Another week, another collection of the best things the It’s Nice That team has seen on the internet this week. We’re also bringing you the most interesting things that you, our readers have been chatting about this week in the art and design world, and give you our top tips on who to follow on social media.
“We’re in a race to stop digital decay. How much will be left for future generations?” Great FT piece on how we’re preserving our memories (Emily)
Found this strangely charming animation that was up for a BAFTA new talent quite recently. It’s super short, but thought it was worth a share (Connor)
Great music video directed by Anna Ginsberg and Gworge for Loyle Carner’s Stars & Shards (Jamie)
Possibly the funniest Twitter account around: it’s No Context Louis Theroux (Emily)
I can’t get enough of the Tracey Emin marrying a stone story, and here she is in a touching article on The Guardian telling Alex Needham that her silent partner is perfect because “it’s monumental, it’s dignified, it will never, ever let me down.” (Emily)
The weather translated into Scottish. A great tool for anyone planning to holiday in the highlands and wanting to participate in small talk with strangers. www.ootsi.de (Owen)
The lengths people go to… (Jamie)
Visitors to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art this week were fooled into thinking a pair of glasses set on the floor by a 17-year-old prankster was a postmodern masterpiece. (Simon)
This week we learned that the success nostalgia can extend beyond the music industry (e.g. All Saints are touring again omfg) when the Co-op revealed a return to its original logo from the 1960s.
— It's Nice That (@itsnicethat) May 24, 2016
Reminds me of my first job stacking shelves age 16. Fantastic. Though that's more cyan than the original royal blue. https://t.co/LWtLy6uTWu
— Matt Barker (@TheMattBarker) May 23, 2016
Loving this. Classic logo! – https://t.co/in8ZNX59Fj
— Jim Rogers (@jimmyrogers) May 23, 2016
So 'out' its 'in'. https://t.co/sOpQrnNsax
— Wayne Deakin (@deakin_ahoy) May 23, 2016
Great move. https://t.co/gheJ1PRvHP
— Peter Clarkson (@_PeterClarkson) May 23, 2016
It is quite nice, that. https://t.co/Qdx83du60c
— Brad Smith (@BRAD___SMITH) May 23, 2016
Who to Follow
We may have already featured Claudia Maté’s surreal digital art on the site this week, but may we draw you attention to her Instagram feed. Mental.
Sabine’s Instagram feed has provided a nice snapshot of Clerkenwell Design Week over the past few days.
With the Guardian announcing Kingston University has the UK’s leading graphic design course this week, you may want to follow this Twitter channel set up by its 3rd year grads. No doubt they’ll be sharing some interesting insights from their degree show soon.
— kingstonetc (@KUGraphicDesign) May 25, 2016
Anthony Burrill needs no help on the follower front, but if you fancy some pretty frequent graphic art popping up in your feed, you’d be a fool not to follow.
- Swedish artist Ekta reconsiders simple geometric shapes
- Rob Bailey talks through creating over 40 posters for London Underground
- Costa Rican illustrator Adrian Mangel draws the modern American landscape
- Ellen van Engelen takes us on a trip with her psychedelic illustrations
- Swiss creative agency Raffinerie displays expertise in graphic and type design
- The It’s Nice That Podcast: Discussing the form and function of money
- Petition launched against winner of Foam Paul Huf photography award for “stereotyping and sexism”
- Exclusive: rediscover graphics from Fiorucci’s archival 1984 Panini collaboration
- Kirsten Lepore’s creepy clay character is oddly soothing in this brilliant animation
- Me & EU project will send creative postcards across Europe on trigger date of Article 50
- Phaidon book gathers together 500 of the most iconic graphic designs of all time
- Atelier Brenda: the alter ego of three female designers you need to get to know