Ten Stories From This Week

25th September 2021

Dave Trott’s history of GREAT advertising in 25 commercials.(41’40”)

Interesting piece from The Guardian. Does the Elizabeth Holmes trial spell the end of the #girlboss era?

When Covid stalled his film work, the writer took revenge on the virus in the form of a poem about Britain, Brexit and the pandemic. by Armando Iannucci

A short, though provoking post about the ‘creativity and relevance’ flywheel’ for brands. Creativity being internally facing value that defines who we are. Relevancy being externally-facing value that defines how we live in the world. ht @neilperkin.

NYT on the future of cinema“It’s frustrating that people keep writing lazy obituaries for cinema, something they have no feeling for or interest in. I don’t love all that’s transpired in movie history — the shift from film to digital, the loss of technical competency — but I remain buoyed by the persistence of the art and how its ecologies adapt and persevere.

Introducing Circus, an “obnoxious, vibrant, raw and unkempt” new anti-beauty mag. Launched this week as the brainchild of London-based photographer Jackson Bowley, the publication is a circus of chaos and high saturation.

‘Don’t be afraid to disappear’. Great line from an Emmy’s acceptance speech this week. Michaela Coel, creator of I May Destroy You:  ‘..visibility these days seems to somehow equate to success — don’t be afraid to disappear from it, from us, for a while and see what comes to you in the silence.’

You are still exhausted. “Life is still exhausting because the pandemic was and remains exhausting in so many invisible ways – and we still haven’t given ourselves space to even begin to recover.” From Ann Helen Peterson.

A really good interview question. 

48 colours of the moon. Beautiful.

No newsletter next week. Back on the 10th 🙏