At last, it feels like spring is finally here and with the Instagramable blossom trees and lighter evenings, comes this week’s Best of the Web bright eyed and bushy tailed. From the best things we’ve seen on the net to the topics that have got your tongues wagging, this week’s edition is a belter.
Very interesting series from Creative Review, where they offer really nice insight into the process of a specific project, the Cadburys Gorilla one particularly. (Will)
Cool spot for Appy Fizz starring Priyanka Chopra, created by Vallée Duhamel with Sagmeister Walsh. (Emily)
Crazy, extremely trippy interactive music vid. (Simon)
20 years of The Wall Street Journal’s website. (Jamie)
Nice animation from The School of Life about love being harder than work, animated and illustrated by Daniel Brereton. (Emily)
Steven Heller’s feature on Herman Miller’s Why Magazine dives into the furniture company’s archives and discusses the relationship between Frykholm, Chwast, and Herman Miller, highlighting some of Chwast’s commissions. (Beccy)
The sun has quickly set on the New Day – Roy Greenslade picks over the wreckage in The Guardian. (Owen)
Claire Danes wore a fibre optic dress by Zac Posen to the Met Gala, to celebrate the New York museum’s Costume Institute exhibition Manus x Machina: Fashion in the Age of Technology and it was amazing. (Jenny)
Microsoft pre-touch is the nuts – the future mobile interaction. (Callum)
Who to follow
Mrzyk & Moriceau
The gift that keeps on giving. French duo Mrzyk & Moricaeu publish an illustration a day which never disappoints.
Designer/developer Murat Pak set up this Twitter account which posts “inspirational images.” Sounds pretty plain until Murat revealed the account is actually a bot, and now has 85,000 followers.
— Archillect (@archillect) May 5, 2016
A mix of very slick art direction alongside some pretty darn funny every-day observations.
3D motion whizz kid and all round funny guy.
Imagine if you could fly but only backwards
— Jack Sachs (@Jack_Sachs) January 30, 2016
The Manchester-based agency have been showcasing some pretty neat Secret 7” artwork over the past few days.
We don’t mean to brag, but the response to the latest issue of Printed Pages has been so good it’s turned our teeth grey. Here are some of our favourite posts that have popped up in our feed.
- Graphic designer Cecilia Serafini uses typography with vibrant panache
- London-based Osheyi Adebayo references his childhood in his retro graphic design
- Tristan Pigott paints “real contemporaries” in upcoming solo exhibition, Juicy Bits
- “The great thing about this book is you don’t have to read it”: sculptor Wilfrid Wood on his favourite books
- The return of the hovering art director: Nejc Prah visualises a day in the life of four art directors
- Hippolyte Cupillard’s film follows the dreamlike ascent of a mountain climber
- The return of the hovering art director: we asked comic artist Nadine Redlich to peer inside agency life
- Photographer Carlota Guerrero depicts the female body as a canvas for Apartamento (NSFW)
- After Disney, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, Miranda Tacchia’s characters found life on Instagram
- How to go freelance: need-to-know advice from creatives who made it
- YouTube releases its first own-brand font, YouTube Sans, inspired by the play button
- Photographer Raymond Rojas captures the “magic” in Disneyland Paris