This week’s Best of the Web is a little light relief from whatever it is you’ve got going on right now. There’s something for everyone, including an article about stripping brands to their most minimal, a guide on how to make a blockbuster movie trailer and a glimpse inside Ettore Sottsass’ sketchbooks.
Really liking the HOK Mercedes Benz stadium roof. Time-lapse of it opening here. (Owen)
How do you paint an eclipse? Work fast. (Beccy)
Ikea Norway won the internet this week when it released instructions for how to make a Game of Thrones cape a la Jon Snow out of its rugs. (Jenny)
I might be late to the party but this Daytime TV snaps Twitter (below) is pure joy. (Lucy)
A visual reminisce on the humble mullet haircut, featuring Pat Sharp. (Beccy)
Design grad Jade Dalloul made hypothetical currency for the world’s biggest brands. (Owen)
A glimpse inside Ettore Sottsass’ sketchbooks, via CoDesign. (Simon)
FutureDeluxe has released this hypnotic experimental film Colour on Colour (below), which uses live footage shot in-camera to make animations. (Jenny)
Who to follow
A little list of some creative types you might enjoy following on da Instagram.
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