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.
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- Emma King's publication rewrites Orwell's "1984" using Donald Trump's tweets
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- 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