This weeks notables were a great little 4D text manipulator and font generator called NType. We were mesmerised by the craft of Seb Lester’s freehand logos. Lastly is a video on the Venice Biennale, a quick crash course on the short history of the most moneyed art exhibition in the world.
Here we go then, kicking off the month of May, Week Links Episode 15...
Now the lighter mornings and nights are rolling in there’s a slightly higher chance you’ll find us jogging through the streets. This free Adidas Go app measures stride rate and syncs songs from Spotify's library to match your pace – based on your listening habits – ideally helping to put a couple of extra Ks on your total.
On the subject of keeping pace, Steve Duenes talks about walking in New York – his writing is also accompanied by beautiful illustrations by Geoff McFetridge.
Back behind the screen, Jonny Lu has created a beautiful 3D video effect on his newly released archive website for Christopher Kane.
Another week is up, and so are this week’s Week Links.
"It was the most #blessed of times. It was the most #fml of times. Narcissism ruled the land in tandem with insecurity. And, on the Internet, no one knew what they were doing.”
On the release of his new book, I Know You Think You Know It All, Interview mag have had a sit down with Chris Black about his upbringing, etiquette and giving sage advice.
Prepare to say goodbye to the rest of your day as the winners of all those D&AD pencils have been announced. Go take a look at all the amazing work from this years winners and riders. Should also mention the iconic type style of illustrator Marion Deuchars, who nailed this year’s campaign branding.
Meanwhile, the annual eyegasm extravaganza, Pick Me Up, has kicked off at Somerset House. Featuring a fresh line-up of artists and designers bringing the best of new illustration and graphic design. Plus a vibrant programme of events consisting of talks, demonstrations and DJs. Showing till the 4th, and always worth a snoop.
So far we’ve been building UsVs on a reliable network of respected and talented collaborators. Catching up with old friends and being introduced to new friends has been a big part of creating new projects and working with new partners.
Our partnership with Accounts and Legal in particular, has been a big help in getting UsVs up and running. As well as keeping us on track with our bookkeeping and bills, Accounts and Legal have invested time and knowledge into helping us grow UsVs into the business we want it to be.
Check out the Accounts and Legal blog to see their short feature on working with us in our first year.
Up for this week’s Week Links, Google and StinkDigital have teamed up with Abbey Road to give us all the opportunity to take a look inside the iconic music studios. Watch performances, read up on the history of sound, and have a go at mastering with the sound engineering pros.
Saturdays Magazine have just launched their forth issue. Over 300 pages of cover to cover editorial with interviews with the likes of director Francis Ford Coppola, Real McCoy’s founder Hitoshi Tsujimoto, Acne’s creative director Jonny Johansson and many more.
Meanwhile, billionaire Elon Musk has been tweeting the progress of his firm SpaceX’s scheme to bring back a first stage booster rocket in one piece - reusability being SpaceX's solution to the future of human space travel. If all goes to plan a lair inside a volcano should follow shortly after. The scale of this project is stunning – as is this 4K video of Falcon 9 launch footage.
A quick couple of gems that caught our eye this week... If you’re in need of some music, make sure to check out Lowdown Magazine’s Monday Mixtape. If you’ve ever wondered what the hell your loud neighbours upstairs are really doing, this clip will shine a little light. Also, Charles Bukowski’s poetry gets set in motion in STYLE, an awesome hand drawn animation by Joe Pease.