Music videos of the week

Here’s a selection of our favourite music videos this week, kicking off with Jaron Albertin’s atmospheric promo for Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton. Suburban supermarkets have never seemed so bleak.

Here’s a selection of our favourite music videos this week, kicking off with Jaron Albertin‘s atmospheric promo for Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton. Suburban supermarkets have never seemed so bleak.

Next up is a promo by one of last year’s Creative Futures, Robert Seidel. Robert shot this video for Zero 7 track Futures (featuring José González) in just two-and-a-half weeks using a variety of crushed objects. The video was sadly deemed too uncommercial to be used, with Duckeye commissioned to shoot a new version, but we think it is well worth a viewing.

Dougal Wilson‘s skillful direction and wit enlivens Badly Drawn Boy‘s track Nothing’s Going to Change Your Mind in this new promo.

Saam revisits rotoscoping in this promo for Good Shoes‘ All in My Head.

Finally, Scarlett Johansson delivers a star turn in this slice of nostalgia for Bob Dylan‘s When the Deal Goes Down, directed by Capote‘s Bennett Miller.

More from CR

Gomez See the World

Academy director Kim Gehrig helms this charming new video for indie rockers Gomez. Gehrig places us in the role of the protagonist as we travel the world, eating bad plane food, flirting with strangers and generally having a fine time. Guaranteed to cause itchy feet.

Blake Paints Peel

Pop artist Sir Peter Blake has painted a portrait of the late and much-lamented John Peel to feature on the sleeve on a new compilation of the DJ’s favourite tracks, John Peel-Right Time, Wrong Speed:1977-1987, the first of a trilogy celebrating Peel’s career.

My Type Of Town

One of the most loaded questions any Londoner can ask another is the seemingly innnocent, “So, where do you live?”. In a city as property obsessed as London, divulging your address reveals far more than your post-code. In London, you are where you live.
Peter Dawson, of design studio Grade, recognises as much in his response (above) to a brief from the International Society of Typographic Designers. Dawson was one of 18 designers invited to take part in the ISTD’s My London/My City exhibition.

The (No Graphic) Design Issue

Here we go again. Today’s Observer Magazine proudly proclaims itself to be “The Design Issue” and yet, with wearisome predictability, we search its glossy pages in vain for any acknowledgement that design can, just sometimes, be about the organisation and dissemination of information and ideas. Unless, of course, those ideas are rendered in ruinously expensive polycarbonate.

Graphic design’s invisibility in the British national press long ago ceased to be a surprise. Now it’s just downright rude.

Senior Creative Designer

Monddi Design Agency

Head of Digital Content

Red Sofa London