“I photographed Haiti’s strength — its women.” – Thibault Carron
Occupying thousands of square feet in Hong Kong’s Soho area is PMQ a new creative cultural hub. PMQ used to be the site of the police married quarters, a space where junior police officers from the mainland would house their families. In the early 2000s, long after the premise had been vacated from its original function, the space faced an uncertain fate.
Time Machines: Daniel Weil and the art of design, curated by Martina Margetts is currently showing the Design Museum and is well worth a visit. Marcus Field, critic for the Evening Standard writes, “every design exhibition should be as thoughtful and engaging as this one”.
Daniel Weil is a designer, maker, thinker, teacher – and much more. After his arrival in London from Argentina in 1978 he attended, and then later taught at the RCA before setting up his own practice and then joining Pentagram as a partner in 1992.
September marked my first ever trip to NYC. I’d been to New York State before but never to the capital*, and I really loved it. I came back to London and instantly declared love. Shortly there after, a good friend of mine got me a Thanksgiving gift: a limited edition print of the Brooklyn Bridge re-imagined in type. The poster was a project on Kickstarter when anyone anywhere could back the idea, and in exchange for pledging cash towards the project, the donor would receive one of the prints. Mine arrived on Friday and it’s rather beautiful.
Now for a little bit of controversy; there’s a typo.
A couple of years ago, my friend Lorena introduced me to the website ‘a softer world’. Since then it’s the first thing I check in my RSS feed everyday.
Emily Horne takes the photos and works on the design of the comics and Joey Comeau writes the copy. Beautiful stuff. Here are a couple of my favourites.
In the count down to Earth Hour, Do The Green Thing (quite possibly the most brilliant environment charity of all-time) is releasing a new poster everyday. Falling in line with Do The Green Thing’s mission of creativity vs. climate change, they’ve rallied together world class creatives and asked them to contribute a poster to the campaign. So here’s a small sampling. Do check out: Do The Green Thing Tumblr to see the full lineup and to buy a limited edition print.
Falling in line with the Robinson/Hui family tradition of homemade Christmas presents, this year I chose to work with one of my most favourite things: maps. Back in the summer I went to Hay-on-Wye (great place, ps) and I got an old atlas that was missing pages and a bit tattered. I also had a lot of scrap paper and a 2010 cat calendar. So I made map notebooks. It was super easy and quite satisfying.
I’ve been sent these Christmas cards and they are bloody brilliant. So I had to share them.