This week’s Best of the Web is a little light relief from whatever it is you’ve got going on right now. There’s something for everyone, including an article about stripping brands to their most minimal, a guide on how to make a blockbuster movie trailer and a glimpse inside Ettore Sottsass’ sketchbooks.
Really liking the HOK Mercedes Benz stadium roof. Time-lapse of it opening here. (Owen)
How do you paint an eclipse? Work fast. (Beccy)
Ikea Norway won the internet this week when it released instructions for how to make a Game of Thrones cape a la Jon Snow out of its rugs. (Jenny)
I might be late to the party but this Daytime TV snaps Twitter (below) is pure joy. (Lucy)
A visual reminisce on the humble mullet haircut, featuring Pat Sharp. (Beccy)
Design grad Jade Dalloul made hypothetical currency for the world’s biggest brands. (Owen)
A glimpse inside Ettore Sottsass’ sketchbooks, via CoDesign. (Simon)
FutureDeluxe has released this hypnotic experimental film Colour on Colour (below), which uses live footage shot in-camera to make animations. (Jenny)
Who to follow
A little list of some creative types you might enjoy following on da Instagram.
- Josephin Ritschel presents architecture and its surroundings as a stage for storytelling
- Gender, sexuality and male identity as seen through the lens of Jorge Perez Ortiz
- Gab Bois transforms things we’ve seen a thousand times into something spectacular
- Aysha Tengiz on her joyous, colourful and slightly depressing illustrated scenes
- Satellite photography, drawing tools and interactive logotypes feature in Double Click September
- Lego reveals first brand campaign in 30 years, Rebuild the World
- “All you see is lazy photography everywhere”: Martin Parr discusses his career, Brexit and obsession
- The work of Xiangyu Liu is weird and fantastically unpredictable (some NSFW)
- Caterina Bianchini Studio designs a dog-themed identity for a conveyer belt cheese restaurant
- Ikea invites people to “try on” Virgil Abloh furniture collection at LFW
- Hans Findling on his experimental and multidisciplinary approach to design
- Introducing the It’s Nice That Graduates of 2019!