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The people’s choice, it’s Best of the Web!

It’s Best of the Web time so that means a healthy dose of internet gems, you lucky lot! This week we’ve got an array of goodies, including dreamy shots of salt ponds in Silicon Valley, an IRL bus route from Citymapper and a story about a 61-year-old fortune-teller who claims she is Salvador Dalí’s only child.

Tetris pieces meet, like each other, try to take it further… (Owen)

Next weekend, choreography provocateur Holly Blakey, who we interviewed back in March is taking over the Southbank Centre with Some Greater Class, created in collaboration with musicians Gwilym Gold and Darkstar and styled by the brilliant Hannah Hopkins. You have to go, but if you can’t get tickets, watch this (Bryony)

Graphic designer Reuben Alghali’s brilliantly executed Misbranding series puts posh brands in cheap brand’s packaging, for example Bollinger in a White Lightning bottle. (Jenny)

Look at the robotics behind Disney’s Avatar animatronics. (Marianne)

Oooh lovely photos of Silicon Valley’s Salt Ponds (below) by Julieanne Kost. (Beccy)


Julieanne Kost

Citymapper is going to be running an IRL bus route in east London. (Jenny)

Impossible have made some Keith Haring polaroid frames. (Simon)

This video is a little old, but if Mumford and Sons can form a comeback so can this video taking the piss out of how many times they say heart across two albums… (Lucy)

This company is using QR codes on gravestones to tell the life story of the dead person. Wow. (Bryony)

Director Fernando Livschitz imagines life from a different perspective (below) in his latest short film. (Beccy)

Leslie David has created a collection of gifs inspired by pop culture for Garage magazine. (Jenny)

Salvador Dalí’s remains are due to be exhumed to settle a paternity case, involving a 61-year-old woman who claims she is the artist’s only child. (Beccy)

Bruce Weber’s Instagram is my favourite recent follow. Just LOOK at this photo of Sofia Coppola’s office in 1999. (Lucy)

Great explanation of the Schüfftan process used in films from 1920 onwards that used mirrors to add backgrounds to scenes like Metropolis. (Connor)

100s of issues of vintage sci-fi magazine Galaxy are now available online if you’re into that kind of thing. Some of the covers are incredible. (Tim)

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