As we usher in a new month and, let’s face it, a new season, this week’s Best of the Web can be that ray of sunshine in that difficult time of transition. Forget about your peeling, burnt skin, lost summer loves and abandoned paperbacks by getting stuck in to some great stuff we’ve found on the internet instead. And for an extra treat we’ve got who to follow on social media too.
I saw this time lapse of a stop-motion animation the other day. Incredible how much work goes into making a feature length film this way. (Tim)
This week The New York Times questions whether the Old Masters can be relevant again, when their value has been slowly dropping at big auctions like Christies. (Beccy)
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark (my #1 favourite gallery) has a channel dedicated to artist talks, including this one with David Shrigley. (Connor)
Vogue Brazil photoshopped two non-disabled soap stars to look like amputees for its Rio Paralympics campaign, and here Frances Ryan points out why this is, depressingly, not an isolated event. (Jenny)
If you enjoy rearranging your desktop and need a few moments of zen, go on Rafaël Rozendaal’s latest site www.blankwindows.com and shuffle around some white, empty windows for absolutely no reason. (Beccy)
I’m not really a fan of the Beatles but I did enjoy this. (Owen)
I saw this documentary at the weekend. I knew a little about this chap David Geffen, but not the full extent of how much he had achieved. This guy’s career is UNBELIEVABLE. (Charlie)
Back again with another wonderful video is Metronomy with 16 Beat, filmed live at Paris-Charles De Gaulle airport and directed by Colin Solal Cardo. Great combination of fabulous cinematography, musicianship and choreography. (Lucy)
Who to follow
Charlotte Mei is an excellent illustrator. She is also an excellent tweeter too. That’s a fact.
Y this squirrel look like he about to boo at me pic.twitter.com/YEk22J8wV0
— Charlotte Mei (@charlottemei_) August 26, 2016
Luke Stephenson is a photographer who gets commissioned for a lot of fun shoots, including our feature on Wilfrid Wood’s Rio 2016 heroes.
Robin De Puy
Robin De Puy’s Instagram is a never-ending feed of beautiful monochrome photography.
If you’re into illustrations that make you feel a little bit weird inside, Thibaut Gleize is your kinda guy.
Graphic designer Nolan Paparelli’s insta feed is packed full of his own creations, as well as some fine design he spots on his travels.
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- Uncle Ginger uses hypnotic shapes to animate the facts and feelings of bipolar disorder
- Michel Gondry’s John Lewis Christmas advert – Moz the Monster – is unveiled