“Something like a circus or a sewer” is how Lou Reed described the city, in the heartbreaking little number Coney Island Baby. We’d also warrant it’d be a good description for a few of our dear readers’ weekends, so to ease you in gently and in the best possible taste, we present another round-up of the best things we’ve read on the internet this week.
“You are the Sir Isaac Newton of your own face: the one true discoverer of its laws of motion, its particular gravity.” The Unselfie (Will)
Miranda July interviews Rihanna for T Magazine (Alex H)
The New Yorker has predicted a grand move for the contemporary art gallery, from industrial and meat-packing districts to the sets of blockbuster TV shows. In this case, the Fox musical drama Empire (Billie)
An interesting piece about feeling anxious or defensive about one’s tastes, the rise of guilty pleasures, and why it’s essentially easier to talk about television and the internet than anything else. “Lately we seem to be in an age of ambient anxiety about what it means to enjoy things and whether or not others enjoy them, too,” its author Christian Lorentzen writes (Alex H)
In The Telegraph this week, Philip Mould art dealer and co-presenter of the BBC’s Fake or Fortune? discusses the rise in fake artworks and the DNA-like technology being developed to safely identify the real McCoys. (Beccy)
“There are always a lot of New Yorks going on at once – and some of them aren’t even in New York,” writes The Guardian, examining why we’re still obsessed with the 1970s New York of Lou Reed and Patti Smith (Emily)
“ Homeland is racist”: artists get graffiti onto TV show, as Dazed reports (Will)
- 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