Usher in the weekend with Best of the Web

7 October 2016

The nights are getting shorter now, so let BOTW be your guiding light into this weekend. Like a beacon of creative nuggets, this week’s edition of BOTW gives us a peek at how Anthony Burrill’s new prints are created, a look at Saturday Night Live’s version of the presidential election and an article about how museums are adding in more and more digital elements to exhibition. If that BOTW beam isn’t quite strong enough, we’ve also got the twinkling fairy lights of Who to Follow, for some interesting faces to check in with on social media.

Creative Time and Pedro Reyes’ project Doomocracy is an immersive installation that will take over the Brooklyn Army Terminal in October. The piece will mark the “confluence of two events haunting the American cultural imagination: Halloween and the presidential election.” (Beccy)

Watch as Anthony Burrill creates some new prints using a giant steam engine. (Owen)

A fascinating obituary of Rod Temperton, the guy from a rural English town who went on to write Thriller for Michael Jackson, amid so many hits including Boogie Nights , Give Me the Night , and Off the Wall . (Jenny)

The destination for all your interior design inspiration. (Charlie)

Feeling stressed? I recommend Crackling Bonfire and Heavy Snowstorm. (Connor)

The Stirling Prize was awarded last night. The Architects’ Journal has produced a short documentary about the history of the award and the buildings shortlisted this year. (Owen)

This analysis of 27 seasons of The Simpsons data reveals the show’s most significant side characters, a pattern of patriarchy, declining TV ratings, and more. (Beccy)

The New York Times talks to Annie Leibovitz about returning to her most personal project with new subjects and her new mentor, Gloria Steinem. (Bryony)

Nik Void an amazing woman who is one half of electronic duo Factory Floor, has created this mix for Dazed . Perfect Friday soundtrack. (Lucy)

If you haven’t seen SNL’s version of the presidential debate already, you need to. Alec Baldwin totally nails Trump and Kate McKinnon’s Hillary is brilliant. (Jenny)

Mobile Studio has created some rather lovely large scale flip books, designed by kids, and installed them in a forest. You can see how they did it in this video . (Owen)

Art in America discusses the idea of the digitized museum where more and more exhibits are offering a digital and interactive element to visitors. (Beccy)

Frieze Art Fair

Frieze Art Fair is back, and no matter where you are in the world you can catch all the highlights over on its Instagram channel.

A photo posted by Frieze Art Fair (@friezeartfair) on Oct 6, 2016 at 1:27pm PDT

Gino Bud

Illustrator Gino Bud loves showing off his sketchbooks, even more so than his final works. Follow him for some fascinating insights into his process.

A photo posted by Gino Bud Hoiting (@ginobudhoiting) on Sep 18, 2016 at 4:37am PDT

Ra Bear

If stunning contemporary graphic design and art direction is your cup of tea, Ra Bear (not his real name unfortunately) will hit the spot.

A photo posted by Adam Griffiths (@ra_bear) on Aug 18, 2016 at 7:47am PDT

Fabric London

If you live in London and understand the importance of our nightlife, go show some some support on Fabric London’s Instagram. If you don’t live in the city and want to make sure us Londoners carry on having a good time, go show some some support on Fabric London’s Instagram.

A photo posted by fabric (@fabriclondonofficial) on Sep 18, 2016 at 3:13am PDT

Morgan Hill Murphy

Morgan Hill Murphy’s feed of beautiful photography is stunning, simple as that.

A photo posted by Morgan Hill-Murphy (@morganhillmurphy) on Oct 5, 2016 at 2:29am PDT


If you’re yet to visit our #ALoadOfJargon exhibition at The Conran Shop, a little exploration of the # on Instagram should probably convince you to go check it out.

A photo posted by Isabel + Helen (@isabelandhelen) on Sep 16, 2016 at 5:39am PDT

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