I have to confess, I’m wholeheartedly averse to public displays of affection. It doesn’t even matter if I’m bathed in a rose-tinted mist myself, all it takes is a pair of slurping snoggers on the tube and my reflex is to double up immediately and start making violent and theatrical retching sounds, the likes of which are rarely seen outside of children’s telly programs.
At last month’s Nicer Tuesdays supported by Park Communications we were celebrating all things print and were delighted to be joined by Bruno Bayley of Vice who talked us through the title’s history and examined why the publication remains a core part of an expanding media empire.
Not much to say here apart from WATCH THIS IMMEDIATELY. Between Two Ferns is the series that has been running on Funny or Die for a long time now, in which Zach Galifianakis takes on the role of arrogant, lazy interviewer and hosts a fictional chat show with some of the world’s biggest celebrities.
For those of you based outside of the UK the county of Essex might not carry much in the way of cultural associations, but to English people nationwide it’s a place-name that goes hand-in-hand with all things gaudy, brash and indulgent.
What a treat we have in-store for you this week in the form of Chris Haughton’s weighty bookshelf. Chris is a designer and children’s book illustrator who has been creating friendly, funny publications for little nippers for the last 12 years.
The reality of metropolitan living is that you’re faced with an abundance of choice. That’s why all sorts of city guides spring up – where to find the best mojito, the best free toilets or the best pork pie (there’s a dispiriting insight into my priorities right there).
“When I was a junior junior at Pentagram in 1977, Alan Fletcher used to walk around his team, and without saying anything help himself to one of his assistant’s cigarettes, in front of them.
Welcome to the strange universe of Gemma Tickle – where balloons are square, hexagonal and cylindrical, where they’re as big as a person, and where they never, ever deflate.
“Reclaim the Forgotten, cherish the neglected, treasure the abandoned, encourage the overlooked, adore the unfashionable, re-invent the unwanted, champion the unloved, value the rejected” reads the copy on the souvenirs page on the Museum of British Folklore site.
Tom Gauld is one of those illustrators It’s Nice That can’t really function without; between his hilarious short comics, his book Goliath and his glorious Bookshelf feature I think we can happily resign ourselves to the kind of long-term fandom that only the die-hard will commit to.
We’ve known about Will Sanders for a long old while now, but he’s one of those terrific talents that you can keep coming back to for his constant creative progression and canny knack for moving his practice into uncharted territories.
Sometimes we ease you into a Monday morning but not this week dear readers because Giles Duley’s new series is an urgent, heart-stopping reminder that struggling with the commute is pretty small fry.
When South African studio King James was commissioned to come up with a new corporate identity for the Punk creative agency they decided to go right back to basics.
Pure. Unadulterated. Joy. That’s what this is. I had a bit of a cringe moment when I re-read the last post we – well, I – wrote about Mari’s work on the site back in 2012, as it was just a mishmash of nice words that didn’t quite do it justice.
It’s interesting to see the insurgence of vintage and retro design traits that often accompany the most ultra-modern of new business ventures.
For the Spring 2014 issue of Printed Pages we’re ringing in some changes, the first of which is our brand spanking new spine (just LOOK at it).
Ooooh this is nice! A beautifully crafted publication from one third of Nous Vous and illustrator and potter extraordinaire, Will Edmonds.
Now THIS is a Friday mixtape. We asked model and DJ Jack Guinness to make us a collection of Friday songs after having a look at his blog and seeing he was an R Kelly fan, which is possibly the most legitimate reason for asking someone to do a playlist, ever.
Most fashion designers tend to prefer needle and thread to 3D printing, but it’s in slap bang in the middle of that grey area, where clothing overlaps with science and technology, that Iris van Herpen is happiest.
Twice over the past two years Swiss artist Fabian Oefner has blown our minds; first with his amazing watercolour and ferrofluid photographs and then with his uber-pleasing images made by spinning rods of paint.