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In Brief: Damien Hirst at Burger King, 99% Invisible Scores with Kickstarter, Lonny Sold to Zimbio

• Do you enjoy the work of Damien Hirst but wish that it came with a Whopper? Have it your way in London, where the Burger King in Leicester Square has a spin painting—the artist’s “Beautiful Psychedelic Gherkin Exploding Tomato Sauce All Over Your Face, Flame Grilled Painting” (2003)—on view for the rest of the year. Turns out that Hirst is chummy with the owner of the franchise, which was recently remodeled as a ‘Flameship’ to showcase the brand’s flame-grilling cooking method, according to a report in Marketing. And have no fear about rogue ketchup packets or greasy fingerprints. The painting is behind a wall of reinforced glass.

• Congratulations to 99% Invisible, the self-described “tiny radio show about design” from producer Roman Mars and KALW in San Francisco. The scrappy podcast recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund its third season of “trying to comprehend the 99% invisible activity that shapes the design of our world” and surpassed its $42,000 goal within 12 hours. At last count, 2,097 backers had pledged $82,338 to support the production of future episodes. With 22 days to go on the Kickstarter campaign, Mars is now looking to reach 5,000 backers. “I want to make each person who listens to 99% Invisible understand that the simple act of supporting the show, with a pledge of any size, is meaningful,” he says. “This ambitious goal inspired Debbie Millman at her brand new Design Matters Institute to offer a challenge grant of $10,000 to motivate 5,000 people to show support for 99% Invisible at any level they can afford.” Learn more here.

• In other design business news, shelter mag Lonny has been acquired by Zimbio. The online-only publication was founded in 2009 by Michelle Adams and Patrick Cline. The acquisition includes the founding editorial team, the Lonny website, its library of backissues, and an archive of thousands of original photographs. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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