Tip 5 — week 15, 2023

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These are some of the most interesting and beautiful things that we talked about in our studio this week. We show you the stuff that we have come across on instagram, the web or in real life and that inspires and excites us. And yes, sometimes we mingle in our own projects. We enjoy sharing it with our friends, colleagues and anyone interested. Below this week’s 5 tips, here our collected overview.

1: Shitting Damien

Damien Hirst got owned at his own game. Sort of. It’s both funny and smart how this artist is shitting on Hirst. In his own words:
My Hirsts are 100% handmade in China, cheaper and more durable than any other Hirst on the art market – I vouch for it with my full name Jeremie Jean-Ferdinand Maret. With your help, I will be the world’s leading Hirst dealer!  

2: Magic from hemp

Cool stuff in the field of material innovation coming from the Groningen countryside: hemp + magnesium + potato starch. Material Magic, a working title, is a project by Minerva Art Academy in cooperation with IHOG (Innovatie Hub Oost-Groningen), led by Jack Brandsma.

3: Unicode fonting

An entire football competition using the same typeface. Seems a bit boring to be honest and club identities go out the window to improve legibility, the outcome wouldn’t win any design awards either. Still, it’s an interesting watch to see how they (Avery Dennison and The Premier League) did the research and testing. Also in this week’s football news: in the studio we are split on the logo design for EA Sports FC, the Fifa gaming franchise follow up.

4: Trailer logic

Movie trailers are seldom more promising and exciting than the actual movies they promote (some exceptions like the one for Wes Anderson’s newest, make the rule). This short gives a fascinating insight behind the scenes of trailer making (often they’re being made while the movie is still in production) and the history of trailer-production. The story is told by trailer genius Bill Neil.

5: Fancy eggness

Rowntree Easter Eggs from the 1970s, 80s and 90s. There are 93 images, we bet you’ll want to see them all.