The sun is out, hallelujah. On this weeks Best of the Week, Vice chat to photographer Keith Pattison about his time photographing the miner’s strike, Monocle delve inside the fascinating world of Beams’ internal affairs styling department and Its Nice That collar The Clash bassist turned fine artist Paul Simonon for a chat about painting.

Situated just around the back of Carnaby Street after moving from Soho, Deal Real was the go to place for Hip Hop records old and new; if you knew, you knew. A place where like minded people could come together, network and collaborate, Deal Real’s legendary open mic nights and in store events showcased new talent alongside legendary artists from the UK and USA in the most intimate of settings. The store unfortunately closed its doors in 2007, but for record store day this year, the Deal Real Legacy is reopening the store as a pop up for a six week stay on Newburgh Street, W1. The store will host an opening party, curated by Kano, on Saturday 18th April along with a host of other upcoming events in the coming weeks. Check Deal Real’s website to the right for more information and dates and we’ll see you there!

Deal Real Records
14 Newburgh Street




For our second April Best of the Week we bring you: Strange but hilarious, Amuseum is the QI of the magazine world. In the mist of Tidal, the streaming program setup by Jay-Z to rival Spotify, one wonderful user has compiled a spotify playlist of almost every song from every Wes Anderson film. And lastly, a great exhibition from Ben Gore at the Doomed Gallery in Dalston titled ‘Second Adolescence’.

Coming to you a little earlier due to the Easter break, Best of the Week this time around brings you mesmerising videos by Seb Lester of himself drawing famous logos free hand, D&AD run down Oliviero Toscani’s most famous advert campaigns (also a great excuse to check all of them out on Google), and Shlohmo’s new album ‘Dark Red’ is available to stream on The New York Times’ website. Have a good one.

This week we’ve got Jun Takahashi talking about Undercover’s collaboraitive collection with Supreme, the Sony World Photography Awards winners and Fact Magazine run down Mad Professor’s essentials; ideal Sunday listening.

It’s Friday again…on Best of the Week this time around; police in Texas blow up ten tons of illegal fireworks (apologies for the Mail link), The Guardian looks at late night London in pictures in anticipation of 24 hour tubes and a new show curated by Rory McCartney and Charlie Morgan examine a lost iron on typeface.

On this weeks edition Nowness present a video about a Scottish charitys work in Palestine helping to get kids skateboarding, the trailer for Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck documentary debuts plus a brilliant short video showcasing the difficulties graphic designers faced before computers.

Damn son it’s March already. Some brilliant content for you this week; Supreme release a new short film entitled ‘the red devil’, Highsnobiety wrote a super interesting article about the death of ‘normcore’ and the future of youth culture, and The Calvert Journal take you on a trip to the contemporary Russian suburbs to find out why it’s become the new visual landmark of Russian subculture. If you’ve finished all of the above and you’re looking for something extra – a new website called Skip Youtube should sort you out for a few hours.