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It finally feels like summer in the UK now with burnt shoulders and drippy ice creams being the order of the day. Before you skip towards yet another Bank Holiday to spend time with your friends, family and pets, check out this week’s Best of the Web for an extra cool serving of great things on the internet. From a permanent Jim Henson exhibition being announced to a medieval map generator and behind the scenes at the V&A’s Balenciaga show.

NTS have this Aphex twin preview on their site, must be something to do with his next release as it’s counting down! (Ali)

A date has been announced for the Jim Henson permanent exhibition opening in New York at Museum of Moving Image. (Ellen)

Amazingly there was no CGI used in this campaign (below) for BBC Earth by Flare BBDO. It stars Sophia, one of the world’s most advanced humanoid robots. (Jenny)

A really interesting article on Co Design about the Kickstarter-funded, public +Pool planned for New York, and the pros and cons of being crowdfunded. (Jenny)

CGI is fantastic. Here’s what Disney’s Beast looks like beneath the CGI. (Marianne)

Photographers Lauren Maccabee and Charlotte Patmore have organised a day of creative workshops at Cow Vintage and Jimmy’s Bar in Manchester this Sunday (28 May, 2017). The day includes illustration workshops with Women Stanley and Saffa Khan to djs and bands in the evening – and a special guest still yet to be announced! We Stand Together will donate all proceeds to families affected by the attack at Manchester Arena. (Lucy)

Some beautiful photos in this piece about Deep Springs College, the century-old school where young men read Plato and tend cattle. (Julian)


Photograph: Sam Contis

Vogue goes behind the scenes of the V&A’s Balenciaga show. (Jenny)

Behold the random medieval map generator. Strangely pleasing. (Owen)

A small London shop near the US embassy has been taking passport snaps for the famous since 1953, including snaps of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Joan Collins and Muhammad Ali. (Beccy)

Such a sweet Twitter account of postcards from the past! (Lucy)


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