Raise a glass of eggnog to the last Best of the Web of the year! It’s a fairly festive edition this week, as we’ve been in the creative kitchen to whip up a selection of the best nibbles of art and design on the web, like a Christmas buffet that just won’t quit! From The Onion’s rundown of it’s best photojournalism of this year to a city made up of gingerbread, there’s something for everyone.
Something Something has create a web extension that stops children finding out that Santa doesn’t exist while online. Good on them. (Owen)
The Onion provides a brilliant rundown of its best photojournalism of 2016 and there’s some gems in there. (Beccy)
Gingerbread City is an exhibition of buttery biscuit buildings by top architects at the Museum of Architecture, on until 22 Dec. (Jenny)
The Daily Mail claims that Donald Trump is to offer the job of running the National Endowment for the Arts in his Administration to none other than Sylvester Stallone. Say what? (Simon)
Photographer Ben Rayner – who shoots for Vogue, Dazed, New York Times, Wonderland and ES Magazine – has just put out a book. Shot over a year, it’s "an exhibition of ceaseless social sediment” cataloguing the world through Ben’s always perceptive gaze. (Bryony)
The Dieline speaks to Adam Padilla, the guy who created the Fisher Price Happy Hour playset. The perfect toy for your little nipper this Christmas. (Beccy)
32 Questions from Pop Songs answered with actual data. (Owen)
Off Black magazine takes fashion editorial to the Ikea showrooms, and turns out it’s a winning combo. (Bryony)
Mo’ Money Mo’ Progress is a philanthropic alternative to gift-giving this Christmas, where you can buy your loved ones donations to important causes. The site is the creation of graphic designer Cari Sekendur with illustration by Heidi Chisholm. (Jenny)
This week saw Nasa join Pinterest and Giphy – we reckon it’s gonna be out of this world! (Beccy)
Who to follow
wk.tv is an experiment, that’s quite literally what it says on its website. True to this statement the Insta account is full of pretty strange experiments from the guys at Wieden+Kennedy.
Matthew F Fisher
Matthew F Fisher’s Instagram account is packed full of great art and his handle is actually @desert_sea_captain, which we think is great.
Luke Stephenson seems to be photographing various forms of Father Christmas for reasons we do not know. It’s probably worth keeping an eye on, because it’s Christmas.
Yeah sure, this is the sixth time we’ve featured Jon Burgerman on Who to Follow, but when he’s boshing out these cute little Insta vids, how can we not?
- Swedish artist Ekta reconsiders simple geometric shapes
- Rob Bailey talks through creating over 40 posters for London Underground
- Costa Rican illustrator Adrian Mangel draws the modern American landscape
- Ellen van Engelen takes us on a trip with her psychedelic illustrations
- Swiss creative agency Raffinerie displays expertise in graphic and type design
- The It’s Nice That Podcast: Discussing the form and function of money
- Petition launched against winner of Foam Paul Huf photography award for “stereotyping and sexism”
- Exclusive: rediscover graphics from Fiorucci’s archival 1984 Panini collaboration
- Kirsten Lepore’s creepy clay character is oddly soothing in this brilliant animation
- Me & EU project will send creative postcards across Europe on trigger date of Article 50
- Phaidon book gathers together 500 of the most iconic graphic designs of all time
- Atelier Brenda: the alter ego of three female designers you need to get to know