The Culture Collections No.5

The Culture Collections is a selection of things we love from the world of art, design, music, film, and everything else in between!


Ten Principles for Good Design
In the 1970s, Dieter Rams was becoming increasingly concerned by the world around him “An impenetrable confusion of forms, colours and noises” — Read

Become the Best in the World at Something
There will always be someone with greater genetic gifts, or more luck, or both. But trying to be the best at one thing isn’t the smartest path to success — Read

100 Archive
The 100 Archive is an ongoing initiative to archive the best in Irish Graphic Design. Each year a selection of 100 pieces of work are chosen to represent that year — Look

Finding Vivian Maier
The acclaimed documentary about a nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs and is now considered one of the 20th century’s greatest photographers — Watch

Lankum are a four-piece Dublin group, who combine Irish Traditional folk with a contemporary flavour. Their new album is called ‘The Livelong day’ — Listen

The Mandalorian
A new trailer for Star Wars show, The Mandalorian, has arrived. The trailer promises Star Wars beasts, fighting spaceships, and bounty hunters — Watch

Blue Note: The Coolest Visuals in Jazz
John Fordham tells the story of Blue Note through a selection of its famous album covers—a label celebrated for its striking design as much as its music — Read

How Oliver Jeffers Makes a Book
When the author and illustrator decided to create The Fate of Fausto, he called on traditional book-making techniques to bring it into being — Read

Disease Detecting Dogs
Dogs possess a sense of smell many times more sensitive than even the most advanced man-made instrument. Now they’re being used to detect human disease — Learn

Anne Morris: Exhibition
A balance between sculpture, tapestry and drawing the exhibition in New York is her first with Timothy Taylor, who recently began to represent the artist — Look

Brian Byrne is a graphic designer and founder of Lands.
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