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?
- Artist Olivié Keck explores South African youth culture through a vibrant VR video
- Crossing dimensions: digital artists Wang & Söderström turn Klas Ernflo's illustrations into a 3D still life
- Studio Creme's 3D scanned campaign film for Heresy is inspired by "mysticism and folklore"
- Designer Carolien Niebling wants you to meet the meat we eat
- Franziska Morlok and Miriam Waszelewski's Bookshelf explores the most interesting and unique bookbinding techniques
- Duncan Cowles' new film explores the panicky feeling that a creative idea might not be amazing enough
- Craig Oldham dishes out brutally honest advice to new graphic designers
- Pentagram rebrands Battersea dogs and cats home to visualise "personality over sentiment"
- V&A announces shortlist for its Illustration Awards 2018
- ManvsMachine create its most ambitious campaign for Air Max Day yet
- Design to improve the general quality of life: exploring Paul Rand's IBM Graphic Standards Manual
- Ten examples of rare letterings, from 19th-century alphabets to preliminary drawings of Futura