Yeah come on then Friday we have everything we need to deal with you and your wily ways. Jaunty hat, some of the finest wines known to humanity and 23 minutes of art and design chat delivered direct to your ears. Can’t say fairer than that can we?
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First up we looked at the redesign of The Independent newspaper overseen by Matt Willey and explored some of the discussion that has accompanied the new look and feel. We lurched left into looking at pants designed to deodorise farts and then we asked why Jimmy Nelson’s photos of disappearing tribes had struck such a chord across the online world (but why some have a problem with the project.)
First up in this part of the pod we reflected on the major new show delving into fashion designer Paul Smith’s brain at London’s Design Museum, asking why he is held in such affection across the world and whether the lack of clothes in the exhibition was a drawback.
- Meji Alabi on discovering his roots through film and music
- Stoic black cats and burning worlds: Quentin Dufour on his chaotic illustrations
- Jiří Makovec’s photographs meander between the personal and the universal
- In photographing the American west, Andong Zheng uncovers hidden traces of Chinese history
- Meet Universal Thirst, the Bangalore and Reykjavik-based foundry offering a dual perspective on type
- Manchester Girls, the new series from Dean Davies, is a visual homage to the women of the north
- Facebook rebrands to distinguish the company from the app
- Jack Kenyon photographs the wondrous spectacle of the Supreme Cat Show
- &Walsh designs Zooba's identity inspired by the busy streets of Cairo
- A book chronicling tiny, bizarre treasures curated by Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf
- Find hidden squares and experimental inktraps in Fatih Hardal's FH Giselle
- Pentagram’s Giorgia Lupi on her data-driven designs for & Other Stories