Here in the UK, Storm Doris has been tearing a path of destruction through our streets, train lines and day-to-day lives. For some respite and to welcome in the weekend, here’s Best of the Web to get things going. From Alan Aldridge artwork to an announcement from NASA, check out the best things on the internet this week. There’s also a healthy serving of who to follow on social media so get cracking!
Really enjoyed this feature about college radio stations on Pitchfork – great illustrations by Noelle Roth too! (Lucy)
Dezeen has launched a competition to redesign the British passport ahead of the Brexit vote. (Owen)
This (below) is fun and hypnotising – it’s every front page of The New York Times since 1852 in under a minute. (Beccy)
Leo Burnett Israel has turned today’s Tel Aviv Samsung Marathon into a real life video game, inspired by retro games such as Mario Bros. Using the chest chip and stepping pad technology used to record the runners’ results, the brand has added more stepping pads along the marathon course and turned them into game coin collection points, which becomes real donation money. (Jenny)
For anyone that didn’t see, NASA made a pretty interesting announcement this week. (Tim)
Jacqui Kenny has agoraphobia, yet she longs to travel the world. With the help of Google Street View, she’s captured the far away places she wants to visit on her Instagram account. (Beccy)
The latest issue of OKGRL has been released and it is a bonkers, and thought provoking, experiment in publishing. (Owen)
The Guardian shares some of graphic artist, Alan Aldridge’s work, who died on 17 February 2017 aged 73. He was known most for his kaleidoscopic images created for everyone from the Beatles to Andy Warhol and The Who. (Beccy)
Who to follow
Here’s a list of people you should follow on Instagram if you know what’s good for ya.
- 71-year-old, formerly homeless Romanian collage artist Ion Bârlādeanu opens first UK show
- Glossy nostalgia from fashion photographer Charlotte Wales
- Simon Eeles’ photographic series is “a tender and wry postcard” from Australia
- Andrea Ucini’s conceptual illustrations play with perspective
- “Sensitive, rigorous” graphic design from Parisian Jérémy Glâtre
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- 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