Scott Campbell — ‘That’s All Folks’.
Scott Campbell — ‘That’s All Folks’.
Curated by Banksy — ‘The Antics Roadshow’
An hour-long special made by Banksy charting the history of behaving badly in public, from anarchists and activists to attention seeking eccentrics.
Contributors include Michael Fagan talking about breaking into the Queen’s bedroom: ‘I looked into her eyes, they were dark’; and Noel Godin, who pioneered attacking celebrities with custard pies: ‘Instead of a bullet I give them a cake’.
Explaining his reasoning behind the show, Banksy said: ‘Basically I just thought it was a good name for a TV programme and I’ve been working back from there’.
Narrated by Kathy Burke and produced by Jamie D’cruz, The Antics Roadshow examines the stories behind some of the most audacious stunts of recent times and what motivates the perpetrators, from mindless boredom to heartfelt political beliefs.
It includes a world exclusive first interview with the man responsible for putting the turf Mohican on Winston Churchill’s head.
“TEDxPortland approached Wieden+Kennedy to create a unique and memorable identity for their event, the first of its kind in Portland. W+K Studio designers Sarah Hollowood, Steve Denekas, Ken Berg, along with myself were tasked to art direct and design their entire identity from scratch. Our brief was simple: Crossroads. We decided to use a lenticular-effect as the unifying aesthetic for the identity. It was a simple and effective solution to our brief; it uses the motion of the lenticular to create a visual crossroad. The adaptability and versatility of the aesthetic we developed allowed us to easily translate it into different mediums ranging from print, to interactive and motion design”.
As featured on my favourite place online for design inspiration; September Industry.
SpectraSoul — ‘Lost Disciple’
SpectraSoul — ‘Reminiscence’
“The current Eye 80 is a quite expanded issue. At a time when some design magazines are folding or shifting to web only, what is your rationale for pushing full-steam as a print journal? Making a print journal is what we do, and it’s what our readers and advertisers expect, though we do put plenty of energy into the online channels. Furthermore, the medium of the picture magazine still has the ability to convey information and entertainment, and to excite and inspire readers, in a way that other forms don’t yet. Like the illustrated book, the picture magazine is a mature medium. (This, by the by, is the challenge for editorial websites and apps, which are generally at an earlier stage of development, of which more later.) And when that medium’s in the hands of a master art director such as Simon Esterson (and before him Nick Bell [27-57] and Stephen Coates [1-26], it’s what makes publishing Eye such an intense pleasure. Plus we don’t have some of the restrictions (pagination, paper quality, awkward ad placements, middle management, coverlines) that less independent magazines have.
Another point worth making about the confidence of Simon’s art direction: since the redesign [for Eye 72], we have used different typefaces for each issue of the magazine, though the grid remains the same. [From issues 41-72 the display typefaces changed with each issue.] What counts most is the content: the articles and their associated images, but each issue also demonstrates a typeface ‘in action’, through editorial design that frames and communicates that content.”
Flying Lotus — ‘buriedMIX2’
Despite previously criticising the online music network, LA based producer and grand-nephew of Alice and John Coltrane; Flying Lotus, has recently uploaded a selection of eight random tracks to his Soundcloud account. This track; buriedMIX2, which was slated to appear on Burial’s as yet unreleased DJ KICKS mix album in 2008, is my favourite.
Mutiny Bikes — ‘Heli Test #1’
I love the lightness, delicacy and elegance of this short video from BMX company Mutiny. This has got to be one of the most original methods of shooting street riding / skating that I’ve seen in a long time. The final ascending shot with the equally as elegant white typography overlaid is simply awesome. Music by Fleet Foxes and filmed on a Canon 7D; you’ve got to have balls to attach at least £1,500 worth of kit to a motorised mini-helicopter and fly it above a concrete skatepark.
London based designer Simon Foster has created a great little site called Free Faces which aggregates a collection of his favourite free fonts which are all available to download. None of the typefaces presented are Foster’s own handiwork but he does link directly to the font’s original source. What Free Faces does well is nicely package up a cherry-picked selection of free typefaces from all over the web. Each typeface is simply presented on the site with a single character being selected to represent the font. I love this ‘5’ from the typeface: ‘Pompadour’. He does confess that free fonts are not always the best idea, but if you’re going to use them, browsing Free Faces is a great way to discover a diverse but crafted bunch.
“To celebrate the launch of the new dunhill Custom fragrance we used a Photron camera to capture it in vapour form at 7500 frames per second”
I really like this motion piece by dunhill for their new Custom fragrance. Especially enjoyed the compositions of the vapour and the minimal yet effective ambient sound design. As far as I can tell the actual fragrance can not be customised but you can purchase a customised chip, featuring your personal monogram, to slide into the top of the bottle cap. Find out more about the fragrance here.
I’ve also recently discovered a great little dunhill site called Day 8 which aggregates a considered curation of inspirational content. Despite the slightly pompous titles which the content sits under, such as ‘Elegance’ and ‘Intelligence’, the site brings together some great stuff to browse through. Check out Day 8 here.
Isaac Julien - Waves (Ten Thousand Waves)
I loved this Isaac Julien moving-image installation at the Move (Choreographing You – Fifty Years of Art and Dance) exhibition, Hayward gallery earlier this year… possibly my favourite piece although the hula hoops were a strong contender.
Max Bill - Five Decades
May 19th - July 30th 2011
Annely Juda Fine Art
Architect, sculptor, painter, typographer, draftsman, curator and professor… a beautiful exhibition spanning five decades of work from the 1930s to the 1980s. Really great to see the works of Max Bill in true scale and colour. Go see it!
Above: Max Bill - Drei gleichgrosse farbteile (three same sized colour parts)
1959 oil on canvas 120 x 120cm (diagonal: 170 x 170cm)
Great talk by Mule Design’s very droll Mike Monteiro from the San Francisco / Creative Mornings presentation series. It’s refreshing to watch a whole talk dedicated to the equally as important, yet rarely openly spoken about, side of our business. I’m sure every designer out there can relate to many of the predicaments that Monteiro and his side-kick lawyer, Gabe Levine, discuss and advise as to how best remedy. Though there’s no creative work to indulge in, I found this talk both interesting and entertaining. I’d really like to see more presentations like this focusing on the business side of the design industry.
El Ultimo Grito - Imaginary Architectures, Parking Side
Some beautiful blown-glass sculptures currently exhibited at Spring Projects by Spanish designers El Ultimo Grito.