Welcome one, welcome all: it’s another weekly showcase of the very finest things to be found on the internet this week. We’ve also drawn together your most prescient comments on social media, and a handy list of the people you should be following online.
San Francisco-based design agency Manual has a new showreel, which just ain’t bad (Connor)
Wolf Alice’s latest single Lisbon is accompanied by this music video which features some darkly quirky, Tim Burton-esque animation from Eat the Danger (Jamie G)
Really enjoyed reading Jon Rowlandson’s article on Medium about branding an F1 team.
I used to work with Jon at NB Studio. Hi Jon! (Karl)
HOLY SHIT (Callum)
Explore Georgia O’Keeffe’s New Mexico pad in 360 with the Tate (Jess)
TV reporter John Doyle joins the beginnings of the Glastonbury Festival and documents the First Pyramid Stage. This has some amazing footage (Charlie)
Gilbert Blecken is a photographer who’s shot one of the most beautiful pics of Damon Albarn I’ve ever seen (and hell, I’ve seen A LOT). Now he’s decided to publish a site dealing with his “40 minutes with Nirvana”, which shows off all of the previously unpublished photos as well. (Emily)
This piece Vogue have done on Rodney Mullen is pretty cool (Tim)
Nice article written as part of Somerset House’s Utopia shows. Crazy to think about these possible changes. (Karl)
I’ve gotten really into these photographers – a French duo who take loads of pictures of dogs looking at sunsets. (Connor)
Filmmakers Richie Georgie have released the fifth and final video in their series of short films focusing on little-known retired sporting heroes talking about their lives and achievements. All five are currently being exhibited at Jaguar Shoes in Shoreditch until 3 August. (Jamie G)
Over the past few weeks we’ve had some heavy hitting hot topics: referendum reactions, anti-smoking design and some classic logo re-design backlash. In the favour of a more light hearted Friday, here’s you lot losing your shit to an invention which allows designers to detect font sizes and typefaces.
— It's Nice That (@itsnicethat) July 13, 2016
Holy shit balls https://t.co/LvKsMuZqD2
— Angela (@a_booz) July 13, 2016
What is this sorcery? https://t.co/oSKz8agcI4
— Martin Duff (@mrtndff) July 12, 2016
I'd be the hit at every party with this. https://t.co/sABhtzgfJR
— siân melton (@sharnacious) July 12, 2016
— Gemma Milne (@gmmmln) July 12, 2016
Take my money. https://t.co/CASIh8DuPh
— Sian Bowles (@sian_f6agency) July 12, 2016
WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE https://t.co/Wx4fNxtLFz
— frey. (@FreyjaMazurra) July 12, 2016
— Lucia Lopez (@lucialululopez) July 12, 2016
Who To Follow
A little roundup of interesting people you might want to follow on the social medias and maybe in real life. Only kidding, that’s weird.
- Hey presto, it's Best of the Web!
- Paris-based Studio Jimbo creates "impact and power" with punchy poster designs
- Minju An's oddly sinister illustrations depict strange characters and floating bread
- Friday Mixtape: Warpaint's Glastonbury picks
- Karifurav Caihua’s weirdly erotic Japanese-inspired illustrations
- High octane Nike China animation gets kids to wear their bandages as a “badge of honour”
- “Evolve or die”: Bloomberg Businessweek creative director Rob Vargas on the magazine’s redesign
- Southbank Centre visual identity redesigned by North, to be a “confident masthead” for the institution
- Photographer Khadija Saye has died in the Grenfell Tower fire, her family confirm
- The Buzzfeed redesign: UK art director Tim Lane talks us through his seven-month overhaul
- Alex Norris’ hilarious three-panelled webcomics are universally appealing
- Fresh Yale grad Franci Virgili applies an academic approach to graphic design