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…
- Alan Fears’ papier mâché heads are a humorous portrait of ourselves
- The quiet humour of illustrator Elena Xausa
- Devilish charm: the illustrations of Polly Nor
- Illustrator Thomas Howe’s detailed character studies capture quirky personas
- Tragic beauty: the arsenic-laden wallpapers of the Victorian home
- Bureau Mirko Borsche creates a crisp, type-led campaign for the Bavarian State Opera
- Reasons Not To Do Graphic Design by Yotam Hadar
- Nostalgia in branding: top design studios analyse the NatWest and Co-op retrobrands
- Google and Monotype launch Noto, an open-source typeface family for all the world’s languages
- The only way is ethics: what are the moral obligations of a graphic designer?
- Rachel Levit illustrates contemporary relationships in new book
- Creative agency INT Works relaunches as Anyways, with a playful graphic identity