Video playlists from the most interesting people in the creative industries. We are the Desert Island Discs of internet video.

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Publication Studio London

Louisa and Sharon run the London arm of an international network of 11 print on demand publishers from Vancouver, BC and Hudson, NY to Rotterdam, NL and Glasgow, Scotland.

Publication Studio print and bind books one at a time, by hand, on-demand to create original work with local artists and writers that is shared with the sibling studios as digital files to be made in different cities around the world. PSL is publisher is residence at London Centre for Book Arts (LCBA) until their new project space, The Bower, in collaboration with Joyce Cronin, opens in Brunswick Park Camberwell very soon!

Agnes Martin – Road Trip 2 minutes

Agnes. After 12 years in London I sometimes think I’d like to move to the desert in search of silence too. I love her last line ” Please turn me off”!

How Crayons Are Made – Sesame Street 2 minutes

Watching this back in the 1980s was the first time I realized everyday objects were made by a person, somewhere else, and had embarked on long journeys and invisible logistical forces before becoming a part of my life. There’s something very magical about making something and sending it out into the world to travel from hand to hand to hand.

Ursula K. Le Guin: "We will need writers who can remember freedom" 6 minutes

Le Guin’s badass acceptance speech for Lifetime Achievement at the National Book Awards in 2014. A spine tingling call for imagination, freedom and the collapse of capitalism: “We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings.” Rest in power Ursula.

Booooooook – Hocus Pocus 1 minute

So many films come from books, but so few of them feature them. This one puts a book front and centre, and also prominently feature the moon and Bette, so it’s a win-win-win.

David Attenborough – Bowerbirds 4 minutes

Lurking and pointing as only Attenborough can get away with, this video introduces us to the fascinating behaviour of the Australian bowerbird!

Bowerbirds are the only birds that build structures not for the purpose of nesting. Collecting and arranging sticks and brightly coloured objects they perform on a stage outside their bower in the hope of attracting a female (if their set up pleases them). After reading about them in Maggie Nelson’s ‘Bluets’ and learning the other definitions of a bower ( i. A pleasant shady place under trees. ii. A woman’s private room) we adopted the name for our new project space in collaboration with Joyce Cronin – The Bower, Brunswick Park.

Dancing in the Kitchen – Mermaids 2 minutes

This film is about feminism, strength, beauty, and family, and the different ways that women define these words for themselves. There are crushes, a coming-of-age, a mermaid costume, and a feel good ending. Women doin’ it for themselves. With a big bowl of Cheetos.

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Jonathan Djob Nkondo

Jonathan Djob Nkondo is an independent filmmaker, illustrator and freelance 2D animator based in France. He studied animation at Paris’ Gobelins, l’École de l’Image and...

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Nicole Ginelli

Nicole Ginelli is a Brooklyn based independent art director, animator, and illustrator. Known for her illustrative album covers for labels like Leaving, Dark Entries, B.I.S....

  • freelance designer

Guy Moorhouse

Guy is an independent designer who helps make things on the internet. He’s done this for lots of organisations from tiny start-ups to large tech...

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Petra Eriksson

Petra Eriksson is a visual artist and illustrator from Stockholm, currently living in Barcelona. She studied fine art followed by graphic design at Berghs School...

  • freelance designer

Fabrizio Festa

Fabrizio is an Italian designer and illustrator based in Stoke Newington, London. Former TCO London and Human After All, he now works as a freelance designer...

  • Illustrator

Merijn Hos

Merijn Hos is a visual artist living and working in Utrecht, the Netherlands. He divides his time between working as a commercial illustrator and working...

  • Illustrator

Melissa Deckert

Melissa Deckert is a multidisciplinary designer, art director and content creator who loves to work with her hands. Based out of Brooklyn, New York, she...

  • digital editor
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Adam Woodward

Adam Woodward is the Digital Editor at Little White Lies Magazine. Little White Lies was established in 2005, it’s committed to championing great movies and...

  • Strategy director
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Russell Davies

Russell Davies is Strategy Director at ustwo and contributing editor at Wired. He thinks about what happens when organisations and services meet the internet and he builds...

  • Freelance writer

James Cartwright

James Cartwright is a freelance writer and editor. He currently edits Weapons of Reason magazine and was formerly Print Editor at It’s Nice That.

  • freelance designer

Philippa Thomas

Philippa Thomas is a freelance graphic designer and photographer based in London. She’s currently Instagrammer in residence at the Barbican Centre

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Anna Sudit

Anna Sudit is an art director and illustrator from New York, currently based in London. She is intrigued and inspired by combining very different interests...

  • Director & DOP

Ed Andrews

Ed Andrews is a journalist-turned-film-director who has spent the last decade striving to create vaguely entertaining things. Having previously worked for such print titles as...

  • Music Producer

Evan Lelliott

Better known as one half of techno duo Increments. Born in the Caribbean and raised in London – this eclectic combination influenced the kaleidoscopic rhythms...