Things on Friday with Julian Hutton

Published:  April 17, 2015

At the end of each week we’ll be roping in a special guest to share the best things they saw or did or stumbled upon over the past 7 days. This week we’ve got Julian Hutton, creator of Readdd and designer from Brisbane’s Studio Name, bringing you the good and the weird from his week, for Things on Friday.



Basis Grotesque by Colophon Foundry

In the last month there have been some top notch font releases with both Lineto and Monotype unveiling Unica revivals (Unica77 and Neue Haas Unica respectively). This week I was thrilled to see Colophon Foundry release Basis Grotesque.

Originally drawn for photography magazine HOTSHOE three years ago, Basis Grotesque has since been expanded in to a full family and is now available for commercial use.

I was lucky enough to visit Anthony and Edd while I was in London a couple years back and they’re some of the most talented and friendliest people that I’ve ever met.

Go hit buy over here.


East of the Sun, West of the Moon by Ahndraya Parlato and Gregory Halpern

East of the Sun, West of the Moon (named after a Norwegian folk tale) is the eighth title to be released by Études Books.

The book is a collection of photographs made on the Solstices and Equinoxes of 2012 and 2013. They were made wherever Ahndraya and Gregory happened to be on those four days a year.

The work deals with time and recurring themes of birth and death, transition and renewal, lightness and darkness.

I’ve been closely following Études Books since they renamed from JSBJ in 2012. All their releases to date have been excellent.


New work by Swedish studio Lundgren+Lindqvist

If you don’t know the work of Swedish studio Lundgren+Lindqvist, I highly recommend taking the afternoon off, grabbing a cold beer (it’s Friday after all) and going through their exquisite portfolio.

I particularly love their identity for Swedish furniture company Markus Form (pictured below).

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Tranquility by Heikki Kaski

Finnish photographer Heikki Kaski’s book is a collection of photographs taken in the small town of Tranquility, California.

All the photographs in this book are — despite being documental in nature — wonderfully suggestive and I find the juxtapositions throughout to be very powerful.



What Need Angel by Peter Crnorkrak

This was definitely one of the best things I saw this week. London-based artist and designer Peter Crnorkrak created a synthetic transcription of the brainwave response of a five year old listening to the music of Burial.

Using an electroencephalograph (EEG) headset, he first recorded the boy’s responses to the music in a darkened room and then his responses to a music-less visual stimuli, mapping the corresponding neural responses in a video.

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