The Monocle Weekly

Ben Langlands, Nikki Bell, Will Carruthers and Michael Johnson

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9 October 2016

Episode 379

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Photo: TfL from the London Transport Museum collection

Artist-duo Langlands and Bell discuss their new work, which celebrates the life of one of the architects of the London transport system, Frank Pick. We also hear musical tales of Spacemen 3, Spiritualized and more from psychedelic journeyman Will Carruthers. Plus: we talk branding with designer and creative Michael Johnson, author of ‘Branding in Five and a Half Steps’.

9 October 2016

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Introduction

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Monocle’s Henry Rees-Sheridan takes Andrew Tuck and Tom Edwards through next week’s news, before it’s even happened.

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Chapter 2

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Langlands and Bell

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Turner Prize-nominated artist-duo Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell are commemorating the work of London transport pioneer Frank Pick with a new installation called ‘Beauty < Immortality’. They join us to explain the work and its connections with both the London Transport Museum and Art on the Underground.

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Will Carruthers

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Will Carruthers is a musician whose time spent pioneering influential bands such as Spacemen 3 and Spiritualized has given him a unique tale to tell. He talks us through his new book ‘Playing the Bass with Three Left Hands’.

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Michael Johnson

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Award-winning graphic designer and branding expert Michael Johnson is responsible for the look of clients ranging from Virgin Atlantic to The Science Museum. His new book, ‘Branding in Five and a Half Steps’, tells you how it’s done.

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