This week’s Best of the Web brings you the finest things we’ve seen on the net, to the topics that have got your tongues wagging and the folk we reckon you should be following on social. No need to thank us!
A great way to distract from having crap product…“Some wee c***s putting ironing boards n hoovers and shit oan his maws heed” (Jamie)
Bjorn from ABBA is leading the crusade to phase out all paper money, money, money in Sweden (Jenny)
One-third of seminal riot grrl band Le Tigre and searcher of a “lesbian utopia” the adorable frontman of MEN, JD Samson, has let Apartamento snoop around her Brooklyn pad. It’s up on Nowness and it’s great. (Emily)
The titanic wind tunnels Nasa used to test aircraft. Wow. (Jamie)
This has made the rounds this week ALOT, the legend that is Guy Goma who was interviewed live on BBC News having been mistaken for technology expert Guy Kewney. He even has his own Wikipedia page with the transcript of the interview. I can’t stop watching it! (Manda)
This week Instagram released its colourful new icon into the world, so it seemed fitting to ask our followers for their thoughts on the new design. Cue some pretty hard hitting remarks and a fair few cry face emojis.
Instagram has today revealed its new icon and refreshed user interface! On the site today we have an exclusive interview with
Instagram’s head of design, Ian Spalter, who talks us through the process behind the redesign. What do you guys think of it? Worth that double tap? #itsnicethat #instagram</a></p> <p style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family:Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; line-height:17px; margin-bottom:0; margin-top:8px; overflow:hidden; padding:8px 0 7px; text-align:center; text-overflow:ellipsis; white-space:nowrap;">A photo posted by It's Nice That (itsnicethat) on
Who to Follow
Jordy van den Nieuwendijk is running around New York ahead of his Maan exhibition which opens on Saturday at the Moiety Gallery. As always his Instagram feed is a lovely little diary of what he’s up to.
Annu Kilpeläinen’s Instagram feed is a relentless blast of colour, along with some lovely updates of her recent works including this ace cover for Yen magazine.
Oliver Jeffers / Duke Riley Studio
One crazy, beautiful video of pigeons flying around with LED lights strapped to them from Oliver Jeffers. The snapshot was taken from a preview of Duke Riley’s performance piece, Fly By Night.
Taking a break from her usual illustrative updates, Charlotte Trounce seems to be on a little art-culture trip around Kyoto. It’s always nice to see a part of the world through the eyes of a creative, even if it does make ugly cry with holiday envy.
Getting yourself banned on Facebook is pretty frustrating, but even more so when you have 3.7 million followers. This is exactly what happened to Joan Cornellà this week. Luckily you can still get your crude comic fix on Twitter.
Facebook blocked me again for 1 month. They banned this strip (posted in 2012) which is clearly pro-Trump/Zuckerberg pic.twitter.com/f4Y2NTKart
— Joan Cornellà (@sirjoancornella) May 11, 2016
- Best of the Web is here, and so is the weekend!
- Animator Saiman Chow’s trippy idents for Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty
- Friday Mixtape: Legendary record label, 4AD
- Risograph photograph journal, This is the Same Ocean, returns with a sixth issue
- Illustrator Gizem Vural impresses us with attention-grabbing personal work and commissions
- Colophon Foundry re-releases its road-sign inspired typeface, Montefiore, with new specimen
- Jon Burgerman on his utterly brilliant Instagram experiments
- The photos Juergen Teller took while waiting for Rihanna
- Animator and director James Curran’s amusing 30-day Gifathon project in Tokyo
- "Before I was a graphic designer I had nearly no idea what one was": meet Austin Redman
- Meet Berlin-based studio Büro Bum Bum
- Matthew Raw: the east London artist making clay great again