Hiroshi Nagai

Ever heard of City Pop? Hiroshi Nagai painted the artwork for those soundtracks in the 80s. Whenever I listen to Broken Wings by Mr Mister, I have this vision of a warm sunny Saturday afternoon in 1994, drenched in vivid colours. Little did I know that aesthetic had already existed a decade before thanks to […]

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Banana split

You’ll undoubtedly have heard this phrase before. Now take your pick from a selection of over 90 versions. I write a weekly newsletter called Everything Is Made Up and I sign off with a variant of the phrase “I’m gonna make like an X and Y”. To keep things fresh, I use a website and […]

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arkotype

The graphic designer behind Arkotype answered our quick-fire interview questions. I’ve been a huge fan of Dan’s work for years so it’s been a pleasure to have him join Cultrface for this interview. What is favourite city in the world? Tokyo – I went in my early 20’s and I’ll definitely be going back with […]

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Game of Thrones 80s intro

This brilliant audiovisual mashup shows what could have been if GoT was an 80s series. Yes, I’m 5 years late and the series just finished but everyone was unhappy with the last season so let’s remember the good times. And mix them up with late 80s nostalgia. YouTuber Mikolaj.Birek put together two Game of Thrones […]

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Salmon skin

Iceland-based Atlantic Leather owns Europe’s only fish tannery. There are certain ethical issues with leather but perhaps this is a better solution. Steinunn Gunnsteinsdóttir is the sales manager of Atlantic Leather, an Icelandic company that owns the only fish tannery in Europe. They’ve been making leather from the skins of salmon and cod (amongst other […]

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Elephants, one of many endangered species

Humans suck for many reasons but this is one of the biggest. In a new report from the IPBES, one million species are threatened with extinction. The IPBES Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services is said to be the most comprehensive ever and also says the current global response is “insufficient”. Some other takes: […]

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james corden

A popcorn-worthy moment on Al Gore’s internet. Most Reddit AMAs are insights into the lives and works of influential people. Unfortunately, some people never get that far and they probably wish they hadn’t taken part. James Corden might be one of those people. Along with five of his Carpool Karaoke team members, he opened the […]

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30+ Minutes of Vic Berger's Daytime TV & Advertising

Super Deluxe is dead, long live Vic Berger. (Trigger warning: this video contains clowns and some really creepy puppets) Entertainment company Super Deluxe may no longer be with us but Vic Berger very much is. We featured one of his creations for SD – the will.i.am one (which had been taken down but we’ve uploaded […]

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Yasuke - An African Samurai in Japan

Yasuke was an African retainer who served under an influential Japanese warlord in the 16th century. I watched The Last Samurai a few years ago and enjoyed it. While the movie was inspired by real life Westerners fighting in Asia and played up to the white saviour trope, it was enjoyable if not cliché. But […]

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