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Industry trends. Pioneering approaches. Surprising successes. From dawn to dusk our studio thrums with chatter about words and content, and how to get the most from them. And now we’re opening the doors and inviting you to pull up a chair. Come on in and join the conversation. This is insight, Stranger style.

 

Content catches

We’re a thirsty bunch at Stranger. Our bookmarks bar is bulging, and our Slack group is always sounding out with inspiring things the team has found to watch, listen and read. We  thought it might be quite nice to share our favourite content finds right here, so you can enjoy them too…

Clare’s content catch: Kurt Vonnegut, The Shape of Stories 

I nicked my content catch from a link in Amie’s (see below), which opened up the hilarious, curious and eye-opening world of Vonnegut’s brain to me. I’d like to live there. For a little while at least.

Amie’s content catch: Telling is Listening, Ursula K. Le Guin on the Magic of Real Human Conversation 

“Words are events, they do things, change things. They transform both speaker and hearer; they feed energy back and forth and amplify it.” – Ursula K. Le Guin

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 Nicola’s content catch: Bon Iver, 22 A Million 

Beautiful and brooding, this man is musical wizard. A word of warning, don’t listen to track four while looking at pretty coloured leaves with a slight hangover. It will break you.

Helen

I’ve been loving the new series of Black Mirror, with its combination of scarily-near future worlds and sharp, addictive storytelling. The anthology approach – with each story completely standing alone – makes it easy to dip in and out in theory, but I defy you not to binge three in a row…

League member Krystal’s content catch: Gemma O’Brien, Crafting Authenticity: Hand Lettering In The Digital Age

I recently watched a talk by typographer Gemma O’Brien who creates insane hand drawn lettering pieces. Hand lettering has made a huge comeback and I love the way she works across huge spaces.

Wyl: The Trainspotting 2 trailer

“I was so excited to watch this, because I remember seeing Trainspotting for the first time. I remember thinking I’ve never heard a voice like that before. I’m really excited to see the same cast together again. It’s brought back so many memories.”

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