Short reads, long reads, gifs and tweets - here is the first Best of the Web of June

3 June 2016
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Starting the week with a glorious bank holiday means Friday has come that little bit quicker for us in the UK. As ever, it’s time for us to reflect on the goings on that have been happening out there on the internet. Compiled below are the stories and websites that have caught our attention, the news we published that got you all talking on Instagram and some suggestions of people to follow on social media. Enjoy!

A Dutch Museum director, who is also an artist, gets a show of his own. This is an amazing read. (Callum)

An article from AIGA about seminal Austrian designer Joseph Binder, who doesn’t even have an entry on Wikipedia. (Beccy)

Heading over to Berlin any time soon? Well, this website simulates getting rejected from Berghain so you might have a better chance of getting in. Found via Dazed. (Simon)

For anyone looking for info on the EU situation, I was sent this. It definitely seems like a more informed view than some of the other stuff I’ve read. (Tim)

A fascinating look behind the scenes at the making of yesterday’s Lotte Reiniger Google Doodle, where the creators put digital aside in favour of silhouette stop motion animation. (Jenny)

Dave have released a series of ‘Dave Talks’ – jokey takes on Ted Talks using comedians including John Kearns and Phil Wang. Fun playing around with the format and some great turns of phrase – ‘Devil’s Avocado’ and ‘Pre-moji’ (as a name for Hieroglyphics) are my current favourites. (Ellen)

Not really a web thing, but I went to a great exhibition on Sunday. Hadn’t been to the Foundling Museum before, really great gallery with a brilliant, brilliant history. Current show is curated by Cornelia Parker and explores the theme Found. (Karl)

Hot Topic

As we’ve learned from both Design Studio’s rebrand of the Premier League and Instagram’s new logo and UI this year, new identities for iconic brands can open up a fiery debate. This week design studio Spin’s new logo for Ministry of Sound was unveiled, and our Instagram followers had a lot to say about the matter.

Who to follow

Tripod City

At the beginning of the year street photographer Charlie Kwai gave us an exclusive snapshot of his project in Ghana along with his collective Tripod City. The troupe have an Instagram dedicated to the series and have been sharing news about an upcoming show.

A photo posted by Tripod City ( on

Randy Cano

3D animator and artist Randy Cano’s Instagram feed is impressive and terrifying in equal measures.

A video posted by Randy Cano (@randy.cano) on

Leif Podhajsky

Over the past week or so Leif Podhajsky has been giving us daily Twitter updates on the album cover art he has created over the years. It’s an impressive list, that’s for sure.


A bit of a curveball here, but Radiohead asked a bunch of people to create mini vignettes which interpreted sections of their latest record. They have been releasing the shorts on their newly created Instagram, which has gained 521,000 followers in the space of four weeks.

A video posted by Radiohead (@radiohead) on

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