If you picked up a copy of our winter 2013 issue of Printed Pages you will have come across a tremendous series of photos Jake Green shot at the about-to-be-refurbished Renoir cinema. They were actually part of a much larger project Jake is working on with Simon Poon Tip, a collaborative collection of 32 films telling 32 London stories (the number coincides with the capital’s boroughs). We are delighted to bring you the first five films all this week; starting with the elegiac piece filmed during the last days of the old Renoir.
It’s a beautifully crafted celebration of the old picture house, poignant without being cloying, thought-provoking without trying too hard.
And as you’ll see unfold over the course of this week, the films are eclectic both in subject matter and visual tone, promising to build a fantastic portrait of this complicated, and sometimes unforgiving metropolis.
- “I like the idea of giving up on trying to do the right thing”: inside the chaotic world of artist Dale Lewis
- Anna Hofmann's slightly grotesque but very, very funny characters
- Learn feminist self-defence with Manual de Autodefensa Feminista zine
- Renowned illustrator Philippe Weisbecker's delicate drawings of Adirondack furniture
- The Lething Compendium by Lara Kothe teaches you how to forget everything
- Sisters!: behind the scenes with lesbian experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer [NSFW]
- Graphic designer Bryan Rivera references mistakes and imperfections in his portfolio
- Adidas releases trainers that are also public transport tickets
- Compare your selfies to fine art through the Google Arts and Culture app’s newest feature
- Practical portfolio advice, from choosing a specialism to solving real problems
- Meet Monkey Type, an international collective bananas about fonts
- The Papier Machine collection of DIY electronic paper toys reinvents the activity book