Twitter was full of references to this last week but I didn’t get round to investigating this properly until the weekend. In terms of productivity that was an unwittingly wise decision, as this is one of those sites that swallows up whole hours with effortless ease.
The creation of Aussie developer Tim Holman, The Useless Web is a collection of some of the most seemingly pointless online destinations around and a random generator sends you off from the homepage into this timewasting wormhole. From work with which you might be familiar from the likes of the brilliant Rafael Rozendaal or the psychedelic Staggering Beauty, to mindboggling sites like He-Man singing along to Queen, this is a superb collection of irreverent humour and digital skill. But be warned – if you have work to do, children to look after or a man/lady friend to woo then steer clear of this for a bit…
- Artist Howard Fonda captures the vibrancy of summer for Ace & Tate
- Robbie Simon, the jack of all trades and the master of them too
- Mattis Dovier’s weird and wonderful 8-bit dot animation for XXX’s music video
- Jessica Lehrman's photographic document of social revolution, Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street
- Zoe Kao and Huang Wun-Siang find inspiration in the uncertainty of the design process
- Documenting the world in motion: Lauren Tamaki’s illustrations of modern life
- Benedict Redgrove’s beautifully hypnotic film about how a tennis ball is created
- Tommy Cash subverts the tropes of rap videos with a fleshy celebration of the human body (NSFW)
- Ian Davis’ picturesque paintings of bureaucratic dystopia
- Is it ever OK to work for free?
- Pentagram unveils refresh of Mastercard’s brand mark and identity
- Peter Saville and Tate Design Studio create beer can artwork for Switch House pale ale