Raise a glass of eggnog to the last Best of the Web of the year! It’s a fairly festive edition this week, as we’ve been in the creative kitchen to whip up a selection of the best nibbles of art and design on the web, like a Christmas buffet that just won’t quit! From The Onion’s rundown of it’s best photojournalism of this year to a city made up of gingerbread, there’s something for everyone.
Something Something has create a web extension that stops children finding out that Santa doesn’t exist while online. Good on them. (Owen)
The Onion provides a brilliant rundown of its best photojournalism of 2016 and there’s some gems in there. (Beccy)
Gingerbread City is an exhibition of buttery biscuit buildings by top architects at the Museum of Architecture, on until 22 Dec. (Jenny)
The Daily Mail claims that Donald Trump is to offer the job of running the National Endowment for the Arts in his Administration to none other than Sylvester Stallone. Say what? (Simon)
Photographer Ben Rayner – who shoots for Vogue, Dazed, New York Times, Wonderland and ES Magazine – has just put out a book. Shot over a year, it’s "an exhibition of ceaseless social sediment” cataloguing the world through Ben’s always perceptive gaze. (Bryony)
The Dieline speaks to Adam Padilla, the guy who created the Fisher Price Happy Hour playset. The perfect toy for your little nipper this Christmas. (Beccy)
32 Questions from Pop Songs answered with actual data. (Owen)
Off Black magazine takes fashion editorial to the Ikea showrooms, and turns out it’s a winning combo. (Bryony)
Mo’ Money Mo’ Progress is a philanthropic alternative to gift-giving this Christmas, where you can buy your loved ones donations to important causes. The site is the creation of graphic designer Cari Sekendur with illustration by Heidi Chisholm. (Jenny)
This week saw Nasa join Pinterest and Giphy – we reckon it’s gonna be out of this world! (Beccy)
Who to follow
wk.tv is an experiment, that’s quite literally what it says on its website. True to this statement the Insta account is full of pretty strange experiments from the guys at Wieden+Kennedy.
Matthew F Fisher
Matthew F Fisher’s Instagram account is packed full of great art and his handle is actually @desert_sea_captain, which we think is great.
Luke Stephenson seems to be photographing various forms of Father Christmas for reasons we do not know. It’s probably worth keeping an eye on, because it’s Christmas.
Yeah sure, this is the sixth time we’ve featured Jon Burgerman on Who to Follow, but when he’s boshing out these cute little Insta vids, how can we not?
- Multimedia artist Eilen Itzel Mena explores the survival of Afro-diasporic people
- David Robert Elliott's photographs of young runners examine aspiration and self-worth
- Pedro Ajo graphically translates Brazillian pixação into a publication
- New work by Hezin O explores the techniques of print, both physically and conceptually
- Daniel Brathwaite-Shirley is an animation and sound artist archiving their existence as a Black trans person
- Unseen Amsterdam's artistic director on how its richest line-up yet inspires and informs
- “Go, go, go”: how DIA messed with design theory, only to improve it
- Watch the trailer for the Don't Hug Me I'm Scared, the television show
- Times Newer Roman is the typeface that might help you beat page counts with ease
- Dairy drinks and cigarettes meet in Lucas Reis' illustrative evocations of Japan
- Ogilvy collaborates with World Afro Day for new awareness campaign
- Emily Schofield’s graphic design practice balances function with irrationality and expression