Right then pod-pickers, we’re back with an episode that ranges from the peaks of the Martin Creed show to the valleys of David Hasselhoff. And therein – your reporter would humbly suggest – lies the unique charm of the It’s Nice That podcast. There aren’t too many art and design publishers who bring that kind of dizzyingly weird breadth. As ever you can listen using the SoundCloud link below, or why not treat yourself and subscribe on iTunes for weekly audio goodness delivered direct to your portable MP3 player.
This week we kicked off with Liv Siddall who, freshly returned from the Hayward Gallery’s Martin Creed retrospective, was fulsome in her praise for an exhibition that captures the spirit of the man and his work. Maisie Skidmore was interested in news that various institutions were banning the use of camera phones to preserve some mystique and then we chatted about the backlash against longform fetishisation (and the backlash to the backlash). Finally we tiptoed not so subtly round the Magpile award shortlists and picked out some of those who deserve the accolades.
- Victor Fonseca treats his graphic design practice like a “playground”
- Photographer Jack Latham investigates the hidden conspiracies of Bohemian Grove
- Stella Park’s warm illustrations reflect her outlook on life
- Ugly beauty and challenging established norms feature in Jade Palace's collaboration with Yat Pit
- Astrid Seme elevates an artist’s work by challenging it through the lens of design
- Elizabeth Hibbard’s unsettling photographs examine subjective experience with a visceral gaze
- New study claims to pinpoint the most creative time of day, down to the minute
- Singapore-based studio Swell explores the idea of the banished book
- "My little niece and my grandmother like the game equally": how Playables made the simply addictive Kids
- In being "open to possibilities" still life painter Duane Keiser paints the everyday joys of life
- What the cluck? KFC releases limited-edition bucket hat
- For Bizzarri-Rodriguez, book design “is everything except a science”