This week in Best of the Web we have The New Yorker asking if we’re actually living in the Matrix, snapshots from Andy Warhol’s only trip to China and analysis of Bagelgate – the unsightly brawl that broke out on a British train. Don’t say we never treat you.
Director Asghar Farhadi didn’t attend the Oscars in protest of Trump’s Muslim ban, but when his film The Salesman won, his poignant acceptance speech was read out by Anousheh Ansari, the first Iranian in space. (Jenny)
The MoMA store is a champion of products that started life on Kickstarter – since 2014, revenue from these designs totals more that $5 million. (Beccy)
Tim Abrahams asks if the era of Iconic Architecture is coming to an end in Icon. (Owen)
This New Yorker article questions whether last week’s Oscars ceremony proves we’re living in a computer simulation. (Beccy)
A Tumblr that’s been going since 2011 gathers together lots of sexy pictures of scaffolding, if that’s your thing. (Simon)
Maker Mentors hosted a live interview with Carrie Gee, senior art director at Time magazine, on the art of editorial illustration. (Emily)
Ten international artists created alternative national flags for Dazed. (Jenny)
The Swedish women’s national football team has replaced its shirt names with messages of empowerment. (Lucy)
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- Twin brothers V/A/B on their “difficultly simple” approach to design
- The people’s choice, it’s Best of the Web!
- Larry Hallegua captures sun worshippers on Pattaya Beach in Thailand
- Lukas Korshan photographs Dulwich Hamlet FC, where you can “drink beer, stand up, and let loose"
- “The field is stretching itself bigger and bigger” - Jurgen Bey on design education and infinite possibility
- Peter Judson messes with depth perception in new personal project, Infection
- Fashion photographer Miles Aldridge shoots the cast of Game of Thrones for Time Magazine
- The Netherlands’ royal crest changes gender for national women’s football team kit by Nike
- Peek inside erotic magazine Odiseo’s very NSFW tenth issue
- Rick and Morty’s Exquisite Corpse trailer features 22 animators including Simon Landrein and Bendik Kaltenborn
- Design director, Gail Bichler, on The New York Times Magazine typography exhibition
- Mark Shaw captures the glamour of haute couture runways from the 1950s