Weekly W_nderings – 26 September, 2015
– Oak Oak [artist website]
I adore guerilla street art done in series, making small additions to alter the meaning of a space. These are small, cute, clever additions. One day I’ll be inspired to do something like this, hopefully.
– Politics of the Graft [Guerilla Grafters manifesto – 2969 words]
If there’s one thing I love more than guerilla art, it’s guerilla gardening. What it says on the tin.
Brutalist architecture. My attitude to brutalism has softened over the past decade, and this makes a noble defense of the artistic value of concrete structures. Examines the philosophy of concrete, building preservation, and attitudes to archictural styles and materials.
An article on the power of language to frame discussion and debate. Language ain’t neutral.
Looks at the chemistry behind film stock and the socio-political consequences. An interesting reminder that science and scientific development is not free from economic or cultural bias, but very much reflects the society it’s produced in.
Fascinating for someone like me who doesn’t have a great sense of the geography. Done in the style of the iconic tube map, but with stops more accurately spaced.
Obsession with AdTech, direct marketing and metrics have come at the expense of branding.
Interesting to me now as a digital marketer, and as somebody who has at various times used AdBlockers. Argues internet ad design responds to advertiser imperatives rather than user interests, and that AdBlockers are the natural consequence.