Our pod, who art in heaven, Studio Audience be thy name. Thy kingdom come, they chat be done, on art as it is on design. Forgive us these days the odd pun and splutter of laughter, as we forgive those who pun against us. For thine is the podcast, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
This week we shared our love of JWT Brazil’s work rebranding children’s cancer treatment with superheroes (above), welcomed the extraordinary Alan Fletcher archive and toasted the success of George Butler at the V&A Illustration Awards. We then looked at The Guardian’s new data-driven coffee shop – and the backlash –and wondered whether The Rolling Stones are right to impose a TV blackout on their Glastonbury set.
First up in this section we reflected on the opening of Sou Fujimoto’s Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, why the photos don’t do it justice and where it sits alongside its predecessors.
- 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”