Well I’ll be a monkey’s uncle! Its Easter already!
What’s up ladies and germs? How’ve you been? Mad stupid crazy busy round here. Probably the same for you though right? Which only makes the prospect of this whole four day break almost utopian.
So how about we just get going with some more solid gold from the UsVs vault, and by vault I mean collection of sporadically liked, favourited, bookmarked and screen-shotted keepers-for-laters.
Maybe its just us but with a few days away from our screens on the horizon, it felt like perfect timing to catch 'The Greasy Hands Preachers’ this week. Beautifully shot on Super 16 this film explores the revival of manual work through the passion of motorcycle enthusiasts.
On the subject of stories well told, we spotted this great feature by i-D’s Sarah Raphael who meets the fearless young journalists shaping how we see the world.
If you’re out and about this weekend then Beach London have a new show opening tonight, Pin-O-Rama, celebrating the recent surge in artist-designed Lapel Pins. So if you need even more excuses to hang out for street beers tonight, we’ll see you there.
In other news… actually, that’s it. Good times all.
For the past couple of weeks we’ve been working with Lauren and the team over at London Athletics Club – a new fashion brand with a unique sport-lux aesthetic, designed and made right here in London. A clear creative vision from Lauren and some beautifully directed photography meant that we were able to work together to quickly establish their brand direction throughout this new eCommerce platform and their supporting social channels.
This week we’ve got the amazing portfolio of former Newsweek and TIME photographer Chris Niedenthal. We’ve spent far too long messing with this great little interactive hip hop sampler, Sample Stitch. We also loved this very addictive type tool generator made by post-grads of the Dutch academy.
This week we got a little giddy on hearing that BFI are screening Blade Runner: The Final Cut – as the perfectionist director’s definitive cut is called – throughout April. Get over there and grab a ticket to this masterpiece of dystopian science fiction. Before that though, check this collection of images taken during the construction of the film’s miniatures. Along the same lines, we've also been ogling over the amazing work of Adi Goodrich, an art director and set designer from LA. And lastly… ever wondered what David Bowie did at your age? Well this little website will tell you exactly that – prepare to feel rather inefficient.
Up this week Complex UK have interviewed producer Emile Haynie about his debut album 'We Fall', Huck have met founder of Hamburger Eyes, Ray Potes and SXSW has kicked off so here's a couple of YouTube channels for you to browse the showcasing music and films.
Up on Week Links this week we couldn't go without mentioning that Frank Chimero has published his recent essay The Web's Grain. In Frank's typically accessible and elequent style he talks about his approach to designing for web through fluidity, edgelessness and bears on bicycles. Tanlines have announced their new album Highlights. They have also shared the first single, Slipping Away which has been a staple on the speakers this week. And lastly, we came across these great photos on The Selvedge Yard of shed-built drag bikes at Santa Pod in the 60's. That's your lot for this week folks, it looks like Spring has truely sprung here in London so we're off to soak up the sun IRL, see you out there.