Earlier this week we learned the devastating news that David Bowie had died aged 69. Little explanation is needed to just how inspirational and brilliant the star was: many are casually referred to as a “legend” or “icon” or as having “changed the world,” very few deserve the accolades like Bowie does. Naturally the internet has been packed with tributes to the south London-born musician, so we’ve drawn together just a few of them below.
The Drum explores Bowie’s relationship with graphic design and the impact his music, artwork and stage personae had (Beccy)
Artnet runs through some of the artworks reportedly owned by the late David Bowie (Alex H)
Dazed has republished a head-to-head from 1996 between David Bowie and Alexander McQueen (Alex H)
Thought this gif was amazing (Alex Bec)
Vice’s Noisey channel has published a fan-art piece on Bowie and his artwork over the years
Campaign has done a round-up of Bowie’s best ads (Sam)
Time Out rounds up their covers featuring Bowie (Milly)
Design Week published a lovely piece tracking Bowie’s career through his album covers (Emily)
A beautiful review on The Quietus of Bowie’s latest album ★, written by Jeremy Allen. Seems fitting to remind people to read this, as well as the tributes, as surely the great man would have wanted (Emily)
- 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