If you’ve got some time to spare before going off to your fancy weekend soirees and dancing your cares away, check out this week’s Best of the Web for a bit of light reading. This time we’ve got Craig David spilling the goss about his infamous 7 Days tune, Wim Wenders talking about his Polaroids, and photographs of some very symmetrical bowling alleys. Enjoy!
Bill Wurtz being as weird and funny as always. (Ruby)
“When a group of anonymous protesters show up at rallies across the United States wearing pointy black hats, people pay attention.” Fascinating article in Topic, with photos by Lauren Lancaster, about the W.I.T.C.H.es protestors. (Jenny)
Craig David fills everyone in on 7 Days in this week’s Story Behind the Song on The Telegraph. (Marianne)
A couple of cats just harmeownising (below) in Foreign Fauna’s very strange but very funny animation. (Beccy)
Wim Wenders talks to The Guardian about his iconic Polaroids, about to be exhibited at the Photographers’ Gallery. (Jenny)
Mark Zuckerberg won’t sleep easy tonight because Taylor Swift is going to launch her own social network later this year. (Owen)
The art of a New York film festival poster. (Simon)
Some very satisfying photographs (below) of bowling alleys in southern Germany by Robert Götzfried. (Beccy)
A Bigger Picture is a site by designer Joe Cole Porter, consisting of 80 unseen short films of David Hockney made by Bruno Wollheim, who also directed the 2009 BBC documentary about the artist. (Jenny)
Tomorrow, the Playhouse Theatre Derry/Londonderry is hosting the first live performance of a play inside Minecraft video. (Simon)
Emma Thompson adds to the Weinstein conversation in typically poignant and eloquent fashion. (Lucy)
If you’re in Lausanne this weekend, you should head along to the ECAL Photography exhibition Augmented Photography, featuring work from Maxime Guyon, Calum Douglas and others. There’s also a really nice book to go with it. (Connor)
Who to follow
Why’s an Instagram “like" shaped like a heart? Surely it should a love button? Anyway here’s a couple of Insta accounts you might like, or love, either one really.
- Kim Gehrig's latest commercial for Covergirl combines comic chemistry with cosmetic commentary
- Watch Nicos Livesey explain how he made his embroidered BBC World Cup spot
- Photographer Niall McDiarmid travels from town to town to capture the essence of Britain
- Design studio Varv Varv's well-reasoned practice is an enquiry into "making things public"
- Radical Essex is a publication that aims to uproot the county’s misguided stereotypes
- Petrichor: a short film about snooker and mental health, beautifully packaged by Housework Press
- “Create a flag which represents your own Island”: explore culture through design in our latest Insta brief
- Five creatives visually respond to the question: What makes something art, anyway?
- Plexopolis: a series of games to educate and inform students on accomplished design
- “Unporn” is the photo stock collection for those suggestive, naughty moments
- Chris Dorley-Brown’s sharp images of East London are actually made up of many multiple shots
- Suzanne Saroff's meticulously arranged photographs alter perceptions