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An end of the month treat, it’s Best of the Web!

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)

This visual essay by Debbie Millman on the importance of design is wonderful. (Beccy)

This is fun: Calvin Harris, Pharrell, Katy Perry and Big Sean on a surreal island getaway, directed by Emil Nava. (Jenny)

Who to follow

Another week, another handy list of creative types to follow on the Instagram. Enjoy!

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