Well where did June go eh? As we shimmy into a new month, take a gander at this week’s Best of the Web to start the weekend a little earlier. From Paddy Power’s latest antics to a visual history of health and safety, there’s is something unexpected for everyone.
Paddy Power at it again. (Simon)
Tadao Ando is set to turn will turn Paris’ former stock exchange into a major art museum. (Beccy)
Co-founders of Aardman Animations Peter Lord and David Sproxton share some of the secrets behind their beloved films and television series Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep and Chicken Run. (Lucy)
The iPhone, like It’s Nice That, is ten years old. Here’s Steve Jobs (below) introducing it back in the day. (Owen)
Liz Taylor on recording Maggie Simpson’s first word. "She showed up to the recording studio in slender jeans, high boots and carrying a puppy.” (Marianne)
Public Announcement’s latest podcast features designer Duane King talking about his project recreating Nasa’s 1972 Pioneer Plaque – “one of the most ambitious pieces of communication ever conceived, serving as a “galactic greeting card” – should any extraterrestrial life come across it”. (Jenny)
A video that examines the visual history of Health and Safety on construction sites (below). Some great posters in there. (Owen)
Who to follow
Another week, another handy list of creative types to follow on the Instagram. Enjoy!
- Lee Kan Kyo’s practice involves taking a selfie a day and a loyalty card club
- Office supplies sweat, struggle and stress in Philotheus Nisch’s recent series for Die Epilog
- It’s been another busy year of cultural design projects for Badesaison
- Kengo Kuma tells us why we need “a new period of natural design”
- The essentials of handling your finances as a graduate, junior or freelance creative
- Painter Nick McPhail uses Renaissance techniques to make his architectural landscapes “glow”
- How Pelle Cass creates his jarring “still time-lapse” images
- Mozilla gives Firefox a new look that goes beyond the logo
- Job interviews: Pentagram, Wieden+Kennedy and Bureau Borsche on how to get them and what to say
- Apple's new typeface is available for use right now
- Say a sustainable hello to the world’s first fully compostable trainer
- Applications are now open for The Graduates 2019!