Head down, elbows tucked, eyes on the line, charging into October we go and here it is, Week Links chapter 31.
Not sure if it was this week or last but seeing the updated Project Apollo Archive of over 8,000 Nasa moon mission photos was always going to get a special mention. Shot by astronauts using Hasselblad cameras, and then painstakingly scanned since 2004 by archivist Kipp Teague and his team.
The Spaces takes a look into the anatomy of co-working culture and the design of top hubs across the globe.
Can you learn to be creative? Is it destiny or development? A fixed or growth mindset? What are the best practical strategies? These aren’t new questions but this piece in Quartz covers some interesting solutions.
A whole ton of decent shows up went up this week - here’s three we’ll be eyeing up...
Doomed Gallery presents PHOTOGRAPHING GIRLS, a project by Julia Riddiough of A.BROOKS ART using archive imagery from pro-am photography manuals that utilise the male gaze and viewpoint to photograph women in order to sell products or just to look and consume women. This male gaze presents women through the lens of male objectification. Part of the Art Licks Festival. Opens Thursday 1st October then 11am-6pm Fri/Sat/Sun
KK Outlet hosts Friends Our Family; a retrospective look into Catalogue Graphic Design’s working practice over the past 5 years featuring work from Catalogue, Catalogue Library and friends. On show is a wide range of past works from Catalogue as well as unseen projects from the recent expansion of Leeds > London. As well as work from Catalogue and Catalogue Library, a specially curated room features new work for the show, on sale, limited edition screen prints from 5 artists and designers that have helped shape, mould and support Catalogue – includes Catalogue (UK), Colophon Foundry (UK), David Rudnick (UK), Eric Hu (US) and Hassan Rahim (US). This forms one of the most important aspects of Catalogues practice and will continue to do so. In turn, the prints help illustrate the name of the show; Friends Our Family.
Lastly, the long awaited show by Nicholas Coleman has arrived at Bolt. Head over, grab a coffee and take in these Western and Native American scenes that Coleman sees from his home during different times of the day. “Light adds dimension, which can allow you to see further back into a painting,” Coleman says. “Often it’s that last ray of light in the evening that make a painting come to life.”
Well there goes September, and here goes Week Links number 29. Been hard at it in the studio this week so having this selection from Julia Holter for NTS during the last couple of days has been a welcome accompaniment.
As part of their new issue, PORT Magazine have a great feature on the six brothers who are now stars of Crystal Moselle’s fascinating documentary The Wolfpack.
Last up is this short edit of artist/designer Geoff McFetridge in conjunction with his recent show, It Looks Like It Says, currently on view at Joshua Liner Gallery till Oct 10th.
Cracking on into Autumn we go and design season has landed in London. The Modern House have shared their picks for Open House London which is happening this weekend. Tomorrow also sees London Design Festival kicking off with 9 days of installations and exhibits across the city. One of which we're looking to catch is The British Road Sign Project - curated by Patrick Murphy, Director of Made North. The Design Museum will be the hub for the project with it's own special installation of signs and and exclusive set of limited edition screen prints. Meanwhile, Kirby Ferguson's Everything is a Remix has been remastered into one, single HD video – a compelling theory, rich visuals, and excellent storytelling about creativity, reuse, and cultural progress.
This week features the classy work of Burgess Studio and their recent project for James Blake’s 2015 festival tour - great concept with that sundial.
The successful funding of Space Explorer, a public exhibition that aims to encourage exploration of the city and fill unused spaces with art. We’ve all seen the integration of handheld with locations IRL but this one has a different slant by embedding one community into another. Be interesting to see how this turns out.
Lastly, thanks to It’s Nice That we had a nose around the Pentagram New York offices, which we’re glad to see also involves paper stacks to the ceiling and desks strewn with coffee cups.
Part of how UsVs got started was working with our friends who had projects and business’ they wanted to get rolling online. Although we’ve come a long way since those days, we still try to work on those small projects when we can. This summer we’ve been working with Jess who is establishing her services as a hypnobirthing specialist in London. Initially we’ve been working on a logotype and digital platform, we’ll keep you posted with a few campaign pieces as they launch over the coming months.