25 inspiration Mytton Williams

25 things the team has been loving, from the world of books, podcasts, art, films and music

ARTIST

Artists / Designers

JR - INSIDE OUT project
A French photographer who has created a platform for people to share portraits, stories and messages - dramatic, beautiful, collaborative, community focused work.

Katie Paterson
One of the best thinkers of our time.

Marcello Castellani
Exploring the relationship between photography and pixel.

Anthony Gormley
I love how different his art is, from the foggy box, to the figures on Crosby Beach to the 4th plinth. Always accessible and engaging.

Kelli Kikcio
Brooklyn-based tattoo artist who specialises in intricate still life pieces and unusual placements. Anyone want to fund a flight to New York?


Book

Books

Matt Haig – The Humans
A thoughtful and funny look at the weird world we live in.

Private Eye
The painful truth delivered with cynicism, sarcasm and cartoons.

Football Type 2
Celebrating the history of football and typography.

Shaun Usher – Letters of Note
Why is Nasa important? How does the queen make scones? An amazing collection of stories through real historic letters.

bell hooks – All About Love
Call to live by the ethic of love rather than fear in every facet of our lives. A must read for anyone with a heart.


MUSIC

Music

Kate Bush – Cloudbusting
I grew up with Kate Bush being played in the house and still listen to her today. Beautiful songs from a super talented musician.

Monty Python – Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
Just purse your lips and whistle - that’s the thing.

Fleetwood Mac – The Chain
A song that, for me, never gets old.

Spiritualized
I'm a sucker for violins and harmonies, and the Ladies and Gentlemen packaging is one of the first pieces of graphics I can remember loving.

Beyoncé – Lemonade
An audacious, genre-pushing journey through country, gospel, R&B, rock and soul. Forget what you think Beyoncé's music sounds like, this is no Single Ladies.


Podcast

Podcasts

The Penguin Podcast
Fascinating, educational and funny conversations with authors about objects and books.

George the Poet
Like nothing you’ve ever heard before. (Start from Series 1)

Wolf and Owl
Two friends casually shooting the breeze after being unable to work out a format.

99% Invisible
A mix of history and design and how different familiar things can be.

You're Wrong About
Deep dives into cultural moments you thought you knew about – but actually don't – from Monica Lewinsky to The Satanic Panic. Witty and illuminating in equal measure.


FILM

Films

The Graduate
Stylish, iconic and funny – love the look, love the soundtrack, love Dustin Hoffman, love Mrs Robinson. The only film I've watched regularly for the past 30 years.

City of God
A brutal yet beautiful view of life in the favellas.

Hot Fuzz
Great action and smart storytelling but, most importantly, hilarious quotes.

Spirited Away
Loved it when I first saw it in a beautiful little cinema and rediscovered it through the eyes of my boys. Beautifully imagined and wonderful craft.

Parasite
Bong Joon-ho's well deserved Oscar Best Picture winner will leave you breathless, reeling and sceptical of capitalism.


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