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
- 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