Five Things part five! The next installment in our regular blog series. We’ve been super busy of late what with new client wins and a much needed overhaul of our site but a few things have come to our attention over the last week or so that we thought were worth sharing.
I haven’t seen Toy Story 3, but I was more than entertained by the Pixar short that is shown before the main feature. The mix of classic 60s styling alongside modern CG technology is inspired in this story of what happens when Day meets Night.
Arkitip is a New York based publishing venture whose quarterly magazine is curated by a different creative for each issue. Previous collaborations with Kaws, Terry Richardson and Shepard Fairey, amongst others, have sold out instantly and we predict the same for the latest issue. Boundry pushing, outspoken and enigmatic, Peter Saville has designed some of the most impactful graphic design of the last 30 years. Starting his career in-house at the legendary Factory Records, his career has seen him create some of the most iconic record sleeves ever. The latest issue of Arkitip (No. 49) looks back at his career and comes complete with two limited edition prints.
Fancy a quick beer to unwind after a hard week at work? If you fancy something a bit different. BrewDog have got the answer. The End Of History (a name apparently derived from the famous work of philosopher Francis Fukuyama) is their latest creation. A 55% proof Belgian blond ale infused with nettles from the Scottish Highlands and Fresh juniper berries. The high ABV is not the only way Brewdog have pushed brewing boundries – in a novel approach to packaging ‘the most alcoholic beer in the world’, twelve bespoke bottles have been produced using taxidermy. Seven stoats, four grey squirrels and a single hare make up the set. Oh, and they cost £500.00 each.
Finally, Spanish artist Juan Francisco Casas creates huge photorealistic canvases using only a ballpoint pens. His stunning images are based on photography from nights out with friends. Some of them are a bit naughty.
We’re always on the look out for any design-related goodness that might be of interest. Feel free to get in touch if you come across anything you’d like to share.
As always, thanks for reading.