In a week where the sun came back into our lives and the only drops of water were the beads of sweat on our brows, this week’s Best of the Web is cool cocktail of screenprinted bus signs, a bit of art history, a fisherman’s tale and much more to quench your thirst. To top it off we’ve got a handful of people you should be following on social media.
McDonald’s rather foolishly allowed people to not only build their own burgers, but also name them. Some of these creations are hilarious. (Connor)
The woman who was the recipient of Van Gogh’s cut off ear has been revealed 130 years after the artist did the deed. The lucky lady was Gabrielle Berlatier, who was working as a maid in a brothel at the time. (Beccy)
Great mix tape about house music from Moby and interview too! (Lucy)
A subtle, tear jerking animation about a shipwrecked fisherman. (Jess)
All Male Panels names and shames “expert” panels around the world which are inexplicably female-free. The best/worst one is a panel discussion on pregnancy, without a single panelist capable of such a thing. (Jenny)
A fascinating film about how they make the rotating destination panels on London buses. (Beccy)
Really nice short about camel milking as part of the Food Forward series from Nowness, by Julian Tran and Cuyler Ballenger who are part of Jungles in Paris. (Lucy)
Who to follow
Jon Burgerman has had enough of guns in movie posters, so much so he has set up #pleasedontshootme to unite people who have been “shot by marketing.”
Hort founder Eike König has been releasing a fair amount of personal work recently. Worth a follow, that’s for sure.
London design studio 12 —B have an amazing Insta account full of Risograph experiments.
Michel Gaubert’s Instagram feed is a constant barrage of visual stimulus. We would say it’s almost too much, but his funny and bizarre updates are always on point.
We’ve already featured the art-historical drawings of Karl-Joel Larsson on the site this week. But if you want a more constant update of the illustrator’s work, you know what to do.
- “Fear and desire for connection and the blocks to it”: artist Martine Syms on her exhibition Grand Calme
- Iggy Ldn captures beauty, power and pain in his short film, Velvet
- Art Bank Taiwan joins London Design Biennale this week, exploring cultural identity through political and social commentary
- Tiziana Jill Beck explores the identity of anonymous travellers through masks
- The new issue of Indoek brings America's oldest city to life
- Master of plasticine Kate Isobel Scott is back with a new animation
- Uber gets another new logo, gives you something to make small talk about this weekend
- “Go, go, go”: how DIA messed with design theory, only to improve it
- Type designer Kia Tasbihgou on how “knowing cool designers and nice fonts isn’t enough”
- Watch the trailer for the Don't Hug Me I'm Scared, the television show
- V&A curator Marie Foulston wants us to look at video games through the lens of design
- You know that great feeling of popping a spot? You'll get that from Sophie Koko Gate's new animation