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Mr Bingo's Hate Mail Project

Week 28.0 — 7th May '18

Geoff Hand is a former commercial illustrator of 15 years who packed it all in and deleted his portfolio! He now makes a living through selling things in his online store or public speaking. His former clients range from the likes of The New York Times, The Guardian, The New Yorker and Channel 4. In his own words:

He decided around this period to never work for clients ever again and focus on being some sort of artist which he’s done ever since.

Not entirely SFW, Hand's art is interesting and sometimes... erm, abrupt. Exhibits 1 & 2.

It was through a feature on his book, Mr Bingo's Hate Mail Project, that I first became aware of his work. Not the usual type of thing I would seek out but it really reminded me of 27B/6 in that some of the work was so funny in the way it's unnecessarily rude. The project started when Hand sent a postcard with an offensive message to the first person to respond on social media. Safe to say that it spiralled into a beast of it's own that culminated in a 340 book of literal hate mail.

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Notable

Quick links and commentary on interesting articles, videos and more throughout the week.

  1. 28.1 – Monday
    1. Arrested Development season 4 recut trailer Arrested Development on facebook.com
    2. Arrested Development season 5 trailer Netflix on youtube.com
  2. 28.2 – Tuesday
    1. Photos of Kilauea's Newest Lava Fissures on Hawaii's Big Island theatlantic.com
    2. Childish Gambino - This Is America Donald Glover on youtube.com
    3. Messi & Luis Suárez: Everything Changes FC Barcelona on youtube.com
    4. The Catcher Was a Spy trailer IFC Films on youtube.com
    5. Nancy trailer Samuel Goldwyn Films on trailers.apple.com
    6. Monsters And Men trailer NEON on trailers.apple.com
  3. 28.3 – Wednesday
    1. 13 Reasons Why season 2 trailer Netflix on youtube.com
    2. Austin Mann reviews the iMac Pro & Hasselblad H6D austinmann.com
    3. Luke Cage season 2 trailer Netflix on youtube.com
    4. How your position and/or focal length effect photos KevlarYarmulke on reddit.com
    5. OPUS Transparent Memory Stick $ opumo.com
  4. 28.4 – Thursday
    1. Post-modern buildings get listed status bbc.co.uk
    2. Tesla 2018 Tesla on youtube.com
  5. 28.5 – Friday
    1. Deadpool apologises to David Beckham 20th Century Fox on youtube.com

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