This week Rob Giampietro speaks to The Great Discontent about his journey to Creative Lead at Google Design NY. Huck Magazine have a feature on the Japanese photographers who revolutionised the aesthetic of protest. Gener8ion’s first print edition Unite or Perish is also now available.



Hope you’ve managed to get out from behind that desk this week and soak up some of this blinding winter sun we’re having. In between chasing sun traps, here’s what caught our eye from that infinite expanse of wonder we call the internet. Dip the shades it’s Week Links 42.


Port Magazine talks to Sherpa director Jennifer Peedom. Jennifer set out to uncover tension in the 2014 Everest climbing season from the Sherpas' point of view and instead captured a tragedy when an avalanche struck, killing 16 Sherpas. BAFTA nominated Sherpa tells the story of how the Sherpas united after the tragedy in the face of fierce opposition, to reclaim the mountain they call Chomolungma.


SF based branding studio Manual have updated their portfolio with their recent work for Polyera’s first product, the Wove Band. Manual were part of building the brand and exploring the UI design language of the world’s first flexible display product.


The Modern House reported that the Sheats-Goldstein House is to be donated to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Head over to their journal for a full run down and endless scrolls of architectural inspiration.



This week Rick Rubin reflects on more than three decades of challenging music’s status quo - My Life in 21 Songs. The Independent has announced it will cease as a print edition from March - which seemed like a good time to revisit this great spot by Matt Willey at OFFSET last year. This week has also seen Dazed relaunch their annual, reader-voted Dazed100. 



It’s the big 4-0 and we’re heading up north for this week's edition of Week Links. 


Contemporary pop artist KAWS and his colossal sculptures have landed at The Yorkshire Sculpture Park. The signature cross-eyed characters accompany new works of brightly coloured, abstract vector canvas’.


The Hepworth Gallery in Wakefield is currently showing British photographer Martin Parr’s largest exhibition in the UK since his Barbican Retrospective in 2002 - ’The Rhubarb Triangle and Other Stories'. More than 300 photographs that span the past 40 years. Image credit: The Hepworth identity designed by APFEL.


Lastly we’ve got ‘The Designers Republic Reunited’ - an epic little series with tDR founder Ian Anderson and former tDR members Michael C. Place, Matt Pyke, Nick Bax and David Bailey.



Top of our must-sees this month - this weekend marks the opening of Whitechapel Gallery’s new exhibition - Electronic Superhighway. Exploring the intersections of art and technology over the last 50 years, the show examines the impact of computer technology and the internet on art and artists.


We caught writer/director Ollie Murray’s short film ‘Bangers’ over on Nowness earlier this week, which lead us to discover Ollie’s great collection of past film projects on his site.


Lastly, Aeon have published a feature by Karl Pillemer on how finding a 'maven' can give a wise perspective when defining purposes and priorities in life.



Boom. There goes another one, so how's about finishing up with a collection of clicks from the last five days? You know the drill, it's Week Links 38.

Neville Brody’s studio has designed the identity for a series of events throughout 2016 marking the the 40th anniversary of punk.

Don’t miss the Retrospective of Saul Leiter’s work coming up at The Photographers Gallery from 22 Jan.

NYT talks to Alejandro G. Inarritu who narrates a scene from his Golden Globe-winning tale of survival, The Revenant.

Short and sweet this week. Have a good one. ✌