Welcome one, welcome all: it’s another weekly showcase of the very finest things to be found on the internet this week. We’ve also drawn together your most prescient comments on social media, and a handy list of the people you should be following online.
San Francisco-based design agency Manual has a new showreel, which just ain’t bad (Connor)
Wolf Alice’s latest single Lisbon is accompanied by this music video which features some darkly quirky, Tim Burton-esque animation from Eat the Danger (Jamie G)
Really enjoyed reading Jon Rowlandson’s article on Medium about branding an F1 team.
I used to work with Jon at NB Studio. Hi Jon! (Karl)
HOLY SHIT (Callum)
Explore Georgia O’Keeffe’s New Mexico pad in 360 with the Tate (Jess)
TV reporter John Doyle joins the beginnings of the Glastonbury Festival and documents the First Pyramid Stage. This has some amazing footage (Charlie)
Gilbert Blecken is a photographer who’s shot one of the most beautiful pics of Damon Albarn I’ve ever seen (and hell, I’ve seen A LOT). Now he’s decided to publish a site dealing with his “40 minutes with Nirvana”, which shows off all of the previously unpublished photos as well. (Emily)
This piece Vogue have done on Rodney Mullen is pretty cool (Tim)
Nice article written as part of Somerset House’s Utopia shows. Crazy to think about these possible changes. (Karl)
I’ve gotten really into these photographers – a French duo who take loads of pictures of dogs looking at sunsets. (Connor)
Filmmakers Richie Georgie have released the fifth and final video in their series of short films focusing on little-known retired sporting heroes talking about their lives and achievements. All five are currently being exhibited at Jaguar Shoes in Shoreditch until 3 August. (Jamie G)
Over the past few weeks we’ve had some heavy hitting hot topics: referendum reactions, anti-smoking design and some classic logo re-design backlash. In the favour of a more light hearted Friday, here’s you lot losing your shit to an invention which allows designers to detect font sizes and typefaces.
— It's Nice That (@itsnicethat) July 13, 2016
Holy shit balls https://t.co/LvKsMuZqD2
— Angela (@a_booz) July 13, 2016
What is this sorcery? https://t.co/oSKz8agcI4
— Martin Duff (@mrtndff) July 12, 2016
I'd be the hit at every party with this. https://t.co/sABhtzgfJR
— siân melton (@sharnacious) July 12, 2016
— Gemma Milne (@gmmmln) July 12, 2016
Take my money. https://t.co/CASIh8DuPh
— Sian Bowles (@sian_f6agency) July 12, 2016
WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE https://t.co/Wx4fNxtLFz
— frey. (@FreyjaMazurra) July 12, 2016
— Lucia Lopez (@lucialululopez) July 12, 2016
Who To Follow
A little roundup of interesting people you might want to follow on the social medias and maybe in real life. Only kidding, that’s weird.
- Food for thought on the day the Global Climate Strike begins
- “I always thought Photoshop was a glorified MS paint”: James Lacey on his journey into design
- “If I am flagging on a shoot, she directs me”: Matthew Stone on working with FKA Twigs
- French illustrator Nicolas Ridou makes “the atmosphere the story” in his hypnotic works
- A routine, good music and Charlie Bones: Sean Bate on his graphic design inspirations
- In The Boys, Rick Schatzberg photographs his group in their 66th year of friendship
- “All you see is lazy photography everywhere”: Martin Parr discusses his career, Brexit and obsession
- The work of Xiangyu Liu is weird and fantastically unpredictable (some NSFW)
- Caterina Bianchini Studio designs a dog-themed identity for a conveyer belt cheese restaurant
- Ikea invites people to “try on” Virgil Abloh furniture collection at LFW
- Hans Findling on his experimental and multidisciplinary approach to design
- Introducing the It’s Nice That Graduates of 2019!