NTS 2nd Birthday | 20.04.13

Posted: March 26th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Culture, Events, Music | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments.


There’s a lot to celebrate on April 20, 2013, as NTS turns 2. And my hasn’t she grown. Femi, Fergus and the whole family have worked tirelessly to provide a vision of truly independent radio. Thoughtful, eclectic and ready to kick your arse, the station now packs more DJ than a years worth of winter fuel credits.

Come celebrate with the family at 7-9 Crucifix Lane, London Bridge, where Dobie, Moxie, Martelo, Charlie Bones and more will no doubt emphasise my previous point. Early bird tickets are now £13.50, so you know what to do. It’s gonna be a cracker.


NTS 2 | Jamie 3:26 // Max D // Jon Rust // Dobie // Moxie // Martelo // Charlie Bones // Judah // Nic Takser // Brian Morrison

20/04/2013 | 10pm-6am | 7-9 Crucifix Lane | London Bridge, SE1 3JW | Early birds tickets £13.50 | £15 thereafter

LBB on NTS 16.03.13 :: The Auteur

Posted: March 15th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Art, Culture, Music | Tags: , , , , | No Comments.


“The first step – especially for young people with energy and drive and talent, but not money – the first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. To write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.” Chuck Palahniuk

This month’s special guests are Susan Supercharged former model turned artist / filmmaker and recognised as the last ever Warhol Superstar and Chantal Miller from ChantiMedia, who recently produced her first documentary feature: ‘What the Times Cover Girl Did Next’.

We’ll be discussing life in front and behind the lens, defining ‘culture’, and of course, what Andy Warhol was really like.

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LBB on NTS | 1-2pm | Saturday 16th March 2013

LBB :: Contributor call-out

Posted: March 11th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Blogging, Design, News | Tags: , | No Comments.


Let’s Be Brief chops up, marinades and serves up the politics of representation, the art of narrative and the power of the image.

We’re looking for writers and contributors with an eye for design, a penchant for politics and who are handy with a semi-colon.

If you’re one of those clever foxes, please get in touch.

Jim Richardson | Photographing the Night Sky

Posted: March 5th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Environment, Photography | Tags: , , | No Comments.








Night-time photography is a passion worth sharing. Jim Richardson is the contributing editor for the National Geographic magazine. His photojournalism is recognized for its exploration of environmental issues and advocacy for the night sky. Richardson’s efforts to democratise the art of night photography also stands out. I’ll let Jim do the talking from here on in:

“Arizona Sky Village in Portal, Arizona, is a dark-sky housing development. Every house has a telescope built in, and one of the streets really is named Milky Way, which I wanted to show. A little pop of flash did the trick. I don’t know where else in the world you can get this picture.” 

My standard exposure (the one I keep in the back of my head) for the Milky Way is 60 second, f/2.8, and ISO 6400. It makes the southern Milky Way shine like a brilliant cloud. But that’s with a 14mm lens on a full-frame sensor. You can’t go much longer than that before the stars start streaking visibly. And if you shoot with a shorter lens, the acceptable exposure time goes down.”

“For me the revelation came the first time I took a photograph of that galaxy and realized that just because the visible universe is so far away didn’t mean I needed a big telescope to photograph it. No, what I needed was a wide-angle lens because it is so huge—and we live in the middle of it. When I show young people my first published picture of the Milky Way I like to point out that this is their home.” 

LBB on NTS 16.02.13 with Ronzo and Emily Evans

Posted: February 15th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Culture, Design, Events, Music, News | Tags: , , , | No Comments.


For our second show on NTS Radio we’ll be talking ‘paper potential’ with LBB favourites Ronzo and Emily Evans.

Discover how a photocopier can become your best friend, the cosmic influences of Sun Ra, and what it takes to create the worlds first underwater paper craft computer game for Sony Playstation.

All that, this Saturday between 1-2 pm. Join us.

Carfumes | After School Club for Creative Types

Posted: February 1st, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Art, Community, Events, Illustration | Tags: , , , , | No Comments.


With our Let’s Be Brief hat on we’ve teamed up with street art specialist Jester Jacques Gallery and their Pop-Up at Boxpark this February for Carfumes: The After School Club for Creative Types workshop.

Working with LBB’s very own ‘The Keen Eye’ illustrator Sky Nash, you can give loved and not so loved brands a tongue-in-cheek makeover.

Through illustration and witty copywriting turn well-known brands and straplines upside down / inside out and help create a Zine made from the nights work – all in the name of silly.

Have a break, have a quick crap; make some wonderful Carfumes.

FREE EVENT | 20th February 2013 | 6pm – 9pm | Boxpark Shoreditch, 2-4 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6G

LBB on NTS Radio

Posted: January 19th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Culture, Design, Events, Music, News | Tags: , | No Comments.


LBB is on your stereo. Yep that’s right. Today was the first of a once a month Saturday slot on NTS from 1pm – 2pm.

The new Let’s Be Brief Show on NTS Radio. Design, music and culture collide on a Saturday.

LBB-MIX-001 | Transit 002012-13

Posted: January 8th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Music, Youth | Tags: , , | No Comments.

Transit 002012-13 by Let’s Be Brief on Mixcloud

2012 was a great year for music. In tribute to those who’ve provided us with such sonic pleasures, LBB put together a little gift to make the transition into 2013 a little easier.

It’s not too late for us to wish you a Happy New Year is it? No? Good. Happy New Year…

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Photograph courtesy of NASA

Appy Xmas

Posted: December 25th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Illustration, Random | | No Comments.


If you’re only in it for the presents then we appreciate your honesty. We’re only in it for the food.

If you’re not in it all, then fair play to ya. Either way, here’s a little something courtesy of LBB Talent’s very own Sky Nash.

Appy Xmas: one day every card will be an e-card.

Eleanor Crow | London Cafe’s

Posted: December 19th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Art, Illustration | Tags: , | 1 Comment.







Eleanor Crow’s subtle watercolours exude the quaint, very non-corporate charm of London’s independent tea shops to snack bars. The individual character of each establishment shines through in these watercolours.

A range of these fine London Cafe’s were featured in It’s Nice That this week, featuring our very own Cafe Bliss. Erkan will be right chuffed with that.