Hello! Welcome to this week’s episode of Studio Audience. Completely unintentionally, we managed to get three mentions of faeces into this 28-minute beaut, so apologies and watch out. Alongside that, we also chatted about some truly inspirational and intriguing things happening in the world of art and design this week. Your host was Liv Siddall, and the guests were James Cartwright and Maisie Skidmore with the added special guest, Jamie McIntyre of INT Works.
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We kicked off this week’s audio-fest with a chat about James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem fame and his plan to change the NYC subway ticket barriers into musical instruments, then moved on to lamenting the shelving (ha ha ha) of one of IKEA’s best-loved products, the trusty Expedit. Have you got one in your home? Are you upset? Is this even news? Leave your comments below.
After the catchy jingle we rejoined to talk about "Charlie Clift’s voyage to Somerset to photograph those helping with the flood relief in some of the worst-hit parts of the UK. We discussed whether a photographer should be doing this kind of thing, how you’d feel if you were a flood victim, and other examples of this kind of project including the controversial Save the Children birth video.We then asked designer Jamie McIntyre to tell us what’s so brilliant about the new Dazed redesign.
- R Kikuo Johnson on the importance of narrative in his illustrations
- Miguel Pang’s hand-drawn approach adds texture and depth to his illustrations
- Córdova Canillas commission photographers to create a spot the difference illusion for Tunica
- Pictoplasma New York showed how character design can spread joy and important messages
- Lalita Lupina animates the inner turmoil and anxiety felt at an indoor swimming pool
- Meet illustrator Inji Seo's cast of curvy characters
- Parker Day's lurid colours and grotesque characters elevate identity and fantasy (NSFW)
- Paper reveals Break the Internet take two, with Nicki Minaj shot by Ellen von Unwerth
- Bea de Giacomo photographs the wonders of pregnancy
- Matthieu Lavanchy recreates food emojis "irl" for The Gourmand's tenth issue
- Introducing Broccoli, the publication “normalising cannabis use, especially for women”
- One Step Ahead: we meet Paula Scher, the trailblazing Pentagram Partner