This week was officially the start of autumn, so while we prepare for joyous leaf fights, conker bashing and kitsch knitwear, top off the fun with a wonderful edition of Best of the Web. We’ve gathered together a whole host of internet goodies including words of wisdom from Frieze, Vic Reeves exploring dadaism and a website that helps you decipher whether your new logo looks like genitalia. For some extra entertainment we’ve also suggested a few people to follow on social media.
I’ve only just come across this podcast called The Things That Make Us by Zoe Laughlin, who runs the Institute of Making at University College London. She interviews people like Tim Hunkin and Zandra Rhodes about five objects that have inspired and influenced them. (Jenny)
Alessandro Michele’s eleventh collection for Gucci is fabulously bonkers. (Byrony)
A really great open pool of some fine, fine, topiary. (Lucy)
Great film by the New York Times on Mr Toledano’s latest project where he explores the many different outcomes of his life. (Will)
Celebrating its 25th year, Frieze shares 25 things its learned along the way. (Beccy)
Mental music video. (Karl)
Olivier Martel Savoie has been documenting libraries from around the world on his phone. It’s a book worm’s dream! (Eva)
A full-length documentary “turning the lens on New York’s luminary curtsied photographers” by Cheryl Dunn premieres this week at the Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto. Watch a trailer on Nowness. (Bryony)
Four animators were invited to Laika Studios in Portland to create short animations inspired by its recent feature film Kubo and the Two Strings. Curated by The Smalls, the line-up includes Adrienne Dowling, Elliot Deshusses, Tea and Cheese and Jakub Gryglicki. Adrienne’s is particularly good. Also, go and see Kubo it’s incredible. (Jenny)
This site let’s you check if your new logo looks like genitals with www.genitalsornot.com. It was set up in response to so many logos from big organisations looking sexually suggestive including Airbnb and Trump’s campaign logo. (Beccy)
Jim Moir, AKA Vic Reeves, explores the origins and meaning of Dada in this BBC4 show that features the likes of Terry Gilliam, Martin Creed and Armando Iannucci. Inevitably, it gets quite silly. (Owen)
Meet Mierle Laderman Ukeles, the artist obsessed with sanitation. (Bryony)
Oobah Butler, king of investigative journalism travelled around the UK to find out what youth culture tribes are still current. The results are hilarious and insightful. (Lucy)
After American Cinematographer visited Martin Scorsese’s crime drama The Departed, it felt compelled to create a gallery celebrating the great Michael Ballhaus, ASC’s fine work in the picture. (Jamie)
H&M has released a new ad for its AW16 range and it aims to redefine what being a “lady” is, while remixed version of Tom Jones’ track She’s a Lady plays on. It’s the perfect amount of sass to start the weekend with. (Beccy)
Who to follow
Animator Julian Frost doesn’t tweet all that much, but when he does, it’s pretty, pretty good.
— Julian Frost (@newhaircut) 15 August 2016
Made Back Then
Made Back Then celebrates graphic design history with a focus on Modernism. Yes, we did steal that description from its Insta bio.
This Is Grime
If you’re a fan of grime and some stunning monochrome photography, you’ll definitely enjoy this project from Hattie Collins and Olivia Rose.
South East Print Studio
The guys and gals from South East Print Studio will be heading up a print screening workshop at our A Load Of Jargon exhibition this weekend. Watch that space for some letter-based experiments.
Rob Flowers’ Insta feed is a glorious mix of vintage toys and bold illustration.
- Hold Me Closer Tiny Dancer: the Stein sisters’ heart-warming film on child ballroom stars
- Three female art directors on collaboration, competition and confidence
- Pooneh Ghana’s ambient crowd and artist portraits from Pitchfork Music Festival make you wish you were there
- Julian Glander explains what a blockchain system is for MIT Technology Review
- “It’s a process of baby-making”: designing the horrific and hilarious multiverse of Rick and Morty
- Pouya Ahmadi uses typography to “bridge the gap between poetry, performance and space"
- The Sky Sports rebrand features bespoke type and refined logos across nine channels
- Rick and Morty’s Exquisite Corpse trailer features 22 animators including Simon Landrein and Bendik Kaltenborn
- Larry Hallegua captures sun worshippers on Pattaya Beach in Thailand
- Applicants to UK arts and design university courses declines by over 14,000 this year
- Michael Bierut designs new brand identity for the Poetry Foundation
- Design, Revolt, Rainbow: the pioneering work of graphic designer Willy Fleckhaus