If The Weekender had a hammer, he’d hammer in the morning, he’d hammer in the evening, he’d hammer out danger, he’d hammer out a warning, between his brothers and his sisters all over this land. But The Weekender has made some questionable financial investments at the recommendation of some shady mobsters and now he doesn’t have a hammer at all. In fact The Weekender doesn’t have anything anymore (thanks bailiffs!) except an internet connection and a knackered Dell laptop that he uses to scour the web for all sorts of hilarious jollity. Want to see what he’s found this week? Yeah you do. Course you do. There’s literally nothing else better to spend your time on right now…
Best of the site
Big week this week team, loads of good things for you to wrap your eyes around, like these Mad Max meets Stand By Me shots of freight train hitchhikers from the incredible Mike Brodie, a NES-style gaming adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s literary peak and Rafaël Rozendaal’s latest website that lets you play God with the weather.
Best of Best of the Web
Sometimes we worry that Best of the Web feels neglected sat at the bottom of our homepage; all sad and alone. But then we remember it’s got all this great stuff to read – photo essays about socks from Port, management lessons from AC/DC courtesy of Wired, and Buzzfeed’s account of Facebook’s mid-life crisis – so it probably just wants to be left alone with all that wonderful knowledge.
Best of the rest
This week Creative Review took a look at a storage unit that we can’t quite believe actually exists, Dezeen showed us a stunning set of furniture created from translucent resin and Pitchfork caught up with musical mischief-maker and creative champ Devendra Banhart ahead of his new album. Great work everyone else!
Tweet of the week
“When is rimming and lobster day?”
When indeed @CatieWilkins. Soon, we hope!
SXSW-themed nonsense tumblr of the week
We’ve kept it pretty well-hidden but we’re furiously bitter not to be at South By South West this week. Where was our invite guys? So in a fit of childish jealousy we went searching for material that poked fun at one of the most cutting-edge events of the year in the hope that it would make us feel better. It didn’t, but we did find this hilarious Tumblr of people saying that they’re moving to Austin in a bid to seem progressive. Every cloud.
Sad photos of Kanye West of the week
Look at Kanye West’s stupid sad face. What’s wrong buddy? All that money got you down? Too many people looking for you to be their role model? Struggling to write more lyrics that don’t make any sense? Come here pal, let’s hug this out.
Parody title sequence of the week
If Game of Thrones had been made in 1995 would it have been more appealing than it is now? Yes. Unquestionably.
Darwin appreciation of the week
Evolution’s been pretty good to us humans, generously putting us at the top of the pile so we only occasionally have to worry about threats from tigers, lions and genetically modified birds of prey. But there’s a lot of creatures out there that evolution has basically taken a massive crap on. Pity them, for they know nothing of art and design.
Positive censorship of the week
If you’re like me you probably worry that there’s too many guns in the world, but not enough positive hand gestures to balance them out. Fret not my pacifist friends, there’s a new place for us online where we can right this wrong together.
Armed infants of the week
Conversely, I also worry that there aren’t enough toys featuring armed infants in the world (you too?!) so it was a great relief to find these tasteful creations the other day. Phew!
If anyone asks, you haven’t seen me, alright?
- Photographer Trent Davis Bailey documents rural American community The North Fork
- Like a warm embrace, it's Best of the Web!
- Swedish illustrator Malin Rosenqvist creates textural works about psychology and powerful women
- Animator Jimmy Simpson creates technology-inspired ident for MTV
- Leander Assmann's illustrations are full of paired-back shapes and patterns
- Illustrator Andrey Kasay invites us into his surreal yet amusing world
- Grope Sans: a very rude typeface by Bompas & Parr
- Japanese graphic designer Ryu Mieno creates type-heavy works fizzing with energy
- The reductive and exacting work of graphic designer Laura Prim
- Why creative education for advertising is stuck in the dark ages
- Leipzig-based graphic designer Anja Kaiser takes us through her portfolio
- Nicolas Jaar releases Network, a book inspired by radio