Well where did June go eh? As we shimmy into a new month, take a gander at this week’s Best of the Web to start the weekend a little earlier. From Paddy Power’s latest antics to a visual history of health and safety, there’s is something unexpected for everyone.
Paddy Power at it again. (Simon)
Tadao Ando is set to turn will turn Paris’ former stock exchange into a major art museum. (Beccy)
Co-founders of Aardman Animations Peter Lord and David Sproxton share some of the secrets behind their beloved films and television series Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Chicken Run. (Lucy)
The iPhone, like It’s Nice That, is ten years old. Here’s Steve Jobs (below) introducing it back in the day. (Owen)
Liz Taylor on recording Maggie Simpson’s first word. "She showed up to the recording studio in slender jeans, high boots and carrying a puppy.” (Marianne)
Public Announcement’s latest podcast features designer Duane King talking about his project recreating Nasa’s 1972 Pioneer Plaque – “one of the most ambitious pieces of communication ever conceived, serving as a “galactic greeting card” – should any extraterrestrial life come across it”. (Jenny)
A video that examines the visual history of Health and Safety on construction sites (below). Some great posters in there. (Owen)
Who to follow
Another week, another handy list of creative types to follow on the Instagram. Enjoy!
- Standards Manual return with catalogue of 400 objects relating to New York City Transit
- Emma King's publication rewrites Orwell's "1984" using Donald Trump's tweets
- It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day – it’s Best of the Web!
- Bolade Banjo photographs the perseverance of Detroit’s student athletes
- Alex Grigg animates Steve Stoute’s homage to Biggie Smalls
- Billy Clark applies his graphic sensibilities to his minimal yet textured illustrations
- Polaroid’s creative director Danny Pemberton introduces new brand Polaroid Originals
- Artist Dominique Pétrin on creating her very own domestic product
- Universal Everything animate emotive wallpapers for new iPhone devices
- Herburg Weiland’s meticulous editorial designs are typographically-driven
- The Visual History of Type author Paul McNeil selects and dissects his six favourite faces
- Breakdown Press’ Joe Kessler picks out his most-treasured books