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Friday Favourites

Welcome to this week’s Friday Favourites – a collection of interesting, creative bits and bobs we’ve spotted during the week. Let’s start with this, from Lizzy:

“For those of you who have an inner cinephile plus a love of typography and movie title design, THIS is the place to be! Select a decade at the top and enjoy. I’d recommend the 1950’s.”

Such a great find, we definitely didn’t just spent 20 minutes scrolling through The Movie Titles Still Collection to find some examples to share here…

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What is love?

Ahh love songs. But not as you know them. Inspired by horror novels from the 70s and 80s, artist Butcher Billy takes recognisable love song titles and lyrics and turns them into book cover designs. Romance suddenly takes a somewhat sinister path…

See more on Butcher Billy’s Instagram (found via Nerdist by Jade).

Rebirth

Since July 2013, Japanese artist Manabu Ikeda has spent 10 hours each day tirelessly working on ‘Rebirth’, an incredibly detailed pen and ink artwork representing the aftermath of 2011’s Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. After 3 and a half years, the artwork has finally been completed and it’s pretty amazing, with all sorts of hidden details and stories to discover.

Rebirth, 2016. Courtesy the Chazen Museum of Art.

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You can find out more on Colossal and in the video below (hat tip to Brendan for sharing):

Get Happy

To end this week’s Favourites we wanted to share the trailer for legendary designer Stefan Sagmeister and Ben Nabor’s new documentary film, which looks at the nature of happiness. It is rather aptly titled “The Happy Film”:

You can find out more about The Happy Film and screening dates on thehappyfilm.org.

Wishing you all a happy weekend!

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