Food NY has been doing these since September. These sessions have also been called ‘Work Therapy’. If you want to come and talk, unload. There’s that Buddhist thing that the best therapy for you is listening to others, so it helps us too – really. Email Richard ([email protected])
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NICK hosted the 2022 Lovie Awards, celebrating the very best of the European internets. JAAP HAARTSEN won Lifetime Achievement Award for his role in creating Bluetooth and EDWARD ENNIFUL was awarded Lovie Person of the Year. Wish I created Bluetooth, prolly wouldn’t be spending my time writing this thing.
Two concerts defined us this autumn/fall. First was AUTECHRE at The Barbican, those who went are still in recovery, whispering quietly to each other about how it’s OK now, it’s over, it’s really over. Second was PIXIES at Terminal 5. Black Francis not speaking once during the whole show. Barely looking at the crowd. All he came to do was scream at us. Heart emoji.
First FOOD Summit/off site/clusterfuck. The snooker was on that week too, but the place we stayed in had decided that TVs were a distraction – you know, that sort of place? I get it, but come on, the snooker. We did invent ‘Cheese Water’ though. More to follow.
GOT TO GET BETTER AT UPDATING THIS THING
WHOSE IDEA WAS IT TO HAVE A DIARY SECTION
AWAKE AT 4AM. STARING AT THE CEILING. THINKING I HAVEN’T UPDATED THE WEBSITE.
SEMAFOR launched! We worked with Adriana Ramić to provide the first design principles. What emerged from that process was a simple toolkit: A recut version of Commercial Type’s Feature typeface, the post-it yellow background color (essential for standing out in Twitter screengrabs) and a stripped-back, newswire approach that the site and newsletter service was built out with. Some early designs and sketches.
Our October campaign for Mulberry launched. Styled by Harry Lambert, shot by Tom and Sam Johnson. Look here, here, here, here, herereere, hereerereeee etc etc the end. Best comment so far: “God will continue to grow this page, I will say to the world to celebrate with my great testimony with me, I never believe that I can ever get my ex-husband back one day”. Indeed.
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“He had an ability to carbonate your head and your heart” Iain writes on the passing of Dan Wieden for Campaign. “I’d often walk away with my brain “feeling fizzy”, often with no idea why.. It was a live improvisation. It was jazz with words and ideas”. Sleep well, Dan.
IMPOSSIBLE YOGIC FORMS (using Stable Diffusion). A text-to-image study of flexibility of letterforms and contorted human forms.
Available soon as first edition of new FOOD FORMS printed matter series.
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“Because like, networks and decentralised accelerated futures, and new wave profit-based cultural belief systems and like, the end of aesthetics, subcultures, lifestyle brands. Because we’re opportunistic reworlders. Cashed out rewilders. Tugging on the fumes of past successes. Lost in the sauce.”
Field trip to BIRMINGHAM (U.K.) – the Brooklyn of the industrial middle. Minds blown. Like Greenpoint except less Telfar bags (though more spent whippets).
Richard is guest editing It’s Nice That for a couple of weeks at the end of the month.
Including interviews with design studio Tomato (D’Arblay Street era). Plus Wretched Worm, Paul Barnes, Emily Segal, Silva Cunningham and a bunch of anonymous insider interviews about what it’s really like inside agencies.
LAUNCHING AUG 15
Typing this from the beach. It’s nice here, you should try and come.
Had a few calls with a start-up. Got excited for a moment. Then ran a mile.
Got a haircut. It’s ok. Nice head massage too. Got sold some shampoo too. Look basically not much happened this month, we’re NOT HERE.
Launch of MULBERRY’s SOFTIE ZINE for opening of new Mulberry store in NYC. Peep at ZINE. FILM OF ZINE, FILM, BEAR HEAD, SOCIAL BITS
Zine edited by Dean Kissick and featuring words by Claire Banse, Cristine Brache, Seashell Coker, Devan Díaz, Annie Hamilton, Olivia Kan-Sperling, Honor Levy, Meetka Otto, Precious Okoyomon and Bunny Rogers
Photography by Luisa Opalesky
Music by Porches
AI Generated Music Video with CALIBRE and CHELOU (With photos by Felix)
WASD FOR NOOBS – training executives in ‘Metaversal navigation’. And how to avoid embarrassing virtual boardroom faux-pas.
A multi-platform virtual production of a much loved Children’s story.
Shooting the MULBERRY Wooster Street Store opening campaign with Luisa Opalesky featuring Ella Emhof on a rooftop in Brooklyn in a bounce house (US)/ bouncy castle (UK) depending on where you chose to call home.
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Interview in Dazed with Richard about use of AI tools in new issue of CIVILIZATION.
“The internet is most like a very big toilet. It‘s a big corporate office full of cubicles, where people are forced to eat at the same time every day, and everyone gets sick of each other.
There are no windows.
Everyone is trying their hardest to get something out their ass while they‘re back there. A big shit blockage that keeps everyone stuck, a big pool of shit around the cubicles”
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Zoom call with Jop Van Bennekom of FANTASTIC MAN / GENTLEWOMAN / BUTT for the National Magazine Archive’s Creative Hero series (after a similar chat earlier in the year with Luke Hayman.)
NEW ISSUE OF CIVILIZATION
Issue #6: THE BLACK DOG.
Featuring: The Hate List, Crybabies, Boy Diaries, Girl Texts, Break-up DMs, Butt2butt, Battle Plans, Asthma, Eczema, Fentanyl Strips, Tiny Egg Treats, God’s Blood, Your Inner Thigh, Doctor Dad, $7 Yeezys, Panopticon, Paul Dirac, Karl Marx’s Volvo, Bottling It Up, Yuzu, Hot Famous Guys, Poolside, Fatigue, Fear, Poverty, Weapons & War.
$12. EDITION OF 1000.
MORE EXPLANATION HERE.
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