If you’re still recovering from that time when the sky went dark and the sun went red, then this edition of Best of the Web is the perfect way to end a confusing week. This time we’ve got an interview with Jurgen Teller, a genius move from KFC on Twitter and a look back at an old Sony ad that’s still just as mesmerising.
A great article about android developer Hiroshi Ishiguro who is “keeping himself young” via multiple surgeries in order to remain identical to his humanoid replica. (Ruby)
This is mental, and definitely spooky. (Lucy)
AnOther interviews Juergen Teller. (Simon)
Reminiscing about one of the best ads ever, the Sony Bravia’s bouncy balls and came across this making of on D&AD. Apparently the crew had riot shields to protect themselves from the hurtling bouncy balls! (Jenny)
A brilliant article by co-runner of Grey’s Anatomy Krista Vernoff about her experiences with sexism and an industry that plays “by Harvey’s rules”. (Jenny)
New York City’s libraries will forgive all children’s fines. (Marianne)
Tom Hanks talks about typewriters, which he collects. (Owen)
Stefan Draschan spent an eternity waiting for museum visitors to match artworks (below) and the result is worth the wait. (Ellen)
Who To Follow: Printed Pages Special
This week we released the brand spanking new Printed Pages, so here’s some of the collaborators we worked with on the mag who you should pop into your Insta feed.
- 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!