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…
- Living for the weekend, it's Best of the Web!
- The photographer archiving South Africa’s black lesbian community
- Kirsten Lepore’s creepy clay character is oddly soothing in this brilliant animation
- Friday Mixtape: Grammy award-winning Tinariwen curates a genre-crossing mix
- Designer Kara Zichittella talks about her typographically-led projects
- “Where’s my community?”: Skin Deep and POC on the need for diversity in the film industry
- A new national identity: Smörgåsbord Studio rebrands Wales
- Graphic design gems: Chicago gang business cards from the 1970s and 80s
- Photographer Dougie Wallace captures the super rich spenders of “Harrodsburg”
- “Romance in a sort-of fantasy world”: photographer Molly Matalon's new work (some NSFW)
- Studio Michael Satter’s sophisticatedly simple graphic design portfolio
- Harry Pearce and Pentagram create a new identity for Pink Floyd’s record label