Our friends over at It’s Nice That have come up with a series of clever installations for this year’s London Design Festival! Designed by creative duo Isabel + Helen, each of the five pieces play on design industry phrases that’ve become part of our everyday speech. Check out more images from “A Load of Jargon” below or on display at The Conran Shop starting September 17!
London-based illustrator and cartoonist Tom Gauld probably doesn’t need an introduction. His work has appeared in outlets like The New Yorker, The Believer and The New York Times. He’s also been doing a weekly series of comics for The Guardian’s Saturday Review since 2005 — a collection of which became his second comic book, You’re All Just Jealous of My Jetpack (2013).
His latest masterpiece, Mooncop, is similar in tone to his first graphic novel, Goliath (2012) — a deadpan retelling of the Bible story. Set in a future where the idea of living on the moon isn’t just a possibility but a reality so passé that the one remaining policeman has little to do other than watch the last few colonists move back to Earth, Mooncop brilliantly side-steps obvious drama, focusing instead on things that are far more mundane and all too relatable.
Mooncop hits stores September 20th! Thanks to our friends over at Drawn & Quarterly, we have two copies to give away! They also put us in touch with Tom, who was kind enough to tell us a bit about his process, how he stays motivated and what had him laughing so hard he had to stop drawing! Check out the full interview below and share your favourite book or movie set in space in the comments for your chance to win!
London-based artist Wilfrid Wood teams up with It’s Nice That for a series of expressive plasticine sculptures. Focusing less on the achievements and more on the unique characters the games brought to our attention, the off-beat project is the perfect way to commemorate the 2016 Olympics! See the series of sculptures below.
London-based artist and designer Dominic Wilcox (if you don’t know who he is you have to watch this) has come up with the ultimate contemporary art exhibition for dogs as part of an initiative to encourage people to play more with their pets.
Working in consultation with veterinary experts, installations include an open car window simulator and a 10 ft ball pit made to look like a dog bowl filled with dog food. Paintings by artists Claire Mallison, Joanne Hummel-Newell, Robert Nicol and Michelle Thompson hang low to the ground and specifically draw on colours within dogs’ visual spectrum.
Such a great idea! Check out more images and video of the exhibit below, including some of Wilcox’s preliminary sketches!