Freizeit highlights of the year, 2018:
- 120 Beats Per Minute (2017)
- Artist Rooms: Jenny Holzer @ Tate Modern
- Aviary – Julia Holter
- Broken Earth Trilogy – N.K. Jemisin
- Counter Investigations: Forensic Architecture @ ICA
- DAYTONA – Pusha T
- Divock Origi (90 + 6) – Liverpool 1-0 Everton, 12 Dec
- Get Out (2017)
- Kendrick Lamar @ O2, 13 Feb
- Marie Davidson @ Electrowerkz, 4 Oct
- Negro Swan – Blood Orange
- The Switch – Body/Head
A man, eating
a Sainsbury’s hoisin duck wrap
on the tube
this is not The Good Life
Was in Wales last week. On a journey along a very old railway line, I saw these metal speed limit signs that were mounted back-to-back with each other (presumably so that trains coming in both directions can see).
To be honest I can see why they don’t use them anymore, because you can’t read the numbers for shit. However, I thought I must be able to use them in some cool graphicdesign™ at some point. Leaving this here as a reminder.
I started a silly Instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/designisaword/
It’s for posting photos of the word ‘design’ whenever I see it written out and about. So far, lots of printing companies, interior decorators and hairdressers.
“As a consumer in late capitalism, you increasingly exist in one of two, distinct realities: the one in which services are provided without a hitch, and another reality entirely, the crazed Kafka-esque labyrinth of call centres, a world without memory, where cause and effect come together in mysterious, unfathomable ways, where it is a miracle that anything ever happens, and you lose hope of ever passing back over to the other side…
In this experience of a system that is unresponsive, impersonal, centreless, abstract and fragmentary, you are as close as you can be to confronting the artificial stupidity of Capital itself”
Mark Fisher on service design (sort of). RIP.