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This week’s collection of things haunting my tabs and eyes and ears.
— Having fun comparing the reality of Roald Dahl’s writing shed and Wes Anderson’s version. Rare instance of him interpreting an actual location – drained pastel palette aside, surprisingly accurate.
— Kickstarted modular typography rubber stamp kit, you say? Don’t mind if I do.
— This month’s book covers of note from the Casual Optimist. Alex Merto’s design for Gerardo Sámano Córdova’s Monstrilio and Nicole Caputo’s oddly icky cover for Oksana Vasyakina’s Wound particularly fab.
— I urge you to see Gareth Edwards’ spectacular The Creator at once. Do not wait for it to stream; this absolutely deserves the biggest, loudest screen available (despite being shot on a relatively humble Sony FX3). Once you’ve seen it and your retinas have recovered, go treat yourself to Titan Books’ The Art of The Creator.
— Perhaps because I fell into SimCity when I was little, there’s nothing I love more than an isometric map of New York.
— On the studio jukebox this week: pretty much just Olivia Rodrigo’s GUTS on loop. Just a perfect pop album. Still can’t figure out if Making the Bed is deliberately borrowing the tune from Mercury Rev’s Hudson Line or not, but either way it’s quite splendid.
— Opening this Friday at The Photographers’ Gallery, the first UK retrospective of Daido Moriyama, one of the world’s most innovative and influential artists and street photographers.
— Last week’s Five Rectangles post, featuring South Carolina’s photogenic wetlands, Helen Mirren and probably some other things.
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