It’s that time of the week again, you’re ready to wind down to your two day break but what are you going to do with your weekend? Well, it’s scientifically proven that you’ll need need at least 22 minutes of art and design related discussion to help you truly relax. If you’re unable to get the right dose there’s a dangerous risk of hair loss, hernias and raised blood pressure. So crank up the volume (not too loud now) and let us soothe your tired ears with our made-for-radio voices informing you about all this week’s most exciting creative news.
In the first section this week we discussed the arrival of Pick Me Up at London’s Somerset house, mourned the loss of Picasso’s Child With a Dove from Britain’s art collection and played around with Moniker’s new interactive video for Dutch band Light Light. We also had a look at Sebastiao Slagado’s new book for Taschen, Genesis, and wondered whether Coachella has more appeal than Glastonbury.
First up in the second section we discussed the Salone Internazionale del Mobile and some of the great work on display, and hoped to learn some lessons from the Milanese design crowd.
We also discussed GOV.UK’s success at this year’s Designs Of The Year. Well done Ben Terrett!
- Otto Splotch combines the gross and absurd with beautifully detailed handiwork
- Designer Brando Corradini finds freedom in his personal work
- Kontrapunkt's type designers talks us through its design for Copenhagen's in-train displays
- Giovanni Hänninen documents the people of Tambacounda through 200 portraits
- Anything and everything is possible in Howie Kim’s digital fantasy worlds
- Larry Achiampong and David Blandy use video games to explore issues around race and class
- Facebook rebrands to distinguish the company from the app
- Kenny Brandenberger’s fluid typographic design is made with machine-like precision
- Noel Fielding on his Halloween-themed art show, Bake Off and Boosh
- Universal Sans is a customisable variable typeface system by Family Type
- Jack Kenyon photographs the wondrous spectacle of the Supreme Cat Show
- James Tupper embraces the ups and downs of being a freelancer in his charming animation