It’s a new month and while our New Year’s resolutions might be sitting in a pile along with Lycra leggings with the tags still on and a pristine Nutri Ninja, one thing you can keep up with is Best of the Web. This week there’s pioneering female photojournalists, a ski map maker and a list of music from “Trump’s banned countries”. We’ve also gathered together some responses to a surprising news story we posted yesterday – David Hockney redesigning The Sun newspaper’s logo.
The New York Times has a great article on the pioneering women working in photojournalism. (Owen)
I’m sure you’ve all seen the memes going round with this, but there’s an actual Twitter account dedicated to childish drawings by the president himself. My personal favourite is “horse”. (Connor)
Taxi Fabric, an initiative by former Wieden+Kennedy London designer Sanket Avlani, has worked with three designers from W+K to create three ranges of contemporary upholstery for Mumbai taxis. (Jenny)
For the fourth year running, but with more poignant timing than ever before, artist Ruvan Wijesooriya is inviting the public to submit photographs that “represent love” for his Love Tunnel installation taking over a New York subway tunnel. (Eva)
This is now the most liked image ever on Instagram. (Owen)
Nasty Women, a non-fiction book collection about being a woman in the 21st Century, hoped to get £6,000 Kickstarter funding for its publication. It received £22,156. (Jenny)
An amazing Kickstarter project to re-open an old cinema that closed in 1958 on Chatsworth Road finally opens on Friday. (Charlie)
CBS News (above) talks to artist James Niehues, the “most sought-out ski map maker in the country”. (Eva)
Red Bull has launched a new online music show exploring urban music and culture in the UK, called Oh My Gosh. The first episode features Toddla T on the impact of Jamaican culture. (Simon)
Four Tet shares playlist of music from Trump’s banned countries. (Beccy)
Cate Le Bon’s insightful article on female guitarists making room for their bosoms in light of St Vincent designing a guitar for female musicians. (Lucy)
The tale of rediscovering Sherman (above), a typeface designed by Frederic Goudy in 1910 and revived by Chester Jenkins in 2016 for Syracuse University. (Beccy)
An obituary for pioneering Lebanese artist Saloua Raouda Choucair, who has died aged 100. (Jenny)
Atelier ARI’s open border installation defies political tensions. (Will)
When Soho feels less seedy than ever, and London’s nightlife is on its knees, there’s never been a better time to celebrate the legacy of Paul Raymond, the man behind Soho’s sexual revolution. (Lucy)
It may well be the most bizarre news story we have ever published on It’s Nice That – David Hockney has redesigned The Sun newspaper’s masthead to sit alongside some form of “Hockney Special Edition” content inside. We’ve collected a few of your thoughts below. We’re just glad he didn’t take his top off.
— It's Nice That (@itsnicethat) February 2, 2017
edliddle</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/itsnicethat">itsnicethat Dave's a subversive. His logo will explode in the heads of Sun readers and unleash a new Age of Enlightenment.
— Jim Manson (@jimmanson) February 2, 2017
tomcrabtree</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/itsnicethat">itsnicethat the world is going to hell in a handcart
— tonybrook_spin (@Spin_TonyBrook) February 2, 2017
HockneyDavid</a> done an awful job of this on purpose or should I never speak his name again? <a href="https://t.co/xheGhfyolY">https://t.co/xheGhfyolY</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/itsnicethat">itsnicethat @TheSun pic.twitter.com/aPXejBUisP
— Louis Tuckman (@LouisTuckman) February 2, 2017
laurasnoad</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/itsnicethat">itsnicethat I quite like the idea that they paid him to make fools of them.
— james mclachlan (@jamesmclachlan) February 2, 2017
jamesmclachlan</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/itsnicethat">itsnicethat I don't know, I still feel doing a shit job for a fascist is still doing a job for a fascist…
— Laura Snoad (@laurasnoad) February 2, 2017
LDLDN</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/dmyrcr">dmyrcr @itsnicethat they must have something on him
— Bijou Banton (@chas_well) February 2, 2017
@itsnicethat David said "…the idea it didn’t take me long. The sun and The Sun. I love it.” So I think he was taking the piss. I hope.
— Shane Moran (@ShaneMoranLtd) February 2, 2017
Still wouldn't buy it https://t.co/CWgbiRbvcI
— Robynne (@birrrrd) February 2, 2017
— terry hearnshaw (@terryhearnshaw) February 2, 2017
You can also find a sizeable amount of concern over on our Facebook page:
- Graphic designer Anne Büttner is drawn towards all-things bold, clashing and experimental
- Graphic designer Marie Ducrocq's future-facing aesthetics are supported by thorough research
- The poet laureate of Twitter Brian Bilston creates four new poems from Adobe Stock images
- Photographer Daniel Stier on how he transforms “cheap mass-produced things” into art
- Fragility, despair and boredom are the pillars to Madeleine Pfull’s paintings of elderly women
- Go on a quest for cheesy chips with Sarah Hingley’s choose your own adventure zine
- How Pelle Cass creates his jarring “still time-lapse” images
- Mozilla gives Firefox a new look that goes beyond the logo
- Spotify wants you to listen to more podcasts, so it's redesigned its app
- Say a sustainable hello to the world’s first fully compostable trainer
- Illustrator Faye Moorhouse has made a trilogy of zines about her cat
- Applications are now open for The Graduates 2019!