isn’t a magazine. It’s art, I guess – loose-leaf sheets you want to frame and hang all over the place.
Postcards Alan Kitching
Hand-made postcards by the great Alan Kitching, (who we went to see this week, and who, as expected, is ace).
Alan Kitching at Debut Art
Untitled Claire Acheson, Ken Kirton
A collection of narratives (written and visual) that challenge convention, grouped together in a way that presents (pretty much perfectly) Goldsmith’s relatively new MFA Art Writing course.
The Bourgeois Bicycle Caravan James Bowden, George Foulds
A writer and a photographer documented a “little cycle/surf adventure” within a publication whose title is, like any good title should be, intriguingly strange.
One–Nil Peter Willis
Peter Willis “didn’t know or care much about football,” and then made a suprisingly insightful zine about it.
Feel Free Live Good, Chris Coco Anthony Burrill, No Days Off
We listened to this on Monday morning. It’s Friday night music, really, and therefore didn’t go down too well. But it’s the design that counts, and the design is excellent whenever you look at it.
Praia Jane and Jeremy
Almost depressingly (for those of us in an office, staring at a screen), Praia depicts perfectly the downright relief of being sat on a Portuguese beach.
DIY Times, Issue One Nathan Blaker
There is a fat cat on the front of DIY Times’s inaugural issue. This is enough for us.
Cura. Magazine Issue 4
At first we thought this was all in Italian. One of us said something like “it looks interesting.” But the articles are printed in English too, and we can confirm that the content is also great.
- Manshen Lo creates surreal, comic-inspired observational illustrations
- “To me, being a man just means being yourself”: five creatives share their thoughts on masculinity
- Hexatope: the web-app utilising computational arts to make personalised jewellery
- Lucy Hardcastle on her “most progressive film to date”
- Moby Digg creates grid-based identity for finance company Baugeld Spezialisten
- Typography and National Socialism – the journey of Futura in an era of "reactionary modernity"
- Peter Funch has photographed the same people on the same street for nine years
- DBLG and Animade’s cheeky stop-motion animation uses human skin and 3D stamps
- “It needed to be functional, a workhorse”: Arket’s in-house team on its brand identity
- Get to know the fluid work of graphic designer, Steffen Hotel
- Fukt magazine presents the erotic drawings of David Shrigley, Tracy Emin and many more
- Poster Girls, an exhibition of 150 female graphic designers opens at London Transport Museum