Welcome podders! Can you believe we’re on our fifth series and 24th episode? Crazy! This week is very exciting as Will Hudson, director of It’s Nice That joins us, Liv Siddall, James Cartwright and Rob Alderson on this voyage into cultural chinwagging. As ever you can listen on the SoundCloud embed below or subscribe via iTunes here.
We kicked off the pod chatting about David OReilly’s very serene new Tamagotchi-like video game Mountain for the desktop and how it’s dramatically altered the lives of Liv and James. Then we had a chat about Zaha Hadid winning the Designs of the Year prize, and if there even needs to be a winner in the competition in general.
We also discussed the new Wired redesign and pondered the phrase “going back to basics” that seems to crop up quite regularly when talking about the new look of a publication. To finish we talked about what we learnt from the brilliant documentary recently aired on The New York Times about three six-year-old girls who are obsessed with skateboarding. Join us again next week on Studio Audience.
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- 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
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